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Optimizing the Assessment of Toxic Element Retention

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Session #2 of 20 
Annual Updates in Environmental Medicine Conference
"Environmental Impact on Stem Cells, Aging, and Chronic Illness" 

Optimizing the Assessment of Toxic Element Retention

This presentation will provide valuable clinical information regarding maximizing the validity of provocation test results for your patients. Several factors that can confound the results of the assessment of metal retention include, but are not limited to, gastrointestinal (GI) microbiome disruption and GI dysfunction, gluten sensitivity, poor nutritional status, compromised glutathione status, disorders in methionine metabolism (transmethylation, transsulfuration), redox state, glomerular filtration rate and oxidative stress. Practitioner controlled factors include choice of, dose and route of administration the specific chelating agents, and length of urine collection time. Specific objective laboratory tests that address the above factors will be discussed. In addition, appropriate tests for assessment of exposure to toxic metals and thorough evaluation of exposure history will be presented.


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Approved for 1.75 General Credit Hours by the Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine (OBNM) 


David Quig, PhD

David Quig received his Masters degree in Human Nutrition from Virginia Tech, and his PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry from the University of Illinois. He was then a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Cornell University for five years, prior to serving as a Senior Cardiovascular Pharmacologist with a major in pharmaceutical company for seven years. For the past 26 years, he has performed and published research pertaining to nutrition and chronic disease. He regularly gives presentations at international and national biomedical conferences. Dr. Quig is currently Vice President, Scientific Support for Doctor's Data, Inc. where he conducts studies pertaining to the effects of heavy metal and chemical toxicity on nutrition and metabolism and advises medical practitioners about the interpretation of laboratory test results and treatment options for their patients. 


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  • CE Certificate - 1.75 General Credit Hours by the Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine (OBNM)