Is Chelation Therapy For You?

 

Do you have hypertension, high cholesterol or cardiovascular disease?


   Chelation (pronounced key-lay-shun) therapy consists of intravenous injections of an amino acid whose generic name is EDTA. It removes toxic metals from the blood stream like lead, mercury, and excess iron and calcium deposits. The EDTA grasps the metals like a claw; it encircles them with a complex ring, which is then excreted through the urine. "Chele" comes from the Greek meaning claw of a lobster or crab.


   EDTA Chelation therapy is officially approved for the treatment of heavy metal poisoning involving lead, mercury and cadmium and for radioactive metal poisoning. Early researchers noted that adults with cardiac disease being treated for lead poisoning improved substantially. Thus the research began.


   Arterial plaques are made of fibrous tissue, calcium, and cholesterol and their formation is initiated by free radical damage. This free radical damage is increased in the presence of toxic metals. The theory is that EDTA or other chelating agents remove the metallic irritants, which then allows the leaking and damaged cell walls to heal.


  Chelation doesn’t help everyone. There is however, over 3,500 published articles/studies both in clinical journals and in clinical research on EDTA and EDTA Chelation. Some of the history is as follows.  


   In 1988, Tulane University in a retrospective study of over 2,500 cases offered Chelation therapy. 77 % of patients with coronary heart disease had marked improvement and 17 percent good improvement. Of patients with hardening of the arteries of the legs, 91 percent had marked improvement and 17 percent good improvement.


   No matter how many good health supplements or procedures one partakes in, heavy metal overload will be a detriment to the natural healing functions of the body.


   Chelation reduces calcium deposits, which glue together plaque that blocks blood flow through the vessels. Treatment involves intravenous injections, which lasts for about 3 hours. A minimum of 30 treatments is necessary in order to see results.


   Here are some of the conditions where Chelation Therapy can help.

 

  • Prevents the deposit of cholesterol

  • Reduces blood cholesterol

  • Causes high blood pressure to drop in 60 % of the patients

  • Decreases glucose levels in Diabetics

  • Decreases macular degeneration

  • Dissolves Small Cataracts

  • Helps Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (emphysema)

  • Hair loss

  • Fatigue

  • Impotence

  • Osteoporosis

  • Parkinson’s disease

  • Vertigo

  • Multiple Sclerosis

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