EDTA Chelation To Remove Toxic Metals
What is EDTA Chelation?
EDTA removes toxic metals from the blood. Studies have shown that as people age they continuously accumulate toxic metals: lead, mercury, aluminum, iron, cadmium, and arsenic, among others. The accrual of these toxins invites an increased risk for various diseases, especially heart disease. The less of these metals we have in our bodies, the more likely we are to be physiologically healthy or simply feel good, and the lower our risk for heart disease. Because EDTA is so effective at removing unwanted metals and other minerals from the blood, it has been the standard, FDA-approved treatment for lead, mercury, aluminum, and cadmium poisoning for more than 50 years. EDTA normalizes the distribution of most metallic elements in the body.
EDTA helps prevent heart attacks, stroke, varicose veins, and more by inhibiting blood clotting. Because EDTA inhibits blood clotting so well, by tying up calcium, it is routinely added to blood samples that are drawn for testing purposes. Blood can't clot if the calcium is tied up. Inhibition of blood clotting can help prevent stroke, heart attack, phlebitis (painful inflammation of a vein), pulmonary embolism (potentially fatal clot to the lung), or varicose veins. Generally, these conditions are associated with aging.
Some people may assume that EDTA depletes the body of needed calcium. However, when EDTA lowers blood calcium, it also stimulates the parathyroid gland to produce a hormone called parathormone. This hormone is responsible for removing calcium from places such as the inside of arteries and depositing it in the right places, such as bone. So, IV chelation makes you physiologically younger because it moves calcium from your arteries and makes your bones stronger.
Dr. Gordon comments, "The more chelation we give people, the less osteoporosis they have and the less calcium accumulation there is in their blood vessels."
EDTA chelation therapy: effective, safe,convenient and affordable
EDTA, which has been used for at least as long as its IV cousin, is becoming more appreciated by health care - disease care, really - professionals and users alike. Clinical experience suggests that oral chelation provides many, but not all, of the benefits of IV therapy. Overall, the differences in benefits are more those of degree, speed, convenience, and cost per dose than of quality.
The number of treatments necessary (generally about 20 to 50 sessions) depends on the individual's condition. Typical candidates for IV chelation are people who have been diagnosed with serious atherosclerosis, heavy metal poisoning, or symptoms of vascular occlusion or significant calcification of tissues. A series of needed sessions of IV EDTA will cost about $2,000 to $4,000. Oral EDTA is significantly less, about $15 to $40 per month, depending on one's intake.
About 5%-10% of an oral dose of EDTA is absorbed into the bloodstream, compared with 100% of an IV dose. Yet, due to continuous daily intake, the amounts add up and can definitely achieve similar benefits compared with IV chelation. Over the course of 5 or 6 weeks, regular use of oral EDTA can be as beneficial as a single IV EDTA session.
Oral EDTA is appropriate for people whose condition is less serious and does not demand prompt attention. It is especially desirable for preventing or delaying the onset of the many complications of the diseases related to atherosclerotic plaque buildup, including heart disease, heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, peripheral vascular disease, mental decline, and impotence.
Why Doesn't Everyone Know About EDTA?
Why would anyone opt for invasive, less lasting options, such as angioplasty or coronary bypass surgery, when a safe and effective alternative for restoring normal or near-normal circulatory functioning of the vasculature exists? It seems that EDTA should be the first line of treatment, with the invasive surgical procedures as the last-resort alternative, not the other way around.
Few, if any, would opt for surgical treatment if they were aware and informed about the value of EDTA chelation. However, there are organizations and institutions that see political gain in cloaking the truth about EDTA's benefits and punishing advocates of its use.
Except for abortion, it is unlikely that any other issue in modern medicine has been more highly politicized than that of EDTA chelation therapy. It is clear that most of the opposition to EDTA is due to the threat that this therapy represents, not to patients' health, but to the bank balances of orthodox physicians (those who specialize in coronary bypass surgery, for example), hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies. Conventional treatment of cardiovascular diseases is big business in the United States, bringing in tens of billions of dollars each year.
You can find out more about how public relations firms shape and manipulate the public's beliefs on the "Why you believe what you believe" page.
Each coronary bypass surgery might cost $50,000 or even up to $100,000; each angioplasty costs about $15,000; drugs for reducing cholesterol, lowering high blood pressure, and normalizing heart rhythm bring the pharmaceutical industry hundreds of millions of dollars each year. And these are only a few examples.
the cost of chelation therapy, cited above, is minimal. The degree to
which this therapy reduces the need for conventional therapies, and therefore
the incomes of those previously mentioned, is the degree to which they
feel threatened by it. Powerful medical societies and government agencies,
for example, lobby to keep the knowledge about EDTA's benefits under wraps.
They have harassed, vilified, and smeared physicians who have used EDTA
chelation to help their patients and, in some cases, have even driven
them from their profession. The reason everyone doesn't know about EDTA
chelation therapy is politics (= money).
EDTA Chelation And The Rebirth Of Blood Flow
EDTA chelation therapy can successfully remove plaque from arteries, veins, and capillaries and restore blood flow to normal or near-normal functioning - often even in severe cases. Removing the plaque allows the blood, laden with oxygen and nutrients, to fuel hungry body cells and tissues for optimal functioning.
For those who have not yet reached the symptomatic stage, preventing the onset of atherosclerotic diseases is a desirable goal. Oral EDTA chelation can be used as a preventive measure, because it can retard the plaque buildup that progresses with aging, and it may even reverse plaque buildup in many cases. Think of it as an insurance policy. EDTA may very well be able to slow, or even reverse, to some extent, the aging of the cardiovascular system.
For those whose atherosclerosis is severe enough that they are experiencing symptoms, EDTA chelation may not only keep them from falling under the horrific coronary bypass surgery knife, but offer them instead the experience of renewed energy, clearer thinking, improved sexuality, warming of feet and hands, ability to walk or hike pain-free, stronger bones, diminished or eradicated chest pain, improved cholesterol, reduced blood pressure, or improved vision, among many other benefits. Restoring blood flow can be like being born again! It can be like a new life for you to enjoy.
Because EDTA removes heavy metals from the body, it is important to supplement your diet with a good multi-mineral supplement while taking EDTA, to avoid any mineral deficiency, especially in zinc. I recommend you supplement your diet with a multi-vitamin/mineral supplement, as well as a calcium-magnesium-zinc supplement.
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