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- Chelation Therapy -

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Chelation Therapy

Those few physicians who practice intravenous  chelation therapy to treat heart disease (specifically arterial sclerosis) claim to have noticed that after about 100 treatments [cite source for this], those patients with AD reported a regression of their symptoms.  Unfortunately, there hasn't been a study to back up these claims that the mainstream medical community will accept.  The common excuse given by chelation therapy practitioners as to why this procedure is not accepted is:  There isn't enough money in it.  But surely, we all run the risk of developing these terrible conditions, even doctors and the CEO's of pharmaceutical companies.  Who knows, maybe they secretly use chelation therapy themselves to stave off diseases like AD.  (Isn't it interesting how old former presidents have been getting of late?  Now there's a conspiracy theory for you to chew on!)  The chelation therapist themselves don't know for sure why it works.  Their only claim is that they have observed that it does.  But intravenous chelation therapy is expensive since it must be administered by a physician.  There is an alternative to this alternative:  Oral chelation therapy.  IV chelation practitioners denounce oral chelation therapy, because, well, if people can get the same effect by something they take by mouth, without the assistance of a highly paid physician, then the physician's income might be affected.  I hardly think so, in the long run:  There are plenty of other illnesses to go around, and if you manage to beat AD, something else will surly go wrong.  Physicians and pharmaceutical companies really have nothing to worry about.  Perhaps plain old ignorance and reluctance to accept new ideas [link to section on stomach ulcers] is what is impeding chelation therapy as an accepted treatment for AD and other diseases.

Chelating agents such as Phytic Acid and EDTA may only be a temporary measure to delay further damage until some treatement that treats the cause of the amyloid-beta plaque formation is found.

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Chelation Therapy:
"Chelation therapy is a method of removing substances from the body through intravenous infusions, and occasionally, orally."


"The I/V Chelation doctors mostly belong to one medical association, called ACAM, the American College for Advancement in Medicine.  I have attended many of their quarterly meetings.  I know many of the members personal, consider them good friends, and have had I/V chelation therapy treatments from several of them.  If was from these fine doctors that I first learned that "oral EDTA is useless."
"I have come to believe that this was false data."
"In February 2005, Robban A. Sica, M.D., who operates the Center for the Healing Arts in Orange, Connecticut, settled charges related to her care of about about 40 patients. In 2003, she was charged with improperly using chelation therapy to treat cardiovascular disease, failing to obtain adequate consent for such treatment, and failing to properly manage many of these patients whom she said were suffering from heavy metal toxicity."

Oral Chelation - Hoax or Heart Protector?
This article is from Dr. Robert J. Rowen's SECOND OPINION newsletter.

"Most chelating physicians (yes, me too) were trained to believe that EDTA is not well absorbed orally, hence it would be of little use. We were also trained to believe that a significant part of the effectiveness of EDTA was due to the ability of EDTA to pull calcium out of the body (theoretically from vascular walls).

"However, the incredible results of Dr. Blumer using calcium EDTA, which does not remove calcium, indicate otherwise. With calcium EDTA, the calcium is left in the body and the EDTA picks up a metal ion, which has a greater affinity for EDTA. Dr. Blumer has seen tremendous success using calcium EDTA, which suggests the actual removal of toxic metals may be what is so good for the body, not the calcium removal. EDTA not only binds lead and cadmium, both closely associated with vascular disease, but also picks up free iron. You already know that iron can be as deadly as it is life giving. Iron, when it's bound by enzymes and proteins, is healthy in the right amounts. When the iron isn't bound, it's a powerful generator of highly destructive free radicals, but it's also available for EDTA binding and removal!"


"We still do not know for certain how EDTA chelation therapy benefits atherosclerosis and other age-related diseases. We only know that it binds to metallic ions in the body. EDTA rapidly removes ionic metals via urinary excretion, and in the process it redistributes many metals within in the body. We have many theories attempting to explain how EDTA reverses symptoms, improves cardiovascular function, enhances quality of life, and improves blood flow, but we still do not know the most important mechanism(s) of action."

Chelation Therapy with EDTA

"Chelation therapy is the use of a chelating agent to eliminate toxic metal ions. EDTA is the treament of choice for acute lead poisoning. Excessive copper, iron and zinc in the brain induce amyloid formation, which may contribute to Alzheimer's Disease [NEUROBIOLOGY OF AGING 23:1031-1038 (2002)]. Chelation therapy has shown some effectiveness in Alzheimer's Disease treatment, but has greater potential for prevention. Unfortunately, the concept of chelation therapy is primarily associated with the use of EDTA to reduce atherosclerotic plaques in blood vessels by calcium chelation. Clinics often charge expensive fees for this scheme, which is not only of doubtful value but is potentially dangerous


"TREATMENT FOR ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE There is no allopathic treatment for Alzheimer's disease. Chelation therapy is not part of mainstream medicine. In my book Toxic Metal Syndrome, we have described the chelation protocol to follow to reverse Alzheimer's disease, and it works. Dr. Richard Casdorph, the co-author of this book, found that when he gave chelation therapy to his patients to remove atherosclerotic plaques from the arteries, the minds of his patients began to clear up and function appropriately. He discovered that chelation therapy works beautifully to bring Alzheimer's disease patients out of the convalescent homes and back to their loved ones if enough treatment is administered in a specific dosage range. This protocol is described in the book. The usual number of treatments for heart disease begins with a series of 20 intravenous infusions, then goes on to another series of 20, and up to 80. If you go on to give 100 treatments, the brain clears up. Dr. Casdorph published his studies in professional journals, and many physicians around the world have adapted the Casdorph protocol for their own patients with Alzheimer's disease. Physicians' names and phone numbers are published in the appendix of the book. They belong to the American College for Advancement in Medicine, and I have to keep updating the book because the number is growing all the time. My book The Healing Powers of Chelation Therapy has a newly updated list."

EDTA Chelation Therapy

"EDTA Oral Chelation has a rejuvenating effect on the body, slowing down the biological clock of aging because of its powerful anti-oxidant, free-radical scavenging ability.  EDTA is a weak, synthetic amino acid related to vinegar that was developed by the Germans in 1931 as a solution for heavy-metal poisoning (due to the ingestion of lead, mercury, aluminum, cadmium, etc.).  It also has been found to have a wide range of positive results in many other health conditions."

Oral Chelation and Nutritional Replacement Therapy for Chemical & Heavy Metal Toxicity and Cardiovascular Disease Overview
by Maile Pouls, Ph.D.

"Oral EDTA chelation has all the benefits of IV chelation, but is much slower acting because only 4% to 18% of an oral EDTA dose is absorbed (compared with 100% of an IV dose). ...

"The heightened benefits of oral chelation may result from the synergistic effect of combining EDTA with numerous natural chelating agents, such as activated clays, certain bioflavonoids, chlorella, cilantro, coenzyme Q10, garlic, L-cysteine, L-glutathione, lipoic acid, methionine, selenium, sodium alginate, and zinc gluconate. Each chelating agent has a predilection for different chemicals and mineral or metal ions. ... "

[Opposes chelation therapy]

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