The Advantages of EDTA Chelation
EDTA Chelation treatments remove heavy metals, thereby
reducing chest pain (angina) and improving circulation throughout the body. In
most cases, EDTA Chelation therapy improves the patent's quality of life WITHOUT
Although many people gain the same or better
benefits from EDTA Chelation as compared to Bypass or Periphero-vascular surgery, it
must be pointed out that EDTA Chelation and surgery may not be mutually exclusive. In
cases where surgery is required, EDTA Chelation can be used thereafter to improve and
maintain the surgery’s benefits.
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Daily Loaf June 2009
EDTA Chelation is not physically or emotionally
traumatic, as patients are able to comfortably perform sedentary activities
during their treatments and are able to return to their normal activities after
each treatment. EDTA Chelation may not prevent heart attacks, strokes or progressive
leg problems; however it will reduce the incidence and severity of these issues.
The biggest potential problem with EDTA Chelation is that patients feel so good due
treatment, that they tend to overextend themselves, forgetting that there is still
underlying pathology. Patients must always keep their original illness in mind
(I.E. heart disease, decreased circulation, arthritis, etc.) and adjust their
IS THE IV THERAPY USED
Chelation therapy is part of a comprehensive program. It is enhanced when used
with a total nutritional program including professional supplements, and the
adaptation of a “Heart-Smart” diet. Other lifestyle modifications that are
encouraged are exercise, stress management, minimal use of caffeinated and
alcohol beverages and the elimination of tobacco products.
Some nutritional “oral” supplements which contain EDTA or other Chelation agents
have recently been alleged to be affective as intravenous Chelation therapy. The
problem with oral chelation agents is that only 5% or less of the EDTA is
absorbed from the digestive tract when taken orally. The same tiny percentage
applies to rectal suppositories. The remainder passes out in the stool. Oral
chelation must also be taken every day to absorb an effective amount of EDTA and
when taken on a daily basis, oral EDTA binds essential nutrients in the
digestive tract and blocks their absorption, causing deficiencies.
When EDTA is given intravenously there are no absorption issues.
nutritional supplementation taken on a daily basis during the I.V. Chelation
program, more than compensates for any loses incurred during the therapy.
Everyone that begins EDTA Chelation will receive information on Chelation therapy
including a Q & A’s hand-out and a recommended supplements list. Each patient is
also encouraged to read books on EDTA Chelation which are available at the major
bookstores. Our clinic carries copies of “Forty
Something Forever, A Consumer’s Guide to Chelation Therapy”.