If you want to avoid a heart attack, there’s one sure way to do it – chelation therapy. Chelation is a marvelous means of restoring health in folks with heart and circulation problems. And it really works!
Unfortunately, the best form of chelation therapy has some drawbacks. It can be expensive, time consuming, and it requires using needles (which some people don’t like). The good news is, there’s a better way to get chelation therapy. And it can work miracles. It even helped restore the eyesight of one man who went blind.
Our clinic has seen hundreds of cases of men and women who have undergone chelation treatments and seen their symptoms vastly improved. Angina, for instance, often goes away! Intermittent claudication patients can walk without pain in their legs. And people with circulation problems have more energy and clarity of thought, and their aches and pains clear up rapidly.
Best of all, chelation is extremely safe. We’ve never had anyone stop the therapy due to unpleasant side effects.
The compound most often used with chelation is EDTA (ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid), which typically is intravenously injected into one of your veins. Chelation works by grabbing hold of toxic metals and minerals in your bloodstream and pulling them out of your body, through your kidneys. In the process, it clears out your veins and arteries, allowing your blood to flow more freely, and detoxifies your body!
When doctors first used chelation in their practices, it was not used to reverse blood vessel blockages, as it is often used today. It wasn’t until sometime around 1941 that doctors began to use it to extract toxic lead accumulations.
Early in the 1950s, doctors observed that patients treated for lead poisoning with chelation therapy stopped having angina attacks. A few progressive cardiovascular physicians who were searching for alternatives, apart from heart surgery, to remove plaque from diseased arteries, became excited about this benefit.
Return to Health With Chelation
Today, chelation is still not endorsed by the American Heart Association for treatment of angina or blood vessel obstruction. But many progressive physicians offer chelation treatments to their patients and have experienced enormous success. Here are some of the things patients have noticed after a series of chelation treatments:
• lower cholesterol levels
• diabetics use less insulin
• lower blood pressure
• normalization of irregular heartbeats
• leg cramps vanish
• allergies disappear
• memory and concentration are restored
• hearing has improved and the senses of taste and smell return
• arthritic aches and pains are reduced
• hands and feet are no longer cold
• impotence is reversed (with no need for Viagra)
• energy is revived
• hair loss slows — and in some cases reverses!
Now I know this list sounds too good to be true, but alternative doctors have witnessed these things again and again. All of them were possible because these folks tried chelation.
The benefits of chelation are real, even the FDA endorses chelation for the removal of toxic metals.
So why don’t more patients use this effective method of restoring the body to health? Well, one reason is expense and another is the amount of time involved. Most chelation doctors feel that a person will usually need between 20-40 treatments for arteriosclerosis. Each treatment takes about two hours and costs range from $75-125 or more per treatment — and this is out-of-pocket. (Chelation is not covered by insurance.)
A day off is required between treatments, so even if you have an urgent problem, it still takes several weeks to complete a series of treatments. Those who work may not have time in their schedule for chelation.
And some folks just don’t like needles (the intravenous approach). Wouldn’t it be great if you could get these same benefits without the time, expense, and needles associated with regular IV chelation therapy? Well, here’s how you can do it.
A Brand New Way to Get Chelation’s Benefits
While the intravenous method is the most popular and accepted form of chelation (and the fastest way to see results), I’ve got some great news. You can take nutrients to see the same results as IV chelation therapy. It may take longer to see the same results. But some people see results fairly quickly. And it’s much less expensive.
Before I tell you how to do this, let me tell you a little secret about toxic metals. When you have optimal levels of beneficial minerals, your risk of toxicity of heavy metals is greatly reduced. These essential minerals compete with toxic metals for binding sites. So the only way these toxic metals can accumulate in your body is if you’re deficient in minerals. I’ve talked a lot about the importance of minerals in the past. I think mineral deficiencies are the most overlooked problem today. Our diets simply don’t contain enough vegetables to replenish needed minerals.
However, simply taking minerals isn’t likely to remove the heavy metals from your body. Their job is to keep the metals from accumulating in the first place. So how can you get rid of the metals once they reach toxic levels?
Here’s How One Patient Removed His Toxic Metals Without Needles
When I recommend oral chelation, I typically don’t expect overnight results. But every once in a while, a patient will have results that surpass all my expectations. Sam was one of those patients. He had the most amazing result using oral chelation that I have ever heard of or witnessed. Sam suffered with very cold hands and feet and with blockages in the arteries in his legs. The painful leg cramps made his early morning walks on the beach very difficult.
But pain was not the reason he stopped walking. Sam was blind. He began to lose his sight in his 60s, and he chalked his failing eyesight up to normal aging. The lights finally went out for him at age 72 – and it changed his life dramatically. He couldn’t drive or read. He was forced to spend his days listening to books on tape and listening to the television. It caused him to become more sedentary, which caused the problems to get worse. Much worse.
At his next check-up, his doctor told him his inactivity could cause the clots in his legs to kill him. But Sam didn’t want a bypass. And he did not want to die. He had heard about chelation, but he hated needles and could not stand the thought of having one in his arm for two hours. That’s when he began to consider oral chelation.
Before he got started, his doctor checked his kidneys. Assessing a chelation candidate’s kidney health is important because the excretion of lead and mercury in the urine is stressful to unhealthy kidneys. Fortunately, his kidneys were in good shape. So here’s what Sam took:
He started with 5,000 mg of EDTA daily between meals. He took this dose because studies show that you should use 1,000 mg per 35 pounds of body weight. Sam weighed 175 pounds.
Sam also took a good trace mineral supplement. Chelation therapy is a non-discriminatory treatment, meaning that chelating agents are not as specific as we would like and are likely to remove essential trace minerals along with the toxic metals. So replacing the minerals is essential when doing any form of chelation.
Along with the EDTA and the minerals, Sam took N-acetyl cysteine and alpha lipoic acid to protect his liver. He also took nine grams a day of vitamin C to assist in the removal of toxic metals.
What Happened After Eight Weeks Was Miraculous!
The first thing Sam noticed was that his eyesight began to come back! At first, he thought maybe he was imagining things. But by 12 weeks, he could see the television and he could walk unassisted throughout his house and yard. By four months, he started going back to the beach every morning, feeling like a new man. His leg cramps were gone, his blood pressure was back to normal, and he no longer had cold hands and feet.
Aging had not robbed Sam of his eyesight. Toxic metals had stolen it. But as his circulation improved, his vision came back.
Chelation therapy allowed a blind man to see again! It was nothing short of a miracle for Sam; it could be for you, too.
How You Can Use Oral Chelation Products
If you want to use oral chelation products, you first need to make sure your kidney function is normal. Make an appointment with your doctor and ask for these three tests:
• a test to measure creatinine in the blood
• a test to measure protein in the urine
• a simple blood pressure test
Creatinine is a waste product in the blood created by the normal breakdown of muscle during activity. Healthy kidneys filter creatinine from the blood and excrete it in the urine. If your kidneys are not working properly, creatinine levels increase in the blood. Healthy kidneys filter out wastes in the blood, but leave the protein in blood alone. Impaired kidneys fail to remove blood protein, leading to a condition called proteinuria, which means protein in the urine. Proteinuria is a sign of poor kidney function. High blood pressure also may be an indication of poor kidney function.
Once you’re sure your kidneys are fine, you can begin oral chelation. Start by improving the level of minerals and trace minerals in your body. Look for a good multimineral at your local health food store that provides macro minerals and trace minerals and take the suggested dose with meals.
Then add a good oral chelating supplement. There are two products that can work extremely well. One is gentler and could take longer to work. But it’s very effective. It’s called PectaSol Detox Formula, which is available from Advanced Bionutritionals.
PectaSol Detox Formula contains modified citrus pectin, which is made from the inner peel of citrus fruits. The pectin molecules are modified to help bind to common toxins found in our food supply and assist the body in the elimination of these toxins from your body.
In one study, researchers gave people 15 g of PectaSol for 5 days and 20 g on day six. The scientists measured the amount of common heavy metals excreted in the participants' urine before taking PectaSol and 24 hours after taking PectaSol.
• The amount of arsenic excreted in participants' urine increased by 130%...
• The amount of mercury excreted increased by 150%...
• The amount of cadmium excreted increased by 230%...
• And the amount of lead excreted in participants' urine increased by 560%
In addition to modified citrus pectin, PectaSol also contains alginate, which comes from seaweed. Studies suggest that alginates may help reduce the body's absorption of lead, cadmium and other metals.
The other product is what Sam used: Essential Daily Defense from Longevity Plus. Essential Daily Defense contains malic acid, a naturally occurring organic acid found in apples.
Malic acid has the ability to help dissolve aluminum deposits, chelate and carry the aluminum into the blood, and escort it through the kidneys for safe elimination. This is great to know considering the aluminum-toxic environment we live in. Vaccines, antiperspirants, antacids, drinking water, medicines, and many other everyday products contain aluminum, which is a highly toxic metal that’s associated with Alzheimer’s disease. EDTA itself does not chelate aluminum, so it’s important that this product has the malic acid.
You can find both of these products by searching the Internet. These products work in different ways and can be taken together, but make sure you’re working with a physician who can make sure your kidneys are handling the detox well.
Why You Need Oral Chelation
Everyone needs chelation therapy. Heavy metal poisoning is a real problem today, and if you think it won’t happen to you — think again. You don’t have to work in a dangerous environment like agriculture to be exposed.
If you eat a lot of fish, have silver fillings in your teeth, received vaccinations as a child or as an adult, or drink tap water, there’s a very good chance that you have a fair amount of toxic metals in your system.
For instance, people in general have 1,000 times the amount of lead in our bones as we did 500 years ago, and mercury, aluminum, zinc, and copper overloads are associated with impaired brain health. So all of us can use oral chelation.
You don’t have to take it year ‘round. Take it for six months the first time and see how you feel. If you feel great, take a break and begin taking it twice a year for two months. Some people might need more, some less. Find out what works for you. In general, oral chelation is a safe way to keep your entire body healthy and functioning properly.
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