Your Answers for Chelation Therapy
September 22, 2008 by Bob Livingston
We get more questions on chelation therapy than most any other nutrient or protocol.
In short, chelation therapy was created by the Germans in the early 1930s to remove heavy metals. It is approved by the FDA to remove heavy metals. It is not approved to remove calcium plaque from the arteries. The FDA will never approve EDTA chelation therapy for cardiovascular disease simply because they will not jeopardize the heart surgery industry, a multibillion dollar medical monopoly.
The American Medical Association (AMA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) all publicly state that EDTA therapy is “the treatment of choice to remove toxic metals from the body. Toxic metal accumulation is directly related to heart disease.”
Chelation works on the whole body whereas bypass surgery only bypasses a few inches of heart arteries.
Just the benefit of lead removal is of tremendous benefit to the heart, the kidneys and the nervous system. Heavy metal toxicity is a big factor in causing immune system compromise.
If someone says to you that there are no studies on chelation therapy, your response should be that blinded studies were never required by the FDA to determine the effectiveness of bypass surgery, angioplasty or stints.
The focus of EDTA chelation therapy is on helping vascular conditions related to restricted blood flow due to atherosclerotic plaque.
But there are many other benefits traceable to treatment with EDTA chelation:
- Reduction of liver-produced cholesterol.
- Lowered insulin requirements in diabetics.
- Reduced high blood pressure.
- Normalization of cardiac arrhythmias.
- Relief from leg muscle cramps.
- Reduction in allergic symptoms.
- Normalized weight.
- Improved psychological and emotional status.
- Enhanced sensory input: better sight, hearing and taste.
- Reversal of impotence.
- Cold extremities warmed.
In Heart Disease: Heavy metal toxins disrupt neurological pathways.
Our polluted environment poisons the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat with heavy metals including lead, cadmium, iron, copper, mercury and aluminum. Add to this vascular assault the buildup of plaque in our arteries and EDTA chelation therapy is the only treatment of choice to restore vascular health.
Who says so? The AMA, FDA and CDC. Licensed doctors, from first year interns to professors of medicine at Harvard University, as well as many prestigious medical centers, all confirm that EDTA chelation therapy is the only viable choice for the removal of toxic metals from the body.
Removal of toxic metals and calcium plaque from the human vascular system directly and positively affects the restoration of cardiovascular health. It’s a life saver!
There is no doubt about the efficacy of chelation therapy (IV or oral) for cardiovascular health. There is new excitement about chelation for kidney disease. Just some of the many books written on chelation are: The Chelation Way, by Morton Walker; Forty Something Forever, by Harold Brecher; Bypassing Bypass Surgery, by Elmer M. Cranton, M.D.; A Textbook on EDTA Chelation, by Elmer M. Cranton, M.D.; and Questions From the Heart, by Terry Chappell, M.D.
Finally, there is a mountain of evidence to support EDTA chelation. People who read the books and literature know that chelation is a miracle in restoring vascular health all over the body and brain. Chelation must be taken over a few years for maximum benefit. It should be taken as a preventive as well as for the removal of plaque after it has accumulated.