What Is Chelation Therapy? Chelation Therapy Benefits & Reviews
What is Chelation Therapy?
Chelation therapy has been an accepted medical practice for a long time, especially in the treatment of lead, mercury, or arsenic poisoning. Chelating agents convert heavy metal ions into a biochemically inert form that can be readily excreted from the body. Contrary to popular belief, it is not an antidote.
Because EDTA is so effective at removing unwanted minerals and metals from the blood, it has been the standard ‘FDA-approved’ treatment for lead, mercury, aluminum and cadmium poisoning for more than 50 years.
What Benefits Can Chelation Therapy Provide?
While there is no controversy regarding the use of chelation agents for heavy metal poisoning, there is great controversy over its application in other cases such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), vaccine-related injuries, and for cardiovascular problems. In some cases, the results have been miraculous. However, further study is needed. EDTA has been compared to “Liquid Plumber” for the cardiovascular system for how it dissolves arterial plaques and returns the arterial system to a smooth, pristine, pre-atherosclerotic state.
Why is Chelation Important?
It’s estimated that over 4 Billions pounds of toxins are released into our environment daily. What’s worse is that figure could be considerably higher due to lack of reporting. Toxic metals accumulate in our bodies on a daily basis causing numerous health challenges, some as severe as death. All toxins burden our body’s biological function. They can be carcinogenic, endocrine-disrupting, and gene-damaging (teratogenic). Some toxins are fat-soluble which means that they are extremely difficult to eliminate. They could be causing problems for years. According to the Columbia University School of Public Health, 95% of cancer is related to environmental toxicity.
What Kind of Problems Can Toxins Cause?
It’s been proven without a shadow of a doubt that many chronic health problems are related to toxins. Some of these problems include immune dysfunction, autoimmunity, inflammation, asthma, allergies, cognitive deficits, mood changes, neurological illnesses, changes in libido, reproductive dysfunction, hyperlipidemia, and glucose dysregulation. Avoidance is no longer an option.
Mercury is one of the most destructive heavy metals to the neurological, immune and endocrine systems. It is a deadly mutagen; a substance that causes gene mutations to our DNA. Mercury has been linked to illnesses including autism, autoimmune diseases, Alzheimer’s disease, cancers, heart disease, endocrine problems, neurological, and behavioral disorders. Common sources of exposure include broken CFL light bulbs, dental amalgams, and vaccine preservatives like Thimerosal. Ironically, thermometers no longer use mercury, but 50% of our dental fillings are still made from it.
What Makes Detoxification Difficult?
Our bodies are almost unable to detoxify many heavy metals since they disrupt the same detoxification pathways designed to eliminate them. Treatments for heavy metal detoxification abound, but none are without risks.
Are Some Chelation Agents Safer Than Others?
Yes. There are numerous chelation agents such as DMSA, DMPS, and EDTA. These are extremely effective but generally reserved for emergency cases only. The list of side effects is lengthy. There are chelation agents based on Zeolites that are much safer yet equally effective. Caution must be given when providing young patients with chelation therapy since they require more calcium, and the epiphyseal plates in their bones are not fully calcified.
Is Chelation Therapy Broad Spectrum?
Generally. Chelation agents like EDTA have an affinity for Calcium. DMPS is preferred over DMSA in cases of mercury poisoning. Zeolite, on the other hand, is not quite as specific and can eliminate a wider range of metals.
What is Zeolite and Why Is It Better?
Zeolites are natural or synthetic hydrated aluminum silicates that have a complex structure resembling that of a spherical cage. Due to this shape, they are capable of binding with a variety of heavy metals for elimination from the body. They have a safe track record, especially when given to children. The first use of Zeolite as an oral supplement was thousands of years ago. As a traditional medicine, it’s seen use in all parts of the world. What makes Zeolite so useful is that it’s very useful for chelating heavy metals, while sparing essential minerals.
If you or anyone in your family is considering Chelation Therapy for any reason, we’d be happy to discuss it with you. We provide free consultations where you can get your questions answered. Please call us at: (727) 466 – 3333 to schedule your appointment.