is EDTA Chelation Therapy?
Its Value & Effects
Chelation Therapy is a safe, effective and relatively inexpensive treatment to restore blood flow in victims of atherosclerosis without surgery.
Chelation Therapy involves the intravenous infusion of a prescription medicine called Ethylene Diamine Tetra-Acetic Acid (EDTA), plus vitamins and minerals at therapeutic dosages.
EDTA chelation infusions are administered by slow drip, circulating through the blood stream treating the entire arterial system removing undesirable metals from the body. Some metals such as lead, mercury cadmium and iron are poisons. Lead and cadmium levels correlate with high blood pressure. Overload of iron can cause heart attacks. All metals, even essential nutritional elements, are toxic in excess or when abnormally situated. EDTA normalizes the distribution of most metallicelements in the body. EDTA improves calcium and cholesterol metabolism by eliminating metallic catalysts which cause damage to cell membranes by producing 'OXYGEN FREE RADICALS'. Free radical pathology is now believed by many scientists to be an important contributing cause of atherosclerosis, cancer, diabetes and other diseases of ageing.
EDTA helps prevent the production of harmful 'Free Radicals' through
elimination. Arterial disease is responsible for strokes, heart attacks,
poor circulation and memory loss.
Detoxamin - EDTA chelation
An EDTA chelation therapy medical
will revolutionize medicine." - Sherry Rogers M.D.
EDTA chelation therapy has been instrumental in literally
saving the lives of people across the globe. The results of this therapy
have given patients a new lease on life. EDTA chelation
therapy works by removing the toxic heavy metals from damaged
hearts and heart valves as well as from hidden stores within blood
vessels, kidneys, and more. You see, by removing the circulatory
heavy metal toxins, EDTA enhances cardiovascular blood
flow and function.
As highly recommended as this therapy has been
in the past, the only effective way to receive the therapy has been
intravenously. This requires sitting in a doctor's office while the EDTA
is slowly introduced into your bloodstream, via IV, over a 3-4 hour
period. The time, the expense, the invasiveness of the needle and the
overall inconvenience has made this therapy out of reach to most people,
As a practicing medical doctor, I understand
how demanding our busy schedules can be. My goal is that you find the
information on this page direct and to the point, and that you receive
accurate EDTA chelation therapy information. We promise to provide you
with a clear understanding of exactly what EDTA chelation therapy is,
and the preferred modality today, known as Detoxamin. You will also find
out why I no longer use IV EDTA chelation therapy in my own clinic and
why Detoxamin is given exclusively to my patients.
We are so confident that you will experience
better health once you start using Detoxamin;
I understand how important this information is
to you as I see patients every day with both chronic and acute health
problems. From heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure,
cardiovascular diseases, chronic fatigue, cancer to prostate issues and
so many more diseases prominent today, it is apparent that each have one
thing in common. They are all linked to our increasing exposure to heavy
metals in our environment. In my clinic, Tustin Longevity Center (TLC),
I have found heavy metals in the vast majority of my patients; this is
without the patients even knowing that they are carriers of heavy metals
in their bodies. This is why for years I have been administering IV EDTA
chelation and am fully aware of the problems associated with it. For
years I have been looking for a method of EDTA chelation that offered
more affordability, more convenience and safety, without losing any
effectiveness. I tried Oral EDTA and other methods, and none would
compare with the results I experienced with IV EDTA chelation - until I
started to use Detoxamin.
Clinically, my patient-population experiences
demonstrate improved energy, mood and mental function as these oxidizing
metals are reduced with Detoxamin. Detoxamin is the 21st century
antioxidant key (along with a healthy lifestyle) needed to survive
living in our toxic world.
As a medical authority on Detoxamin, I truly believe Detoxamin is one of
the most significant means to improve patients' overall health that I've
experienced in my 30 years of practice. And as of now, I have treated
more than 600 patients with Detoxamin.
Why are you looking into chelation
We find that
the three most common reasons are:
- Perhaps you are undergoing IV EDTA
Chelation and you are looking for an easier and safer method of EDTA
Chelation, without losing the effectiveness of IV therapy?
- Perhaps you have heard about EDTA Chelation
Therapy from your doctor, friend, relative or neighbor because of
your ongoing health problems and that EDTA chelation was
- Or perhaps you have learned about EDTA
Chelation Therapy from your own research on the internet and are
looking for more information?
Whatever your reason is for visiting us today, we hope we give you
what you are looking for.
Detoxamin is an over-the counter, patented EDTA chelation suppository
that is medically equal to the IV EDTA method, and has made EDTA
chelation therapy accessible to everyone.
The benefits of using Detoxamin are
- More affordable. Detoxamin
is 70% less than IV EDTA chelation. Every three Detoxamin is
medically equal to approximately one IV EDTA chelation treatment.
- More convenient. No more
traveling to your doctor's office for the treatment. Simply take
one Detoxamin right before bedtime and the EDTA slowly absorbs into
your body while you sleep. Waking up to better health is a
- Safer. Detoxamin
introduces 750mg of EDTA slowly into the bloodstream and soft
tissues, exactly where you need it the most. The dosage does not
put the biological burden on the liver and kidneys like IV EDTA
chelation does, making it much easier on the body to drain the
- Better EDTA assimilation. Detoxamin introduces less EDTA more frequently, rather than a higher
dose less frequently. This provides better EDTA assimilation into
the body. This aspect of Detoxamin is what excites doctors the most
about the product, as IV chelation puts an unwanted strain on the
How Does Artery Disease Affect
Blockage of blood
vessels by plaque (atheroma) reduces the flow of blood, starving vital
organs of oxygen and other nutrients. Cell walls then become leaky,
allowing excessive calcium, sodium and other elements to enter. When
calcium accumulates to a critical point, deposits form, like concrete.
These calcifications can often be seen on X-ray. Disordered
calcium metabolism can also cause coronaries and other arteries to go into
spasm, further reducing blood to vital organs.
Can They Be Avoided?
evaluation reveals the formation of calcified deposits, if they are in
uneven clumps, the risk of
heart attack or stroke is considerable. If
they are laid smoothly along the arterial walls, the risk is much less.
What Is The Effect Of These Deposits?
When the flow of blood
is interrupted by a calcified deposit it becomes turbulent and under
pressure. If part of the deposit breaks away, it is carried at speed in
this fast moving blood and may block one of the smaller blood vessels
supplied to the artery completely or partially. This causes a stroke if
the artery is feeding the brain, or a
heart attack if a coronary artery
of the heart muscle is involved, or gangrene and amputation if the leg
arteries become blocked.
What Causes Loss Of Memory And Other
Signs Of Ageing?
It is usually accepted
that loss of memory is an inevitable part of the ageing process along
with dizziness, loss of concentration and defective hearing.
All these conditions are caused by the build up of calcium deposits on
the artery walls, often called 'hardening of the arteries'. This results
in the deterioration of tissues which are not able to absorb sufficient
nutrients and oxygen. If the calcium deposits are laid down smoothly and
evenly, the ageing process is gradual. The clumping of deposits results
in sudden ageing.
When arteries or capillaries to the heart muscle or to the legs are
affected, the cramping pains of angina and intermittent claudication are
experienced. These are the result of the muscles being starved of oxygen,
and will gradually worsen. Muscle spasm can close a narrowed artery
How Does Chelation Therapy Affect
promotes health by correcting the major underlying cause of arterial
blockage. Damaging oxygen free radicals are increased by the presence of
metallic elements and act as a chronic irritant to blood vessel walls
and cell membranes. EDTA removes those metallic irritants, allowing
leaky and damaged cell walls to heal. Plaques smooth over and shrink,
allowing more blood to pass. Arterial walls become softer and more
pliable, allowing easier expansion. Scientific studies have proven that
blood flow increases after chelation therapy. A complete program of
chelation therapy involves a broad-based care program of regular
exercise, proper nutrition, vitamin and mineral supplementation and
avoidance of tobacco and other damaging habits.
What Are The Interactions Between
Chelation Therapy And Other Treatments For Artery Disease?
Chelation therapy can
be utilized in conjunction with most other therapies for cardiovascular
disease. EDTA is compatible with blood thinners, blood vessel dilators,
medicines for blood pressure and heart arrhythmias, calcium blockers and
beta blockers. The need for drugs is often reduced of eliminated after a
course of chelation therapy.
What Can Be Done To Prevent
Attacks, Angina, Strokes, Claudication (Poor Leg Circulation) And The
Clearly, if many of
these problems are caused by calcified deposits in the arteries,
eliminating the offending material will dramatically reduce the risk of
sudden illness and delay and prolong the ageing processes.
This is what chelation does, chelation therapy is especially effective
in diabetic conditions.
Who Is At Risk? 1 in 4 Men Over Forty
- 1 in 5 Women Over Fifty
circulatory problems, or has suffered a stroke or hear attack, or people
with a family history of cardiovascular diseases, and those who are
becoming aware that they are able to do less as they grow older.
What Can Be Done?
The first step is to
have a medical diagnostic evaluation to reveal existing or potential
problems or risk factors.
Traditional treatment for high blood pressure, or poor blood supply to
the brain, heart or legs, is medication and localized surgery if the
arteries are accessible and the patients condition permits.
Unfortunately this is rarely successful long-term.
For more than twenty-five years in the USA chelation treatment has
proved extremely successful in controlling these problems, and it has
been available in the UK since 1985. In conjunction with control of
diet, blood pressure, blood fats and stress, chelation dramatically
improves the state of the arteries.
Can I Help Myself?
Yes, if you are at risk you can minimize the problem by:
- Stop smoking
- Limit your alcohol intake
- Balanced nutritional diet
- Regular exercise
- Reduce Stress
- Regular health checks
- Take note of your risk factors
Can Chelation Be Used As A
Yes. Chelation can be,
and is used extensively as a preventative treatment, addressing 'free
radical' damage and thereby minimizing the risk of cardiovascular
problems in the future, especially for those with high risk factors,
such as past history of smoking,
drink abuse, cholesterol and
other hereditary indicators.
What About Safety And Side Effects?
Chelation therapy is
among the safest of medical procedures. More than 400,000 patients have
received over four million treatments during the past 30 years. Not one
death has been directly caused by chelation therapy, when properly
administered by a physician who was fully trained and competent in the
use of this therapy.
How Do I Know If I Need Or Can
Benefit From Chelation Therapy?
If you have
or leg pain on walking, shortness of breath, painful, discolored feet,
transient loss of vision, paralysis, or rapidly failing memory, see a
physician! Any unexplained or persistent symptoms which affect your
heart, head of limbs should be assessed for possible circulatory
How Will I Be Able To Tell If
Chelation Therapy Has Helped Me?
report reduction or elimination of their symptoms with an increasing
sense of well being after chelation therapy. Family and friends are
often the first to notice and report improvement in appearance, behavior
and performance. Comparison of pre- and post- therapy diagnostic tests
can provide objective evidence of effectiveness.
How Many Infusions Are Needed?
Each patient if
different and it is only after a medical evaluation that an individual
can be advised on the likely length of treatment. However historically
20-30 infusions achieve significant improvement. The level of
improvement is depend upon the individual patient, the severity of the
conditions and the strength of each infusion, which is tailored to each
Can Chelation Therapy Be Used After
chelation therapy is best utilized to avoid bypass surgery, many
patients who have previously undergone one or more bypass procedures,
often with little or no benefit, have subsequently benefited greatly
from chelation therapy. Treatment for each patient must be
individualized. If all else fails, including chelation therapy, bypass
remains available as a last resort.
How Is Progress Monitored?
Our doctors monitor
patients regularly, carrying out further tests and monitoring progress
from the original diagnostic tests.
Because drugs for blood pressure need to be reduced as chelation
produces the desired effects, our doctors like to establish contact with
the physician who has prescribed the drugs and discuss progress.
Do Medical Insurance Companies Pay
For Chelation Therapy?
Most medical insurance
companies, including BUPA and P.P.P., have been financially depleted by
paying for so many expensive surgeries. Segments of the health care
industry which profit greatly from surgical procedures are politically
powerful. Physicians who review claims for medical insurance companies
often favor the extremely expensive and risky procedure, such as bypass
surgery, refusing payment for equally beneficial, far less
expensive and immeasurably safer chelation therapy. While insurance
policies do not specifically exclude chelation therapy in their
policies, patients in the USA have often had to resort to the courts in
order to collect their insurance benefits. This has not happened in the
UK as yet.
Is Chelation Therapy Available On The
The answer is YES for
Thalassemia and Heavy Metal Poisoning and possibly for arterial disease.
It is dependant upon where you live.
If your GP refers you to us by writing, clearly stating "NHS Referral",
requesting that we see you as an NHS patient under the ECR scheme (Extra
We would then approach your Health Authority on your behalf. However it
is not certain the Health Authority would approve, and in many cases it
has involved long delays even if successful.
The decision is the Health Authority's and not all accept the
international evidence that Chelation can work.
The Department of Health whilst supporting the program of a clinical study prefer to await the results before reaching a final
You can still choose to attend privately.
The reader is advised that varying and even conflicting views are held
by other segments of the medical profession. The information presented
in this literature is educational in nature and is not intended as a
basis for diagnosis or treatment.
This information represents the current opinion of independent physician
consultants to ACAM (American College for the Advancement in Medicine)
at the time of publication.
ADC publishes and distributes this information as a courtesy to the
Medical Evaluation And Treatment
Its Value & Effects
The Arterial Disease
Clinic conducts a thorough and detailed medical investigation and
evaluation on each patient, incorporating past medical history, risk
factors, and current conditions and medication.
The Clinic's consultants will advise if treatment is indicated, and if
the patient is a suitable candidate for chelation therapy.
In all events the consultant's written report will include
recommendations on an appropriate course of action, including self-help.
For those few patients in whom some underlying condition is discovered
which prevents chelation therapy, the clinic will suggest functional
When attending the Clinic for the first time, patients are requested to
bring details of medication and prescribed dosage. On the first visit the
following tests are undertaken. Each test is explained to the patient
during their appointment and a written report provided.
Bi-Directional Doppler Examination
This is a painless ultrasonic investigation of 24 main arterial sites
feeding the brain and legs. It takes about an hour, and the findings are
explained to the patient and recorded on a chart.
The doppler examination reveals:
- Blood flow indicating the
possibility of deposits in the arteries breaking away and causing a Stroke.
- Signs of hardening inside the
capillaries of the brain, which is part of the ageing process and
causes memory loss.
- The degree of obstructions in the
major arteries, causing impaired blood flow in the extremities or
overload on the heart.
- At the end of a course of
treatment a further Doppler test will show the beneficial changes
produced by chelation. This is included in the initial charge.
To assess and identify
kidney, liver, blood sugar and other key factors such as blood
cholesterols. The results are explained to the patient, giving him/her a
fuller understanding of the blood chemistry, so that they may take
Patients are required to fast for 14 hours before the test. water may be
drunk freely, but not tea, coffee, juices or other beverages.
Appointments are normally arranged for mid-morning so that food and
drink can be consumed up to 8pm the previous evening. On the day of the
appointment, any prescribed medication should be taken with water as
Patients are recommended to bring food to eat after the blood sample has
been taken. Diabetics should advise the clinic, and separate
arrangements will be made.
To establish exactly
how the kidneys are functioning. Patients are required to collect
urine over a period of 24 hours.
This should be as near the date of the blood test as possible, but must
not include the 14 hours fasting period prior to the appointment.
A recommended timetable is that the first urine of the day should be
excluded, than all subsequent urine for the next 24 hours collected in
clean plastic containers. (If collection starts at 8am, this process
must be followed until 8am the following day.) e.g.. Appointment 10am
Friday, fasting commences Thursday 8pm. Urine collection starts
Wednesday 8am. until Thursday 8am.
Containers should be clearly labeled with the patients names and brought to the clinic at the time of their
Doctors Physical Examination
Care and attention
during the chelation treatment course, and a follow-ip physical
examination siz weeks after the final infusion, are covered by this
One of our doctors conducts a full detailed physical and medical
examination in order to establish the patients condition, risk factors
and recommended course of action. A written report of his findings is
presented, with the patients permission to their GP or consultant.
To date approximately 90% of people seeking chelation have been accepted
on medical grounds. Over 85% have shown significant improvement, i.e.
angina subsiding, leg circulation restored, mental status benefited.
Resting ECG For Doctors Report
(ECG), determines the condition of the heart and measures its actions
and the pulse.
The doctor in charge reports any findings in his medical letter.
This also, is repeated after the chelation course and is a technical
record of any improvement in heart function.
The treatment will be
conducted as explained before. During the course of each treatment, the
patient is carefully monitored, in line with the internationally
accepted ACAM standards.
Mid-Stream Urine/Urine Creatinine
The progress of the
kidney function is measured after each fifth infusion by means of this
test. Fasting is not required.
Risk Factor Assessment
Blood tests to measure
ferritin, fibrinogen, lipoprotein a, Serum 'E', Red cell magnesium and
During the course of
the chelation treatment, cholesterol levels indicating LDL / HDL /Triglycerides
ratios are monitored. Natural regimes are employed, where applicable, to
normalize any abnormality.
EDTA Intravenous Infusion
infusion last 3½ hours, and they are usually given once a week.
How many infusions are needed is determined by the patients Doppler
findings and medical examination. The doctor assesses the likely number,
and this is indicated to the patient before the course begins.
Most patients experience no discomfort during an infusion - they sit,
eat, read and chat. Driving immediately afterwards creates no problem.
Infusions must be paid for on a weekly basis.
Vitamin Mineral Supplements
In removing the
material which forms the life-threatening deposits, the infusions may
also remove beneficial elements.
The vitamin/mineral supplements are an integral part of the treatment
and MUST be adhered to as part of the overall patient care plan.
As the treatment gently "flushes" out the impurities in your blood
stream and arteries it passes through your kidney's and bladder. To help
this natural process it is important that patients drink plenty of
fluids, preferably water. Ideally patients should drink 6 - 8 glasses
per day (3 - 4 pints).
Vitamin & Mineral
The human body is
comprised of water (63%), protein (22%), fats (13%) and trace vitamins
and minerals (2%).
Essentially, we are what we eat. However, the ever increasing level of
chemical in our food, the atmosphere we breath and the water we drink
means our immune system is having to work harder to combat the harmful
invasion of our bodies.
Medical literature has extensively investigated the common denominator
in arterial diseases and other degenerative "ageing" diseases - Free
Radicals from oxidative damage.
Whilst oxygen is the basis of sustaining life in all human, animal and
plant life, it can also be very damaging. Without oxygen an
not rust when exposed to water, nor food go rancid.
In order for the body to convert fats/proteins into energy there has to
be a chemical combustion, which with any "burning" process there are
waste material which can be toxic or harmful. Free Radicals are such
waste material produced in the body, which damage the artery wall.
Unlike veins there is oxygen present in the arteries.
The therapeutic use of
antioxidants (vitamins a, c, e, beta-carotene and selenium) can provide
benefit in fighting free radicals, which is the first step in arterial
Most people understand
that anemia caused by low iron leads to fatigue, poor complexion and
problems during pregnancy.
However, potassium and magnesium are equally important and lack of them
can cause muscle cramps, twitching and even contribute to a
While calcium is the key to healthy teeth and bones, poor absorption can
lead to osteoporosis.
In later life our ability to absorb the right balance of minerals can be
affected by poor digestion, the wrong diet and arterial disease.
Arterial Health Formula
Is a special formulated multi-vitamin and mineral complex that meets all
daily requirements for good health. It does not replace the need to eat
sensibly, a low fat/high fiber diet, but it does provide therapeutic
does of our key micronutrients. It is specially formulated to be
suitable for vegetarians as the digestive enzymes derive from vegetable
8 Essential Amino Acids
The regular daily use of the Arterial Health formula can aid the
promotion of good health by boosting your immune system, lowering your
cholesterol and neutralizing the free radicals damaging your arteries.