What is EDTA chelation therapy and what is it used for?
Chelation (pronounced key-lay-shun) is the process by which a metal or mineral (such as lead, mercury, iron, arsenic, aluminum, etc.) is bonded to another substance-in this case an amino acid called EDTA, Ethylene-Diamine-Tetra-Acetic acid.
It is a natural process, basic to life itself. During EDTA chelation therapy, the EDTA infusion bonds with unwanted metals in the body and quickly carries them away in the urine. Chelation therapy is a safe, effective alternative to drugs and surgeries and is used to treat many illnesses now known to be linked to the presence of toxic heavy metals. Illnesses such as heart disease, strokes, diabetes, circulatory disorders, neuropathies, Alzheimer's disease, atherosclerosis, and adverse reactions to many environmental pollutants.
Traditional chelation therapy uses an intravenous drip, and is administered in the outpatient setting. The number of treatments vary based on each person's individual condition and/or goals of treatment. The average therapy is given one to three times a week for twenty to thirty treatments.
How long has EDTA chelation therapy been in use? Why don't more people use it?
EDTA chelation therapy for the detoxification for heavy metals has been in continuous use since the 1940s when it was introduced specifically for the treatment of lead poisoning. It was very quickly observed that as the metals were eliminated, not only did the signs and symptoms of lead poisoning abate, but problems related to the circulatory system like heart attacks, angina, strokes, and peripheral vascular disease also improved. For the past 50 years, well over one million people have received the intravenous form of EDTA chelation. As beneficial and life saving as this therapy has become, it is very expensive and very time-consuming, making it out of reach for most people.
Why is Ca-EDTA, Calcium Disodium EDTA, so much better than other types of chelation therapy?According to Dr. Bruce Halstead, "The chemistry of all chelators is such that a change of pH can dramatically effect the process of chemical binding needed to chelate a mineral or metal. When you use a less effective chelator, such as Magnesium EDTA, you lose all chelating ability of the two most essential heavy metals: lead and mercury. Magnesium di-Potassium EDTA has a dramatically lower chelating effectiveness than Calcium EDTA because both magnesium and potassium dramatically decrease the pH in the blood environment to which it is introduced. Any factor decreasing pH renders EDTA less effective. Once the pH is lowered more than 7.38, it's no longer chemically conducive to any bonding or chelating." (Dr. Halstead is well known as the 'Father of Chelation Therapy'.)
Dr. Morton Walker Speaks on Detoxamin - Toxic Metals Induce Degenerative Diseases; Rectal Chelation Therapy Overcomes Them (http://www.dreddyclinic.com/integrated_med/chelation.php
Environmentalists warn us repeatedly that we live on a poisoned planet. Toxins from mercury, lead, aluminum, cadmium, iron, nickel, and about 20 more metallic minerals permeate the Earth's milieu. Heavy and light metals poison us by combining to create deleterious signs and symptoms often referred to collectively as Toxic Metal Syndrome.
This syndrome, an indicator of serious systemic pathology, results in degenerative diseases which affect no less than 92% of the populations of Western industrialized nations, in particular, those people living in apartment high-rises and other polluted city dwellings. What happens to them? These poisoned people eventually come down with manifestations of degenerative illnesses such as heart and/or blood vessel deteriorations; pancreatitis; gout, rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis; the syndromes of yeast, chronic fatigue, and/or irritable bowel; Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, parkinsonism, and many more which may be deadly-cancer for instance.
Although a poisoned person's bones remain toxic for life, excellent self-treatment exists to reduce or reverse most symptoms of illness in other body parts. First, get tested for the extent of toxicity, then neutralize metallic poisoning with a chelating agent such as Detoxamin. By applying the highly efficacious Detoxamin suppository containing EDTA, you remove toxic metal from cells all over the body. The self-administration is performed rectally before retiring so that as you sleep you are taking chelation therapy with EDTA. There's no need for intravenous infusions or quantities of nutritional supplements.
Rectal chelation therapy does the job of detoxifying in a low-cost, convenient manner; it's an effective way to effuse EDTA through the bowel's walls and into your blood stream to clean toxic metals from all body cells.
Do I need Ca-EDTA chelation therapy?
We find ourselves existing in a far more toxic and hostile environment than our bodies were designed to handle. Experts have shown that almost every health problem-from learning disorders to cancer and heart disease-is aggravated by the approximate 1,000% increase in lead levels in our bones. In 1999, it was reliably reported that hearts with some form of disease have 20,000 times more toxic heavy metals than healthy hearts.
"Human exposure to heavy metals has risen dramatically in the last 50 years as a result of an exponential increase in the use of heavy metals in industrial processes and products." says Maile Pouls, Ph.D (Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, July 1999).
A recently concluded "Body Burden" study by New York's Mt. Sinai Hospital and the Environmental Working Group was reviewed by University of Oregon Professor Joseph Thornton: "It shows the universality of chemical contamination of people's bodies," Thornton said. All the studies "confirm the general message that everybody in our society has these chemicals building up. Some people have it worse than others, but everyone has it. No one is clean anymore." (From Being Careful Can't Keep Chemicals Out of Your Body, Miami Herald, February 1, 2003.)
Today we know that about one out of every 2.5 Americans will get cancer. Ninety eight percent of cancer is caused by toxic chemicals. When 50% of all men and 33% of all women living now will die of cancer, something is terribly wrong. (Mortality from cancer was reduced by 90% during an 18-year study of 59 patients treated with Calcium-EDTA. This and over 40 other studies prove the efficacy of Ca-EDTA, Calcium Disodium EDTA chelation therapy and Detoxamin. We will all function better and live longer if we lower the overall burden of toxic metals within ourselves. If you eat or breathe, you will probably benefit greatly from chelation therapy.
Is Detoxamin safe for children?
Yes. In fact, Detoxamin case studies were conducted on lead poisoning in children. The study showed no significant increase in BUN or creatinine levels even in very young children. Due to our lower dosage and time release formulation, no renal toxicity was encountered.
BEHAVIORAL, STRUCTURAL, FUNCTIONAL ABNORMALITIES ASSOCIATED WITH VARIOUS HEAVY METAL TOXINS.
Reference: Published in the August issue of Alternative & Complimentary Therapies (a magazine for doctors) and Published in Townsend Letter for Doctor's and Patients
Social Deficits, Social withdrawal
Repetitive, perseverative, stereotyped behaviors; OCD-typical behaviors
Depression, mood swings, flat affect; impaired facial recognition
Arsenic, Copper, Lead, Mercury
Schizoid tendencies; hallucinations; delirium
Irritability, aggressive behaviors, temper tantrums
Suicidal BehaviorsCopper, Mercury
Sleep difficulties / disturbances
Lead, Mercury, Thallium
Chronic fatigue (CFS); weakness, malaise
Aluminum, Arsenic, Cadmium, Copper, Lead, Mercury, Thallium
Anorexia; symptoms reflecting eating disorders, loss of appetite/weight
Arsenic, Lead, Mercury
Anxiety; nervous tendencies
Attentional problems (ADHD), lacks eye contact, impaired visual fixation
Speech and Language Deficits:
Loss of speech, developmental problems with language
Speech comprehension deficits
Dysarthria; articulation problems; slurred speech, unintelligible speech
Mental retardation, borderline intelligence
Arsenic, Lead, Mercury
Uneven performance on IQ scores, low IQ scores
Poor concentration, attention deficits (ADHD, response inhibition
Poor memory (short term, verbal, and auditory)
Difficulties understanding abstract ideas; difficulty carrying out complex commands
Dementia; pre-senile and senile dementia
Impaired reaction time; lower performance on timed tests
Abnormal Sensations in the mouth and extremities
Hearing loss, difficulty hearingArsenic, Lead, Mercury
Abnormal touch sensations; diminished touch sensations, aversion to touch
Blurred vision; sensitivity to light
Choreiform movements, myoclonal jerks, unusualpostures
Difficulty walking, swallowing, talking
Flapping, circling, rocking, toe walkingMercury
Problems with intentional movements or imitation
Abnormal, gait/posture; incoordination, loss of balance; problems sitting, lying, crawling and walkingMercury
Decreased locomotor activity
Convulsion; seizureAluminum, Arsenic, Copper, Lead, Mercury, Thallium
Physiological Impairment, Brain and Central Nervous System:
Neuritis, retrobulbar neuritis; neuropathy
Aluminum, Arsenic, Lead, Thallium
EncephalopathyAluminum, Arsenic, Lead, Thallium
Alterations in nerve conduction velocityLead
Alterations in the spinal cordThallium
Accumulates in CNS structures
Abnormal EEGsArsenic, Lead
Copper, Lead, Mercury, Thallium
Peripheral Nervous System:
Peripheral neuropathyArsenic, Mercury
Alterations in peripheral nervesArsenic
Loss of feeling/ numbness in the extremities; paresthesia
Arsenic, Mercury, Thallium
Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea; loss of appetiteArsenic, Mercury
Abdominal pain, stomach cramps; burning of the throat of the mouth
Arsenic, Copper, Lead, Mercury, Thallium
Esophagitis; gastroenteritis; colitis
Arsenic, Mercury, Thallium Cancers (colon, pancreatic, stomach, or rectal) Arsenic
Renal and Hepatic Impairment:
Hepatotoxicity; Liver dysfunction, damage
Arsenic, Copper, Thallium
Cirrhosis of the liver; hepatitis
Kidney disease; kidney failure
Arsenic, Lead, Mercury
Renal toxicity; tubular proteinosisArsenic, Copper, Lead
Kidney Damage, histological alterations
Blood vessel damageArsenic
Anemia; decreased red blood cell count
Hypertension; increased heart rate (tachycardia)
Arsenic, Copper, Lead, Thallium
Electrocardiac disorders, Peripheral vascular disease; cardiovascular disease, vascular collapse
Pulmonary FibrosisAluminum, Arsenic
Pulmonary edemaX metals
Pneumonia, laryngitis, pharyngitis, bronchitis
Aluminum, Arsenic, Mercury
Restrictive airway disorders, asthmatic conditions, pneumoconiosisArsenic, Aluminum
Nasal ulcers, perforation of the nasal septumX metals
Increased incidences of asthma, autoimmune-like symptoms, & allergies
Inhibition of lymphocytes, T-cells, monocytes X metals
Decreased white blood cell countArsenic, Thallium
Genital abnormalitiesAluminum, Thallium
Disturbances in menstrual cycle; menstrual pains
Birth defects; premature births; Spontaneous abortion
Arsenic, Lead, Mercury
Reproductive dysfunctionArsenic, Aluminum
Other Physical Disturbances:
Hypotonia or hypertonia; decreased muscular strength
Rashes, contact dermatitis; eczema, itchy/irritating skinAluminum, Arsenic, Copper, Mercury
Muscle pain; headache; acrodynia; colicArsenic, Copper, Lead, Thallium
Alopecia (hair loss)
Reference: Published in the August issue of Alternative & Complimentary Therapies (a magazine for doctors) and Published in Townsend Letter for Doctor's and Patients.
Detoxamin Usage Instructions: Detoxamin EDTA Suppositories are solid, bullet-shaped preparations designed for easy insertion into the anus (back passage). Detoxamin is manufactured in a cocoa-butter base, a time-release agent (fatty acid base), and 750 mg of Calcium-Disodium EDTA. Detoxamin will dissolve at body temperature and will gradually spread over the lining of the lower bowel (rectum), where it is absorbed into the bloodstream. Detoxamin is designed to release 750 mg Calcium Disodium EDTA slowly, over an 80-minute period.
A. Detoxamin Protocol for More Severe Cases: http://www.dreddyclinic.com/integrated_med/chelation.php
1. Take one suppository at night, prior to bedtime.
2. Take every night for up to 90 days. This will provide the medical equivalence of 30 IV Chelation treatments.
3. Take proper mineral/trace mineral/vitamin replacement every day.
4. Take all other suplementaion every day.
B. Detoxamin Protocol for Less Severe Cases/Anti-Aging/Prevention:
1. Take Detoxamin every OTHER night, prior to bedtime.
2. Take Detoxamin every other night for 180 days (90 suppositories). This will provide the medical equivalence of 30 IV chelation treatments.
3. Take proper mineral/trace mineral/vitamin replacement every day.
4. Take all other supplementation every day.
Detoxamin Protocol AFTER A or B is completed:
Your bones are toxic for life. Lead and other heavy metals are stored in the bones and get re-distributed into the bloodstream. Therefore, it is highly recommended to continue maintenance with Detoxamin, this provides the ultimate in Anti-aging benefits.
1. Take 5 Detoxamin suppositories over a 30-day period. This porvides medically equal to about 2 EDTA IV treatments.
2. Take porper mineral/trace mineral/vitamin replacement every day.
Note: Detoxamin is designed to be taken at night, however some patients and physicians prefer taking a suppository in the morning after evacuation. (Optional)
How to Use Detoxamin:
Insert Detoxamin suppositories at night, prior to bedtime.
Eat early in the evening, about 4 hours prior to bedtime. (Reduces any discomfort).
1. Go to the toilet and empty your bowels if necessary.
2. Wash your hands.
3. Remove the plastic wrapping from Detoxamin.
4. Either squat or lie on your side with one leg bent and the other staight.
5. Gently but firmly push the suppository into the rectum, FLAT end first until past the sphincter muscle. By inserting the flat end first opposed to the pointed end, the suppository will travel higher up in the rectum more easily. If necessarey moisten the suppository with a little water. Push it in far enough so it doesn't slip out.
6. Close your legs and sit or lay still for a few minutes.
7. Wash your hands again.
8. Try not to empty your bowels for at least 80 minutes.
9. It is optional to take Detoxamin in the morning, after evacuation.
STORAGE: Store Detoxamin in a cool dark place, but not in the fridge.
If Detoxamin suppository gets warm it may melt, put the fridge for a few minutes, this will return the suppository to its original state so it may be inserted.
Shelf Life: 2 Years
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