Many patients are adversely affected by toxic heavy metals even though they do not meet the criteria for poisoning per se. Chelation (pronounced key-LAY-shun) Therapy is an intravenous treatment using a solution containing minerals, vitamins and a special amino acid called EDTA that binds molecules and holds them tightly so they can be removed from the body. The word chelation comes from the Greek word “chele”, which means claw. Chelating agents work by latching on to heavy metals in a claw-like fashion, removing them from tissues, so that they can be filtered into the urine or excreted in the stool. Chelation Therapy has been scientifically proven to remove excess or toxic metals before they can cause damage to the body. The most common form of Chelation therapy uses a man-made amino acid called EDTA (ethylene diamine tetra-acetic acid).
Heart disease and stroke are responsible for more deaths than any other disease condition. Allopathic medicine treats these as surgical conditions, yet bypass surgery is painful, dangerous and expensive, while angioplasty and stenting has not been shown to significantly increase life expectancy for most patients. EDTA Chelation Therapy has been used by thousands of physicians worldwide in the treatment of heart disease for over 40 years. EDTA not only binds heavy metals, it also “chelates” (naturally seeks out and binds) calcium, one of the components of atherosclerotic plaque that causes heart disease and stroke.