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Chelation Improves Vascular Disease

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Over the years, I have been asked about chelation therapy for atherosclerosis, particularly in preventing heart attacks and peripheral vascular diseases. The medical literature I examined several years ago was inconclusive, but most such studies were not objective.

Rather, they were attempts to prove the procedure was worthless, and silence proponents.

In reading reviews by naysayers, I was reminded of the early days of the controversy over whether increasing intake of omega-3 oils could reduce risk of heart attack and stroke. Several early reports claimed that omega-3 oils reduced risk of cardiovascular and peripheral vascular disease.

But soon the more “prestigious” medical journals joined the fray to announce that their studies found no beneficial effects. This was supposed to be the last word on the matter.

However, when I examined the study that was supposed to show no benefit, I noticed that the placebo they used was olive oil. I quickly realized that the so-called “placebo” was in fact an active inhibitor of atherosclerosis, much like fish oil.

When an actual placebo was used, fish oil won hands down.

When I was still in practice, I was invited by an owner of a chelation clinic to review his results and tour his clinic. I accepted the invitation, and found the clinic filled with patients with advanced cardiovascular and peripheral vascular disease — most of whom the medical profession had declared incurable.

The owner agreed to allow me to interview some of his patients. One man told me that before chelation treatments he had such bad angina that he couldn’t even do simple tasks around the house.

But after several months of chelation, he was walking long distances and enjoying life once again.

The most impressive patient was a sweet old lady, about 80 years old, who had such extensive atherosclerosis, especially in her legs, that she had been essentially bedridden. Every vessel in her body was affected by the disease.

She had been getting calcium chelation treatments for at least six months, and she said that afterward she could walk down her street and work in her garden without pain or the terrible fatigue she had experienced for so many years.

Some 82,000 diabetics have their legs amputated each year. The chelation clinic had a contract with the state it was in to treat diabetic patients at risk for amputation secondary to atherosclerosis. A significant number of these grateful diabetics were saved from amputation.

After several days of interviews, I was convinced the treatment worked, if it was done properly and for a sufficient number of treatments.

Several newer studies support chelation treatment, and a new comprehensive review reported in “JAMA” admitted to a modest improvement in cardiovascular cases.

One of the most impressive studies was an examination of 77 patients with calcified coronary arteries — considered a high-risk sign for heart attack — who were treated with a combination of chelation, tetracycline, and a complex of vitamins, minerals, and flavonoids. They were then re-tested after four months of treatment.

The researchers reported that angina (chest pain) was significantly reduced or disappeared in 84 percent of patients getting chelation treatment.

And the calcium in their coronary arteries was significantly reduced — something traditional medicine says cannot be done.

Interestingly, the patients’ lipid profiles returned to normal, an outcome that cannot be achieved by statins.

So, here we go again — denial until the evidence is so overwhelming that it can no longer be ignored.
 

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Several newer studies support chelation treatment, and a new comprehensive review reported in “JAMA” admitted to a modest improvement in cardiovascular cases.
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