Overload ofiron can cause
heart attacks. All
metals, even essential nutritional elemenst, 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.
How Does Artery Disease Affect Health?
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
Can They Be Avoided?
If diagnostic 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.
Chelation treatments reduce the risk dramatically.
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 gangerene and amputation
if the leg arteries become blocked.
What Causes Loss Of Memory And Other Signs Of
It is usually accepted that loss of memory is an
inevitable part of the ageing process along with diziness,
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
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
reult of the muscles being starved of oxygen, and will
gradually worsen. Muscle spasm can close a narrowed artery
How Does Chelation Therapy Affect Health?
Chelation therapy promtes health by correcting the
major underlying cause of arterial blockage. Damaging oxygen
free radicals are increased by the presence of mettalic
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. Arerial
walls become softer and more pliable, allowing easier
expansion. Scientific studies have proven that blood flow
increases after chelation therapy. A complete programme of
chelation therapy involves a broad-based care programme of
regular excersise, proper nutrition, vitamin and mineral
supplementation and avoidance of tobacco and other damaging
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 Heart Attacks, Angina,
Strokes, Claudication (Poor Leg Circulation) And The Ageing
Clearly, if many of these problems are caused by
calcified deposits in the areries, 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
Anyone with 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
Traditional treatment for high blood pressure, or poor blood
supply to the brain, heart or legs, is medication and
localised surgery if the arteries are accessible and the
patients condition permits. Unfortunately this is rarely
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 Preventative?
Yes. Chelation can be, and is used extensively as a
preventative treatment, addressing 'free radical' damage and
therby minimising the risk of cardiovascular problems in the
future, especially for those with high risk factors, such as
past history of smoking, drug or 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
If you have chest pain or leg pain on walking,
shortness of breath, painful, discoloured 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
Patients routinely 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
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 depdent upon the individual patient, the
severity of the conditions and the strength of each
infusion, which is tailored to each patient.
Can Chelation Therapy Be Used After Bypass Surgery?
Yes! Although 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 benefitted 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 priginal
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
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 oftern favor the extremely
expensive and risky procedure, such as bypass surgery, shile
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 NHS?
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 Contractual Referral).
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
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 programme of
a UK clinical study prefer to await the results before
reaching a final conclusion.
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
This information represents the current opinion of
independent physician consultants to ACAM ( American College
for the Advancement in Medicine) at the time of publication.