Chelation Therapy, Proven Benefits For Diabetes And Cardiovascular Health

In WWII, Navy sailors who coated ships with lead paint experienced metal poisoning and were successfully treated with chelation therapy. The treatment involves administering a drug called a chelator, which can bind or “grab” a metal that is later excreted in the urine. The most common chelator used is disodium EDTA.

Recent research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) suggests that this time-honored treatment may particularly benefit patients with diabetes mellitus and prior heart attacks.

How can chelation therapy help? 

Some complications of diabetes may be caused by chemical reactions that happen when excess sugar is in the blood. These reactions are facilitated by metals and may facilitate heart disease. EDTA chelates or removes these metals, especially lead and cadmium. Chelation has become a favorite treatment for heart disease patients.

Many people erroneously think that chelation works like a “roto rotor” in the arteries, cleaning them out. That is incorrect. Chelation works to remove heavy metals which act like a monkey wrench in healthy metabolic functions.

How am I exposed to heavy metals?

The environment is polluted with metals that are toxic to our health. These metals find their way into our bodies, and can play havoc with some systems. Metals may be found in contaminated food and water and common household items such as:

* Lead – gasoline, plumbing, paint, some cosmetics

* Arsenic – water, rice, chicken, apple juice, tobacco

* Mercury – many fish, dental fillings (silver amalgams), coal plants

* Cadmium- cigarettes, and in the manufacture of pigments, plastic, and rechargeable batteries

Have there been chelation studies?

Yes, a big one in 2002. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute funded a $30 million clinical trial of chelation therapy in patients 50 years of age or older with a prior heart attack. The goal was to finally understand whether EDTA chelation for coronary disease was safe and effective. So, the Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy (TACT) was born.

Did chelation work?

It turns out it did. And it was safe. TACT enrolled 1,708 patients who were at least 50 years old and had a prior heart attack. Overall, patients received 55,222 intravenous infusions in 134 centers across the USA and Canada. The study lasted 10 years.

  • Overall, there was an 18% reduction in heart events (death, another heart attack, stroke, stents or bypass, and hospitalizations for angina) by EDTA infusions alone.
  • Compared to the placebo, there was a 26% reduction in the group that received EDTA infusions plus oral vitamins.

But the effect was even more striking in patients with diabetes.

  • They had a 41% reduction in clinical events including a 43% reduction in death over 5 years with EDTA alone.
  • Those who received EDTA infusions and oral multivitamins had a 51% reduction in cardiovascular events.

Learn more about the multiple benefits of chelation therapy and how your symptoms may be related to heavy metals. Make a consultation today to assess the state of your health and metal toxicity. Let your journey toward a healthy and vital life start today!

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Rebecca Mcmichael

Rebecca is an experienced RN with the most recent experience in infusion therapy. She has degrees in Nursing, Marketing, and Management. Rebecca’s goals is to show kindness and compassion to every patient and to seek excellence in all patient care.

Alee Johnson

After a 30-year career as a District Manager for AT&T, Alee decided she wasn’t ready to retire just yet. So, she dove into a new career in the medical field, which has lasted 14 years. She enjoys the people contact and always strives to make the patient feel welcome while projecting a professional presence. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening and is “Mom” to Pickles the dog and Winky the cat.

Erin Levinger

Erin has her bachelor’s in nursing. She has been a registered nurse for 12 years. Primarily in emergency medicine. She I always striving to learn new things and finds integrative and regenerative medicine very intriguing. She loves to hear the success stories and to see the benefits that patients reap from all the services that the Osteopathic Center offers. She is passionate about helping people so they can look, feel, and perform at their best. Erin performs well under pressure and is very organized. She is a team player willing to lend a hand to wherever help is needed.

Adriana

Adriana has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and is currently working towards her MSN. She recently found an interest in regenerative and integrative medicine and loves hearing from patients how these therapies changed their lives. She is always excited to learn new things and strives to provide the best care to patients.

Lawrence Kennard

Lawrence Kennard is a family nurse practitioner with almost 20 years experience in various aspects of healthcare. His career started as a volunteer EMT in North Carolina where he eventually became a paramedic with certifications in critical care and flight paramedicine. He then furthered his training earning a BSN from the University of Tennessee and his MSN from Vanderbilt University. He is board certified through both AANP and ANCC as a Family Nurse Practitioner and has worked in various urgent care and primary care settings including remote locations. He gained an interest in holistic medicine after seeing patients successfully treat themselves with traditional methods. Through coming to The Osteopathic Center, he has incorporated IV vitamins, chelation, UBI, and Ozone therapy into his practice.

Kayla Wolfe

Kayla is a fully licensed Radiologic Technologist with a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences. With over ten years in the medical field, she strives to ensure quality patient care and education. As a member of management, she focuses on providing a positive organizational and workplace culture to support the healthcare professional-patient relationship.

Maribel Rodriguez

Maribel has been in the field as a medical assistant and phlebotomist for over 20 years. Her experience in integrative medicine treatments speaks for itself. She treats her patients as a family, but she makes sure all of their needs are the number one priority. Maribel has a down to earth personality; hardly anything can upset her. She is always upbeat and happy to help anyone!

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Iryna has a Master’s in Finance; she is multi-disciplined and wears many hats. When she is not working on creative projects and answering media requests, she is connecting with patients. She can speak to you in Ukrainian, Russian, English, Polish, and maybe Spanish.

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