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CHELATION THERAPY for HEAVY METALS
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Everyone living in the modern world is toxic. Unless you have been living on an island or in a jungle for most of your life, you have certainly been exposed to unhealthy levels of toxins including heavy metals such as mercury, lead, arsenic, aluminum, zinc, iron, copper, calcium and cadmium.
Environmental exposure has never been more pervasive, with thousands of chemicals in use around the world. Many chemicals are integrated into our food supply, the air we breathe, and the water we drink. Our bodies cannot detoxify heavy metals, yet it knows they are toxins, so it sequesters them in body stores such as brain, bone, and fat. Over time, they accumulate to toxic levels and seep out into the bloodstream, poisoning our nervous, endocrine, and immune systems.
As these chemicals build up they alter our metabolism, cause enzyme dysfunction and nutritional deficiencies, create hormonal imbalances, damage brain chemistry, and can cause cancer. Because the chemicals accumulate in different parts of the body—at different rates and in various combinations—there are many other chronic illnesses that can result. Chelation (pronounced key-LAY-shun) Therapy helps remove toxic heavy metals and minerals from the bloodstream to reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes, senility, and certain types of cancer.
Chelation therapy involves intravenous infusions of a chelating agent, EDTA (ethylene diamine tetra-acetic acid), a synthetic amino acid. EDTA binds to heavy metals and minerals in the blood so that they can be excreted in the urine.
There are practitioners who believe chelation therapy can successfully treat disorders such as peripheral vascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, autism, and other serious medical problems. Some of these practitioners use hair analysis or other scientifically unproven tests to diagnose “poisoning” with lead, mercury, or other heavy metals, but those tests are unreliable. At Enhanced Wellness, we perform a provoked urinalysis to determine the total body burden of heavy metals undermining a patient's health.
Is there a governing body that oversees or credentials practitioners of chelation therapy?
Dr. Jay is certified in Chelation Therapy by The American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM ) which establishes qualifications for practitioners who wish to be trained in chelation therapy, authorizes and approves training seminars, administers examinations for board certification, and grants board certification to qualified applicants.