The EDTA Heavy Metal Chelation Saga
Incredible, within the precincts of allopathic thought there exists in the heart disease prevention and management a time-honored, well-tested technique known as heavy metal chelation which deals mechanically with the very problem which orthodoxy cardiology insists is at the root of so much cardiovascular distress - the "occluded" blood vessel.
And, also incredibly, this heavy metal chelation, about which thousands of research articles have appeared worldwide in appropriately "peer-reviewed" medical literature, and which is currently practiced by thousands of credentialed US medical practitioners, is virtually unknown to the American medical consumer whether he assiduously views television news programs and reads newspapers or not. Heavy metal chelation has already saved hundreds of thousands of lives, is itself essentially non-toxic and only minimally "invasive" and - at the real root of its being unknown to the public at large -heavy metal chelation therapy is far less expensive than the standard surgical and drug therapies in heart disease. Too, it's proponent would add, it is all that much more effective.
The politics of heavy metal chelation
The fact that the American public is basically oblivious to heavy metal chelation and that heart disease victims are routinely and not even informed about it, while some of its most credentialed and otherwise allopathically educated proponents have usually been unable to publish about it in "learned journals," is a casebook example of the AIC (Allopathic Industrial Complex) at work, and how all parts of the AIC can coalesce to jam the information-processing apparatus even of an ostensibly free society.
This technique, heavy metal chelation, usually meaning EDTA chelation therapy - and, to compound the irony, it is largely a product of American research and original application whose central element, EDTA itself, is both recognized treatment for lead poisoning and a preservative widely used in medicine and now chelation therapy for heart disease as well as EDTA chelation therapy for coronary artery disease.
For proponents and researchers heavy metal chelation is the best, if not the only, way to unclog blood vessels, the best way to return flexibility to the rubbery system of capillaries, veins and arteries through which the body's life-sustaining blood is pumped from its master organ, the heart. And it seems to have many positive ancillary effects as well. This is why today we see chelation therapy autism treatments.
Learn more about EDTA chelation
It is not the providence of this article to elucidate the technique know as heavy metal chelation in detail. This has been done by a battery of of both credentialed researchers and lay medical writers. In the modern era, significant contributions in the United States to the chelation literature have been made by Drs. Harper, E.W. McDonough, Bruce Halstead, Garry Gordon, Elmer Cranton, Rita Ellithorpe, Morton Walker, Richard Casdorph, James P. Carter, Terry Chappell and Sherry Rogers, and such informed chelation medical writers as Harold and Arline Brecher and Jane Heimlich, among the more prominent.
EDTA chelation and the number one; 'heart disease'
By any measure, the combination of conditions lumped together as "heart diseases" (heart and circulatory disorders, coronary artery disease, arteriosclerosis, peripheral vascular disease, heart attack, stroke, congestive heart failure, etc.) still constitutes the major killer in American medicine, as it does in most the Western World. Many forward thinking doctors get a heavy metal toxicity test done on their patients which uncover the cause in many cases. Heavy metal chelation is becoming the first step in intelligent intervention.
About a million Americans die every year of some form of heart disease, between 400,000 and 500,000 of them from the estimated 700,000 heart attacks each year. In the early 1990's the American Heart Association (AHA) estimated cardiovascular deaths as 43 percent of all fatalities, with one American dying of a heart-related condition every 34 seconds.¹
Worldwide, heart disorders caused up to 60 percent of all male deaths and 70 percent of all female deaths in the 60-plus countries reporting in 1995, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).²
Even so, in terms of the chronic disease plague sweeping the Western world, heart/circulatory disease for a time had seemingly been the single brightest light - for, at least in terms of fatalities, deaths rates from heart attack and stroke declined for several years (having fallen steadily in the US they were back up in 1993, again nearing the million mark. ³) This has been seen as a positive trend in disease-survival statistics which would constitute some kind of social triumph were it not eclipsed by the relentless rise in cancer deaths, the rapidly advancing of immunological disorders rampant in the "civilized " world and the fact that heart and circulatory diseases themselves continue to rise in incidence.
It is difficult to estimate the true numbers of individuals who have slowly developing fatty buildups of blood vessels (atherosclerosis) which may not be reflected as true hardening of the arteries (arteriosclerosis) for years or decades, just as it is difficult to assess how many Americans truly have "the silent killer," high blood pressure, whose hypertension also may not be detected for decades, if ever. If both diabetes and its far more prevalent predecessor condition, hypoglycemia, are added to the picture - with diabetes (8 million diagnosed in the USA out of a probable 16 million as of 1995⁴), considered contributory to heart disease - then it is a good estimate that at least a low majority of Americans have a pre-heart disease condition which, if left unchecked should they not expire due to something else, will become "heart disease".
1. American Heart Association, 1993.
2. Scripps-Howard News Service, Feb 18, 1997.
3. The Choice XXII:1 1996.
4. "New statistics shows increasing prevalence of diabetes,"American Medical News, Nov 6, 1995.