Chelation Therapy is More B.S. -Roger Mason
Many well meaning people have been taken in by the "chelation therapy" scam. There are two types of chelation. The real chelation is where a doctor injects a chemical called EDTA sodium- known chemically as tetrasodium ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid. This is manufactured by adding sodium cyanide to formaldehyde. It is a popular food preservative you may find in your mayonnaise or salad dressing. To be fair, this does have a use in emergency acute metal poisoning. EDTA injections can be used in emergencies very temporarily to get over the crisis. The other type is oral chelation, where various substances are taken by mouth. These are mostly the same EDTA. One brand Vaxa refused to even say what is in it. Other chemicals are used such as DMSA (dimercaptosuccinic acid). DMSA is neither natural nor safe. Common sense tells you not to take food preservatives to better your health.
If you are foolish enough to do chelation, the only real way is to get a doctor to inject this every week, and pay a lot of money to have a body full of toxic food preservatives. One big problem is that EDTA is not selective; it doesn't know a bad metal from a good one. While it is picking up lead and mercury, it is also picking up zinc, manganese, magnesium, chromium, vanadium, selenium, copper, molybdenum, boron, calcium, and other vital minerals.
There are books on chelation, and they're awful. None of them recommend healthy diet, calorie restriction, exercise, fasting, hormone balance, dropping bad habits, and proven supplements. The advocates claim that chelation reverses arteriosclerosis, fights fatigue, gives you more energy, lowers your blood pressure, and generally improves your heart and artery healthy by cleaning out your arteries, and removing toxic metals from your blood. Baloney! Wouldn't it make a lot more sense to quit stuffing beef, pork, eggs, cheese, milk, chicken, and other animal foods into your mouth every day? All that saturated fat, cholesterol, and animal proteins. No more 160 pounds of various sugars every year either. Wouldn't it make more sense to follow the Seven Steps (read the article Seven Steps)? Diet is everything. Wouldn't it make more sense to practice calorie restriction by making better food choices?
Fasting will clean out your arteries, give your poor overworked digestive system a rest, improve your health, make you live longer and feel better. On top of this, you’ll save money, be stronger mentally and emotionally, and deepen your spiritual awareness. Fast one day a week. One day a week eat your dinner, and don't eat again until dinner the next day. Just water. We’ve been doing this for about 20 years now. Remember Thoreau said to, "simplify, simplify, simplify..."? Well, this will certainly make your life simpler. Every Friday just eat dinner, and do not eat again until dinner on Saturday. You'll have all day Saturday to do what we want without being bothered with fixing and eating meals. This will accomplish much more than chelation injections, and do it safely and naturally. Why resort to toxic, synthetic unnatural chemicals when you have such a variety of natural methods? This one day a week fast can literally change your life in many ways. There are many good books on fasting recommended in Macrobiotics for Everyone. Yes, you can do easily do this. Soon you’ll find it is actually effortless and fun and you won’t even be hungry. Join our monthly two day fast as well. Read the article Will You Fast with Us?
There is a safe, natural, effective seaweed extract called sodium alginate that is excellent for removing heavy metals from the body. You need to take 3 grams a day (6 X 500 mg) for about six months. We stopped selling Heavy Metal Magnet years ago due to low sales.
The way to keep your arteries clear is DIET and lifestyle. Please read the article Seven Steps to Natural Health. Also read my books Macrobiotics for Everyone and Lower Cholesterol Without Drugs. Americans hog down 42% fat calories, and most all of these are artery clogging saturated animal fats. Diet and lifestyle will assure a healthy cardiovascular system, not Magic Chelation.
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