comes from the Greek "chele" meaning claw; it refers to a chemical
reaction between a metal ion and an organic molecule. EthyleneDiamineTetraAcetic
acid (EDTA), is an agent that binds a metal to form a chelate. This chelate
may now exit the body via a natural elimination pathway, mainly the urinary
acid (EDTA) Molecule
is very useful for clearing the body of heavy metals that cause free radical
damage. EDTA is an amino acid that has a strong affinity for toxic metals
such as lead, mercury, cadmium, strontium, and aluminum. Binding these
heavy metals allows them to be excreted in bodily waste so they can no
longer harm the body's cells. The EDTA is eliminated from the body along
with the toxic metals and free ionic calcium with which it has bound in
its transit through the circulatory system.
is a medicalized treatment that improves metabolic and circulatory function.
A course of EDTA chelation treatments involves a series of 20 to 40 infusions,
each lasting approximately 1.5 to 3 hours.
Dr. Tara Macart ND CCTT and Jonathan
Macart BA CCTT provide chelation
comprehensive intake includes an extensive medical history, a consultation
with the doctor, and a brief physical exam. A health assessment is discussed
and certain lab tests are required prior to any chelation therapy.
it has been established that chelation would be a beneficial therapy for
your health situation, a series of treatments are scheduled for two or
three times per week.
Half a litre of
the EDTA infused solution is drip fed intravenously into the hand, arm
or leg over the course of approximately 3 hours. The solution contains
sterile water, the EDTA, and a formulation of vitamins and minerals to
help optimize the benefits of the treatment. You will be seated comfortably
in a reclining chair for the duration of the treatment.
The complete treatment
can consist of as few as 20 infusions for relatively mild problems to
40 infusions. Sometimes follow-up infusions will be given. Some patients
may undergo as many as 100 infusions.
Before each treatment
your blood pressure and weight are recorded and a urinalysis is preformed.
Periodic blood tests may be done to monitor organ function and progress.
Optimizing the Program
people who undergo chelation therapy also have a supplement regimen, exercise
regularly and modify their diets. It makes sense to modify lifestyle to
optimize health on as many levels as
Vitamin and Mineral Support
EDTA treatments remove minerals from the body, it is important to maintain
and regulate the levels of those elements bound by the treatment. Vitamins
are unaffected by the chelation process, but also need to be monitored
as they have a synergistic effect with chelation. For example, vitamin
C is a natural chelating agent in our bodies.
Cerebral vascular disease
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Collagen vascular disease
Coronary artery disease
Excessive heart contractions
Heavy metal toxicity
High blood pressure
Hyperthyroidism / Hypothyroidism
Memory / Mental concentration
Peripheral vascular disease
Post-surgical vision loss
Varicose vein pigmentation
can include more
lustrous hair, added eye sparkle, better skin color, fewer visible wrinkles
and a more youthful appearance.