Health, Soften Your Hardened Arteries with Chelation

Posted on Sep 2, 2008 in Cardiovascular Health, Health & Wellness

Over half of all deaths worldwide are caused by some form of cardiovascular illness. The World Health Organization reports that as many as 12 million people a year die of heart disease, making it the number one killer in the world today.

Cardiovascular illnesses are caused by high cholesterol levels which can lead to strokes and the development of diabetes. Heart attacks are a common result of atherosclerosis, a build-up of plaque in the arterial walls.

Another alternative to treating heart disease is chelation. Initially used since 1948 to treat toxic metal poisoning, chelation has branched out to treat other forms of illnesses, as well. Today, both medical and alternative practitioners have been using chelation to treat hardening of the arteries.

The term “chelation” is derived from the Greek root word “chele”, literally, the claw of a crab or lobster, signifying a grabbing action. In chelation treatments, chelating agents are used to “grab”, bind, and take with them toxins and other harmful substances, expelling them from the body through its natural excretion process.

There are two commonly administered forms of chelation: the intravenous kind involving the use of a needle and a drip for direct introduction of chelating agents into the bloodstream, and oral chelation, a form of therapy using liquid, tablet or softgel form taken through the mouth.

Chelation agents are chemically and physically characterized by their attraction to heavy particles (like lead, mercury or iron). When they get into the bloodstream, they immediately coat these particles and send them to the kidneys where they pass out of the body in urine.

The chelating agent, EDTA has been found to strengthen bones, and reduce cholesterol levels by enhancing calcium and cholesterol metabolism.

For more information, check out the Know Your Options, The Medical Series DVD entitled Sudden Cardiac Death, the Number One Symptom of Heart Disease from