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Chelation Treatment


The term "chelation" comes from the Greek word chele, which means "claw," referring to the way the chemical grabs onto metals.  There are a number of chelating agents (DMSA, DMPS, CaEDTA, MgEDTA, NaEDTA, etc) that each has a different binding affinity for ions (metals and minerals).  Some types of chelation therapy can also be given by mouth, yet this is not as effective as intravenously.  Chelation therapy is most often performed intravenously and can vary in administration time, depending on the chelator utilized, from 45 minutes up to two to three hours. 

A typical treatment cycle may include ten to twenty injections or infusions spread out over ten to forty weeks.  Practitioners typically recommend at least ten to twenty treatments to start; however, some may recommend continued therapy for up to a hundred treatments over a period of several years. 

It is important to receive chelation therapy from a knowledgeable practitioner because chelation removes both heavy (ex mercury and lead) metals as well as some important minerals (ex zinc and iron) from the body.  Deficiencies of zinc and iron can lead to a number of health concerns so when performing chelation our patients receive high-dose vitamin and mineral supplements during treatment.

How does it help?


Many people are looking for alternative treatment options to angioplasty, surgery and drugs to treat their heart condition. Chelation therapy is a promising treatment shown to reverse heart disease and atherosclerosis.

Chelation for heart disease involves the intravenous infusion of vitamins, antioxidants and a chelating agent known as EDTA. This mixture serves to chelate, or bind, toxic heavy metals, calcium, and free radicals in blood vessel walls, which are then excreted in the urine. As a result, blood vessels become more pliable and circulation improves, which leads to the reduction or elimination of chest pain and other symptoms of vascular disease. Patients who have completed a course of chelation therapy often notice an improvement in energy and well-being, and are often able to reduce or eliminate their need for medication. In an analysis of more than 20,000 patients receiving chelation therapy, 87% had measurable improvement in parameters such as exercise tolerance, walking distance and cardiogram results.

Chelation therapy may also be more beneficial than surgery for patients with blockages in their legs known as peripheral vascular disease. Joseph Holliday, M.D., a vascular surgeon, demonstrated that those who underwent chelation therapy needed less rest, had less pain, could walk farther and did not require amputation when compared to those who had bypass surgery.

Studies such as these suggest that EDTA chelation should be strongly considered for patients with all forms of cardiovascular disease.


Depurate is defined as "to make or become free of impurities." We use chelation therapy, far infrared sauna, and other research supported depuration techniques to safely remove heavy metals (mercury, lead, cadmium etc.), pesticides (2,4,5,TD or Agent Orange, DDT etc.), benzene, toluene, PCBs, phthalates, dioxin, and numerous other toxins and their metabolites from the body.


Everyday our bodies come in contact with hundreds of harmful chemicals. During our hot morning shower we breath in water vapor that contains toxins like arsenic and chlorine. During the day we get pesticides on our food and the food additives in our food. Most of us apply creams or make ups that contain parabens and/or heavy metals on our skin. You say that you don’t do any of this? I’m sure you still breath the air.

Check out the following list of chemicals that are released into a six-mile radius around the zip code of 92625. Due to their volume and toxicity, they have to be reported to the EPA.

Current studies show that all US residents carry a Body Burden of toxins. This Body Burden is the collection of toxins over the years of life that has been stored in the tissues and organs of the body.

These stored toxins will disrupt enzymes, increase inflammation, alter hormone receptors, cause oxidative stress, and can promote and cause chronic disease. Chronic diseases that have been linked to toxic exposure include neurological degeneration (e.g., Parkinson's), developmental issues such as autism, cancer, musculoskeletal diseases (e.g., fibromyalgia), autoimmune disorders (e.g., rheumatoid arthritis), kidney disease, heart disease, thyroid disease, and many others.

The best way to protect your health and the health of your loved ones is AVOIDANCE, unfortunately you can’t avoid everything.

At Wdowin NMD our practitioners will teach you how to protect yourself while still enjoying life.

Check out this study on Mercury and Alzheimer's from the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.

J Alzheimers Dis. 2010;22(2):357-74. doi: 10.3233/JAD-2010-100705.
Does inorganic mercury play a role in Alzheimer's disease? A systematic review and an integrated molecular mechanism.
Mutter J1, Curth A, Naumann J, Deth R, Walach H.


Mercury is one of the most toxic substances known to humans. It has been introduced into the human environment and has also been widely used in medicine. Since circumstantial evidence exists that the pathology of Alzheimer's disease (AD) might be in part caused or exacerbated by inorganic mercury, we conducted a systematic review using a comprehensive search strategy. Studies were screened according to a pre-defined protocol. Two reviewers extracted relevant data independent of each other. One thousand and forty one references were scrutinized, and 106 studies fulfilled the inclusion criteria. Most studies were case control or comparative cohort studies. Thirty-two studies, out of 40 testing memory in individuals exposed to inorganic mercury, found significant memory deficits. Some autopsy studies found increased mercury levels in brain tissues of AD patients. Measurements of mercury levels in blood, urine, hair, nails, and cerebrospinal fluid were inconsistent. In vitro models showed that inorganic mercury reproduces all pathological changes seen in AD, and in animal models inorganic mercury produced changes that are similar to those seen in AD. Its high affinity for selenium and selenoproteins suggests that inorganic mercury may promote neurodegenerative disorders via disruption of redox regulation. Inorganic mercury may play a role as a co-factor in the development of AD. It may also increase the pathological influence of other metals. Our mechanistic model describes potential causal pathways. As the single most effective public health primary preventive measure, industrial, and medical usage of mercury should be eliminated as soon as possible.

PMID: 20847438 - [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

*Note: if mercury is changing redox regulation and effecting selenium and glutathione... Then mercury is making every other toxin we are exposed to more toxic.  It's like mercury is knocking down our defense system and then other heavy metals, solvents, pesticides etc can just pass through and cause more damage.*