The word "chelation" comes from the Greek word "chele" meaning claw and means to grab out or remove an unwanted substance. Chelation is the process in which a medicine binds to toxic metals in the body which are then excreted.
Why do Chelation?
It is well known that toxic metals have detrimental effects upon the
body. After diagnostic testing identifies elevated levels of heavy
metals, and if appropriate for the individual, a suitable chelation
protocol will remove them from the body. Once the body is free from the
toxic metals it is better able to function and thus many health
Who can benefit from Chelation?
Unfortunately most people have some degree of toxic metals in their body,
and these metals negatively effect health in different ways. If
diagnostic testing shows significant elevations in toxic metals, then
chelation may be appropriate. Chelation can improve many current health
conditions and can also be preventive in removing metals that have not
yet begun to cause disease.
How do I know if I have heavy metal toxicity?
Exposure to a relatively large amount of a toxic metal in a short period
of time produces extreme symptoms and is called acute metal toxicity.
This is rare.
It is much more common to be exposed to small amounts of metals over a
long period of time, like years. Because of the slow accumulation, the
health is slowly affected and the failing health may not be attributed to
the toxic metal bio-accumulation. It can only be detected by specific
What are the toxic metals?
The most common toxic metals found in the body are mercury and lead, but
elevations in arsenic, aluminum, antimony, cadmium, gadolinium,
thallium are also found.
What are the health symptoms?
The effects of heavy metals on the body are diffuse and effect multiple
body systems. Anxiety, irritability, high blood pressure, fatigue,
thyroid dysfunction, diarrhea, constipation, depression, headaches,
memory problems, chronic infections, and joint pain are some of the
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