What Is Chelation?

Simply put, Chelation (pronounced key-lay-shun) is cleaning out the cardiovascular system--your arteries, veins and capillaries. There's a mile-long medical definition that involves molecular tendencies and attractions of various substances, but if I put that definition here, those who aren't up on their physics and biology wouldn't understand it.

Is A Clean Cardiovascular System All That Important?

Most certainly! Your cardiovascular system consists of 60,000 miles of arteries, veins and capillaries. Its designed to carry nutrients and oxygen to every living cell in your body. Like the water pipes in your home, your arteries and veins can become clogged or plugged and that restricts circulation. You know what clogged pipes in your home can do.... In your body, clogged arteries and veins can lead to heart attack, atherosclerosis, embolisms (obstructions of blood vessels), stroke and just generally poor health.

Are Cleaning The Liver And Kidneys Important, Too?

Yes! In your house, there are often devices that prevent debris from entering the pipes. If you live in an area with lots of minerals, metals and chemicals in the water, you've probably added extra filters or softeners to preserve your pipes and make the water better tasting. The Liver and Kidneys are the major filters of the blood system, removing toxic wastes and debris. The kidneys especially aid in ridding the body of excess acids while rebalancing critical pH. If these filters are damaged or continuously uncleansed, your blood will remain laden with debris and heavy metals that could travel to your brain and cause Alzheimer's, a stroke, or become part of the cholesterol plaque hardening your arteries and veins, or become stones painfully lodged in your kidneys, or... a thousand other different conditions. Without clean and efficiently functioning liver and kidneys, you will become sicker and sicker until you die.

Should This Be A Priority For Me?

Yes, it should! Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the United States and Europe. According to 1992 U.S.A. mortality statistics, about 1 million people per year die of cardiovascular disease. Thats approximately half of all deaths registered every year, an average of one death every 33 seconds -- and its rising! These statistics were drawn from the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), the American Heart Association (AHA), and the 1996 Johns Hopkins Medical White Paper Reports. Its plain to see that Cardiovascular Disease is a problem of epidemic proportion that most people would rather not talk about.

After seeing the health benefits I received, I believe everyone should have the opportunity to try this incredibly beneficial treatment. I believe it will save tens of thousands of lives each year.

What Exactly is CVD?

CVD is short for Cardiovascular Disease. This encompasses a very wide range of symptoms and diseases including Coronary Heart Disease or diseases of the arteries (Arteriosclerosis, including hardening of the arteries, or Atherosclerosis), Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction), Arrhythmias, Congestive Heart Disease, Stroke, High Blood Pressure (Hypertension), Rheumatic Heart Disease and other dysfunctions of the cardiovascular system.

Isn't CVD A Man Thing?

No!!! Not at all. More women than men die of CVD (51.9% compared to 48.1%). Menopause appears to increase the risk of coronary heart disease, as do the factors of smoking and oral contraception. Alarmingly, more than one in four people in the U.S. have one or more types of cardiovascular disease. CVD also makes up approximately 20% of all disabilities.

Are There Safe Medical Procedures That Accurately Diagnose CVD?

Studies show that arterial blockage diagnostic exams are apt to be inaccurate. In one study, experts only agreed 60% of the time with their interpretation of angiograms, (a pre-surgical x-ray technique to detect blocked arteries). And, get this: of those that first agreed, only 50% of them subsequently agreed with their own diagnosis when asked to blindly re-examine the same results! This suggests an overall 30% accuracy rate, meaning that 70% of the time, medical experts are likely to be wrong. Now this statistic really made me stop and think: If you or I were flipping a coin, we'd be right 50% of the time--and that would be an improvement of 20% over the medical experts!!!

Where Does That Leave Me?

Basically, that leaves you in the same place I was when I decided to accept responsibility for my own health. Remember, I am a retired fireman, not a doctor -- so legally I cannot tell you what to do here. I can only tell you about my personal experience and what I did -- and I did it myself. I cleansed my entire cardiovascular system, including my liver, kidneys, and all my organs, without involving any of those medical experts.

Can I Do This Myself?

Yes, you can! Safely and easily. That's the most important thing. Most medical procedures may have unwanted debilitating side effects. These procedures are often painful. And, furthermore, they're expensive! There are a number of products available without perscriptions. Check your local Health Food / Herbs / Aalternative Health Store.

Selected References:
Guton, Arthur C., and Hall, John, E., Textbook of Medical Physiology, Ninth Edition, W.B Sanders Company, Philadelphia, PA., 1996. Heart and Stroke Facts: 1996 Statistical Supplement, American Heart Association, Washington, DC, 1996. Kannel, William B., DAgostino, Ralph, B. and Cobb, Janet, L., Effect of Weight on Cardiovascular Disease, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 63, March 1996. Lang, F., Acid-Base Metabolism, in Greger, R., and Windhorst, U., (Editors), Comprehensive Human Physiology, Volume 1 & 2, Springer Publishing, New York and Heidleberg, 1996. Margolis, Simeon, and Preziosi, Thomas J., Stroke, The Johns Hopkins White Papers, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, 1996. Margolis, Simeon, and Preziosi, Thomas J., Coronary Heart Disease, The Johns Hopkins White Papers, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, 1996.
Windhorst, U., Regulatory Principles in Physiology, in Greger, R., and Windhorst, U., (Editors), Comprehensive Human Physiology, Volume 1 & 2, Springer Publishing, New York and Heidleberg, 1996. Siegel, G., Vascular Smooth Muscle, in Greger, R., and Windhorst, U., (Editors), Comprehensive Human Physiology, Volume 1 & 2, Springer Publishing, New York and Heidleberg, 1996. Voet, Donald, and Voet, Judith G., Biochemistry, Second Edition, John WIley & SOns, Inc. New York, N.Y. 1995 Walker, Morton, The Chelation Way, Avery Publishing Group Inc., Garden City Park, NY, 1990. Weatherall, D.J., Ledingham, J.G.G.,, Warrell, D.A., (Editors), Oxford Textbook of Medicine, Volumes 1 ,2 & 3, Oxford University Press, Oxford, England, 1996. Questions and answers paraphrased from Q&A on Cardiovascular Disease by Dr. C. D. Young with added comments by Dennis Richard

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