I’m going to share this email about EDTA Chelation from Dr. Michael Cutler (TrueHealth.com). There are so many websites out there that talk about the negative effects on EDTA Chelation. You can read Dr. Cutler’s message below. . .
Most practicing physicians are completely unaware that less than 20 percent of all biomedical scientific literature (including all languages) is available to you on the National Library of Medicine’s Index Medicus and its public MEDLINE access at www.pubmed.com. Therefore, doing a computer search for positive outcome studies using EDTA chelation therapy in the treatment of cardiovascular conditions will be deceptively negative.
Fortunately, there are a few who know how to expose misleading study design or those studies in which researchers report negative interpretations of what are actually positive results. More specifically, these negative misleading reports were the 153-patient Danish study, the 17-patient New Zealand study, the 20-infusion Heidelberg Trial, the Canadian PATCH study and several such studies used to persuade and confuse.
Unfortunately, once they publish their junk reports in mainstream medical journals to discredit EDTA chelation, the professional community becomes misled and biased against chelation.
In fact, you will find that most of the peer-reviewed literature available on the National Library of Medicine’s public access website (www.pubmed.com) is quite stacked with negative results and opinions towards the use of EDTA chelation for conditions other than lead poisoning.
For example, authors stated the following: “Edetate disodium (EDTA) is a chelating agent which has no place in the treatment of atherosclerosis and its complications. Also, its toxic effects can cause other problems which may lead to a fatal outcome. Proper investigation and treatment may sometimes be delayed by a patient’s faith in such therapy.”
Do not be too alarmed, as this same author published an opinion paper in another Australian journal entitled, “Quacks: fakers and charlatans in medicine.” In this “scientific paper” he exposes his ignorance of valuable natural therapies by his dogmatic comments: “Alternative medicine has always had an attraction for some members of the community, and this has extended into the 20th century. Examples are given of therapies, such as that for the treatment of cancer and arterial disease, in recent years that can only be described as modern-day quackery.”
Yet there are thousands of physicians who have witnessed the value of chelation therapy in practice and who are familiar with the supporting literature (remember, there is no financial incentive tied to chelation therapy).
For example, these authors, who are also published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, state direct opposition: “The authors conclude that EDTA chelation therapy is a valuable therapeutic option for vascular disease—either alone or in conjunction with standard treatment protocols.”
And a seasoned scientist from the University of California Berkeley published the following: “EDTA chelation therapy appears to achieve revitalization of the myocardium, and is a viable alternative or adjunct to revascularization. Fish oils are now proven to help revitalize vessel wall endothelia and to partially reverse atherosclerotic damage. Being safe and having proven benefits, chelation therapy and fish oils can be integrated together with nutrients, lifestyle-dietary revision, exercise and medications as necessary, into a cardiovascular revitalization strategy.”
You will also find that these latter authors present various interventions that are proven beneficial in their papers, while the anti-chelationists report only the negative information about chelation.
You might also be interested to know that statistical analyses of the more carefully performed studies on chelation show that the probability that these positive results are due to random chance alone ranges from less than one in 1,000 to less than one in 10,000!
You deserve to be informed of the risks and benefits of all types of valuable interventions, not just the ones that are highly profitable for doctors and pharmaceutical companies. So be sure to do your research and find out the best course of action for yourself!
Source: Dr. Michael Cutler, email dated July 2, 2008
As we drove home from church services one afternoon, we were happily talking about a friend who was baptized that day. As we’re saying how proud we were of him, my 3-year-old daughter Elizabeth asked, “What does it mean to be baptized?”
My 5-year-old son Joshua spoke up: “Oh, baptism—that’s when the preacher washes all your senses away.”
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“Trust…in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy.” 1 Timothy 6:17