After several long years of treating patients who had already had heart attacks and then seeing whether they suffered another attack (or even death), the nation’s leading research institution has announced that ….. CHELATION WORKS! (Did you get our tweets, literally minutes after the press release was available?) Well, it works “sort of.” The $35 million study was conducted over the past 7 years and results will still be forthcoming for another 3 or 4 years. All they did was give to qualifying patients 40 iv treatments and vitamins … and then watched and waited. Some patients got “the real deal” (chelation medication) while others got the “placebo” (vitamins) – no one knew who got what.
The NIH researchers just reported – at the American Heart Association meeting – that there were slightly fewer heart attacks (and deaths) and slightly fewer bypass operations and stents in the treated group. If this were a NEW drug, they would have reported on its stunning potential to reduce heart attacks. That’s because it’s easy to “lie” with how you interpret statistics.
But since the very beginning, I’ve said that the final report would be something like: “Review of the clinical experience suggests that chelation treatments might provide a small but encouraging benefit to a select group of patients.
Further studies will be needed to determine whether this effect is real and also worthwhile.”
And that, my friends, is pretty much exactly what the report concluded! (How did I know? Could 29+ years of debating with “regular docs” have given me the idea that they really don’t want to acknowledge any improvements with chelation?) Diabetics got the best results.
For those of you who don’t know, I’ve taught chelation extensively since 1984. I’ve written several books, articles, CDs, and DVDs (even an audiobook) on chelation – all available from our office, just DIAL 1-800-FIX-PAIN. I’ve lectured on chelation in Taiwan and Brazil. I’ve served for years on the board of our specialty organization – the American Board of Clinical Metal Toxicology – where I was certified as one of the first specialists in 1985.
Most importantly, I’ve been blessed to watch thousands of patients show dramatic improvements with their chelation treatment programs – saving limbs from amputation, reducing insulin dosages, improving physical performance, even helping mental clarity and depression. Have we been reducing heart attacks and strokes along with amputations? The list goes on and on.
What was WRONG with the NIH study, that they didn’t see such dramatic results? Sadly, they offered only 40 treatments and NO “monthly boosters.” Their “multi-vitamin” dosages were smaller than ours. We focus on adjusting treatments to remove toxic metals (by using a variety of personalized FDA-approved medications), because our experience and studies show that these heavy metals (lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, and so on) are directly related to inflammation and degenerative diseases, early aging, disability and death. And, of course, our iv treatment solution (which is customized for each patient) and nutritional support programs (also customized) are much more complex than the basic ones used in the study. (I do have a Master’s degree in nutrition as well as my M.D. degree and training.) The list is longer – but also boring.
The take-home message: we do chelation very, very well – just come by anytime to talk with our patients and learn first-hand of their stunning successes. (Or are you going to be one of the many who waits til some calamity occurs … and then jump on the “medical merry-go-round”? Which choice does your family deserve?)
Did I mention that I’m a confirmed “chelation junkie,” having had 424 treatments over the past almost-30 years? And that my father – now 95, still living alone and driving – has had well over 500 treatments … and that when he was 89, he survived a major operation taking 10+ hours and 36 units of blood, with his kidneys and heart performing fine. His heart shows massive amounts of “blockage” disease (smoking, alcohol, high altitude flying, Air Force career stresses) … and good collateral (on-the-side-channels) circulation. We believe in what we offer here ….. come talk with our staff, since they’ve been with us for many, many years!
To read the NIH press coverage: CLICK HERE!
To read what Dr. T has to say about chelation: DIAL 1-800-FIX-PAIN to ask for us to send you a free copy of his published article from The Townsend Letter, to ask for a free copy of 4 books on a data-CD (read in your computer) , to ask for a free copy of our “Heart and Arteries” brochure.