X-Message-Number: 14582
From: "Diane Jahoda" <>
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Subject: Re: CryoNet #14560 - #14575
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2000 13:27:03 -0400

In response to your query David:

Chelation is not hype.  I can tell you what I know of intravenous chelation
therapy and the oral adjunct.

I participated in the care of patients at a private clinic in the 80's after
learning about chelation from a "cardiac cripple" (since age 35 or so).
This gentleman had been unable to walk across a room due to shortness of
breath.  He was able to lead a near normal life after having this treatment,
walking two to four miles a day.

Post stroke victims arrived shortly after their incident, pushed in
wheelchairs, slumped and unable to communicate, who left the clinic
ambulatory, alert, articulate and taking exercise walks of over a mile a

Many patients received treatment as an alternative to amputation due to the
complications secondary to diabetes.  Circulation improved along with
healing of diabetic ulcers and reversal of very early tissue changes due to

These people were encouraged to return for a series of intravenous chelation
at certain intervals after their initial therapy.

I have never seen any therapeutic intervention so dramatically reverse
vascular decompensation secondary to a disease process.

The above examples are just a few of many I observed.  I took chelation at
that time.  I took another series again last year and this year.

Your original question was in reference to oral chelation agents.  Orals
were used as an adjunct between intravenous cycles.  These were to be used
along with healthy and moderate nutrition, regular exercise and cessation of
smoking.  Chelation agents were combined with  megavitamin therapy.

It was believed that unless circulation is present to a body structure, any
intervention is useless.

You might consider visiting a clinic where chelation is being performed and
speak to the patients there.  I am sure there is one not far from you where
ambulatory out-patients are treated.

I hope this has helped.


Diane Jahoda, M.D.

> Message #14573
> Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2000 20:40:04 -0500
> From: david pizer <>
> Subject: Help or Hype
> I recently read about oral (EDTA) chelation and claims on how it can
> improve one's health and expand one's lifetime.  I briefly repeat some of
> the claims.  Can anyone verify this?
> In so many words it said:
> 1. EDTA improves circulation.
> 2. EDTA in bloodstream aids in partial dissolution of calcium in the
> arteries (in other words, it reduces hardening or cloging of the arteries)
> 3. Chelation reduces free iron and copper which reduces free-radicals.
> 4. You can take their product in an oral form (of chelation).
> Their conclusion is that oral chelation products can:
> (1) help keep the cardio-vascular system in better health, and
> (2) reduce free-radical damage.
> Does anyone on this list know if this is help or hype?
> Dave Pizer

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