Chelation Cancer Care
Toxins and Heavy Metals
Everyday we are exposed to various toxins. Of these various types of toxins are heavy metals. Heavy metals often get overlooked and are not at the forefront of our minds. However, the effect that heavy metals can have on our bodies can be detrimental. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), various heavy metals such as mercury, lead, aluminum, uranium, cadmium, and arsenic are considered probable carcinogens to humans. Some common exposure methods to heavy metal toxicity include dental amalgam fillings (mercury), lead paint, workplace exposure, and location of home. Pertaining to cancer, according to Flora et. al, “chronic [heavy metal] toxicities may be reversible or irreversible leading to slow development of manifestations like cancer” (2010). Thus, it is important to rid our bodies of these toxic metals when battling cancer, as they could be playing a role in the root cause of the disease.
When heavy metals are present in the body, they can often displace the natural trace metals in our bodies that play critical roles in enzymatic reactions. Enzymes are vital to normal cell function, as many crucial chemical reactions cannot occur without the assistance of an enzyme. If enzymes are not able to function properly, your body will begin to operate less effectively and efficiently.
Upon arrival to Synergy Lifestyle Medicine, a urine toxic metals lab is administered that tests toxicity levels of 20 various toxic metals. If toxic metals are found, there are two variations of chelation treatments that we offer to help rid your body of these toxic metals. The two types of chelation treatments are calcium chelation (CaEDTA) IV therapy and disodium chelation (NaEDTA) IV therapy. Intravenous chelation therapy can bind to the toxic metals and force the heavy metals to exit the body via urination. Additionally, at Synergy Lifestyle Medicine, we also administer a mineral IV bag following the chelation IV therapy to replenish your body of the essential minerals and nutrients needed to promote healthy cell function.
Flora, S. J., & Pachauri, V. (2010). Chelation in metal intoxication. International journal of environmental research and public health, 7(7), 2745-2788.
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). Agents Classified by the IARC Monographs, Volumes 1 – 114. 2015. Accessed at http://monographs.iarc.fr/ENG/Classification/List_of_Classifications_Vol1-114.pdf on October 27, 2015.
US Department of Health and Human Services. Public Health Service, National Toxicology Program. Report on Carcinogens, Fourteenth Edition. 2016. Accessed at http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/pubhealth/roc/index-1.html on November 3, 2016.