Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Chelation Therapy

Chelation Therapy has been seeing a great amount of popularity since it was started in 1948. It was started by a group of physicians in Detroit Michigan that started using it as an antidote to lead poisoning. It was then that they saw that it was doing a great amount of positive things. They noticed that it was improving vision, hearing, lowering and loss of angina, more mobility and function in walking, and reduction in arteriosclerosis.

Chelation has to be one of the most interesting therapies. I think that if it was being used more, thousands would not be suffering from heart problems. It has been used in treating strokes, diabetes, memory loss, cardiovascular disease, peripheral vascular disease, damage due to long term smoking, abuse of alcohol, and MOST importantly heavy metal toxins.

The procedure used is done using an IV with a slow drip of a drug called ethylene diamine tetracetic acid, also known as EDTA. It is administered along with various nutrients in the arm. A client may receive up to 30 treatments the first year and ten decrease through the following years. Chelation is a Greek word meaning "CLAW". The heavy metals and excess calcium bind to the carrier molecules that are picked up by the claw and then removed through the kidneys. The body has to work way too hard to remove the foreign elements like heavy metals, excess calcium, and elements that harden the tissues. It is said in the natural health field that Chelation therapy can be an alternative to coronary bypass surgery. It has been successful in reducing the need for invasive procedures. Not to say that it is for every person, but it would be something to look at as an alternative to surgery. Most of the case studies show people that take the treatments change their diet and involved themselves in exercise.

For those who are in pain from angina and even have trouble walking may not be able to exercise. In most study cases the clients found such relief that they were able to start walking more and then exercises. It was interesting too, that in the case studies they did not only find relief of their arteriosclerosis, but also other areas like vision, carpal tunnel, blood pressure, memory improvements, and many more. In regard to the diet it was mentioned that most turned to a very low animal protein if at all.

Zucchini Tacos

3 Zucchinis sliced Julian
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp cumin whole seeds
1/2 yellow onion chopped
1 tbsp chili powder
10 soft taco shells

Pour oil in pan and warm. Add cumin and stir lightly brown. Add onions cook until translucent. Add Zucchini and chili powder, stir until zucchini is just cooked (but not mushy you still want some firmness in the vegetable). Ready to serve with cheese, lettuce, and tomato. Don't forget the chopped cilantro as a garnish. Even the kids love this absolutely wonderful taco. For those of you that love meat, you can add some ground turkey or beef to the mixture at the end. I love to go veggie once a week, try it.

Have a Blessed and Healthy Day!

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a great recipe. I will definitely try this with ground turkey. Thanks, your fellow Bee.