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If EDTA Chelation Therapy is so Good, Why Is It Not More Widely Accepted?

Posted by thessa [174.889] on February 07, 2004 at 12:58:37:

James P. Carter, MD, DrPH

Dr. Carter is Professor and Head, Nutrition Section, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Reprinted from the Journal of Advancement in Medicine, Volume 2, Numbers 1/2, Spring/Summer 1989, pages 213-226.

ABSTRACT: A summary of medical politics, turf struggles between medical specialties, and the medical economics of EDTA chelation therapy is presented to answer the question, "If EDTA chelation therapy is so good, why is it not more widely accepted?"

Most people, including physicians, are not aware of the medical politics, legal machinations and economic sanctions that covertly control the practice of medicine in the United States. A physician who introduces an innovative and nontraditional type of therapy often becomes the target of those forces. That is especially true if a new therapy, like EDTA chelation: 1) involves a major shift in the scientific paradigm; 2) if acceptance of the new therapy somehow implies that currently used medical practices are inappropriate; or 3) if the new therapy threatens the financial well being of a politically powerful and well established branch of the medical profession. Quite the opposite occurred with the immediate and widespread acceptance of bypass surgery and balloon angioplasty, which quickly brought wealth and fame to surgeons, cardiologists, large teams of health care professionals, and the hospital industry.

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Re: If EDTA Chelation Therapy is so Good, Why Is It Not More Widely Accepted?

Posted by
Chris M. [997.676] on February 07, 2004 at 18:11:27:

In Reply to: If EDTA Chelation Therapy is so Good, Why Is It Not More Widely Accepted? posted by thessa [174.889] on February 07, 2004 at 12:58:37:

Good article, thanks for sharing!

I'ts been saved in my computer for future reference!

It's good to see optimistic medicine being studied so close to home. I'm
in Louisiana too.

Chris M.

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Re: If EDTA Chelation Therapy is so Good, Why Is It Not More Widely Accepted?

Posted by Vince F [51.37] on February 08, 2004 at 04:15:00:

In Reply to: If EDTA Chelation Therapy is so Good, Why Is It Not More Widely Accepted? posted by thessa [174.889] on February 07, 2004 at 12:58:37:

same thing for Prolotherapy. I can not vouch for chelation
since I don't have much personal experience and just one
friend who raved about it and then wasn't sure 10 yrs later.

With Prolo my mother was in bad shape with her back and
after a month and a half asked my dad to ask a coworker
whose wife was a nurse at a teaching hospital, Jefferson,
in Phila, to recomend a Dr. She had said that Before she
see anyone else that she go see a Dr who Used to be an
orthopedic surgeon there and Stoped cuting when he found
the procedure. My mother went and was cured in 2 days after
20yrs of a nagging back that got BAD.

These things are usually spread by word of mouth and most
people wait till they are Real Bad and then are affraid
of alternative therapies since Everyone else gets cut.
Many times these procedures aren't covered by insurance so
people go with what they don't have to pay for and is
covered. A GFriend of mine opted for back surgery even
after the Dr couldn't read x rays or 7!! mylegrams because
the Dr was a friend of the family. I told her he was
going to butcher her and he Did. After he told her she was
crazy and it was all in her head Because he had fixed her
by cuting 2 ruptured disks Though they weren't where her
pain could come from, she went to see the Prolo Dr but it
took him 3mo to fix her but she got fixed and it was a lot
cheaper.

Dr's who went to school with the surgeon Didn't understand
what he was doing and how it could work, but it Did, IF it
was a problem it could cure.

With chelation I have Always wanted to know How it could
work. When on Prodigy I read in the medical news, that
copper and iron were found in the plaque that blocked
arteries. It was thought that the copper could come from
copper plumbing pipes and iron from red meat. Since
chelation takes out metals, It Sounded like Maybe it
took out these from the plaque and broke it down by making
it porus or maybe they bind the plaque together but it gave
a possible answer which I Need to believe in something.

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If EDTA Chelation Therapy is so Good,why Is It Not More Widely Accepted?Archive

Posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on February 08, 2004 at 07:06:17:

In Reply to: If EDTA Chelation Therapy is so Good, Why Is It Not More Widely Accepted? posted by thessa [174.889] on February 07, 2004 at 12:58:37:

Thanks, Thessa.

Thanks to the internet, the days of the exploitation of the public by the allopathic monopoly have been reduced.

Walt

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Re: If EDTA Chelation Therapy is so Good, Why Is It Not More Widely Accepted?

Posted by Steve [20.25] on February 08, 2004 at 09:10:40:

In Reply to: If EDTA Chelation Therapy is so Good, Why Is It Not More Widely Accepted? posted by thessa [174.889] on February 07, 2004 at 12:58:37:

Hey, I personally know Dr. Carter. He is a true rebel and an excellent Doctor. I did some chelation treatments at his clinic in Metairie, LA. You wouldn't believe how many other people were there getting chelated also. I guess that people from New Orleans need to have their vascular systems de-sludged from all the fried shrimp poboys that are eaten (I must admit that fried shrimp poboys are as delicious as they are bad for you)

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