Not stopping smoking was a very bad choice. A choice
that was my responsibility. However, I did not find out until I was
about 50 that the doctors never expected me to stop smoking. They later
they believed at that time that smoking to a Buerger's disease patient
is like heroin to a heroin addict.
Along the way I had about six surgeries to fix the
problems of inflamed blood vessels and clots. They also did a
sympathectomy operation which is meant to increase circulation. I later
found out they knew it probably wouldn't work but did it anyway. A year
later they stopped doing these types of surgical procedures. Also, along
the way I had five years of open wounds that would not heal. These are
just like diabetic ulcers although they ran all the tests and they found no
diabetes. Doctors said live with it. They also said stop smoking. And
I did not. Again my responsibility. Dumb I know!
Then I found a doctor, the only one, who said he
could fix the open wounds but not the circulation problem. He did just
that with a plastic surgery procedure. Since this kind of circulation
problem is hard to detect until something like leg cramps, sleepy feet,
pain when walking and open wounds strikes, I was feeling pretty good
after the surgery.
I became very careful about injury and went on with a
busy life working and taking care of my family. I had a few problems of
slow healing but I was always able to heal it with natural means before
it got infected. But then in late 1979 it happened again. I owned a
retail import store and a glass table
top slipped out of my hands and fell damaging toes on both feet. The
wounds became infected and would not heal. It spread quickly and by
March 1980 it was a mess. I could hardly walk.
I literally ran to the best plastic surgeon I could
find. We had since moved from Texas back to our home town in Colorado. I
asked the question what would be the fastest way to get back on my feet.
He recommended amputating three toes rather than trying to save them with
plastic surgery and months and months of bed rest while everything
I entered the hospital on April 1. April fool's day,
fitting huh. Also On April 1, 1980 I quit
smoking, for good this time. With the surgery and no smoking my
conditioned improved greatly. I went on an exercise program and have
been walking nearly every day since. If you have a heart or circulatory
problem of any kind my recommendation,
Even though my condition improved greatly the
symptoms of poor circulation were still present just not as severe.
Occasionally through injury I would get wounds that were still slow to
heal and I had some of the symptoms of
PAD such as leg pain when walking
and most recently leg cramps.
So I started again to research in the early 80's for a cure
to this situation. I forget really where I ran across Chelation Therapy
for the first time. At that time before the internet I was a big book
fan. I have books every where about the subjects I am interested in. The
two best books on chelation are :
Bypass: by Elmer Cranton, M.D
The Chelation Way
by Dr. Morton
In 1992 I had my first Chelation treatments. I was
traveling and working in Florida on hard concrete floors and the left side of my foot
opened up at the site of an old wound. Stopping smoking had really helped but did not cure the
problem. The poor circulation was still there, lurking. Florida is
the easiest place in the nation to find
In 1992 I did not know about effective oral chelation. There were very
few oral chelation programs around and even fewer that worked.
I did ten IV
Chelation treatments and my foot healed fine at the same time I
continued work. A great difference from before. Before Chelation I had
to get off my feet for months or it would never heal. It is hard
to earn a living lying in bed. The cost of a Chelation
treatment at that time was $75 each. The price now varies from $110 to
$150 depending on who is doing them and in what part of the country.
Most of the health practitioners belong to ACAM
and you can see them listed here if you want to do IV Chelation.
All in all I have had over 30 IV Chelation treatments
and I have not had an open wound since. As you will see upon visiting a
IV Chelation practitioner the amount of recommended treatments will vary
depending on the problem. If your heart arteries are almost clogged it
might be 20 or 30 to start and could be as high as 50. And after that 10 or 20 a year.
The reason you have to keep having the treatments is
the damage free radicals do to the vascular system on a daily basis. This damage has
increased in recent years because of all the pollution in our air, water
My last IV Chelation was in 2000. The more I did the
better I got and I could start going longer periods between treatments.
Also, I must emphasis that walking or other exercise is essential if you
want to improve your condition. It can be hard but you must do what you
If you can afford it and you have the time and it is
no burden then by all means do IV Chelation. However, there are
many geographic areas (most actually) that IV Chelation practitioners are
few and far between or non
existent. In some instances I have seen people drive 150 to 200 miles to
get a treatment. At today's gas prices that is very expensive. So
because of economic conditions I decided to look elsewhere for a
solution. With the amount of pollution we now ingest chelation could
become as common as taking any other supplement.
Enter Oral Chelation.
Oral Chelation has been around for a very long time
but it has not been accepted and still is not as a general rule. There are 100's of
oral Oral Chelation Supplements now
available but few that have the proper ingredients to do the job or the
ingredients are good just not the right ones in the right does to get
the job done quickly. Now many MD's
and other practitioners are publishing their results on oral chelation that show it does
work and work well.
I went through many different oral
Oral Chelation Supplements and found
most do not work. The ones that did work the effectiveness
was slow and very expensive. The products without a large amount of EDTA
were not effective or it took months and months to realize any positive effect.
There are many nutrients that do some form of chelation such as
vitamins, amino acids and others. IV chelation works very quickly. I
believe oral chelation should to. My regimen works almost as q1uick as
IV chelation for me.
I have been using my oral chelation regimen now for
over a year and it works great. The first time I used this regimen it
worked quickly, effectively and inexpensively.
Most recently (2006) I was having an increasing incidence of leg cramps at
night or when I stretched my legs straight out. I have a habit upon
awakening of stretching my legs and I have been doing it for years and
years. In addition I sleep like a pretzel and my fingers and hands were
beginning to fall asleep much easier than in the past. Both of these
symptoms are classic poor circulation. During this time I was using
other oral chelation formulas none of which worked.
I took my regimen twice (2 bottles EDTA and 2 bottles
Multi-Vitamin Minerals) over a four month period.
See Regimen Total cost less than
$70. IV Chelation would cost about $2000
All I can say is, "it works for me" and
it has worked for millions of others.
This story is intended to tell you how it worked for me and in the
testimonials how it worked for others. The choice is always yours. If
you want to cure something you have to sometimes take the responsibility
and do it. Oral chelation is safe. You have nothing to lose and a whole
lot to gain. Try my oral
chelation supplement and see for yourself.
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