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Archive for the 'Chelation' Category

Survival with alternative therapy for breast cancer

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Some breast cancer patients reject standard treatment, but data on outcomes for those choosing CAM as primary treatment are lacking.

Researchers at the Legacy Health System, Cancer Services, in Portland, Oregon, estimated 10-year survival statistics. (more…)

Consumer Alert: FDA warns about OTC chelation products

Friday, October 15th, 2010

8 companies of over-the-counter (OTC) chelation products were told that they are selling unapproved drugs and devices and are violating federal law with respect to unproven claims about these products.

These products purport to treat a range of diseases by removing toxic metals from the body. Some also claim to treat autism spectrum disorder, cardiovascular diseases, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration, and other serious conditions. (more…)

Another chelation study canceled

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

 It was designed to study the effects of chelation in patients who had survived a heart attack. (more…)

Chelation study for autism cancelled

Friday, September 19th, 2008

 “The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has decided that resources are better directed at this time to testing other potential therapies for autism spectrum disorders, and is not pursuing the additional review required to begin the study.” (more…)

Use of CAM by children with autism

Saturday, November 3rd, 2007

Dr. Susan Levy reviewed charts for 284 patients at the Regional Autism Center, which is associated with The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She found that 32% of the children were using CAM.

Here’s why her work is important.


Chelation therapy meets nanotechnology

Monday, August 28th, 2006

There is evidence that abnormal concentrations of positively-charged metal ions (eg, copper, iron, and zinc) interact with beta-amyloid in the brain during the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Therefore, correcting these abnormal levels might help people with this disease. (The photo shows yellow amyloid plaque surrounded by black neurofibrillary tangles.)

One option for treatment is chelation.


The Quick-and-Dirty Guide to Complementary Therapies

Saturday, August 12th, 2006

In 1995, the American Medical Student Association prepared an introductory guide to complementary medicine.

It is available online at no charge. And it’s still the first place to turn for introductory information on everything from art therapy, to osteopathy, chiropractic, chelation therapy, and more.