Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Toxic Metals and Cardiovascular Disease

Peter Jennrich has written and distributed an insightful article showing how arsenic, lead, and mercury influence the development of cardiovascular disease. These toxic metals are commonly found in our environment. They increase free radicals, which leads to lipid peroxidation and other mechanisms that damage vascular endothelium, raise blood pressure, and increase mortality from cardiovascular disease. Jennrich cites 132 references that document this connection, and yet conventional medicine refuses to recognize, detect, or treat this emerging epidemic. I believe that all adult patients and selected children should be screening with a metals challenge test to see if they are collecting toxic metals. If these metals are found, various chelating procedures are available to remove them from the body. The Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy (TACT) showed a reduction in cardiac events for patients with known heart disease treated with EDTA chelation therapy. See P Jennrich. The Influence of Arsenic, Lead, and Mercury on the Development of Cardiovascular Disease. ISRN Hypertension, Vol 2013, article ID 234034. Contact healthcelebration.com for more info on EDTA chelation therapy.

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