Experience with EDTA Chelation Therapy
Heart attack! Fearful words we don’t like to hear, and as usual, I
never thought I would be a victim of this potential killer. And what a killer
it is! It is the greatest cause of death, regardless of age, in both Canada
and the United States.
This number one killer showed its signs to me at the age of 63 on a nice
June day in 1984, while I was walking around our home. Recurring chest pains
became more frequent—I eventually landed in the intensive care unit
of our local hospital.
It was many months later, after several visits to my doctor and to hospitals,
and many tests, before a correct diagnosis was made following an angiogram
that was taken on November 27,1986. It had taken over two years to find out
the severity of my heart’s condition.
I was told by my cardiologist that I had had a genuine heart attack and that
the arteries around my heart were occluded from 25 to 100 percent.
“In summary, this patient had an anteroseptal infarction approximately
eighteen months ago,” my cardiologist reported. I was prescribed atenolol,
diltiazem and nitroglycerin. Life became increasingly more difficult with constant
angina pains, and I was unable to be active and useful. In addition, the constant
fear of death
was now a reality to me, both day and night.
Being a devout Christian man for over 40 years, I naturally called upon my
Lord to direct my path as to what I should do if I was to continue living.
I eventually learned, after much research, about EDTA chelation therapy,
and was admitted as a patient to the Vancouver Island Chelation Therapy Research
Society (VICTRS) clinic in the Colwood area of Victoria, B.C., for EDTA infusions
under its director, Alan Matthews, M.D. The clinic that is carrying out this
research project treats hundreds of patients with circulatory problems from
head to toe to determine the effectiveness of chelation therapy—not
just for cardiovascular problems only.
After five infusions, I noticed a difference in my stamina and reduction
in angina pains and was encouraged to continue treatment. I discontinued
taking atenolol and diltiazem completely and my dependence on nitroglycerin
tablets became less.
I am an 80 percent vegetarian; I take nutritional supplements and go for
daily walks. I really didn’t have to change my lifestyle too much because
I was moderate in my eating habits and an active person anyway. I love organic
vegetable gardening and work around my home.
My time now was given over to chelation therapy once a week, which I paid
for myself, as it is not an accepted “orthodox” practice in British
I have now had 25 infusions and my condition of angina pectoris has greatly
improved to a point that I am active again. I expect to continue on with
these treatments for some time. Ethylene Diamine Tetra Acetic Acid (EDTA),
plus other chelating agents and vitamins, are slowly dripped into the blood
stream by intravenous injection over a period of two to four hours. Blood
tests are taken to determine the condition of your health (particularly the
liver and kidneys) on a regular basis.
I also read up on this subject of chelation therapy as various books are
available; i.e., Bypassing Bypass, by Elmer Cranton, M.D. I was anxious to
learn all I could about my condition and its cause and the various alternative
therapies that are available.
Chelation therapy not only removes plaque from the arteries around the heart,
but from the whole circulatory system and, thus, improves our health in all
areas. This is not a new therapy; it has been used to treat many ailments
for over 40 years in a number of European countries, as well as in the United
My health has improved to the extent that I have founded the EDTA Chelation
Lobby Association of B.C. Its purpose is to inform our citizens of this effective
alternative to open-heart surgery. I have also learned by hearing from others
who have had open-heart-by-pass surgery that in time their arteries plug
up again and many have turned to chelation therapy, not wanting to go through
another traumatic experience of open-heart surgery.
If you would like more information on EDTA chelation therapy, please write
to the EDTA Chelation Lobby Association of B.C., P.O. Box 67514, Station ‘0’ Vancouver,
B.C., V5W 3T9.
Reprinted from the Port Townsend Health Letter—Summer
Collin, MD specializes in preventative medicine, with emphasis
on nutrition and wellness. Certain patients with circulation disorders
or toxic metal poisoning are considered for EDTA Chelation Therapy.