Dr. Lawrence Wilson
September 2023, LD Wilson Consultants, Inc.
All information in this article is for
educational purposes only. It is
not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health
Randomly And Erratically Removes Vital Minerals
2. Chelation Throws
The Body Chemistry Out Of Balance
3. Chelation Can
Worsen Kidney and Liver Activity
4. Toxic Metal
Removal Is Not Adequate
5. Chelation Only
Removes Some Toxic Metals and Does Not Remove Toxic Chemicals
6. Chelation Does
Not Address Most Of The Deeper Causes Of Illness and Worsens Overall Health
7. Chelation can
damage higher brain centers and the connection with the Holy Spirit or
removes toxic metals in an unnatural order. This is not a safe way to detoxify the body.
9. Chelation slows
or stops development. This is the expansion of the energy
field of a human being and the expression of the full human genetic potential.
Definition. The word chelate means to grab on or hold on. Chelation therapy is the use of specific chemical substances called chelators that bind to and help remove toxic metals from the body.
These chemicals can be synthetic or natural. The therapy can be administered intravenously or orally, and occasionally in other ways such as rectally.
Chelation therapy is used mainly by holistic doctors and naturopaths. The use of chelating agents to remove toxic metals is in the medical textbooks, and has been for years. However, chelation therapy to remove calcium from the arteries for example, is not an “officially approved” conventional medical therapy.
Confusion with chelated minerals. Chelation therapy is completely
different from the concept of chelated
minerals. The latter are
minerals that are tightly bound to specific mineral transporters so that they
are absorbed faster and better into the body inside the intestinal tract. In fact, our bodies naturally chelate
or bind minerals in the stomach and intestines in order to absorb them
therapy, however, has nothing to do with absorbing minerals. It has to do with removing minerals by
the use of specific chemicals that bind tightly to minerals and then move them
to the kidneys for exretion.
Chelation therapy is better than bypass
surgery for blocked arteries. It
is safer, easier and less costly. However, we never
recommend standard chelation therapy because:
- It is not too effective compared to a
development program, and therefore not needed.
- It is not safe enough. It removes some vital minerals along with the toxic ones. These cannot be replaced by just taking vitamin or mineral supplements or by adding vitamins and minerals to an intravenous drip.
Chelation is also hard on the kidneys, which must remove the chelating agents and the toxic metals. Dr. Paul Eck first noticed this problem about 44 years ago because he found that chelation therapy decreases the sodium/potassium ratio on a hair mineral analysis.
- Chelation therapy is a symptomatic
therapy that does not address the deeper causes of disease.
Some people today are told that the more they chelate their heavy metals, the better. In our view, this is incorrect and dangerous advice, as this article will explain.
everything chelation therapy offers can be done better with a complete
development program, so that is what we suggest. However, it is true that a development program is much more
work than sitting in a chair for a few hours to receive a series of intravenous
drips of a chelating agent.
1. Below is an email we received. The patient was a young adult, and seemingly healthy at the time he had chelation. Today, unlike the past, people who seem healthy may not be that healthy, and this can complicate any therapy.
Dear Dr. Wilson,
I was treated by my naturopath
with 2 chelation treatments to remove heavy metals in June, 2012. The day after the second treatment I
had a severe migraine. Tylenol nor
Advil would help at all. The
morning of the next day the headache continued until I collapsed at work. My first aid attendant at work called
911 and I was in the emergency room in 17 minutes. They did a scan and found I had a brain stem
hemorrhage. The doctors said that
in another 30 minutes I would have died.
My blood pressure was so high I
was put into a drug-induced coma, where I remained for the next 9 days! When they took me out of the coma, they
told my children that I was alive, but will likely have "serious
I have made a good recovery, but
can no longer do a lot of the things I enjoy. My short-term memory is poor. I was active and enjoyed hard work, and activities like
windsurfing, kayaking and rock climbing.
The doctors advise against these.
One can argue that the timing of the man’s hehorrhagic stroke was purely coincidental, and not related to his chelation therapy. However, we think this is unlikely.
One must ask, why would something like this occur from giving a chemical that removes toxic metals? Possible answers are:
1. Removing calcium deposits that were coating the inside of the arteries of the brain may have weakened the artery wall, resulting in its rupture.
2. Chelation therapy removes vital minerals along with the toxic ones. In this instance, removing a vital mineral may have caused the blood pressure to rise too high.
3. Chelation therapy is hard on the kidneys. In this case, the chelating drug may have interfered with kidney function, and this may have raised the blood pressure.
In fairness, this case is extreme. However, we have received a number of client reports that chelation therapy just did not solve their health problems or that chelation therapy caused adverse effects, but not as extreme as in the case above.
G. asked that her experience with chelation be included in this article. Several years ago, at age 64, Rosemary
was diagnosed with mercury toxicity.
Her symptoms included extreme fatigue, a kind of free-floating fear,
depression, anxiety, skin problems, and other emotional disturbances.
underwent more than 20 chelation treatments to remove the mercury, using DMPS
and DMSA. She reported that the
treatments did not help her symptoms, but in fact made her more ill. Her first hair tissue mineral analysis
revealed a 0.4 mg% mercury level.
This is over 10 times normal.
She had been told that her mercury level was normal using a urine
challenge test for toxic metals!
After only three months on a development program, Rosemary began to feel normal for the first time in many years. A retest hair mineral analysis showed an almost 100% increase in her hair mercury level to 0.74 mg%. This indicates an active elimination in progress. Rosemary is continuing on her development program and feeling still better, as there is more mercury yet to be eliminated.
include the following:
1. Chelating agents randomly and
erratically remove vital minerals.
All chelating agents, both natural and synthetic, remove some essential
mineral compounds from the body.
This is a serious problem today for two main reasons. First, many people are already
extremely deficient in many essential minerals such as zinc, chromium,
selenium, manganese and others. If
one removes even a little of the essential minerals, the person can become much
more ill, even though the deficiency state can be subtle.
problem with removing some essential minerals is that it further unbalances or
upsets the body chemistry, often in ways that are difficult to repair. For this reason, removing vital
minerals from the body in a random way is usually the worst problem with all
chelation – synthetic or natural - that we observe.
that offer chelation say they replenish the vital minerals with either oral
supplements or minerals added to an intravenous chelation bottle. However, in our experience, this is not
true. The proper foms of the
minerals often come from food and cannot be duplicated with pills or IV
minerals. In fact, replenishing
minerals in the human body is a delicate, exacting process and it cannot be
done by just ‘dumping’ them into the bloodstream or with mineral
that a complete development program can replace the vital minerals lost through
chelation therapy, however. For
more about this, please read Introduction To
Development on this website.
2. Chelation throws the body chemistry
out of balance. Chelation rips
toxic metals out of the arteries, veins and some tissues without regard for the
overall balance of the body chemistry.
Replacing minerals with IV pushes and piles of vitamin pills does the
same thing, or worse.
unbalances the body, the vitality always suffers, even if symptomatic
improvement occurs. This is a
major problem with chelation, using either natural and synthetic chelating
3. Chelation can worsen kidney and
liver activity. This occurs
for two reasons;
chelating agents are toxic, or potentially toxic. The synthetic chelators such as EDTA, DMPS, DMSA,
penicillamine, deferoxamine and other drugs are known to be toxic for the
kidneys, in particular.
metals that are lodged in fairly safe places such as fatty tissue are mobilized
by chelation therapy and moved into vital organs such as the kidneys. There the metals accumulate, causing
damage to vital organs.
kidney damage causes high blood pressure, buildup of toxic ammonia and other
chemicals, and hastens death.
seems to damage methylation in the kidney. Methylation is a method of detoxification. We believe this is the case because
giving clients who have undergone chelation trimethylglycine, a methylating
agent, seems to help them a lot.
of chelation therapy may not be apparent at first. However, newer chelation protocols demand that the doctor
check the patient’s liver and kidney function periodically, exactly for this
reason. Unfortunately, standard
liver and kidney blood tests are not sensitive enough to detect subtle damage
to these vital organs due to chelating agents.
Natural chelators such as
high-dose vitamin C, zeolite, chlorella, cilantro extract, distilled water,
reverse osmosis water, charcoal tablets and others are less toxic, but still
damaging in various ways, and should be avoided. The safest agents are sulfur amino acids, garlic, modified
citrus pectin, and the alginates.
While safer, these are quite yin in Chinese medical terms and must be
used sparingly, if at all.
4. Removal of toxic metals is not
thorough enough. Most, if not
all of the chelating agents only work in the blood and in the tissues and
organs located near larger blood vessels.
Repeated use of the chelating agents can go somewhat deeper, but then
the hazards of chelation such as removing more essential minerals also increase.
development science begins at the cellular level and works at this level. The metals can slowly be removed at
much deeper levels, as a result, and much more thoroughly. Several patients of mine had previously
undergone 40 or more chelation treatments. This is usually considered enough to rid the body of lead,
mercury or other metals. However,
when these patients went on a development program, they began to eliminate
significant amounts of these toxic metals that supposedly had already been
removed. The only explanation I
can think of is that deeper deposits were now being removed that were not
reached by the chelating agents.
5. Chelation only works on some toxic
metals and does not remove toxic chemicals. Chelating agents can remove some mercury, lead, cadmium,
arsenic, copper, iron, aluminum and perhaps a few other toxic metals. However, they will not remove very well
about a dozen other toxic metals for various reasons. They also do not remove toxic chemicals.
a development program removes all toxic metals and all toxic chemicals, as
6. Chelation does not address most of
the deeper causes of illness, and worsens overall health. While toxic metal removal is
helpful in some cases, many times the metal accumulation is due to many other
bodily imbalances. These include Yin Disease, Sympathetic
Dominance, mineral deficiencies, chronic infections, imbalanced mineral
ratios and more.
No matter what anyone claims, chelation
therapy is an allopathic, or drug approach to healing. By this I mean that it does not
address underlying imbalances, it is somewhat toxic, it never balances the
body, and it usually reduces the overall vitality of the body.
important because naturopaths and holistic doctors claim to avoid allopathic
approaches, but often offer chelation.
While it is an alternative to bypass surgery for heart disease, for
example, it is still very allopathic in its philosophy and methodology.
may extend life because it can remove calcium deposits from the arteries of the
heart, brain, liver and elsewhere.
However, this is not the same as improving overall vitality and health.
7. Chelation can damage higher brain
centers and the connection with the Holy Spirit. Removing even tiny amounts of certain
forms of zinc and selenium with chelation therapy can damage finer brain
centers. When this occurs, one may
feel less connected to God or the Holy Spirit because this connection requires
higher brain cortex activity.
This can be
a devastating adverse effect of chelation therapy. Please consider this when you are tempted to undergo
8. Chelation removes toxic metals in an
unnatural order. In development, all of the toxic metals are removed in the
body’s own order. This is a
complex and delicate process. The
practitioner simply keeps balancing and supporting the overall stress response
by balancing the key mineral ratios and oxidation rate, and the body does the
therapy is more of a ‘sledgehammer’ approach that literally rips the toxic
metals out of the enzyme binding sites in a totally unnatural order. This can cause problems such as those
described in the email above.
because the order is unnatural, some reaccumulation of the toxic metals might
occur, necessitating more chelation therapy in the future. It is also possible that toxic metals
that the body either cannot remove well enough or that reaccumulate for other
reason will end up in more vital organs.
This does not occur with a properly designed development program.
Chelation slows or stops what is called development on this
website. Development is very special and is the central goal of a
development program. It involves
the expansion of the energy field of a human being and the expression of the
full human genetic potential. This
can drastically improve a person’s physical and mental health and tends to
causes a longer, happier life.
therapy involves giving a drug of other substance that binds toxic metals such
as lead. However, we find the body cannot eliminate lead and other toxic metals
very well if the shepherd
concept is not in play.
concept is that the body uses certain minerals, especially zinc, calcium and
magnesium, as shepherds to guide the safe and rapid elimination of toxic
metals. For details, read The Shepherd Concept.
cases of chelation therapy, the shepherd concept is not involved. In part, this
is because the body is out of balance and too low in adaptive energy. Also,
most bodies are very deficient in the shepherd minerals.
practitioners supplement minerals, but do not know which ones or how much to
give. Much worse is the problem
that chelating drugs tend to binds up calcium, zinc and other vital shepherd
minerals, rendering them biologically unavailable to the body.
is the chelating drugs and the toxic metals tend to build up in the kidneys, in
particular, and damage them.
program approaches the problem of toxic metals very differently from chelation
therapy. The program employs over
20 methods to remove toxic metals at the same time.
balancing the oxidation rate, improving the organs of elimination, making the
body more parasympathetic, removng the need for adaptations to stress,
improving digestion, improving hydration, improving oxygenation of the tissues,
is much safer and removes much more of the toxic metals. For details about the methods, read Toxic Metals.
IS DRINKING DISTILLED OR REVERSE OSMOSIS
WATER A FORM OF CHELATION?
Not exactly because it does not involve a chemical or herb. However, the effect is very similar. That is, drinking mineral-free water will bind to and leach out of the body some minerals. It is sometimes called “hungry water”. Unfortunately, it does not just leach out toxic metals, but also removes vital nutrient minerals, as well.
For this reason, please do not drink reverse osmosis or distilled water. The only exception is that distilled water is occasionally helpful during a healing crisis for a few days or a week if one is eliminating toxic metals and needs to get them out faster.
There are other problems with distilled and reverse osmosis water, even though they are fairly pure and chemical-free. For more on this important subject, please read Water For Drinking on this website.
HOW EFFECTIVE IS CHELATION THERAPY?
Heart disease (arteriosclerosis). Chelation therapy definitely removes
some toxic metals that lodge in the arteries. By so doing, it can improve blood flow to the heart and
other organs. Over one thousand
studies confirm this.
chelation therapy for heart disease is not medically accepted. The likely reason for this is that it
competes directly with heart bypass and other common surgeries that are major
sources of income - literally in the billions of dollars - for physicians,
hospitals, drug companies and others who sell or supply various medical items.
that chelation is not well-researched, or that it is more dangerous than most
heart surgery, is false. The
ignorance and deception by the medical journals and authorities on this subject
are a sad reflection upon a medical profession that supposedly exists to help
people, rather than to harm them or take their money.
statistics on bypass surgery, for example, show clearly that there are many side
effects that would be prevented if development, chelation or other methods such
as sauna therapy were tried first.
The cost of chelation and natural methods is often one tenth to one-one
hundredth of bypass surgery. Thus,
bypass surgery is quite insane today.
Unfortunately, chelation therapy is also unsafe, in my experience. It is also not needed because a properly designed
development program will clear the arteries and do it better than chelation
Chelation for other diseases such as
dementia, diabetes, impaired circulation, and others. Fewer studies support the benefits of
chelation therapy for other conditions, but it may help reduce some symptoms
because toxic metals cause so many ailments in modern day society.
HOW WE RECOMMEND REMOVING TOXIC METALS
exposure is universal today.
Everyone has toxic metals.
To read why I say this, read Everyone Is
Toxic. All children are born
with some toxic metals that pass through the placenta from their mothers. This is why removing toxic metals with
a development program BEFORE one becomes pregnant is very critical if one
wishes to have healthy children.
It does not matter how beautiful a young woman looks, or even if her
blood or hair tests indicate that she does not have toxic metals. They are just hidden in these cases.
vaccine exposure is an important source of mercury and aluminum, along with food,
drinking water, pharmaceutical drugs of many kinds, over-the-counter drugs,
cosmetics, and other environmental sources. These include, but are not limited to air pollution, dental
amalgams and other dental materials, and contact with toxic metals at home and
development work, we assume that everyone has toxic metals. I have yet to work with anyone who is
not quite toxic. Toxic metals are
not the most important assessment.
It is far more important to figure out a person’s energy level, exact
oxidation rate, ability to eliminate toxic metals, ability to digest and
assimilate nutrients and a few other parameters of health.
Once this is
done, Dr. Eck’s system involves designing a healing program that includes at
least 20 methods to gently and safely remove ALL the toxic metals and ALL toxic
chemicals in the body at the same time.
They include improving the vitality level, balancing the autonomic
nervous system (see Understanding The
Autonomic Nervous System), improving the eliminative organs, the use of
antagonists and synergists and much more.
For the specifics of these methods, read Toxic
Metals And How To Remove Them on this site.
WHERE DO SAUNAS AND COFFEE ENEMAS FIT IN FOR
TOXIC METAL REMOVAL?
experience, saunas are the finest single additional modality with a development
program for toxic metal elimination.
They combine a number of effects that together produce wonderful
results. They are also safe and
very cost-effective. One can build
or buy a light sauna for several hundred dollars or less. Click here
for information about saunas.
essence, sauna therapy helps rejuvenate the skin, the largest eliminative organ
in the body. It helps decongest
the internal organs by shunting blood to the body surface. It helps to spare and protect the
kidneys, as most all toxins eliminated by the kidneys can be eliminated in the
body assists it to kill pathogenic microorganisms, and helps destroy weaker,
toxic metal-laden cells. Saunas
also drastically increase circulation, assisting to dislodge stored toxins and
assisting nutrients to reach all the cells to improve energy output.
The sauna is
also a powerful inhibitor of the sympathetic nervous system. According to Guyton's Textbook of
Medical Physiology, when heat is supplied from outside, normal heat
production, a sympathetic activity, shuts down. Also, shunting blood to the body surface to remove heat
requires and causes inhibition of the sympathetic system.
energy supplied by far infrared and infrared light saunas adds other benefits
such as deep tissue heating, decoupling of toxins from water molecules,
production of heat shock proteins that help regenerate cellular structures, and
more. Saunas also have a long
history of safety that extends over literally thousands of years..
all these reasons, saunas are the finest single modality for toxic metal
removal. As added benefits, they
are also the best methods I have found to remove toxic chemicals, another
serious health hazard. They are
also powerful infection-fighters, and able to dig out old chronic infections
that deplete one's energy and secrete biological toxins that are hidden causes
of systemic disease.
Coffee enemas. These are also superb for removing most
toxins from the liver and large intestine. They should be included in any detoxification protocol for
this reason. For more information
about this unusual but very helpful therapy that can be done in the privacy of
your home, read Coffee Enemas on this website.