helps reduce the levels of heavy metals in the body, thereby
reducing the production of free radicals and preventing
peroxidation or breakdown of cell membranes, DNA, enzymes,
and lipoproteins. Additionally, reducing the free radical
threat frees up the body's natural healing mechanisms, so
those resources can be directed at halting or even reversing
the progression of disease.
researchers proposed another explanation for chelation benefits.
There are many vital substances in our body (nitric oxide,
prostaglandins, heparin, histamine, etc) that are critical
to maintaining optimal blood circulation and brain function.
But excess heavy metals in the body can diminish the body
cells ability to produce them. Chelation therapy can
remove those heavy metals, restoring optimal production
of the substances critical to neural, vascular and general
research also suggests that removing heavy metals through
chelation can treat and prevent many serious diseases, including
pancreatitis, gout, both rheumatoid and osteoarthritis,
chronic fatigue, irritable bowel, Alzheimer's disease, multiple
sclerosis - even cancer. With chelation, new horizons have
opened for children suffering from diseases caused by heavy
heavy metal chelation therapies are available, including
DMSA or DMSA/ALA, DMPS and EDTA. These can be done intravenously,
orally, transdermally or rectally. Other detoxification
methods, such as far infrared sauna, detoxifying baths and
a mercury chelator called "BioChelat" are used
in our office to gently support and enhance chelation programs.
We also offer chelation pre-treatments and support during
chelation protocols to maximize metal mobility while minimizing
can read more about our chelation protocols by clicking
here. After researching various chelating agents
and methods, Dr. Koles has chosen the ones that work most
effectively with the least side effects.
can read more about our chelation and detoxification methods
on this page. If you're interested in finding out what our
chelation protocols look like from start to finish, you
can find this information on our main
Our chelation therapies clude:
chelating agents, knows as DMSA and DMPS, can be used
for your detoxification program. Dr. Koles prefers to
use the new, stable transdermal DMSA lotion formulation.
(Dimercaptosiccinic acid, Succimer) is an FDA-approved
medication that can be used in both adults and children.
Transdermal DMSA has not been used in the past because
DMSA has a pungent odor, as well as poor stability in
a topical formulation. Dr. Koles uses a new design of
the DMSA lotion that doesn't have a strong smell and is
believe that DMSA offers the best combination of safety
and effectiveness for our patients. Still, using DMSA
can cause some temporary side effects. The person may
experience gas, diarrhea, bloating, and GI discomfort,
because of DMSA's sulfur content. Rarely, allergy may
occur. Somewhere between 1-3% of patients develop either
elevated liver enzymes or low white blood cell and/or
platelet counts (a sign of liver and bone marrow suppression).
When adverse symptoms occur while using DMSA, they can
often be quickly decreased by the reduction or cessation
of DMSA dosing.
DMSA, DMPS is considered an experimental drug by the FDA.
So why do people use DMPS? It has been safely used in
Europe for over 50 years. It also has better clinical
results in chelating cadmium, silver, tin, arsenic and
mercury compounds than DMSA. However, DMSA has been shown
more effective at removing organic mercury than DMPS and
less toxic. DMPS is somewhat more difficult to prepare
chemically and is more expensive than DMSA.
have shown that administering DMPS can temporarily
increase mercury levels in the brains of people who already
have some mercury in their bodies (which would probably
be most of us). After the second administration of DMPS,
the levels decrease. To read this study, conducted at
University of Washington, please click
main reason why some doctors prefer DMPS over DMSA is
that on long term oral intake DMSA causes Candida (gut
fungi) overgrowth and stomach discomfort in some patients.
These problems can be prevented with proper intestinal
support, which is required for all chelation programs
at our office. For patients that still prefer DMPS, transdermal
DMPS - which is significantly less toxic than the oral
form - can be used.
the most popular chelating agent, is a synthetic amino
acid which has been safely used for over 60 years. Although
IV chelation with EDTA and other chelators has been proven
safe, we strongly encourage a slower approach with children
to avoid a fast and massive heavy metal flush-out. We
offer transdermal, oral and rectal chelation protocols
with mineral replacement and probiotic support.
to starting an EDTA chelation treatment, it's essential
to first go through our body balancing protocol in combination
with appropriate nutritional supplements. Optimizing your
or child's health prior to chelation will help prevent
any possible harmful effects.
most health insurance companies won't pay for chelation
therapy. At more than $3,000 for a complete series of
treatments, the cost of IV chelation can be prohibitive
for many people. It's also inconvenient and can be potentially
harmful, especially in children. For the full course,
you have to visit your chelation clinic as many as 30
times. Each time your child needs to suffer the pain of
now there's a new way to get all the detoxifying benefits
of chelation without constant visits to the clinic and
without the high-cost of IV treatments.
known as rectal chelation therapy with a suppository,
and it's the newest and most efficient technique
for the detoxification of heavy metals. Rectal chelation
does the job of detoxifying in a low-cost, convenient
manner. It's an effective way to effuse EDTA through the
intestinal walls and into your blood stream to clean toxic
metals from all body cells.
fact, some chelation experts believe this new delivery
method may be even more effective than IV administration,
and safer too. Rectal chelation is becoming the logical
choice over IV EDTA, which is poorly absorbed in a stomach
and colon (10%). The rectum has a more neutral pH and
is not as acidic as the stomach, which makes this area
much better for EDTA absorption. Rectal suppository EDTA
chelation therapy shows a 95% absorption rate. It is non-invasive
and generally greatly preferred over IV treatments.
additional benefit is administering rectal chelation suppositories
right before bedtime. During sleep, there is less metabolic
competition for the EDTA, so the chelating agent doesn't
have to work as hard. Plus, the chelating agent doesn't
encounter as much resistance while you are lying down
so it can more effectively chelate the entire body.
nights of suppository treatment deliver the same amount
of EDTA received in one IV dose. But because it's so much
more affordable and so convenient, most people don't have
a problem with using EDTA suppositories more frequently.
This approach results in less EDTA traveling through the
body at a much slower rate, which puts less strain on
the liver and kidneys.
has shown that EDTA suppositories can remove toxic
metals from the body just as effectively as IV chelation.
An unpublished study for World Health Products, Inc.
conducted by Ted Rozema, M.D., shows that 10 consecutive
days of treatment with EDTA suppositories significantly
reduced blood lead levels in children with proven
lead toxicity. After treatment with just one suppository,
the children's urinary lead excretion skyrocketed
from 4.23 mcd/gL to more than 325 mcd/gL.9
suppositories do NOT contain salt, yeast, sugar, artificial
coloring or preservatives. They are Kosher and contain
no meat products. This is ideal for anyone who wants
to continue on the important maintenance aspect of
Is suppository EDTA safe for children?
Yes. In fact, suppository EDTA (Detoxamin) case studies
were conducted on lead poisoning in children. The
study showed no significant increase in BUN or creatinine
levels even in very young children. Due to lower dosage
and time release formulation, no renal toxicity was
baths are recommended for enhancing bodily cleansing procedures.
use specially formulated Environmental Detox Bath Kit
that assists in the broad elimination of environmental
toxins from vaccinations, lead, some mercury, pesticides,
insecticides and chemical food residues. Our Detox bath
kits also work for nickel, copper and other metals not
covered by the other formulas. They contain activated
charcoal to assist in the removal of poisons as they are
being released through the skin.
is suggested to go slower when detoxifying mercury. If
a person does not show dark residue in the light colored
clay AFTER the bath (in the clay residue in the tub),
then they need to add Bio Chelat (a homeopathic liquid
formula from Germany) to their baths.
can be used to mobilize or gently move the
stuck mercury from the organs. It is an easily
administered, cost efficient liquid chelator. It is taken
in drops, orally. Bio-Chelat enhances the electro-magnetic
phenomenon by achieving a high concentration gradient
that overcomes the blood-brain barrier Mercury
ions are excreted from the brain. Bio-Chelat is taken
over a 6 to 12 month period.
therapeutic goal of mercury elimination cannot be achieved
in a short period of time because mercury is either deposited
in, or bound to various organs. Because of the constant
environmental exposures, we recommend taking detoxifying
baths at least once a week and Bio-Chelat daily.
mercury chelating procedure should be supplemented with
Mercury-Detox formula that contains with glutathione,
NAC, vitamin C and other super antioxidants. Additional
special liver support is essential with herbal and vitamin