IV Infusion Therapy is fantastic way to get antioxidants and vitamins that your body is lacking. Most vitamin supplements cannot be taken orally in higher quantities that are actually required without being metabolized by the liver and removed from the body before it gets to the cells that need them. For example, doses of vitamin C greater than 2 grams can cause diarrhea, while there is no reaction in IV doses of more than 25 grams. IV infusions allow greater tissue saturation and allows the body to tolerate high doses required for immune system functionality and detoxification of the cells. As one of our treatments, we use different mixtures to provide immune system support, detoxification, skin rejuvenation, improved circulation, heavy metal removal, elevate energy levels and overall better health as a preventative means of disease prevention.
Can't tolerate antibiotics? Intravenous vitamin C is an immune system booster with anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-histamine properties. Receiving a vitamin C infusion instead of antibiotics for common problems such as a urinary tract infection is a healthier option when antibiotics are of concern. People who suffer reoccurring viral infections such as warts or herpes find long term relief without the need for medication. It also offers protection from common ailments such as cold and flu viruses. Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA)
Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) is a water- and fat-soluble antioxidant. ALA is found in mitochondria and plays a role in energy production. It increases the antioxidant effects of vitamins C and E, and of glutathione (peptide containing amino acids, functioning as a coenzyme in oxidation-reduction reactions) and supports the detoxifying abilities of the liver. Glutathione, a major cellular antioxidant, can be regenerated by alpha lipoic acid in concert with other antioxidants. Glutathione, a major cellular antioxidant, can be regenerated by alpha lipoic acid in concert with other antioxidants.
As a chelator, ALA can trap metals in the blood circulation, thus preventing cellular damage. Alpha lipoic acid may enter nerve tissue and prevent glucose-related oxidative damage. A number of epidemiological studies have found a link between antioxidant intake and a reduced incidence of dementia, AD and cognitive decline in elderly populations.
ALA increases glucose uptake through recruitment of the glucose transporter-4 to plasma membranes, a mechanism that is shared with insulin-stimulated glucose uptake. It has been demonstrated that ALA improves glucose disposal in patients with type 2 diabetes.
Glutathione is the antioxidant that is prevalent in every cell in the human body. Glutathione is primarily synthesized in the liver where it is abundantly present.
80-90% of the blood that leaves the stomach and intestines passes through the liver. The blood carries important nutrients to the liver where they are metabolized into substances vital to life. In the same way, exogenous toxic substances reach the liver where they are either activated or transformed into less toxic derivatives. Glutathione plays a crucial role in the liver’s biotransformation system.
Free radicals and oxyradicals play an important role in the development and progression of many brain disorders such as brain injury, neurodegenerative disease, schizophrenia and Down syndrome. Glutathione is the brain's master antioxidant and plays an important protective role in the brain. Free radicals and oxidative damage in neurons is known to be a primary cause of degenerative diseases like Alzheimer's disease.
Amyloid plaques encroaching on the brain increase the production of free radicals, or oxidative stress. Antioxidants, such as vitamin C and E remove the damaging free radicals. Glutathione can prevent the death of brain cells induced by amyloid plaques in Alzheimer's disease.
Taking glutathione itself as a supplement does not boost cellular glutathione levels, since it breaks down in the digestive tract before it reaches the cells. However, intravenous glutathione therapy along with dietary supplements are effective in boosting intracellular levels of glutathione.
When we were born, 80% of our cell membranes were comprised of essential fatty acids which made the cells flexible and healthy. As we age cholesterol replaces these essential fatty acids making the membranes hard, thick and impermeable to nutrients. When the cholesterol is removed with Phospholipid Exchange IV treatments, then glutathione is introduced immediately after to replace the cholesterol that was removed with fatty acids. This brings back the health of our cells, lowers the body's cholesterol and makes the cells more receptive to nutrients.
Oxidative stress and free radical formation can cause birth defects, abortion and miscarriages in pregnancy. There is overwhelming evidence to show that supplementation with glutathione and antioxidants protects the fetus and mother from the harmful effects of oxidative stress in unexplained miscarriages, fertility, pregnancy, preeclampsia, diabetic pregnancy, pregnancy complications and preterm labor.
A large number of pollutions and toxin compounds exert their damaging effects through the production of free radicals that lower glutathione levels. Glutathione, as the master-antioxidant, plays an important protective role in detoxifying these chemicals and reducing their damaging effects on the body and a growing fetus. Antioxidant treatments help prepare the body for a healthy pregnancy and continue to support pregnancy by protecting the developing fetus.
Prior to planning a pregnancy women should treat themselves for candida, detoxify their bodies and supplement with antioxidants in preparation for pregnancy.
Case Study: A patient had a bed-ridden first pregnancy with chronic hypertension at 13 weeks and ended in pre-eclampsia at 36 weeks. She later had two unexplained miscarriages at eight weeks. She went through a detoxification regimen, dietary changes with nutrient supplementation. After detoxification she noticed that her menstruation cycle had changed back to 28 days and was not as heavy or painful anymore. Her next pregnancy did not miscarry at 8 weeks and was supported with high grade supplements, antioxidants, fatty acids and vitamin C infusions. She had no complications with her pregnancy, her blood pressure stayed well in the normal range and she was able to work until the day she delivered without much of the aches and pains she experienced in her first pregnancy. The end result was a successful pregnancy and a healthy baby that is always ahead of her milestone schedule. Her pediatrician refers to her as her "super baby".
Phosphatidylcholine is found in soy lecithin. It can be taken as dietary lecithin or as a supplement for high cholesterol, atherosclerosis (fat deposits on arteries), high blood pressure, liver problems, bipolar depression, dementia, dyskinesias (difficulty making movements), gallbladder disease, headache, and multiple sclerosis. It is used for the skin in treating acne, rosacea and psoriasis.
One of the most challenging difficulties we face is that of detoxification of neurotoxins from infection, chemicals and heavy metals that often reside deep in fatty tissue and organs. Our approach to detoxification is from a cell membrane perspective with respect to essential fatty acid metabolism establishing phospholipid stability.
Neurotoxins are minute compounds. As such, once it enters the body, it tends to bind to structures that are rich in fat such as most of our cells, especially the liver, kidney, and brain. Neurotoxins are capable of dissolving in fatty tissue and moving through it, crossing cell membranes (transporting against a gradient, particularly with potassium) and disrupting the electrical balance of the cell itself.
Unhealthy bacteria have been known to colonize the liver and its biliary system. These bacteria as well as viruses, spirochetes, dinoflagellates, and the like can synthesize very long chain saturated or renegade fats (Harrington et al 1968, Carballerira et al 1998) that lead to liver toxicity, biliary congestion, impairment of prostaglandin synthesis and the release of glutathione (Ballatori et al 1990). Lipids vibrate in the cell at millions of times/second. The double bonds of the omega 6 and omega 3 lipids are the singing backbone of life expressed through their high energy level.
These bonds are their vibratory song, and they absolutely carry a tune befitting every act and function in the exercise of life, providing all 70 trillion of our cells their flexible nature. When renegade fats are over represented in the cell membrane they result in off key expression, and if strong enough, may spell cellular death and apoptosis. Healing the outer leaflet of the membrane (Schachter et al 1983), comprised primarily of phosphatidylcholine, with phospholipid therapy, is our highest priority in addressing chronic illness and hypercoagulation.
By stabilizing lipid status with intravenous Phospholipid exchange and EFA supplementation we have remarkable tools to unload the body burden of neurotoxins (Jenkins et al 1982, Cariso et al 1983, Jaeschke et al 1987, Kolde et al 1992) in both pediatric and adult populations, without side effects. The use of phospholipids in a Liver Flush is also an effective intervention in addressing neurotoxic syndromes and lowering cholesterol.
Through isolating individual fatty acids in red cells we can now examine the cellular integrity/structure, fluidity, the formation of renegade fats that impair membrane function, and the intricate circuitry of the prostaglandins. The systemic health of the individual patient may be reached and targeted nourishment utilized through evidence based intervention which may yield positive patient outcomes. Healing the membrane is virtually.…..healing the brain.
Phosphatidylcholine levels in brain cell membranes decline with age, perhaps contributing to memory loss. Several studies using healthy volunteers have shown an improvement in memory and cognitive function after using phosphatidylcholine to increase acetylcholine levels. This supplement seems to work best when it's used on a preventive basis, or when the memory disorder is relatively mild.
Phosphatidylcholine has even been evaluated in Parkinson’s disease (Tweedy 1982). Phosphatidylcholine increases brain function and slows the progression of Parkinson's disease.
Chelation therapy is a recognized treatment for heavy metal (such as lead) poisoning. EDTA, injected into the blood, will bind the metals and allow them to be removed from the body in the urine.
EDTA infusion, which has the ability to remove metal ions, stops or slows metals which are significant causes of free radical production. In removing metals, local toxicity is reduced and enzyme production and function improves. We should not underestimate the role of toxic metal ions in the body, whether these are of lead, mercury, cadmium, copper, iron or aluminum. Once these have been chelated by EDTA and removed from their deposition sites, free radical activity and consequent disruption of metabolic function is largely prevented. Once this has happened normal enzyme function resumes.
A further wellestablished effect of EDTA infusion involves the improvement of cell membrane integrity and consequent protection of mitochondria activity. If this is happening in the heart muscle itself, such improvement in cell function (enhanced energy production via enhanced mitochondria activity) often allows a strong chance of salvaging and regenerating previously damaged muscle function, with benefits to the heart and therefore the body as a whole.
Normalizing abnormal cholesterol and high density lipoprotein (HDL) levels
As we age there is an increasing tendency for our bloodcholesterol levels to rise. High blood cholesterol was for many years used alone as a marker of increased risk of cardiovascular disease. The fashion for blaming all cholesterol has only partly been reduced in the public mind through education, but medical practitioners now know that it is only some forms of cholesterol which pose a real threat the low density forms (LDL). Indeed the ratio between total cholesterol and HDL (high density lipoprotein beneficial form) is now used as a clear indication of relative safety or danger, in terms of being a predictor of cardiovascular disease.
In a series of simple but effective experiments, McDonagh, Rudolph, and Cheraskin (1982b) have shown that EDTA infusion has a markedly beneficial effect on this potentially serious problem.
The effects on over 200 patients with varying levels of HDL cholesterol measurements were quite dramatic. Those who initially showed low levels of HDL rose to normal levels, those with normal levels remained unaltered, and those with high levels of LDL (dangerous) dropped to normal ranges after EDTAchelation therapy (supported with vitamin and mineral supplementation).
Removal of calcium from plaque
Once a localized area of plaque has accumulated in an artery, following some degree of local irritation and subsequent repair (which the plaque represents to a large extent), there exists a strong case for trying to remove any calcium in the plaque in order to prevent its inevitable build up towards this becoming a complete obstruction. It is the loosely bound calcium in the plaque, held by an electrostatic charge, which prevents the body from dissolving it. When EDTA is infused it mops up the ionic (free) calcium in the blood serum, triggering release of parathormone. This produces a demand for calcium in the blood and this is first mobilized from the calcium deposited in metastatic sites (plaque, soft tissue deposits, etc.), thus allowing the process of resorption of the plaque material and restoration of normal arterial status.
However, this does not happen quickly. It is only by repetitive, very slow infusions of EDTA that the process takes place safely.
Does this not damage bone and tooth structure?
On the contrary, the status of bone is enhanced after a series of EDTA chelation infusions. This is directly related to the influence of parathyroid hormone. After EDTA infusion there is a rapid removal of ionic calcium from the bloodstream (the EDTA/calcium complex is excreted via the kidneys). The resulting drop in circulating calcium stimulates parathyroid hormone production which results in the removal of ionic calcium from metastatic deposits (such as occur in plaque). At the same time a phenomenon occurs in response to parathormone, described by Doctors Rasmussen and Bordier (1974), in which preosteoblasts are converted into osteoblasts.
Since osteoblasts are the cells which form bone, building the osseous matrix of the skeleton, new bone formation is thus encouraged. This is often confirmed by Xray examination of bone before and after a series of chelation infusions.
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