free radicals, edta chelation

Free Radicals And Toxic Heavy Metals

Each cell is unique and plays a specific role. Cells communicate through cell surface membrane biochemical pathways that support health of the total being.

  • Cells form tissues, tissues into organs, organs into systems make up your body

  • Cells communicate through cell surface membrane biochemical pathways that support health of the total being

  • When cells and membranes are healthy, you experience optimal energy and vitality!

Each cell is like a mini-person. Membranes pull in nutrition, keep out undesirable toxins and pathogens (such as bacteria and viruses), and eliminates waste.

  • Each cell has a “brain” called the nucleus that directs and regulates its daily activities

  • “Fuel centers” in each cell called mitochondria give the energy it needs to carry out its unique and special roles

  • There’a also various other organelles (subunits) within the cell that assist it in its tasks

free radicals

EDTA Destroys Free Radicals

One of the main benefits of EDTA Chelation therapy is its ability to quench free radicals. Free radical pathology (oxidative stress) is the kernel of all aging processes. Regardless of the theory, the biology of aging ultimately culminates in oxidative stress (OS). Oxidative Stress is the imbalance between free radicals and available endogenous and exogenous antioxidants.

Oxidative stress has been linked to many human disease conditions. These include atherosclerosis, hypertension, diabetes, and cancer, to name a few. It has also been associated with normal physiological phenomena like the “aging process” and “cataract formation” in the eye. There is increasing evidence that many of the other risk factors associated with atherosclerotic vascular disease (AVD) (smoking, hyperhomocysteinemia, etc.) are linked with oxidative stress and the resultant free radical-mediated damage.

These molecules are unstable because they are missing an electron. Where complete oxygen atoms contain a nucleus with paired electrons orbiting around it, a free radical has only one electron.

free radicals

Where The Real Action Starts

The cell membrane is made up of specialized lipids (fats). The molecules of this membrane are, unfortunately, very susceptible to “oxidative damage” from free radicals. This is where the cell membrane is literally being burned.

Free radicals trigger a chemical reaction called lipid peroxidation, which causes the cell membrane to stiffen. This condition harms the ability of the cell membrane to accept nutrients, receive signals from other cells, or eliminate waste products. Many other cellular activities and molecules can be affected, as well-including RNA, DNA and protein enzymes.

Heavy metal toxicity is at the root of many incurable conditions, and it is not going to go away.

Sherry Rogers MD

free radicals

Increasingly Toxic World

Today we have to cope with an ever-increasing load of toxins in this industrial 21st century. They include air pollutants and heavy metal contaminants. However, nearly 100 years of evidence shows that a process known as chelation can effectively address our modern heavy metal issues.

Free radicals produced in the cell itself comprise only a fraction of the “oxidative stress” load with which the cell must cope. Other sources of free radicals include air pollutants and exposure to heavy metal contaminants. These renegade molecules oxidize or burn holes in the cell membranes and this action can lead to cell death.


  1. Bridges, S. (2006). The promise of chelation. Mothering , 54-61.
  2. Ernst E (2000). “Chelation therapy for coronary heart disease: An overview of all clinical investigations”. Am. Heart J. 140 (1): 13941. doi:10.1067/mhj.2000.107548. PMID 10874275.
  3. Weber W, Newmark S (2007). “Complementary and alternative medical therapies for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and autism”. Pediatr Clin North Am 54 (6): 983 1006. doi:10.1016/j.pcl.2007.09.006. PMID 18061787.
  4. Bernard S, Enayati A, Roger H, Binstock T, Redwood L (2002). “The role of mercury in the pathogenesis of autism” (PDF). Mol Psychiatry 7 (Suppl 2): S423. doi:10.1038/ (inactive 2008-09-08). PMID 12142947.
  5. Altug, T. (2003). Introduction to Toxicology and Food. Boca Raton, FL, CRC Press.
  6. Body Burden: The Pollution in People. Environmental Working Group,, 2003.
  7. Houlihan J., Kropp T, et al. (2005). Body Burden: The Pollution in Newborns. Washington, DC, Environmental Working Group: 76.
  8. Cutler, A.H. (2004). Hair Test Interpretation: Finding Hidden Toxicities. Seattle, WA, Self Published
  9. Nash, R. A. (2005). Metals in medicine. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine , 11 (4), 18-25.

Ready To Chelate?

Learn more