Publ. MTM 2016, 2nd edition. A4, 246 pages. €65 plus shipping
Metals affect the development of a number of diseases. With our changing environment, the role of toxic metals and their influence on health received medical attention after the 1950s.
All chelating agents have a specific metal-binding capacity. EDTA easily binds calcium, iron and lead but is not mercury-specific. DMPS, however, is arsenic, mercury and lead specific but is not very calcium or iron-specific. The DTPAs are not designed to use for the detoxification of these common metals, but are recommended for the treatment of certain radioactive exposures. DMSA, which is considered the antidote with only minor side effects, is used for lead exposure in children. Each chelating agent has its use. Proper administration enhances the treatment success.
An update on the efficacy of chelation substances and combination treatments is included.
This book is designed to help physicians determine the chelator of choice. It is a diagnostic guide that helps differentiate between acute and chronic metal exposures, and provides easy to locate information regarding metal related diseases.
This book, written by my close friend Eleonore Blaurock and co-combatant against ignorance, is one of the two best comprehensive lectures on toxic metals. It is required reading for anyone with a more profound interest in what these metals may do to our health, how to diagnose them and how they can be eliminated by expert handling of their antidotes. It reflects the current knowledge of these ubiquitous toxic metals, which are an increasing threat to our health.
Peter J. Van Der Schaar, MD, PhD, CMT, and past-president of IBCMT
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