Pico de Orizaba

Pico de Orizaba
Taken from Huatusco, Veracruz, the closest town to Margarita's family's ranch.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Me against all sides of the medical "community"?

...whit's end decisions?  Since we can't know if we will find someone in the traditional medical community willing to address the issue of low testosterone and deficiency of Immunoglobin M (IgM) and cardiovascular disease, we decided to continue being as proactive as possible and giving our alternative nutritionist the green light on intravenous Chelation Therapy for removing arterial plaques and certain heavy metals...  

At the moment, it seems that no matter what I do, diet 90% vegetarian (animal protein limited to natural yogurt, fish and eggs), fats limited to olive oil, coconut oil, avocados, and what is in the natural yogurt, flax seeds and Pacific Mackerel), daily exercise of 3+ miles running or rowing (30-38 minutes depending upon the activity), supplementing and drinking certain "teas" or extractions... my blood pressure rises and doesn't fall to the levels as before and the heart palpitations appear at any given time, along with certain aches or pains from the upper abdomin to the chest, shoulder, throat, teeth and head...  

When considering visits with traditional doctors, I encounter myself immersed in heavy concern.  The problem is that I don't want to butt heads with these people and their need to practice exclusively "pharmaceutical" medicine...  I'd prefer they practice medical science and look at my lab results and the literature connecting low testosterone levels and IgM deficiency to plaque build-up. Although my stance is uniquely related to my need to truly and adequately address my personal health situation (to find a cure; to save my life; to prevent unneeded suffering--unnecessary destructive side effects), they see me as telling them that they don't know how "to do their jobs" or that I believe I know more about cardiology or medicine than do they... as you'll see with the nutritionist's response...

Truthfully, there is no less of a reason to perform EDTA chelation therapy than there is to do an angioplasty/stent proceedure...  The issues existing in my body treated by EDTA are clearly diagnosed.  However, upon reading about the proceedure, I found myself with certain concerns and I sent the nutritionist a small blurb from the University of Maryland Medical Center:

For heavy metal toxicity: EDTA chelation therapy is often given intravenously with calcium, magnesium, and vitamins B and C over a period of 1 to 3 hours. The recommended adult dosage varies depending on the size of the person and the amount of lead or other metal in the body. The amount used would be determined in a hospital setting.


The most common side effect is a burning sensation at the site of the injection. In addition, some people may have an allergic reaction to EDTA. Other serious side effects that have been reported include low blood sugar, diminished calcium levels, headache, nausea, dangerously low blood pressure, kidney failure, organ damage, irregular heartbeat, seizures, or even death.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there have been deaths associated with hypocalcemia (low levels of calcium) from intravenous chelation therapy.
A qualified health care provider will monitor blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol, organ function, and other vital statistics during treatment with EDTA. EDTA may lower levels of nutrients such as calcium, zinc, and potassium. Your provider will perform blood tests to monitor vitamin and mineral levels before, during, and after EDTA chelation therapy. Your doctor may recommend supplemental vitamins and minerals, either orally or intravenously.

I wasn't surprised by the nutrionist's response:  

you send me this information as If I did not know what I am doing? is this your point? I am ACAM certified and never ever have had any incidents.

If there is so much distrust, please do not come

...and responded to her calmly:

I thought you would respond so... It's more a question of fear and heavy nervousness these days.  

The interventionist cardiologist was highly certified and I'm certain he did the angioplasty/stent proceedure impecably...  However, I almost died on his table from an allergic reaction to the resonance ink...  I don't know what they injected me after I had lost consciousness with the heart rate over 200.  However, when I came to, I was blind for at least an hour...  Nothing is written on the paperwork what happened and what they gave me to stop the reaction...  All I know is that the cardiologist said that this had NEVER occurred in his experience as an interventionist cardiologist and that someone just informed him that the risk of an allergic reaction to the resonance ink is 10%.

Maybe it is best for you to not risk having a very bad experience that has never occurred... I've wondered what would happen if I had a reaction in the middle of the proceedure...  I find the University of Maryland Medical Center very liberal in their medical/scientific perspective... When everyone else in their world writes against spirulina and chlorella, they write in favor.  They're the only ones who I've read express the belief that people with lymphoma should avoid all sugar, especially bread, meaning that they see a connection between celiac and lymphoma, although no one has qualified that possible connection.  I didn't share with you their belief of the effectiveness of EDTA for cardiovascular disease... since I believe that at this moment most health care is a crap-shoot, much like alchemy--sorcery...  

I won't be able to look into my arteries to see if the EDTA removed the plaques...  just as I can't look into the stents to see if they are half full or about to become blocked and about to kill me... Yes, you can check with an angiogram.  But, that means spending at least $50,000 pesos and injecting resonance ink.  I don't know if you can imagine how I feel about that day when I should have another angiogram...  A form of Russian Roulette, but with more odds against me...  

Maybe you can understand my position enough to not allow your ego to dictate your behaviors...  ;-)

It's more a question of feeling her ego stepped upon and bruised.  But the truth is that she is NOT asking me for laboratory tests before beginning the EDTA proceedure... She will NOT know how are my potassium, magnesium and calcium levels before Friday.  So, it is possible that the therapy will drop my electrolyte levels too low.  And as you know, heart rhythm has all to do with Calcium, Potasium, Sodium, Chloride and Magnesium levels...  PLUS, like what is written about resonance ink and angiograms, that the doctors must first ask their patient if they have a tendency towards allergies no matter what... in order to be prepared for the possible alergic reaction event, the nutriologist should be equally prepared, since that's what the UMMC says;  risk of allergic reaction to EDTA.  

The thing is that the nutritionist is not working in a hospital.  So, if something goes wrong...?  Margarita was waiting on the other side of the door (in small waiting room) of where the angiogram was being performed and says that suddenly the cardiologist left the proceedure room running and returned a few minutes later with a woman (who must be the specialist in allergic reactions in the operating room).  

Who knows?  Maybe I am just protecting myself and she is doing me a favor while protecting herself from something exploding in her face...  

Truthfully, reading the UMMC page made me a bit anxious last night; enough so to raise my bp and cause insomnia...  

I was going to say back to the drawing board.  But that's not true.  We just find ourselves exactly where we always were...  The EDTA chelation therapy is just one possibility...  Maybe there aren't really any adequate solutions and we've just gotta accept what is evolving inside my body.

Who knows?

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