IV Chelation (Heavy Metal Detox)

Chelation Course Objective
  • To train practitioners in the safe and effective administration of chelating agents.
  • To educate the practitioner in the guidelines for administering the appropriate chelator including: contraindications, side effects, toxicity, interactions of chelating agents, affinity for various metals, lab work, monitoring and emergency procedures.
  • Chelating agents including: EDTA, Calcium EDTA, DMSA, DMPS, Glutathione, NAC, Alpha Lipoic Acid, and Vitamin C.
  • High dose ascorbates: indications, contraindications, PICC and Port access.
  • IV protocols for various disease conditions (all thoroughly researched references).

The course is taught with the intention of maximizing learning by incorporating lecture format, audio visual aids, behavior modeling, case studies with discussions, role playing and action learning. We emphasize hands on learning to accelerate skill development. We provide quick reference charts for your IV and injection suite. We do not just want knowledgeable Doctors, we want effective, efficient, safe, and successful Doctors.


Includes PowerPoint presentations and Learning Aids: summary charts that review chelators administration (for provocation testing, therapy, amalgam removal and chelators role in an effective treatment program for arterio and atherosclerosis) and protocols chart.

Case discussions and problem solving

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Extensive course notes are provided.

The Program

In Day 1 of the Chelation Course, Chelation’s history (only applicable history is emphasized here), theory, pharmacology, physiological effects, contraindications and side effects are covered. EDTAs effectiveness in various diseases, as well as DMSA, DMPS and other chelators are also reviewed. Another quick reference chart is provided to access the information necessary on all the chelators and pertinent information a Dr needs so as to maintain an efficient, safe and effective IV suite.

Day 2 continues and covers information such as: disodium EDTA, Calcium disodium EDTA, DMSA, and DMPS provocation tests and treatment protocols.

Day 1

9:00-9:15 Review: Naturopathic Oath and How People Learn

9:15-9:30 The Alberta Osmolarity Rule

9:30-12:30 Chelators: EDTA, Calcium EDTA, DMSA, DMPS, Glutathione, NAC, Alpha Lipoic Acid, and Vit C.

History, theory, research, pharmacological action of chelating agents.

Therapeutic Indications.

Routes of administration, administration and absorption rates, and dose.

Dietary and lifestyle considerations altering the effectiveness of chelation therapy.

Contraindications, side effects, toxicity, and interactions of chelating agents (treatment and emergency procedures, prevention techniques, symptoms).

Current use, theories and applicability.

12:30-1:00 Present and discuss summary chart for quick reference.

1:00-2:00 Lunch.

2:00-3:00 Application for heavy metals and arterial diseases. The four factors in arterio and atherosclerosis: heavy metals, infections, hypercoagulability, nitric oxide deficiency.

3:00-3:45 Heavy Metals (Aluminum, Antimony, Arsenic, Barium, Beryllium, Bismith, Cadmium, Chromium, Copper, Gold, Iron, Lead, Magnesium, Mercury, Nickel, Potassium, Zinc) and their toxicity (synergistic heavy metal toxicity, neurotoxicity, nephrotoxicity and immunotoxicity).

Chelators affinity for various heavy metals.

3:45-4:30 Lead toxicity: sources, physiological and pathological effects, effective chelators and protocols.

4:30-5:00 Discussion.

Day 2

9:00-9:15 Discussion and questions.

9:15-10:30 Mercury toxicity: sources, physiological and pathological effects, effective chelators and protocols.

10:30-11:00 Cadmium and Arsenic toxicity: sources, physiological and pathological effects, effective chelators and protocols.

11:00-11:30 Provocative challenge tests using EDTA, DMSA and DMPS.

11:30-12:30 Infections: stealth microorganisms and their effects in arterio and atherosclerosis.

12:30-1:00 Case Discussion and questions.

1:00-2:00 Lunch.

2:00-2:30 Nutritional supplements for mineral replacement for various chelators.

2:30-3:00 High dose ascorbates: indications and contraindications.

3:00-4:00 Laminated quick reference charts on chelation and other protocols.

4:00-5:00 Discussion and questions, course evaluation.

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