IV Nutrition and Chelation

IV Nutrition and Chelation


NUTRITIONAL IV THERAPY
THE FAST TRACK TO OPTIMAL HEALTH by Guy DaSilva,
MD
Nutritional IV therapy is a safe, natural
way to deliver high doses of vitamins, antioxidants,
and other nutrients straight into the bloodstream.
These “IV cocktails” have been generating
a lot of buzz lately, from celebrities touting
their energizing effects, to the latest research
on IV vitamin C’s amazing cancer-killing ability.
The truth is, we could all benefit from the
potent healing and immune-building power of
nutritional IV therapy.
WHY WE NEED MORE NUTRIENTS
You may be nutrient deficient and not even
know it. More and more people are developing
intestinal inflammation, food sensitivities,
and overall unhealthy GI systems, which lead
to poor digestion and low nutrient absorption.
And we don’t get our vitamins at mealtime
anymore due to a diet high in processed, sugar-laden,
vitamin-depleted foods. Add to that our higher-than-ever
stress levels (which use up nutrients at an
accelerated rate), and you’ve got a culture
starving for adequate nutrition.
ORAL VS INTRAVENOUS
We can attempt to combat this deficiency with
oral supplementation, but it has limits. Our
bodies only accept low amounts orally, and
will quickly eliminate any excess. Unhealthy
GI tracts further prevent absorption. But
when nutrients are delivered intravenously,
they bypass the digestive system and go straight
to the cells, allowing for 100% absorption
at much higher doses, much like a drug. Plus,
unlike pills, IV therapy contains no preservatives,
fillers or artificial colors that can cause
sensitivities.
BENEFITS OF IV THERAPY
High doses of IV vitamins, antioxidants and
other nutrients fight fatigue, send energy
levels through the roof, slow down the aging
process, boost immune system function, encourage
mitochondrial healing, and restore mental
health. They can also be used treat and prevent
many illnesses and diseases, including Parkinson’s,
Alzheimer’s, cancer, fibromyalgia, chronic
fatigue syndrome, asthma, diabetes, vision
loss, migraines, anxiety, adrenal fatigue,
depression, viral infections and heart issues,
among many others. A classic IV found in the
literature is the well known Myers’ Cocktail.
In contrast, the DaSilva-Myers’ Cocktail was
developed to go beyond what the Myers’ alone
can do.
A TYPICAL TREATMENT
If the word “intravenous” conjures images
of painful needles, rest assured. At the DaSilva
Institute, nutrients are delivered through
small gauge needles typically used on newborns,
so you barely feel a pinch. During the treatment,
you simply sit back in our relaxing therapy
room and flip through a book or magazine while
25,000 or more milligrams of health-boosting
nutrients flood your system. About an hour
later, you’ll leave feeling energized and
refreshed.
CASE STUDY
A 57-year old male came to the Institute with
a chief complaint of fatigue, a little memory
loss and pains in his legs especially after
walking or climbing stairs. He also had a
history of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure
and elevated cholesterol. Despite all other
medical interventions, nothing was working
and the patient began to feel defeated.
Further history taking revealed that he once
lived near a big city and that he had numerous
dental “silver” dental fillings. Work-up consisted
of a heavy metal test provoked by an FDA approved
“chelator” called EDTA. Chele is a Greek term
which means to claw, so chelation literally
pulls metals out of hard to reach tissues
such as fat, bone, liver and brain.
The results of this patient’s urinary heavy
metal test showed an elevation of antimony,
lead and mercury. Lead and mercury have been
implicated in diabetes, heart disease, peripheral
vascular disease and memory loss to name a
few, all of which the patient was suffering
from. The patient wasn’t even aware that he
was filled with these heavy metals and that
they had such a negative correlation with
health.
The patient underwent treatments with IV chelation
and after 10 weeks was happy to report that
not only did his symptoms improve, but upon
returning to his primary care doctor, he no
longer required medications for cholesterol,
high blood pressure or diabetes. This type
of case has been seen over and over again
with IV chelation and has been heavily reported
in the medical literature. In fact, the American
Heart Association recently reported the data
of the T.A.C.T. trial, which was a 5 year
NIH study on IV chelation in diabetics and
patients with advanced coronary artery disease.
The results were extremely positive in their
report.
GETTING STARTED
Whether you’re looking to boost your immunity
during cold and flu season, recharge after
a time of stress, or treat and prevent disease,
we can custom tailor a nutritional IV that
targets your body’s specific needs. Take a
look at our menu of services and call our
office to set up an appointment today.
Now I know what you’re saying… “ain’t nobody
got time for that.” But with the speed at
which we’re running, and the toxic world we
are faced with, I believe we need to make
time for Intravenous Nutrition.

5 thoughts on “IV Nutrition and Chelation

  • I just came here to say that you can achieve optimal vitamin and mineral status by maintaining a healthy lifestyle, well balanced diet, and oral supplementation if needed. People with working digestive tracts do not need IV micronutrients.

  • I am so thankful for a physician that is so determined to genuinely HELP people! Thank you Dr. daSilva for taking the time to help educate us and for your relentless pursuit of knowledge in the amazing field of medicine! You are a GIFT to anyone who is blessed to come under your care! Whenever I am in Florida you can bet that I will be treating my body to some vitamin cocktails!!! (Oh how I wish your therapies/ protocols were available throughout the US and abroad!) One day!!!!

  • I'm sorry Tony-I am no expert but I know that even the organic/ non-pesticide foods that we take in are nutrient deficient and with all that we are "putting out" we cannot possibly achieve "optimal vitamin and mineral status" as you suggest. There are many people who eat well and do the best they can to take care of their bodies that are still greatly depleted and feeling frustrated by the symptoms that they experience on a day to day basis. Knowledge is power and I encourage you to research.

  • As a registered and licensed dietitian and someone who has done extensive research on vitamin and mineral intake and utilization in humans, I wholeheartedly disagree with you. In fact, excessive vitamin dosing can be dangerous. I've yet to see any valid research on people who eat well balanced diets and take appropriate oral supplements that are still deficient in vitamins and minerals. Nutrient deficiency is largely seen in the lower socio-economic classes in society due to diet and lifestyle.

  • First of all, if you see a professional dietitian, you don't need IV nutrition.  We have a digestive system for a reason.  Secondly, I strongly believe mercury also contributes to autism.

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