1. Chelation removes blockages in carotid arteries

    Blockages in carotid arteries can lead to brain damage

    If your car has a clogged fuel line, your engine isn't going to get the gas it needs -- and you're going to be sitting by the side of the road, waiting for a tow truck.

    Your body isn't a car. But in some ways, it's not all that different.

    You've got a fuel line, too. It's your arteries, and if they get clogged... well... you're going to be waiting for an ambulance instead of a tow truck as you suffer from a heart attack or stroke.

    And the damage doesn't end there.

    Your brain accounts for about 3 percent of your body weight, but it uses 20 percent of your body's oxygen, which is delivered via your blood (along with all the nutrients and everything else it needs).

    The "fuel line" that pumps it all to your brain are the carotid arteries in your neck -- the same artery vampires are always trying to sink their fangs into in the movies.

    As the plaque builds up in that artery, the diameter shrinks. As it shrinks, your brain gets less of what it needs. And if you lose 50 percent of that diameter due to plaque, you could suffer from problems with thinking, memory and motor function, even if you don't suffer from a heart attack or stroke, according to a new study.

    Blockages in your arteries are also a risk factor for more serious cognitive problems -- including dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

    The safest and best way to clear blockages from your arteries -- especially your carotid arteries -- is with chelation therapy.

    Chelation removes the toxins that have been building up in your blood, pulls dangerous metals out of your body and breaks up the blockages all at once.

    A 1991 study found that EDTA chelation therapy is highly effective at reducing the blockages that mark carotid stenosis, but that's not all it can do. Other studies have shown that chelation can also protect the heart, prevent stroke and even help keep dementia at bay.

    Avoid "fast" chelation and any supposed at-home treatments that claim to mimic chelation. The one form of treatment backed by solid research is traditional chelation, which will need to be performed over a number of sessions under the care of an experienced holistic medical doctor.

    I should know; this is one of my specialties. And if you're in Southern California, I can run some tests that can help determine whether chelation is right for you.

    Contact my clinic for more information or to make an appointment.

    Not in the area? I'm also available by phone, and can talk you through every step of the way. Call 855-DOC-MARK to schedule a consultation.

  2. Hardening of the arteries boosts dementia risk

    Hardened arteries for a harder time

    Traffic. Everyone hates it -- especially here in Southern California, where it seems like we have some of the worst traffic on the planet.

    But there's one place where the traffic could be worse than anything you'll see out on the highway, no matter where you live, and that's inside your body.

    If you start to feel hardening of the arteries harden your body, the flow of blood slows like cars on the L.A. freeway at rush hour. And when the flow slows, you suffer damage... disease... maybe even death.

    Hardening of the arteries are a major risk factor for all your vital organs, and they can positively destroy the one organ that relies on blood more than any other: Your brain.

    Your brain sucks up 20 percent of your body's blood. But if stiff arteries choke off even part of that supply, your brain will suffer serious damage -- including beta-amyloid plaques and lesions in the white matter, according to a new study of 91 seniors.

    That's the type of damage that leads to cognitive decline, dementia and even Alzheimer's disease.

    Clearly, you need to keep your arteries as elastic as possible -- but that's a whole lot easier said than done.

    While keeping your waistline in check, eating right and getting some movement can help, those steps alone aren't always enough. In most people, age alone will cause hardening of the arteries.

    That's why you need to do more -- and you can start with some of the simple, safe and natural nutrients you should be getting anyway.

    Magnesium, for example, is known to relax blood vessel walls. The omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil can restore elasticity to arteries already starting to harden. And garlic extract can slash levels of coronary plaque and help keep the aorta elastic at the same time.

    But the best way to help protect your arteries right now, especially if they're already starting to harden, is with a controversial treatment that your own doctor will dismiss.

    It's called chelation, and you can feel free to ignore his protests -- because this critical life-saving treatment is backed by decades of solid scientific research.

    I had the full story on chelation therapy and how it can help you in the May 2013 edition of my printed newsletter, Health Revelations.

    If you're a subscriber, use the password in the current issue to login and read all about it online. Not a subscriber? It's not too late -- sign up today and you'll get your own password for complete access to all my back issues.

    I'm not done with artery health yet. Keep reading for one habit that can cause hardening of the arteries.

  3. New attack on chelation is a threat to your mental health

    Exposure to toxic metals is often behind some of today's most common chronic conditions -- and there's one safe, proven, and effective way to rid the body of those metals. So naturally, it's coming under attack.
  4. Too much of this mineral can be bad for the brain

    Most nutrients are not only safe in high amounts, they're necessary -- because too many people simply don't get nearly enough of the essentials from diet alone.
  5. You're slowly being poisoned

    Want a shock? Go get tested for heavy metals. Your jaw will drop when you see the results.

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