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LifeWorks Wellness Center Offers 30-Minute Alternative Therapy for Heart Disease Patients

LifeWorks Wellness Center Offers 30-Minute Alternative Therapy for Heart Disease Patients

Heart disease kills more than 500,000 Americans yearly and is the leading cause of death in America. “Chelation therapy” is a non-surgical infusion therapy that has been used for improving circulation and reducing arteriosclerosis in patients with heart disease. Until recently, chelation therapy required a cumbersome three-hour infusion, but now LifeWorks Wellness Center is offering a new chelation therapy that speeds the delivery to just 30 minutes, allowing busy patients to easily fit chelation treatments into their schedules.

Approximately 1 million Americans suffer new or recurring heart attacks each year. About two thirds of those who experience heart attacks never fully recover, and 42 percent usually die within the year from it. What’s more astounding is that 50 percent of men and 64 percent of women who die from heart disease experience no previous symptoms of it, according to the American Heart Association. Overall, heart disease costs the country an estimated $133 billion a year.

In 1997, there were 800,000 people who received chelation therapy. Today, chelation therapy has become so popular that the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute are conducting the first large-scale, $30 million dollar clinical trial to study chelation’s effectiveness against heart disease.

Bypass surgery is one treatment for heart disease, but it can be ineffective, and costly – not to mention risky. During bypass surgery, about 5 percent of patients have cardiac arrests or strokes; about 1-2 percent actually die.

Chelation therapy is a safer, less expensive, less invasive alternative that has shown positive results in improving circulation and blood flow. Chelation therapy is administered by infusion of an amino acid called EDTA that is scientifically proven to remove metals from the body. Some researchers believe that as chelation removes toxic metals from the body, oxidative stress diminishes and cholesterol levels lower, allowing blood to flow more freely through your arteries.

Traditional EDTA chelation required a 3-hour infusion process that was very cumbersome and required the patient to sit or lay down for that length of time. The new calcium chelation is able to speed up this delivery process to just 30 minutes.

Patients seeking to prevent the need for surgery may benefit from an evaluation and course of chelation therapy. The LifeWorks Wellness Center consultation determines whether chelation therapy would be suitable and effective for you.  To schedule your consultation, call 877-543-3975; local (727) 466-6789

LifeWorks Wellness Center is a state of the art heath care facility that offers a diverse array of powerful complementary and alternative therapies, including Chelation Therapy, Acupuncture, Allergy Elimination Therapy, PAP-IMI, Meridian Health Analysis, Colonic Hydrotherapy, IPT, and more.


About Dr. Minkoff

Dr. David Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the “Phi Beta Kappa” of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement. He then completed both a Pediatric Residency and a Fellowship in Infectious Disease at the University of California at San Diego. He worked at the University of California and Children’s Hospitals in San Diego as an attending physician in infectious disease while conducting original research on Ribaviron, a broad spectrum anti-viral agent to fight disease. He also co-directed a neo-natal intensive care unit and worked in emergency medicine. In 1992, Dr. Minkoff’s attended a lecture by Dr. Jeffrey Bland, widely considered the father of functional medicine, during which he had a eureka moment, and began pursuing the alternative health field with a vengeance, studying under the most accomplished thought leaders on natural & integrative healing. In 1997 Dr. Minkoff and his wife set up a small clinic to help friends with their medical problems. What began as an experiment blossomed into LifeWorks Wellness Center, one of the most successful clinics for complementary medicine in the United States.