We will be offering “Advanced use of Intravenous Disodium Edetate (chelation)” October 4-5
Program Chairman Richard Plumb DO
We have two one-day introductory courses to learn the Treatment of Toxic Metals with Intravenous Disodium Edetate (chelation) to learn the scientific basis and practical applications for the treatment: March 2, in Savannah, GA and April 22, in Houston, TX.
Obscure toxic heavy metals create or dramatically worsen an astounding number of illnesses. Sadly, patients go to “organ doctors” who haven’t a clue rather than to “cause-treating doctors” who can reduce the body burden and restore better health.
Dentists are staring down major toxics every day in almost every mouth: “silver” amalgam fillings also contain 50% mercury, tin, and copper. Many of them have no idea of the associated systemic illnesses. Practicing physicians are not aware of both dental exposures and other toxic metal hazards and manifestations. The science, however, is not hidden when you are motivated to look—and it is clear and convincing.
Mercury is a powerful neurotoxin and, at certain levels, can cause neurological issues, autoimmune disease, chronic illnesses and mental disorders. The burning question is whether an unknown quantity of mercury vapor in our silver fillings at a constant exposure poses a significant health risk.
For more than 30 years, the FDA has simply refused to issue any public warning about dental amalgam’s neurotoxic risks. In 2009, the FDA actually declared it safe under Class 2 for adults and children over the age of 6 who are not allergic to mercury.
A 2013 international treaty, named the United Nations Minamata Convention on Mercury, requires the phasing out of many mercury-containing products, including thermometers, by 2020, and also calls for an end to all mercury mining within 15 years. The USA signed and approved the treaty on June 11, 2013.
The ADA [American Dental Association] is a former patent-holder of amalgam, and has helped draft woefully misled policy statements affirming that dental amalgam is “safe” and its contribution to environmental mercury contamination “minimal.” The ADA popularized the deceptive term “silver fillings” so consumers would think amalgam is made mainly of silver when it in fact it contains twice as much mercury as silver.
Treatment with Intravenous Edetate or certain oral medications (Chelation Therapy) is the only FDA-approved treatment for reducing the body burden of toxic heavy metals. Whether you want to start practicing chelation in your office, or just learn about how it could dramatically help your patients, the International College of Integrative Medicine (ICIM) is proud to offer a comprehensive introduction, including information that can help you begin.
ICIM is a non-profit organization that has produced education with information about nutritional supplementation, chelation and other non-invasive preventive and health-promoting therapies for over thirty years. Our workshops will provide a solid understanding of the science and practice of this remarkably effective treatment for removing toxic metals from the body. Based on guidelines that define the industry standard, ICIM’s course is designed to provide training that is practical, detailed, and well documented.
Our first event will be in Savannah, GA, March 2, 2017, a Thursday lead-in workshop at the “Roots of Toxicity” conference.
Savannah Program Chairman Charles Adams MD is trained as an Internal Medicine specialist. Through additional continuing medical education, he has an Integrative Internal Medicine Practice in that he uses traditional as well as “alternative” or “complementary” or “natural” therapies. Dr. Adams attended the University of Tennessee medical school in Memphis, TN. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Tennessee Erlanger Hospital. He maintains his board eligibility in Internal Medicine and has received the AMA Physicians Recognition Award for continuing to receive more than 100 hours of continuing medical education each year. He is trained and certified by the American College for Advancement Medicine in chelation therapy, and serves as President of the Board of the International College of Integrative Medicine.
Our second course on April 22, 2017 in Houston, TX will take things a step further.
Program Chairman John Trowbridge MD, FACAM, has taught physicians, dentists, nurses, and office assistants the ins-and-outs of chelation since 1984. He was certified as a Specialist in Chelation Therapy in 1985. In 1992, Dr. Trowbridge became a founding professor of the Advanced Training Program in Heavy Metal Toxicology for ICIM and later served as a supervising professor of the program. Dr. Trowbridge is Past President and Advisor to the Board of the ICIM and was the first physician President of the IABDM and continues to serve as an advisor to the board. He has lectured on toxic metal diagnosis and treatment across North America, as well as in Taiwan and Brazil.
ICIM is planning this one-day intensive workshop in partnership with The International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine (IABDM), a network of dentists, physicians and allied health professionals committed to integrating body, mind, spirit and mouth in caring for the whole person. It is an opportunity for already-practicing chelating physicians to gain a deeper understanding of “the big picture” in diagnosis and treatment. Seating for those just learning — including dentists and office assistants — will be available as well.