To say that we are incredibly blessed to be getting to spend time today with the one and only Dr Garry Gordon would be an understatement. If you haven’t already heard of this man and the truly outstanding and pioneering work he has done in the natural health field for the last 3 decades (and more) then I would be very shocked. He is known as the “father” of Chelation Therapy, a highly successful treatment that involves the removing of heavy metals from the bloodstream. In fact, Dr Gordon designed and developed the original protocol for safe and effective use of EDTA oral chelation therapy. He is considered a world authority and leading expert on chelation therapy, anti-aging, nutrition, mineral metabolism and alternative and preventative therapies.
On the official Gordon Research Institute Facebook page, one of Dr Gordon’s followers commented by saying… “this guy is a genius”.
We couldn’t have said it better ourselves!
This man is a genius. I don’t think anyone understands the intricacies and workings of the human body better than Dr Gordon. But not only does he understand the workings of the human body on a highly scientific level, he knows how to prevent and cure ailments and disease within the body… with astonishing success! And of course, he does this by adhering to the Hippocratic Oath (or Hippocratic Corpus) which says… “first do no harm”.
Dr Gordon is also a best-selling author, having authored and co-authored five terrific books… “The Omega-3 Miracle”, “The Puzzle of Autism”, “Heal Your Body Naturally”, “The Chelation Answer” and “Detox With Oral Chelation”. Dr Gordon has been around for a long time (and I mean this in the nicest possible way!) so to view his complete profile and résumé we recommend you click on the link here… aboutdrgarrygordon.
It’s mighty impressive!
Now, let’s hear from Dr Gordon and what he’s up to at the moment in this exclusive and timely interview…
1. Good morning Dr Gordon and welcome to lifesavinghealth.org. We know you are extremely busy and we would like to sincerely thank you for taking the time to speak with us today and respond to our questions. Could you first begin by telling our readers about your fantastic Gordon Research Institute (GRI) and website gordonresearch.net...
Thank you Troy, I appreciate your kind invitation and the opportunity to share my knowledge and experience with you and your audience.
Gordon Research Institute is a virtual clearinghouse of research and information that I have gathered during my 50+ years of medical practice and consulting. On this site you are able to access thousands of articles and documents about safe, natural and affordable alternative therapies in the treatment of almost every chronic illness and disease encountered today… such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders, cancer, heart disease, heavy metal toxicity, depression, food related issues like gluten intolerance, acid reflux and irritable bowel, various viral, bacterial and fungal infections including MRSA, hepatitis, and Borrelia burgdorferi which causes Lyme disease.
The GRI site is also where qualifying healthcare practitioners can sign up and participate in F.A.C.T. – Forum on Anti-aging and Chelation Therapies – where over 3000+ medical members from around the world communicate with each other and share their experiences and successes in alternative therapies. F.A.C.T. is an online “school” so-to-speak, for learning about the most current natural and alternative therapies being used today, and it is totally FREE to join. Just go to the GRI website to sign up.
2. There really is such a wealth of tremendous information on your website and I’ve found myself there for hours going through it. But what really grabbed my attention and fascinated me was your “Energy Medicine” and “Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field” sections. Wow, what powerful stuff!
So would you mind telling our readers a bit about the whole “electromagnetic” and magnetism concept and why it’s not just important to our overall health, but our very existence!
Absolutely! The emerging research in the field of energy medicine, and the recent availability of various modes of energetic therapies like PEMF and low-level lasers is very exciting! I’ve often remarked that I believe energy medicine is the “missing link” in healing. We have brilliant researchers today who have shown that there is a direct link between cellular energy production and disease. There’s Dr. Douglas Wallace, lead researcher at the Center for Mitochondrial and Epigenomic Medicine in Philadelphia, who believes that mitochondrial dysfunction – mitochondria are the body’s tiny powerhouses – is what is underlying most all illness and disease. And Dr. Thomas Seyfried, Professor of Biology at Boston College, has released a ground-breaking new book showing how cancer is really a “metabolic” disease, stemming from impaired mitochondrial function, and not a genetic disease as is currently believed.
You see, our bodies are really quite miraculous in that they have an innate ability to heal and renew themselves within the proper environment. We need clean food, air, water, and sunlight to live. But there is a “fifth element” that we need for survival, and that is electromagnetic energy. Every organism on this planet has evolved under the influence of the earth’s electromagnetic field, and NASA and the Russian space program demonstrated decades ago that without this field we could not survive; which is why they put electromagnetic generators on space ships today. The proper electromagnetic frequencies are necessary for our bodies energy production, but also necessary in modulating our circadian rhythms, for healthy immune function, and they also affect how we perceive pain.
The problem today is that the earth’s natural electromagnetic field has weakened over time, decreasing by as much as 10% over the past 150 years, and that has had an effect upon us physically. We are electrical beings – our cells communicate through electrical impulses. Pulsed electromagnetic frequency therapy, or PEMF, is a way to replenish this life-sustaining element. PEMF is like an advanced form of exercise – I call it M.I.C.E., which is short for ‘magnetically induced cellular exercise’ – because it works on a cellular level and produces the same effect and benefit as hard physical exercise, but without the stress and strain on our muscles and bones. This is so important because we have learned that exercise is necessary for cellular detoxification and renewal through a process called ‘autophagy’. PEMF stimulates autophagy, and provides the energy for ‘electroporation’ to occur, whereby small pores in the cells outer membrane are opened to allow toxins to be expelled, and vital nutrients and oxygen to be taken in! So Electricity and magnetism are vital to life, and there is so much more to this story! I encourage you and your readers to visit Marcus Freudenmann’s excellent PEMF review at maxawareness.com and see some amazing electron microscopy images of a patient’s red blood cells before and after a single session of PEMF.
3. Dr Gordon, you are unquestionably the king of chelation therapy (or as some people like to call you… the “father” of chelation). So why is chelation therapy so effective and rewarding for treating health problems compared to conventional and orthodox methods? And if it’s so effective then I have to ask, why isn’t every physician and hospital around the world using it?
Chelation therapy is a detoxifying process used to rid the body of poisonous toxins and heavy metals like arsenic, lead and mercury, or organic pollutants like BPA, PBDE’s, Teflon, dioxins and pesticides. A chelating agent, such as Ethylene-diaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA), which is a synthetic amino acid, molecularly binds to and traps the toxin, causing it to become inert while it is safely excreted from the body. We have around 1000 times as much lead in our bodies as our ancestors did a few hundred years ago, and there is NO safe level of lead or mercury. A lifetime detoxification program is needed by everyone. Bones take an average of 15 years to remodel, and IV chelation will not pull the lead out of bones. Therefore, we must take protective steps everyday to prevent the lead and other heavy metals stored in our bones and tissues from leaching into other tissues like our heart, brain and eyes.
Even though all causes of illness and death can be associated with levels of lead in the body, as reported in an article called “Low-Level Environmental Exposure to Lead Unmasked as Silent Killer” published in the American Heart Association journal ‘Circulation’, mainstream medicine has been reluctant to acknowledge the benefit of chelation therapy, preferring to have patients brain-washed into covering up their symptoms by taking things like Coumadin – which is really rat poison – and statins to lower their cholesterol, but always causing harmful side-effects and problems elsewhere in the body. I do not use statins on any of my patients, since elevated cholesterol is not the problem. The real problem is inflammation and toxicity.
The reason why chelation therapy is not more widely practiced currently is money. Pharmaceutical companies aren’t really interested in curing illness and disease, they want to sell their drugs and make a profit. I do see this changing in the future, however, as more people become educated about natural health options and fight to reclaim their personal rights to their own health care choices.
4. So following on from the last question… Dr Robert J. Rowen also points out in his “Oral Chelation – Hoax or Heart Protector” newsletter that “modern humans” have 1,000 times the lead in our bones as what our 16th-century ancestors did. That’s simply an astonishing amount! (Not to mention the exceedingly high amounts of mercury, cadmium and other heavy metals we also rapidly accumulate today). You developed an oral chelation supplement called “Beyond Chelation”. Is this what this supplement is designed to do, to get rid of these toxic and dangerous heavy metals?
Yes indeed, my daily oral chelation protocol helps to rid our bodies of toxic lead, while preventing more lead from getting in, and I developed my unique chelating vitamin/mineral formula, now called “Beyond Chelation Improved”, or BC-I, based upon Dr. Lester Morrison’s Institute Formula, only with the safer calcium EDTA added. But BC-I does much more for you than chelation. Also included in my formula is Resveratrol, a powerful anti-oxidant that has been shown to reduce inflammation, reduce LDL cholesterol and prevent blood clots, and Vitamin K2, which works to lower the levels of calcium in the arteries, helping to keep arterial walls soft while keeping our bones strong. I believe everyone today NEEDS Vitamin K-2, at least 90 mcg a day, if you hope to avoid the hardened, calcified arteries that we see in nearly everyone by age 80. As we age, our tissues are calcifying while we are losing the calcium from our bones. By that time in our lives, our aorta, which is the main blood vessel coming out of the heart, has turned to stone! We have on average 140 times more calcium in the aorta than was present at age 10, while at the same time our bones are getting weaker and losing calcium. Vitamin K-2 is ONE of the keys. So BC-I is a total regimen of nine capsules that includes three very powerful mineral/vitamin tablets with resveratrol, three Essential Daily Defense capsules, which is a combination of EDTA, Garlic, and sulfated mucopolysaccarides from carrageenan, one Omega-3 fish oil capsule, one 1300 mg capsule of Primrose oil, and one capsule containing Gingko biloba and phosphatidylserine.
5. You talk a lot about Intravenous Calcium EDTA chelation, which looks to be an incredibly powerful and effective treatment. So who would you recommend this type of therapy for?
I prefer that everyone finds a physician that offers some form of IV chelation, and most of us will know after five or so infusions – of either the 5 minute “short push” chelation which uses calcium EDTA, or after the 22-23 hour long chelation – whether or not we want to bother with the intravenous type of chelation.
Meanwhile, everyone on the planet has some low level of lead toxicity, and we all need to take some oral EDTA. I also strongly recommend some natural Zeolite and some high-dose vitamin C, hopefully with the garlic and DL methionine that is formulated in my special vitamin C delivery system called BioEnR-Gy C… which is also found in my oral chelation BC-I packets.
6. I watched your “The Wonders of Pueraria mirifica” webinar recently and I have to say, this herb looks mighty interesting as an estrogen deficiency treatment for menopausal women and andropausal men. You certainly seem excited about it. So can you tell us a bit about this herb and why it’s got your attention?
I first learned about Pueraria mirifica from my good friend, Dr. Sandy Schwartz, who relocated to Thailand some 20 years ago. He shared with me how the Thai peoples had been using this native mountainous herb, as a food and as a part of their traditional medicine. As I explored further, I found that the lowest rates of breast cancer in the world are in Thailand’s Northern region – the only place where Pueraria mirifica, or Thai kudzu, grows. Since that time, dozens of scientific studies have documented the beneficial and protective effects of this amazing plant.
Pueraria mirifica is now refined and formulated to the highest standards, and the standardized form is called Puresterol. Approved as a food supplement by the FDA, Puresterol is available from Longevity Plus, LLC as H.R.T. Plus (Herbal Remedy from Thailand). H.R.T. Plus has been documented in extensive research to safely eliminate all menopause related symptoms while actually providing anti-cancer protections for the breast and other tissues. It is a S.E.R.M. Beta (Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator of the Beta receptor), and provides favorable effects throughout the entire body, stopping the proliferation of breast cancer cells and helping to protect against heart disease. It also protects against bone loss, and is key in my osteoporosis program, where I safely reverse osteoporosis in everyone with no drugs. H.R.T. Plus with Puresterol is proven effective against depression, insomnia, hot flashes, vaginal dryness and loss of memory. In my experience, there is no comparison between the minimal effects of traditional herbals like Black Cohosh, Red Clover or Soy, and the dramatic benefits I have seen in my patients receiving H.R.T Plus. It is even beneficial in maintaining healthy prostate in men, and I take it every day. It really is a miraculous healing herb!
7. Dr Gordon, you’ve treated and helped thousands of patients over the years. I have to ask… is there one in particular that will always stand out in your mind? Was there a miracle recovery that even astounded you?
There are too many success stories of patients healing on my F.I.G.H.T. program to start to go into, but I will mention the most current patient I have now, who is 86, and who was twice nearly dead before starting my regimen. He has overcome cancer and heart disease, and now at age 86 looks to be the picture of health! This gentleman is my “poster-man” for regenerative medicine. Nothing is impossible with the strong desire he has to survive, and fortunately somehow he manages to afford all the things he now has to do. But his example will empower many others to not give up and to FIGHT back, and ignore the mainstream doctors who it seems to me nearly always have the wrong answers when you have someone as near death as this patient was – twice! I had to tell the doctors to let him go out against medical advice as they were sure he would be dead in hours without their poisons and surgery
Having trained doctors around the world who save so many lives, I want to help others see the big picture. I wrote the protocol that has helped over 10 million patients, and each can be considered a miracle story, and truth is they happen all the time. It was my protocol that led to the $31 million dollar TACT Trial on chelation therapy sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, that is now published in JAMA. The results of that study were so powerful for diabetics that the government wants to do a follow-up study as soon as possible. I am always helping your body get rid of lead, but the oral chelation also replaces all the drugs – from statins to Coumadin to aspirin prescribed by other doctors – and are now admittedly the 4th leading cause of death in America.
We are all becoming aware that we can live to be 100 years and still be in great shape! But that will not happen to most of us without some real effort. I have NO reported or known patients who have died from heart attack or stroke, as long as they stay on my F.I.G.H.T. program with the BC-I formula of nine pills twice a day – every day for life.
8. You mentioned earlier hosting a discussion group for health professionals called F.A.C.T. (Forum on Anti-Aging & Chelation Therapies). Can you tell us a bit more about this, and how you came up with the idea?
The idea for F.A.C.T. started with Sandra Litkenhaus, a long-time member of the Longevity Plus staff in Payson Arizona. She is one of my product and protocol specialists that helps new doctors start to use my ideas and supplements in managing their patients. She soon realized that as I lectured around the world, and doctors became excited by what they were learning, they needed a way to continue to expand their knowledge and stay abreast of current research and therapies. F.A.C.T. now serves an online community of health care practitioners that include physicians, dentists, chiropractors, nurses, dieticians, psychologists, physical therapists and any others licensed within the health care field. F.A.C.T. is continually growing and has well over 3000 members from 14 countries around the world. As a member, they are able to discretely discuss their cases with one another, ask for advice about new treatments and protocols, share their success stories, and have access to all the information gathered from my extensive, ongoing research and conferencing lectures without having to travel as much or as far as I do to all parts of the world.
9. I must be honest. Your F.I.G.H.T protocol (Food and Focus, Infections, Genetics, Heavy Metals and Hormones, Toxins) would have to be one of the most in-depth and complete health programs I’ve ever seen! And I know this is the program you personally use as part of your own health and longevity regimen. So how effective is this program and is it designed for the average person? It does seem as though it could be quite expensive to follow?
I created my F.I.G.H.T. For Your Health program to be a simple, understandable, natural and powerful framework that helps to empower each of us as we continue on our journey toward optimal health. The protocol considers several key areas that are always contributing factors in any chronic illness. Basically, F.I.G.H.T. is an acronym that stands for Food & Focus, Infections, Genetics, Heavy Metals & Hormones, and Toxins. Also a key component is the incorporation of PEMF and other energy medicine treatments that I’ve already mentioned. F.I.G.H.T. is a simple way to remember each of these areas that are interrelated and need to be addressed simultaneously to achieve balance and healing. I admit that not everyone can afford to take every single one of the supplements that I take on a daily basis! But everyone can afford to do a little bit for themselves in each category every day. The most important things we can do for ourselves and our health is to exercise and avoid obvious pesticides and toxic food, high sugar, and utilize the appropriate natural supplements. Vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements help our body detoxify. Toxins are not going to go away, so you have to counter attack, and daily oral chelation is the remedy. Following my F.I.G.H.T. program and utilizing PEMF “cellular exercise” therapy, will reverse acidity and help restore healthy pH balance. Cleaning up our diets and supplementing with quality vitamins, herbs and minerals that have anti-inflammatory properties, will reduce systemic inflammation and chronic pain, and restore your body and mind to its optimal functional and healthy state. PEMF cellular exercise makes my F.I.G.H.T. program, or any health or nutritional treatment, far more effective, and I am confident that ten years from now, I will be as healthy and active as I am today… and you can be too!
10. Sounds terrific! Well Dr Gordon, we’re down to our final question. But before I give it to you, I would like to take this opportunity to say a very big “thank you” once again for answering our questions and sharing your valuable knowledge with us. It's been such a treat and I've learn't so much more myself. I would also like to invite our readers to go to gordonresearch and check out the amazing array of health information that’s available there (you can also find Gordon Research Institute on facebook).
So for my last question, I would like to ask you what you would like the Dr Garry Gordon legacy to be. In 50 years’ time, what do you want people to remember you for?
I want to be known as one who helped topple the failing allopathic model of medicine that is promoting sickness instead of healing. In doing so, it may also help save the world economy for at least a bit longer, while helping everyone reach their maximum, intended, useful lifespan. I want to be an example of the awesome possibilities we have in natural and regenerative medicine… having overcome my own severe, genetically-related health challenges… by helping everyone to be and feel as good as I do – at 79 years young, and beyond!