There are four types of Arthritis: 1) Gout, where crystals of Uric Acid (from too much red and organ meat) settle in the joint and cause intense inflammation; 2) Rheumatoid Arthritis where the body treats the joints like an invading protein and makes anti-bodies against the joint causing destruction; 3) autoimmune (aka. Lupus) arthritis is a condition in which the body attacks itself including the joints but also other organs; and 4) Osteoarthritis also known as Lime Arthritis or Wear and Tear arthritis where calcium settles out in the joints. If you had to sum up in 1 sentence what happens as we age, that sentence would be the hard tissues get soft (osteoporosis)and the soft tissues get hard (arteries, joints).
Chelation with EDTA seems to help deal with these deposits because the patients osteoarthritic symptoms improve after therapy. When you combine the fact that the patient improves and that Osteoporosis is helped (paper # 21) and that serum calcium levels remain constant (paper # 19), it certainly appears that chelation with EDTA is reversing the aging process by making the hard tissues hard and the soft tissues soft again.
In the Osteoporitic patient we also focus on supplementation with specific trace minerals and not just Calcium. We also help change the ratio of dietary Calcium to Phosphorous with the first step being the elimination of the Phosphoric acid containing soft drinks (all dark pop other than root beer). We use Trace Mineral Analysis to guide our nutrient supplementation (Click Here for more information on Trace Mineral Analysis). As stated above chelation actually helps improve Osteoporosis (Paper #21). It is important for women to screen early (Click Here for more information on Bone Density Screening for Osteoporosis) and get on top of this early in life so we can help reverse it.