Mercury and Chelation

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Registered: 10-18-2007
Mercury and Chelation
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Wed, 01-21-2009 - 9:18pm

I'm curious about your thoughts on this? Do you think that thimerosal is responsible, at least in part, for developmental conditions (notably autism)?

Many people that believe their children are mercury poisoned are using chelating agents to remove the residual metals from peripheral tissues and the brain and have reported that their children are better. Is this wrong? Is it right?

I ask, because apparently, the FDA has pulled DMSA - which actually has been used for a very long time to remove metals etc... and has been proven effective in animal models.

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Registered: 06-24-2008
Sat, 01-24-2009 - 3:53pm

I admit to knowing absolutely nothing about chelation -- but I'm curious because, while all of those metals can be / are harmful -- they occur in our environment and we consume them / breathe them in, in small amounts, daily. So do you have to continue chelation throughout life to keep these metals out of your boys' systems? At what point do you stop chelation?

I guess I should do some reading about it, but I figured you could get me started :)



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Registered: 03-25-2004
Sat, 01-24-2009 - 5:41pm
That's exactly what our Dr. told us when we found URANIUM in them!
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Registered: 06-24-2008
Sat, 01-24-2009 - 6:12pm
Interesting .. I haven't gone to read anything yet .. but I will after this ;) How does it work for metals that are have essential roles in the body.. iron, zinc, copper, potassium, magnesium, calcium, etc.? Do you supplement with those while chelating to make sure you don't deplete them? .. I don't even know if that would make sense ..


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Edited 1/24/2009 6:29 pm ET by milacelcia


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Registered: 03-25-2004
Sat, 01-24-2009 - 6:54pm
We do chelation 5 days on 5 days off.
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Registered: 06-24-2008
Sat, 01-24-2009 - 7:08pm
Have you noticed any negative side effects while chelating? Or do they seem largely unaffected by the process? .. in terms of side effects, I know you had already mentioned improvements on a cognitive level. I had only ever seen a small bit on PBS about chelation, but never looked any farther into it.


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Registered: 03-25-2004
Sun, 01-25-2009 - 4:16pm
The only thing I noticed at the very beginning (about the first 2-3 weeks) was some visual stimming for both boys.
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Registered: 07-17-2005
Sun, 01-25-2009 - 11:27pm

I just ran across this and wanted to post it before I forgot:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/20/health/20brod.html?pagewanted=2&ref=research

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Registered: 03-25-2004
Mon, 01-26-2009 - 2:55pm
We were told to try OT and ST and hope for the best by our pediatrician.
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Registered: 10-18-2007
Mon, 01-26-2009 - 5:22pm

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ITA. They shouldn't call themselves scientists either if they don't want to study the kids who've gotten sick either.

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Registered: 04-09-2008
Fri, 01-30-2009 - 1:55pm

I completely agree - unfortunately, much like our politicians, government agencies completely lost their way.


I said enough was enough quite a few years ago - been feeling great ever since!

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