Toxins involve more that metals. They can be pesticides, petrochemicals, i.e. PCB’s, Industry by-products (pthalalates), plastics (bisphenol-A), disinfection by-products (chloramines). Exposure to heavy metals may be from fluorescent lights, seafood, dental amalgams, paint, vinyls, jet and automobile fuel exhaust, contaminated water and foodsand controversially from vaccine adjuvants
Heavy metal detoxification is accomplished using a procedure known as chelation. Studies have shown that patients on the autistic spectrum are at least 50% more toxic than those who are neurotypical and cannot detoxify heavy metals. Other patients with autoimmune disorders including heart disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis mayexperience the same problems.The usual metals found are mercury, lead, arsenic, aluminum, cadmium, nickel, antimony, tin, tungsten and uranium! Chelation has been described in pediatric and adult medical literature as the treatment of choice to remove toxic metals from the body once removal from the source of exposure has been accomplished. Different chelating agents have the ability to bind to different types of toxins, all of which are present in the air we breathe, the water we drink, the soil and the dust we come in contact with every day. These toxins interfere with the manufacture of glutathione, the major antioxidant (detoxifier) in our body. They are also toxic to brain cells and neurons.
Chelation is performed in our facility by our physician or staff in a comfortable setting. It is performed in a one to one encounter by slow IV push infusion with careful monitoring. The optimal protocol involves the administration of IV medications such as Calcium-EDTA and oral administration of Chemet, also known as DMSA, and Cuprimine (D-Penicillamine generically). These medications will help break the bonds of the metals from the solid organ cells, primarily brain and bone. Infusion of IV Glutathione will assist in the body’s ridding itself of these substances without risk of the metals reaccumulating in the organs. Monthly lab work is done to ensure that the patient has no aberrations in bone marrow or liver function. Serial urine testing is done to quantify the excretion of the metals as an indicator of the effectiveness of the chelation as well as measuring the essential elements to be sure the body’s supply is not depleted. In over 2000 infusions, we have seen subtle to dramatic positive effects in hundreds of patients chelated in our practice.