Chelation is the process of removing toxic metals from the body. Toxic metals are said to come from many sources, including our environment, fish, and vaccines. There are natural chelators found in supplements, and there are medically prescribed chelators. Please note, the chelation process is a medical procedure and any medical procedure carries risks. Please consult with your doctor prior to pursuing chelation.
An important paper to read to discuss why chelation may be considered as an option is by Dr. Amy Holmes. Dr. Holmes is part of the Defeat Autism Now! (DAN!) team and an early “think-tank” researcher on chelation protocols for children.
Click here to read more: www.healing-arts.org/children/metal-metabolism.htm
As sited in the Dr Holmes research (www.healing-arts.org/children/holmes.htm)
The following are prescription-only chelators:
Natural chelators include the following:
More information on EDTA
1. Some prescribed chelators such as DMSA can promote yeast growth. If used, yeast should be assessed by a doctor during the chelation process.
2. On the natural chelators, some doctors may use a combination of these chelators based on the individual situation.
3. Doctors will recommend which chelator to start with, how long to use, dosage and if a chelator needs to be changed. Please consult with a doctor to verify.
Administration of Chelators
Administration of chelators depends on doctor preferences, the age of the patient, medical test results, and the metals to be removed. Some doctors have a preference using a topical lotion as the primary chelator. Other doctors use oral medication or IV (intravenous) applications. Please consult with your doctor for the protocols they wish to use.
How Long Do You Chelate?
How long to chelate is a common question and a difficult one to answer in general terms as outlined in this document. The experts on chelation tend to agree that you chelate until no more metals appear in the test results. This process can be six months, several years, or longer.
Finding a Doctor to Chelate:
This is the most difficult question. All doctors have their own beliefs regarding chelation. Most Canadian doctors do not support this intervention and as such Canadians choosing this intervention often travel to the United States.
Chelation Print Education and Audio Tapes
The Autism Research Institute’s site includes resources (in print and audio tapes) on chelation. A good resource would be any of the latest DAN! Conference audio tapes. For audio and videotapes of more recent DAN! Conferences, contact Insta-Tapes at 1-800-669-8273, or visit www.instatapes.com - ask them for the LATEST DAN! Conference tapes – check for vaccines and chelation topics which can be ordered separately.
Another item to consider would be the following report from the Autism Research Institute: Click here to view report at www.autism.com/ari