Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Choosing chelation

After a full year of research, I finally settled on the Andy Cutler method of chelation.  I feel it is the safest way and it will work the best for our family.

Here is a wonderful website that explains it from top to bottom.

After much more research, I decided we would start with just ALA 5mg doses every 3 hours during the day and every 4 hours at night.

We have been chelating for several months now and I regret that I have not kept track of all the details.  I will have to give a general update for all of the past rounds.

Round #1- Within 1 day of starting our 1st round of chelation, we noticed a huge jump in Wyatt's language!  He had more words, he was putting longer sentences together, and the sentences made sense.  This is very noticeable in a 5 year old who is behind in speech.  We had not changed anything else.

Round#2-5 - Every round, within the first 24 hours of starting the round, we would see a new jump in language.  EVERY. SINGLE. ROUND.  These advances did not go away once the rounds were over.  It kept getting better and better!  Also noticed better eye contact, less trouble with reacting to food, skin clearing up, and better interaction with others!

Round#6-8 - We increased from 5 mg to 10 mg doses.  A little more hyper during rounds, but no other negatives.  Again huge jumps in words and in how he uses those words.  Also continued to notice all the positives from #2-5!

We began round #9 today at 5pm.  Wyatt is a little hyper from getting cheese yesterday.  Big mistake on my part!  He is currently taking food enzymes, no phenol enzymes, cod liver oil, vit d, vit c, calcium, mag, zinc, milk thistle, biotin, gse, probiotics..sometimes we use melatonin to help him sleep, but he rarely needs it now.
I will continue to update as we move forward with this round.

Heavy Metal Toxicity and Autism

What are the symptoms of heavy metal toxicity?

"You may have heavy metal toxicity if you are experiencing any of these symptoms:
Chronic pain throughout the muscles and tendons or any soft tissues of the body
Chronic malaise – general feeling of discomfort, fatigue, and illness
Brain fog – state of forgetfulness and confusion
Chronic infections such as Candida Gastrointestinal complaints, such as diarrhea, constipation, bloating, gas, heartburn, and indigestion
Food allergies
Migraines and/or headaches
Visual disturbances
Mood swings, depression, and/or anxiety
Nervous system malfunctions – burning extremities, numbness, tingling, paralysis, and/or an electrifying feeling throughout the body
Note: Heavy metal toxicity can produce vague symptoms that sometimes are mistaken for other chronic conditions such as Autism, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, depression, Multiple Sclerosis, and a host of other serious disorders. Discuss heavy metal toxicity with your healthcare professional before receiving any diagnosis or treatment for a serious chronic condition."
Interesting that every child with Autism that I know of has many of these same symptoms.  Wyatt has almost all of these symptoms.
A great chart with the symptoms side by side.
This is why we have decided to chelate these dangerous metals from Wyatt's body.