Thursday, November 8, 2007

Heavy Metals Toxicity

There seems to be a large amount of children being diagnosed with Autism, who are in reality suffering from Heavy Metal Toxicity.

When my son Mickie was first diagnosed with Autism, I had no idea that he was actually Mercury Toxic, via-thimerosal containing vaccines. By the time I realized what had happened he was four years old and had been regressing since he was 9 months old.

He is 10 years old now and early intervention through Regional Centers and years of ABA therapy have done nothing for him. He has underlying biomedical issues that culminated in Autism like symptoms. Today I want to write about heavy metal toxicity.

This is what I have learned in the process of helping my son. When he was four I attempted to chelate him. He did make improvements in socialization and his eye contact improved, his language did not improve much, aside from a word here and there every few months he did not talk. He has since lost those few words.

Back then, I did not addressed the digestive issues as recommended by that DAN Protocol and in fact his digestive problems got worse. I had to stop chelation after four months and it has taken years to stabilize him.

Depending on how resent the exposure was, mercury may or may not show up. Just because it doesn't show up, doesn't mean it's not there. The Autism Research Institute reports that chelation works in 73% of the time.

I am not sure when babies develop the blood, brain, barrier, but you are able to find out if he is toxic while the barrier is open, he can have chelation therapy before it closes and he should recover completely. There is always some recovery, but some say that nothing can cross the BBB, and others say that ALA will cross it.

DMSA should be administered with ALA in small doses every three to four hours, preferably round the clock. If you prefer to only chelate during the day, it can be done. Three days on and 11 day off or as many days off as on. You must give the body time to rest. Supplementation with minerals is essential, because DMSA depletes the body of Zinc and other essential minerals.

If it was not too resent mercury most likely has now gone into hiding. Mercury hides in the soft tissues of the body including the brain. Lead accumulates in you bones if is not excreted from the body right away. DMSA is administered prior to an urine test, will bring some of it out then first morning urine is collected.

A note about DMSA.......it is the safest way to chelate heavy metals and it has been tested and approved to use on children, which is more then we can say about childhood vaccines.

Also very important is the fact that chelation is a very slow process. Don't expect drastic changes in a short period of time. You can only administer a small amount, because the body can't excrete so much of the metals at once. 100 rounds is about how much it takes for full recovery.

A hair analysis is very accurate in determining if one is mercury toxic. A good indication of heavy metal toxicity is when your minerals are all out of whack, even if mercury itself is not showing on the first hair test. I will show in time. Mickie's first and second hair analysis did not showed mercury or lead, but showed he was cadmium toxic. His most recent test shows that he is Lead, Aluminum and Cadmium toxic. His mercury level wend from .01 to .10. Heavy metals don't belong in our bodies.

I wanted to share this information, because I am chelating Mickie right now and the information is still fresh in my mind. He has had 6 rounds of DMSA with ALA. He has started to say Da and Dee. He is not talking yet, but he is using his Da's and De's to sing.


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Zurama

11 comments:

Beau Geste said...

Hair is not a reliable measure for mercury toxicity.

There is no credible evidence that mercury has anything to do with autism.

The symptoms of autism are distinct from mercury poisoning.

These are not opinions. They are facts which are easily confirmed.

Matt said...

Wow, KOMU is allowing lay-people to post medical advice?

A recent review article on mercury chelation noted that combining a chelator with DMSA can actually increase the toxicity of the mercury already in the body, depeding on how it is performed.

Given that people can purchase DMSA and ALA over the internet without a perscription, KOMU should consider whether the comments in this post are wise to post.

Matt said...

Case in point:

A note about DMSA.......it is the safest way to chelate heavy metals and it has been tested and approved to use on children, which is more then we can say about childhood vaccines.

There is NO chelator actually tested and approved for mercury. DMSA is used since there are studies on using it for Lead, but has not been tested for mercury. This is ESPECIALLY true for use on children. There is NO study showing safety when used with ALA.

c farmer said...

A TV station would never hire a reporter who knew nothing about sports to cover football. But for some reason I can't begin to understand it's OK to turn science reporting over to someone who couldn't pass a high school biology test.

artnews said...

Indeed. This is a weakness of narrative journalist. For many reporters, it's all about putting a face to the supposed news. No narrative story to tag the news on, no news broadcast.

It's not easy to find people who've had whooping cough or tetanus or measles as a result of failing to be vaccinated by their parents, or getting infected from non-vaccinated children (although I saw a kid in the hospital with tetanus in Ft Lauderdale last month--mom hadn't gotten him vaccinated). And the parents of autistics for whom these diets, chelations and all the rest of it have done nothing more than empty their bank accounts are also not coming forward in droves to talk about being had. So the average boneheaded hack sees a chance to put a "human face" to a story that supposedly involves government coverup, fraud, pharmaceutical greed, sexy stuff indeed. None of it true--the hypothesis that thimerosal, mmr etc cause autism has been thoroughly debunked with science in multiple studies--but it's sexy, even literally so when big-bosomed supermoms like J. McCarthy are touting it.

There's no "human" face to go along with the truth in this story. The truth here is represented by a lot of skeptics and by scientists who mostly have moved on and can't be bothered to continually respond to these trifling conspiracy theorists. They aren't sexy moms who claim to have "healed" their kids.

Thus this story goes on and on. Some day the kids working on this at the Missouri J school will look back with embarassment at their involvement. If they ever get jobs, that is.

Laura said...

From the previous comments, it is obvious that the posters have not had to deal with mercury poisioning. About 25% of the population has genetic mutations that make it difficult to impossible to eleiminate these toxins. We are now finally accepting that ANY amount of lead in the human body is too much and causes cognitive decline. Why can't people get their head around the fact the mercury, which is more toxic than lead, should not be in the human body?? As you say, we are slowly killing ourselves.

Traditional medicine refuses to help our kids, so we must do it on our own using what is available. You have a beautiful son.

Laura

Heraldblog said...

About 25% of the population has genetic mutations that make it difficult to impossible to eleiminate these toxins.

What is the evidence for this remarkable statement?

Zurama L. Johnston said...

James SJ, Cutler P, Melniyk S, Jernigan S, Jank L, Gaylor DW, Neubrander JA. Metabolic biomarkers if increased oxidative stress and impaired methylation capacity in children with Autism. Am J Clin Nutr. 2004 Dec;80(6):1611-7.

Those who have moved on are to busy making money to care, but we don't need them. There are plenty of decent doctors still left.

Zurama L. Johnston said...

http://commons.ucalgary.ca/mercury/

Zurama L. Johnston said...

Artnews....The human face to go with my story is MY SON.

ANB said...

That's not what Art was referring to. He said "there's no 'human' face to go along with the truth ... represented by a lot of skeptics and by scientists who mostly have moved on and can't be bothered to continually respond to these trifling conspiracy theorists."

That doesn't really involve you.