Re: ? about DDI hair test
- Some of the elements on that test are also essential elements. Count
them up and see how it looks. I will eventually work out "counting
rules" for it, but don't have them yet.
The idea that you should put off chelating to get other stuff straight
first is the biggest disservice a doc can do for your kid. Chelation
fixes things, and they are very hard to get under control by other
means until you chelate and make them work better.
You don't have to wait - everything you need is OTC from some or other
If the copper is over 50 you have to consider the potential of copper
toxicity, which means no ALA for a while.
--- In Autism-Mercury@y..., Rominick@a... wrote:
> I just recently received a current hair test result on my 4 1/2 yr
> old son. The first one I had done was on a 4 month old baby hair
> sample that showed extremely high in aluminum, antimony, arsenic,
> bismuth, cadmium, lead, tin and titanium (some were off the chart.
> And most certainly by the counting rules, there was a problem with
> mercury. Now I have a current one and unfortunately the doctor (a
> Dr.) ordered a Hair Toxic Element test instead of the Hair Elements,
> so I couldn't apply the counting rules. This test shows only high in
> copper, silver and antimony. Is this just because the exposure is
> recent and the first test was? We are still going to do a chelation
> challenge test in 2 months. We are supplementing with zinc first and
> doing the vitamin A/Bethanecol thing before. I hate to wait, but I
> know we should get the nutrition part in better shape first.
> Thanks for the help!
> Mama to Erik 4 1/2 (PDD-NOS) and Julie 17 mo