PointsNorth wrote:Thx gbourg, my doc in this instance is a naturopath and he assures me he is quite mercury savvy. I'll mention to him what you have noted when I do DMPS tomorrow.
Here's an important site to read about DMPS. Several people have had horrific side effects from DMPS. In addition, it discusses why either a DMSA or DMPS "challenge" test is not useful and is likely fraudulent.
The QuackWatch site also has an article about the invalidity of challenge tests.
How the "Urine Toxic Metals" Test Is Used to Defraud Patients
http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRel ... toxic.html
Here's a site to read about Andy Cutler's chelation protocol.
http://www.livingnetwork.co.za/chelatio ... -protocol/
Lastly, you may wish to read one of my earlier posts on chelation which has a link to a paper that states that mercury, unlike lead, is naturally excreted by the body with a half life of 1 to 2 months. There are also links to a series of papers where DMSA was used in children with autism.
http://www.thisisms.com/forum/introduct ... ml#p192205