1) That I was absolutely certain heavy metals were an issue for me.
I’m waiting for test results.
2) That the person who was treating me was very well experienced and qualified – I wouldn’t let your average run-of-the-mill ND guide me in chelation therapy.
If I was to get this done I know of a qualified medical doctor that would do it.
3) That I was in a good place physically and mentally to minimise potential fallout.
4) I had first removed all sources of heavy metals (amalgam fillings, overconsumption of fish etc.)
I had amalgam fillings but they have been removed. I still eat salmon about 3 times a week…
It wasn’t really an exhaustive checklist, just my feeling on how I would approach it if I were going to do it personally. If the MD knows his/her stuff and thinks you are in a physical position to do it, and you trust him/her, then it might be worth placing yourself under their care. Just be careful and make sure to ask a lot of questions.