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raster;55577 wrote: Like I said DMPS is a pharmaceutical that requires prescription…purchasing drugs online has its risks.
It doesn’t require a script though. You can purchase it online. Everyone that has used the various chelating agents from livingnetworks has had nothing but positives to report about the quality. If you join the frequent, low-dose board on yahoo and ask around you can confirm this. Regardless, DMSA and DMPS are accessory chelators and are optional. Most find some benefit from their use, but ALA is the only necessary chelator to detox fully.
raster;55577 wrote: Many people struggle with chelation in general with andy cutlers protocol or not and many have bad side effects who don’t have major problems beforehand. For some people, it sounds like it ruined their lives. It is something to research beforehand.
Many people struggle with antifungals. Does this mean that they also, can’t be beneficial? In my opinion, no; it just means that you have to be wary of the dose so as not to afflict more symptoms/side-effects than you can handle. In my experience, all detox involves some degree of a Herxheimer reaction and everyone on the yahoo FDC board will tell you that ideally, you should be at a dose that involves little to no side effects. AC chelation done right is very benign, I promise.
The fact is, people struggle from poor chelation protocols as evidenced by this thread. Keeping the blood levels of the chelators constant is the underlying principle behind frequent, low-dose chelation. It is to keep oneself from kicking up mercury and then allowing it to become redistributed around the body causing harm. As long as your keep the dose low and dose according to the half-life of the chelator for several days on, several days off, chelation is a relatively gentle process. I’ve found that the reactions I’ve gotten to eating the wrong foods or taking antifungals far exceed any negative reaction I’ve experienced thus far with chelation.
Frankly, I think all this scare talk regarding AC chelation is unfounded and incorrect. Specifically the bit about people getting drastically worse under frequent, low-dose chelation. I see no evidence for this fact. I encourage all those reading this to not take my or raster’s word on this. Do your own research on the Cutler protocol if you feel like it may apply to you. Fortunately, researching beforehand is something both you and I can agree on raster.
raster;55577 wrote: Andy cutler’s protocol is 10 years old and is out of date, there has been new chelation research since then that don’t involve all of these drugs/supplements.
New research/methods have surfaced this is true. Focus on the methylation cycle in particular, is the only one I have come across that seems to rival AC chelation. Because of this, I would agree with Tdog that genetic testing can be very helpful and may be an alternate path some may want to follow. This is what impossible has done and has seen great success. Some may even choose to follow both of these paths concurrently. This guy: http://howirecovered.com/ is actually addressing both the methylation cycle and chelating simultaneously. I’m not sure if that’s the best path for everyone to follow, but it’s another option.
Simply put, there are benefits and risks to any health protocol. There’s a reason so many have gotten completely better from AC chelation, more so than any other protocol I’ve come across. The way I look at it, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. Both AC chelation and focus on methylation can be extremely helpful for chronically ill people.
Point me to a protocol with a better track record and success rate than AC chelation or methylation and I’ll reconsider my stance. Until then, I encourage all those reading this to do your own research and come to your own conclusions. Don’t let fear get in the way of research. No harm can come from that.