This week we restarted Intestinal Metal Detox (IMD) in an attempt to chelate some of Skyler’s toxic metals. We first tried IMD towards the beginning of our biomedical journey last summer, and at that time, Skyler responded with so much hyperactivity that we had to abort the attempt. Now, he seems to be much healthier from the supplements and treatments we’ve given him, so I thought I would give IMD another try.
We administered half a scoop of IMD mixed in juice in a syringe in the evenings. Even though it’s a tiny scoop, Skyler makes a face like it doesn’t taste very good. However, he has taken it for five days now without complaint. We have experienced absolutely no side effects so far – in fact, he actually seems calmer and more “with it.” IMD is supposed to be administered for five days, followed by a two day break period. Today is the first day of our break, and I am very pleased with this round.
In my heart, I believe we are going to eventually have to chelate with something stronger, but I wanted to give this a try first since it’s extremely safe. I’ve been doing a lot of research on chelation, and I have decided that the best and safest method is the one developed by Andy Cutler. The downside to his protocol is that the chelation meds have to be given every 3 to 4 hours (even throughout the night). However, knowing how much more dangerous it is to administer every 8 hours or once a day as many DAN doctors recommend, I’d rather lose a little sleep and do it correctly. But, I’ll write more about AC chelation later. Just wanted to mention it because I do think it is something we’ll need to do (maybe over the summer).
For now, I hope that the Intestinal Metal Detox can reduce some of the toxic burden, and that Skyler will continue to handle it so well. A tiny bottle of IMD costs $150, but it lasts for about six months when giving half a scoop each night. You can learn more about IMD at this link. You can order it online without a prescription at this link.