Published: 11 years ago
Re: Having doubts about chelation
I am glad that the Cutler Protocol worked for you. However, that doesn't mean that it will work for anyone or that anyone with a heavy metal problem has to use the Cutler Protocol. What I really do not appreciate about Cutler and the adherents of his protocol is that they believe they have found the one and only truth and the rest is rubbish.
I would have thought that it's self-evident why one person's medicine can be another person's poison. Each person's body and biochemistry is unique and different. Not all people have the same detoxification and regeneration capabilities, or the strength and endurance that the body requires during chelation. Not all detoxifying agents and substances will have the same effect on everyone.
Concerning the Cutler Protocol and chelation in general, I think it can be quite dangerous if the body's detoxification and elimination organs and systems (liver, kidneys, the intestine etc) are not able to function properly in order to eliminate the poisons that circulate in the blood during the ALA+DMSA rounds. Redistribution is also an issue with both ALA and DMSA (as it is with cilantro, which is why I said that not all things work the same on everyone).
Furthermore, DMSA can be toxic. It has been found to damage the kidneys and very possibly the liver, and to the best of my knowledge this has been backed up by scientific studies. The fact that it is FDA approved, doesn't really mean much. Many dangerous poisons were and still are approved by the medical establishment, but that doesn't make them a bit safer.
Finally, I do believe that there have been negative reports on the Cutler Protocol.
Therefore, the only wise thing to do is to proceed with extreme caution and always under medical supervision.