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Need Direction
Posted by: KAP
Date: May 23, 2005 8:50 PM

I am 35 years old and have been ill all my life, with fatigue, candida, various allergies, intestinal problems, frequent infections, depression/other mental symptoms, etc. My mom used Cortisone nasal spray when she was pregnant with me, then was bitten by a dog the day before I was born and given medication and a shot for that. I think my illness may have been caused by that and/or by vaccines that I received as a baby and young child, and then made worse with dental toxins, improper removal of wisdom teeth years later, and many courses of antibiotics. I have been incapacitated with fatigue, sensitivities to chemicals/foods/etc…, horrible gas/constipation, etc, since 2000. I have spent thousands of dollars over the years, trying everything under the sun to get well, and nothing is working. I’ve tried blood ozonation, treatments for Candida, hyperbaric oxygen, colon hydrotherapy, various vitamins/minerals and health diets, and more. A friend of mine is having Glutathione pushes (IV fast push) and it is helping her to feel a bit better from the fatigue, but I’m afraid to try it because I’ve read that it can push metals into the neurological system. Do you know about this? I had my mercury fillings out in 1998, but not the safe/correct way, I have since learned. For chelation, I tried EDTA, which caused me to get weak and have numb legs. I didn’t realize at the time that the gold and other “composite” fillings that had replaced the mercury fillings were probably just as toxic! I know that I need to see a correctly trained dentist to remove my root canals, metals, cavitations, etc. I am considering a dentist in Texas who does 100% of the Dr. Huggins protocol. I am also wondering about the dentist you recommend in Santa Rosa. Does he do 100% of the Huggins protocol (dental dam, vitamin C IV during the procedure, conscious sedation, ionizers in the room, testing for bio-compatible materials to replace the metal fillings, etc? Does insurance cover his procedures? And does he have a website? If I came to see you, what would you do for me? How long might I have to stay out there? Does insurance cover anything you do? Could I continue treatment with a doctor where I live (Ohio)? How long does it take to chelate metals?

RE: Need Direction
Posted by: Ron Kennedy, M.D.
Date: May 23, 2005 11:59 PM

In the order of your questions. I have no fear of using L-glutathione. A lot of rumors develop about medical therapies, and this appears to me as one of those groundless rumors. First of all, your history sounds very compatible with gut wall infection. As you know the first step is removal of metals. Composite my sometimes be a little toxic, but it is not nearly the problem dental amalgam is. Dentists are not licensed to give IVs, do I am wondering how any dentist practicing in the U.S. could do the entire Huggins protocol. I have no idea about your dental insurance - check with them. Here is Dr. Granath’s website: www.stunning smiles. com. I would guide you through the process including metal detox and treatment of the underlying chronic infection which I think may be present. You would need to stay in the clinic for a three hour period, then you would be free to go home. The rest we will probably be able to handle by email, UPS, telephone, etc. Check with your insurance about your coverage. I am not an insurance agent. If it does cover, you could apply for reimbursement of whatever portion is covered. Metal chelation takes from one to 8 months, depending on how high your levels are to start with. The average is three months. I do not know a doc in Ohio capable of handling the spectrum of problems you are writing about but since we are talking about followup, we might be able to find someone to help. Sorry if that sounds arrogant, but it's the fact. You can reach me at nexus@sonic.net if you need to make an appointment.

RE: Need Direction
Posted by: KAP
Date: May 24, 2005 1:26 AM

You said I would be at your clinic for only 3 hours. What kind of tests would you be doing? Also, what kind of chelation do you usually have people do?

RE: Need Direction
Posted by: Ron Kennedy, M.D.
Date: May 24, 2005 1:41 AM

History, physical exam, high resolution blood morphology, and a carefully written treatment plan. There might be some outside lab tests needed depending on what you may already have had done. Chelation for mercury is usually best accomplished with oral DMSA. Sometimes we do it intravenously if a person wants to accelerate the process a bit.

RE: Need Direction
Posted by: KAP
Date: May 24, 2005 2:50 AM

That sounds really good. If I contact your office, will they give me an estimate of what this may cost? I would need to have an idea. You said it can take up to 8 months to chelate the metals. Dr. Huggins says that a person can never chelate all the metals out of their body, but that the goal is to have more going out than coming in. I'm confused on this.

RE: Need Direction
Posted by: Ron Kennedy, M.D.
Date: May 24, 2005 4:15 AM

I will certainly send you all relevant information, including costs when you write in for an appointment. As to Dr. Huggins comment, since there is mercury in the environment (along with all the toxic heavy metals), or course he is right that we will never be metal free. Apparently, very tiny levels of "toxic" metals keep the immune system on alert and are therefore desireable in those miniscule amounts. Studies show toxic metal levels in humans are 500 times what they were before the industrial revolution. However, if more leave than enter, a person would eventually be metal free and since that does not happen, more leaving than entering can only be a temporary condition. The point is to reduce the level to close to that ideal tiny amount, whatever it is (and we don't know exactly what it is). Ideally, one would do a chelation procedure of some kind periodically to counter the industrial presencd of toxic metals.

RE: Need Direction
Posted by: KAP
Date: May 24, 2005 10:36 PM

Thank you for all the information. I really appreciate it.



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