You may have heard recently that some parents are pushing for a controversial therapy for autism called chelation therapy. Chelation therapy isn’t a new therapy – it is a therapy currently used to remove heavy metals from the body, such as lead.
If a heavy metal such as mercury were to be a cause of Autism, in theory chelation should be helpful. However, currently we do not understand Autism to that level of detail and have no proof that heavy metals are the cause. There in lies the problem.
MomLogic asked me Dr. Cara Natterson to weigh in on this controversial treatment. You’ll find our comments on MomLogic. BTW, Dr. Cara and I did not confer before giving our opinions to MomLogic -we came to our conclusion independently.