At age four, Timmy rarely spoke. From the many crayons, he chose only blue to do his scribbles. He seemed tuned out and didn’t make eye contact. Sometimes he spontaneously tantrummed.
Maya sought help. Conventional opinions and treatments ranged from his being an idiot that needed confinement; to he would grow out of it so don’t worry; to he was willful and needed medications.
Maya sought alternatives. One said Timmy’s condition was nutrition-based. The doctor tested Timmy’s blood for heavy metals, then removed them through chelation.
At twenty, Timmy does TED talks and paints with every hue under heaven.
My story is based on a fictional representative of many children who are harmed by environmental landmines. Conventional professionals are currently at a loss to effectively treat them. In this case, Timmy is showing symptoms of autism. Autism, which has been regarded as a psychological issue and treated as such for years, is increasingly believed to have a nutritional origin, where heavy metals that are ingested though varying sources — including inhaling — cross the blood-brain barrier and wreak havoc. Chelating the blood is one way to get those heavy metals out of the system.
I would urge you to learn more about this on your own. A brief abstract on a recent study can be found here.
Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is the abiding host of Friday Fictioneers.
P.S. If you’re wondering who the guest photo is of today, it is one of my lovely cats, whose name has grown longer over time: Mlady Crumpet Chronos.