It is with great regrets that we must inform you that due to health reasons, Dr. Amy Holmes is no longer able to continue in her practice and will not be able to personally reply to your emails regarding the chelation of mercury in the treatment of autism or other related matters.
Dr. Amy – as many of you know her – is a physician-mother of an autistic child, and (along with Dr. Stephanie Cave, author of the book, What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Children’s Vaccinations) had been exploring the testing and treatment for mercury poisoning in autistic spectrum children for several years in her Baton Rouge, Louisiana clinic. She was a leading practitioner of oral chelation for children who showed evidence of brain mercury and one of a group of physicians who pioneered a new direction in medical detoxification of children based on careful attention to testing and nutrient/mineral supplementation.
She and her group were working with around 800 patients (and a very long waiting list) in treatment for heavy metal toxicity; her own autistic son who was non-verbal at four years of age is totally off the spectrum and normal in most ways after two years of chelation. Previous chelation protocols for children have not been adequately defined and effective to our knowledge, especially since what we’re seeing in these epidemic proportions is a newly defined syndrome called “regressive” or “late onset” autism.
Dr. Amy Holmes and Dr. Stephanie Cave were among the first clinicians to treat autistic children using chelation. Together, they have successfully recovered hundreds of autistic children through detoxification, and their willingness to share their experiences and protocols with the wider network of DAN! Doctors has helped thousands of other children. Their treatment success led to a DAN! Summit – where Dr. Holmes participated in a group of 26 toxicity experts who convened for three days in February of 2001 to create the first consensus paper on mercury detoxification, the Mercury Detoxification Consensus Position Paper in Autism and Related Developmental Disorders.
Dr. Stephanie Cave and a wide range of physicians are attempting to integrate her extensive case-load. Until all these arrangements and re-assignments can be made, we respectfully request that you do not contact Dr. Cave directly unless you or your child were already an established patient of Dr. Holmes. We are providing below – through information registered with the Autism Research Institute (ARI) – a list of practitioners who deal with heavy metal detoxification for you to contact. We will notify you here when Dr. Stephanie Cave is able to take referrals.
We will continue to list – and highly recommend that you read – Dr. Holmes’ following articles on our website:
- The Chelation of Mercury in the Treatment of Autism
- Metal-Metabolism and Autism
- Heavy Metal Detoxification and Metallothionein Promotion