Originally Posted by Panserbjørne
1. I really dislike when they add on money. It's a $45 test. Personal prejudice.
2. I don't care if they can't interpret it. It comes with ALOT of info and if they would just DO IT then you can ask someone else to actually interpret it.
3. Did you tell them that the CST was for it?
4. Why does it matter if they generally wouldn't recommend it to you if you are asking for it?
5. I'm having a moment because a child I have worked with is CLEARLY metal toxic and I talked to the practitioner about it who kinda blew me off. There was no reason to test (except that she's developmentally delayed, has multiple food intolerances, has the metal look, delayed dentition and isn't gaining weight.) Her "routine" lead test came back off the charts. It would have been really nice if the test had just been run when it was asked for.
CS...don't misunderstand. I'm not saying this will happen to you, just that I'm personally frustrated today.
Actually, I called Doctor's Data to ask about the process, and they told me it was $109. Oh- or are you saying that Doctor's Data is jacking up the price?
I'm going to call the CST on Monday and ask her to do it. I'm fairly confident that she would do it for me.
Originally Posted by waluso
CS - I'm so sorry you are going through this! Is there any other doctor covered by insurance that you could try?
Nope.... it took forever to find this ped.
Originally Posted by Panserbjørne
I'm not sure you'd see it if you didn't know what to look for...and even then it takes practice (I think.) It's similar to allergies or gut dysbiosis where you would have the circles or wrinkles under the eyes but the main difference (and where I start thinking metals) is if the child if puffy. You'll see it a bit along the cheekbones, but they will just have a look of almost edema. It's not that they are chubby, it's that there is very little muscle definition even if they are strong and thin. You can't *see* muscle.
Metal toxic adults will be the same. No matter how much they work out or how much weight they lose they will never look "cut." They can be overweight or underweight but they will look puffy.
Metals often cause delayed dentition as they interfere with nutrient uptake. I have a hunch this is more when toxicity is passed through mom rather than when it's environmental but I have nothing to back that up. What is true is that metal toxic kids often teeth late and with difficulty.
Ok- couple things. DD is quite puffy. The CST noticed immediately the puffy cheekbones (just under the dark circles under her eyes), and said that it was from a stagnant lymphatic system (I think... it was a while ago.) Is that the kind of puffy that you're talking about? But on the flip side, DP is Alaskan Native, and he is quite puffy naturally- wide, round face with full puffy cheeks. So I know that it's partly genetic...
And the teeth- DD got her first 8 teeth pretty early. And none since. According to teeth charts, she should have like 6-8 more by now, including 1-year molars. Is that a concern?
I am so annoyed with the ped right now. She actually has been the only allie that I've found yet- she fully admits that I have much more knowledge in this area than her, and she respects my decisions. I just gave her the name of Kenneth Bock's book for her to read, and she said she'd look into it. That's why I'm especially annoyed that she flat out refused to order this test.