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A good place to start looking would be whatever health-food store or co-op or something has a bulletin board, or really helpful people in the supplements and herbs area, as see if you can find an herbalist. Sometimes they teach classes, and you can get their names that way. I can strongly recommend an herbalist in Calistoga, if that is any place you can get to or telephone or something.
I am interested it this whole chelating thing, I didn't know there were herbs that help with that, although I do know burdock and dandilion roots are both safe for kids. Red Clover has some sort of affect on the hormones, I'm not sure what, maybe increases estrogen levels somehow? anyway, it's not the first choice for children. Things like Cascara Sagrada and Senna are very strong laxatives, which I suppose is detoxifying, but I wouldn't call it healthy. (this from the woman who gave her dd a teaspoon of Castor Oil this morning) there are gentler choices.
A few years ago, my mom was really into this stuff called Mineral Toddy, or something like that. It had a lot of chelated minerals, metals, stuff like arsenic.... It was a liquid, basically tasted like strong mineral water. It was supposed to attract all of these minerals that were in your body, and render them harmless or easily eliminated or something. It would probably be fairly easy to give a tiny dose of something like that to your child, and support with some nutritive and de-toxifying herbs, and lots of filtered or good spring water.....