Today, in response to my recent post about supplements and detox protocols, I got the following comment (screenshot below.) I get this comment a lot and wanted to respond in a way that was unambiguous to Chris. Once I wrote my response to Chris’ comment I realized that my perspective on this is something others who read my blog may be interested in knowing, so I am sharing it here. Sorry to not get into it in more detail. I promise to share more of the specifics on my exchange with Andrew Cutler and my reason for coming to this conclusion very soon (as soon as my calendar frees up a bit.)
I have heard this claim/hypothesis articulated before — but I have never seen (or ever been able to find) any of the science that supports it.
I had an exchange with Andy Cutler (maybe a year or so before he died), during which he clearly demonstrated his fairly fundamental lack of understanding about lead poisoning, blood lead levels, the impacts of lead exposure on children, sources of lead exposure and more.
He had advised a parent in a way that shared incorrect and even blatantly false information — and if the parent had followed his advice, her child would likely have had serious long-term acute lead exposure as a result. His information about lead was not at all science-based and, in fact, was completely contradictory to the well-studied [including some genuine forward-thinking, progressive/innovative – yet scientific/evidence–based] understanding of the issue by the current body of top scientists working with childhood lead poisoning today.
I resolved to write a blog post about this – and was going to – but then he passed away, and my day-to-day work focused my attention on other matters.
I am aware that some parents have reported benefits from his work, but where Lead was concerned, his advice demonstrated complete ignorance and was well, frankly, simply fraudulent – amounting to the spreading of dangerous unsupportable opinions and misinformation — that may very well have led to the prolonged Lead-poisoning (prolonged exposure to a specific and significant source of Lead) for possibly hundreds of children (if not more).
Again – I will write more about this when I have time.
My son Avi about 10 years ago.