I received my NutraEval test results, which indicated high mercury and copper. I have a mouth full of amalgams so no surprise here. My MD said that mercury contributes to gut dysbiosis, which is also a problem. He wants me to chelate mercury with DMSA and ALA. However, according to the Cutler protocol, one should removal their amalgams before chelating. I asked my dr. about this, and he said that isn't necessary b/c the mercury could be in the tissues, etc and not just from the fillings. I would like to have my amalgams removed and have a consult this week. However, I'm scared to get anesthia right now in case my histamine is still high (as anesthia increases histamine). Has anyone chelated mercury WITH amalgams still in? Or know if this is advisable? Thanks.