The purpose of my post was not to derail the thread (and let's be realistic, there's no way it will derail the thread), it was to call attention to the dangerous and inaccurate statements relating to the "cause of ASD", and the cavalier discussion of taking minerals, which can be very dangerous even in these amounts if you take them without knowing your status, and to point out that being toxic in minerals, whether mercury or any number of nutritional minerals, is probably a very common cause for the people here of FAD being shut off, and that in those common cases, it will not be fixed by taking minerals, it will only be fixed by getting rid of the harmful mineral excesses.
But lots of people here might be chasing a dead end that could harm them by taking minerals, when what they do need is chelation (approached carefully and cautiously, of course- we need to develop a set of guidelines for this in another thread).
Your point is correct, Greg doesnt seems to see heavy metals as main reason for blocking those enzymes, that was my impression of past conv. with him. However there might be a difference b/w
- adults with either heavy metals blocking enzymes,
- adults with nutritional deficiencies not making enzymes function properly and
- kids with loaded from outside heavy metals and as a result having not working enzymes,
not all fall in same category.
Starting separate thread with discussion on the chelation from var aspects will be a good idea, many will benefit from this as well.