The Hickey Wellness Center infrastructure is clean and professional. Dr. Hickey has a good bedside manner, and clearly believes in his protocol (indeed he himself is on it, and has had his own fillings removed). However, at this time, we are not convinced of a link between heavy metal toxicity and ALS. The metal testing performed in the Center is un-interpretable given the lack of ‘normal’ post- chelation metal ranges. Similarly, concerning are the lack of validated diagnoses, an appropriately detailed informed consent form, a consistent protocol across patients, objective outcome measures, or even adverse event tracking. As a result of these problems, ALSUntangled cannot currently condone most of the Hickey Wellness Center’s approach toward ALS. We do endorse two of Dr. Hickey’s practices: stressing hope, and once all the important information about an alternative therapy has been provided, respecting a patient’s wish to pursue it even if it is against our advice.