How can a weakened immune system impact autism?

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How can a weakened immune system impact autism?

The immune system is very important in autism and it must be functioning properly. I get a little frustrated when a parent goes to their doctor and the doctor says, "You have an ear infection," and two weeks later it returns and you have another ear infection, two months later, you have another ear infection. And once they get about six or eight ear infections, they are shuttled off to the ear, nose and throat doctor and they put in the tubes, but nobody asks the question why does the child keep having ear infections. Maybe it is something that we're doing that are promoting ear infections. For example, when I remove dairy from a child's diet, ear infection go away, they improve. So we have to ask the question, "Why are the children getting sick all the time?" And again, if you have a child with special needs, do you want to take care of the child with special needs who's sick all the time or one who's healthy all the time. I prefer to take care of one who is healthy all the time. Our therapist would certainly like to take care of the one who is healthy all the time. So it's very important to get the handle on why the child is sick and that means taking a good look at the immune system.

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Dr. Jerry Kartzinel is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He specializes in the recovery of neurodevelopmental, chronic neuro-inflammatory diseases, and hormonal dysfunctions. After receiving his medical degree at St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his residency in pediatric medicine in the Air Force. Following Desert Storm, Dr. Kartzinel practiced general pediatrics in private practice for 10 years until his fourth boy was diagnosed with Autism.

A nationally recognized speaker and New York Times Best Selling Author, Dr. Kartzinel has presented medical interventions that work to improve the lives of his patients who suffer from many types of medical conditions that include: autism, allergies, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic constipation, chronic diarrhea, sleep cycle disruptions, and hormonal imbalances. He regularly teaches Continuing Medical Educations courses on children's health issues to physicians and other health professionals.

His clinical approach is to treat the whole patient by carefully obtaining a full and complete history and based on this history, obtaining very detailed laboratory evaluations. Individualized plans are implemented integrating the very latest medical interventions that include both traditional and complimentary medicine approaches.

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