Supplements for autism

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Supplements for autism

A big part of taking care of children with Autism is supplementation. It depends on what supplements you would use for a particular child. For example, if a child is not sleeping well, one of the supplements I would use is melatonin or something 5-HT or 5-hydroxytryptamine. If I have a child that is not eating any food that has natural 3-omega fatty acids. They can't eat a lot of fish because of the Mercury in it, so we have to give them omega 3 fatty acids or cod liver oil. When I was in Biloxi, Mississippi, -- that's where I did my residency at Keesler Air Base -- I had a little granny come up to me and say, "Dr. Kartzinel, if you ever have a child that is slow to speak, give them some cod liver oil." The wisdom from our grandparents. I totally blew her off, until my son started not speaking. I started him on cod liver oil. Within three days, he went from sideward gazing, when they gaze at you from the side of their eyes, and no language. Within three days of cod liver oil, he came back and said "chair," "tree," and "ceiling;" as he was pointing at things. There are definitely some supplements that we can use for our children that modify their responses to everyday stimuli, and help them see and perceive our world more normally.

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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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