Glutathione levels and how they impact autism

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Glutathione levels and how they impact autism

The methylation pathways is a big word these days with our children with autism. Many of them have a problem in this pathway and it’s called the methylation pathway. And there’s lots of pathways going on inside a living cell and the methylation pathway, one of its key products is glutathione. And glutathione is our body’s master antioxid. And if you look at these children genetically, a lot of them have impaired abilities to make glutathione. And one of the theories is because they can detoxify things in their body with glutathione, they build up and can cause autistic behaviors. So we’re trying to make more glutathione in the body and we can push that forward with medications like B12, like trimethylglycine, dimethylglycine, folic acid. Glutathione is essential for removing toxins in the body and we have to assure that the body is making plenty of it. We can measure it in the blood and then we can institute some intervention and then re-measure it and obviously see how the child’s doing.

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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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