Autism, Enough of the Drugs and Side Effects

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The immune system coordinates a variety of specialized cells to fight off infection and other threats. The healthy growth and activity of these cells depends upon the availability of glutathione. Glutathione is at the heart of most immune functions, explaining why low levels are seen in many diseases. This is best exemplified by AIDS, which is characterized by a severely compromised immune system.

Raising and maintaining glutathione levels can minimize the risk of these diseases. Although only very ill people are severely deficient in glutathione, those in good or fair health will benefit from glutathione supplementation, especially considering the environmental toxins and

drug-resistant bacteria we’re exposed to these days.

The use of glutathione supplementation fights all kind of diseases from respiratory to auto immune to degenerative diseases.

Without question, the best type of preventive medicine is an optimized immune system, and a critical means to optimize it is by feeding it glutathione.

The content of this article is from the book “The Comprehensive Guide to Glutathione”
by Dr. Jimmy Gutman MD FACEP

Glutathione as a dietary supplement.

We must first clarify an important, frequently misunderstood part of the glutathione story.

Upon learning about glutathione for the first time, many people go to their health store, buy it, and start dosing themselves. However, while glutathione is freely available in this form, this sort of oral, ingested glutathione will have negligible effects on your health. The product decomposes rapidly in the digestive system and is quickly removed from the gut. Apart from a few very specific instances, glutathione cannot be introduced into the body in this way. It must be made within your cells -which is where it’s naturally found. The effective way to stimulate the production of glutathione is to provide your body with the basic elements it needs to make glutathione by itself. Some pharmaceutical medications, such as N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC), have been developed to provide these precursors. There are also natural ways to increase glutathione levels, in particular the use of denatured (bioactive) whey proteins.

These are discussed throughout this website.

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My name is Natalie S. and I reside outside of Atlanta, Georgia in the USA. My son, Ethan, recently turned 7.  At age 4, Ethan was diagnosed with autism.  His most recent set of school evaluations show some unexpected and very exciting results.  The school psychologist remarked, “We know Ethan had autism, and now it looks like he does not” and could not account for that result.  He shows a range of neurological abilities never really anticipated for his autism. This product has truly given Ethan a more typical life than anticipated and appears to have helped him break the limits of his autism.  We would love to work with you to help others in any way possible.

Respectfully,

Natalie S.

Gio was born April 1st, 2002, he is 2year and 7months. Gio is on this glutathione precursor for about 6 months when they noticed improvement at his next visit. He didn’t have any GI upset and even took the Immunocal easily, more than his sister. He’s doing better and better every day.  The early intervention team was kind of confused about his condition and told me that they would class him in the “HIGH FUNCTIONING” category.  More in the area of Asperger Syndrome. Thank you, Luke

Dear friend,

I’m a mother of an autistic son. He was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2-1/2. I’ve tried medicating him and it made him have mood swings. Tracy is now 14 years old and attends a special needs school in New York. When I heard of this glutathione precursor, I was a little unsure, because nothing I tried ever worked. However, bringing this product into my son’s life was one of the best things I did. Tracy has been on it for three months. Before this product my son use to have outbursts in school. For instance, these would involve throwing, hitting, and sometimes running out of the classroom. I would worry about what kind of day my son would have.

Since, he started back to school on September 3 and he has had only one outburst. And the teacher said that he recovered within minutes. There have been no other outbursts. Actually, the Parent/Teacher communication note says that Tracy is doing a wonderful job. Today he has had another excellent day. Now, when I come home, I’m not worried, but rather excited to see the positive notes that my son brings home.

Here are some examples of how my son has progressed. When I use to ask him, “What did you do in school today?” he would just repeat the question I asked him. Since he started on this product, I recently asked him the same question. He responded: “I write with pencils.” His coloring has also improved. Before it he uses to color outside the lines and everywhere. Now he colors much better, staying in the lines and using different colors rather than just sticking to one color.

He is able to tell me when he is not feeling good. Actually, he was out of school Monday. That meant 3 days out of school, which usually meant the next school day would not be a good day. But since taking Immunocal, when he returned to school, the Parent/Teacher communication note said Tracy had an excellent day. We are so proud of him.

You can imagine how my heart rejoices. This product is a blessing for my family and I want to thank everyone who had a part in this product. I’m very grateful.

Thank you, Carmen P.

P.S. Tracy no longer needs a one to one aid since being on it.

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Following comments are taken from a newsletter published by:

Phyllis – Terri Gold, Ph.D., NCC

Founding President of the New York/Long Island Chapters of the Autism Society of America

My autistic son’s Nutritional Protocol Helps Him

I am ready to say it…I take my time in sharing such things: I always take a wait-and -see approach.

My son Mitch is doing extremely well on a nutritional protocol which includes…a glutathione precursor, which helps the body produce Glutathione.

Scientific research has indicated that persons with autism are totally or at least seriously deficient in Glutathione, which among other benefits, helps to remove toxic metals from the system, helps detoxify the system. (I have just learned that same is true of women who develop endometriosis and like problems). Mitch lives in a group home, and this protocol is do-able as it is not terribly complicated.

Mitch has been on this product for about four months. With the addition we began to see even better changes in how he looks and behaves, and are now going to slowly reduce his medication…my hope is to eventually be able to get him off all such medications completely; possible long term side effects really concerns me, and secondly, I feel people with autism have been greatly over-medicated.

Warmly,

Phyllis-Terri

Phyllis-Terri Gold, Ph.D, NCC.

 This is an update on my son Mitch, with autism, and the product that he began taking in February 2007 about which you asked for an update.

For the past five months, Mitch has been taking this product, which allows the body to produce Glutathione, an amino acid which is very important for health. Considerable research indicates that autistic persons are extremely deficient in Glutathione. A deficiency in Glutathione inhibits the body’s ability to eliminate toxins, such as heavy metals, and can cause other health problems.

I am very conservative in recommending products and treatments for autism. I have been there, done that…too often. I will not do that to other parents. That is why I have waited all these months. I am ready to tell you that based on Mitch’s results to date, and on the scientific research, that I very much recommend this product for those with autism. Due to it, I am certain, Mitch is slowly ( the safe way) being withdrawn from his psychotropic medication and is doing better than ever. His verbal speech has improved, he is using his letterboard independently to supplement the verbal speech, and his behavior is good. He looks very well and is happy. Altogether he is in a very good place.

In January of 2007, Mitch was failing physically and his behavior was awful. We were extremely frightened by his appearance. At 5′ 6″ and not small-boned, his weight was down to 125 pounds. He actually looked like a concentration camp victim with his shirt off…his face was sunk in. No matter what he ate, he kept losing weight. Medical tests found nothing. But he was wasting away.

Despite the medical tests, I thought he might have some horrible disease. I didn’t know where to turn or what to do for him, and I’ll be honest, I prayed for guidance. A few days after that, I believe I had it figured out. It came to me that partially due to all the psychotropic meds. he had taken over the years, his body had become so toxic that his liver was unable to remove the toxins, so his system was unable to assimilate his foods. Fortunately, about that same time, a patient, who is also a doctor and a teacher of nutrition, asked me during his session with me, how my son was, and I admitted things were not good and explained. He said, “You have to put him on a Glutathione product.

The research on it and autism support it.” After this man left,I realized that I had neglected to ask him where to get the product. Not wanting to bother him further with my problems, I then went on the internet and found Tommy Panetta from Muttontown. Fortunately, through Tommy I came upon the most effective brand, I later found out. He is a very kind and compassionate person. Tommy assured me that this would help Mitch’s body detoxify, and we’d soon know because he might get a rash at first, which he did once he was on the product…this was an indicator of the poisons leaving through his skin. (they also leave through the other organs of elimination). Then as predicted, the rash vanished.

Mitch began to put weight back on, and he became content. It took until around April to see real progress in terms of changes in his behavior and appearance…Tommy had told me to be patient, that it might take 3 months because we had to work up to giving him his optimum amount of the product, 3 envelopes daily. It is a powder, which gets mixed with a bit of juice. It really tastes good. Now Mitch is normal weight and doing well. He looks great, as handsome as before. I told his doctor, group home and day program, “I am sick of getting calls about his lapses in behavior and the “need” to change his psychotropic medication to yet another or to raise his dosage. I am not going along with it any longer. I feel the medications are much of his problem. I want to take him off them…at least greatly reduce them… and I believe this product will help us do that.” And so it is. We have not been able to do that before. Evidently, without this product, Mitch had gotten to the point that nothing else was able to help him enough.

Yours,

Phyllis-Terri

Phyllis-Terri Gold, Ph.D, NCC.

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From the book “Glutathione Your Key to Health” Jimmy Gutman MD/Stephen Schettini

AUTISM

Autism is an abnormal neurological development syndrome seen and recognized increasingly in children during the last two decades of the twentieth century. Whether the number of cases is truly on the rise or we’re getting better at diagnosing it is debatable. In either case, most estimates suggest that from two to six of every 1,000 children is at risk, and these numbers are on the rise.

Also called autistic spectrum disorder, autism is diagnosed relatively early, usually before the age of three. One initial sign is the child’s resistance to cuddling and affection, which may initiate a pattern of difficulty in forming interpersonal relationships. Over time, autistic children tend to withdraw into their own world and show minimal interest in family, friends and their surroundings. Language, communication skills, eye contact, physical contact and relationships never quite develop normally.

Aside from social difficulties, autistic children often exhibit repetitive body movements — such as rocking, hand flapping or finger flipping. Common symptoms include the repetition of words or phrases (echolalia) and dependence on familiar or rigid routines. Autistic children may also be unusually preoccupied with lights or moving objects. A particularly disturbing effect can be self-inflicted mutilation or other injury.

CAUSES OF AUTISM

The cause for autism remains unknown. Several theories have become credible and most researchers now agree that more than one mechanism is at work. Forms of autism have been shown to run in families, so there seems to be a genetic component. Other evidence points to environmental factors. Conventional wisdom marries these two theories — a genetic predisposition towards autism that is triggered by exposure to certain environmental substances. It seems that several different forms of autism may exist. What’s clear that older psycho-dynamic theories linking autism to parental neglect or behavior are mistaken.

Autism is associated with several diseases, including congenital rubella (German measles), Fragile X syndrome, abnormal purine metabolism, William’s syndrome, tuberous sclerosis, Down syndrome and others.

Researchers have long sought ‘biomarkers’ or specific genes that lead to autism and dozens of potential candidates have been identified — but none of them are found in every single case. For this reason autism is called a ‘complex disorder,’ not meaning that it’s complicated but that it’s not the simple result of a simple cause. Research into the causes of autism has pointed to such various factors as autoimmunity, chronic inflammatory state, exposure to teratogens in early pregnancy, viral infection, phospholipid abnormalities, oxytocin administration during birth, and exposure to toxins — notably mercury.

Any identifiable feature of autism presents scientists with a potential avenue to either prevent or treat it. Since environmental toxins — a potentially controllable circumstance — seem to be a contributing factor in the development of this disease, scientists are hard at work trying to identify the culprits.

MERCURY-THIMEROSAL LINK

In sufficient concentrations, the heavy metal mercury is a potent neurotoxin. Most of the heavy metals we are exposed to come from fish, but other sources include the mercury amalgams of dental fillings, industrial pollution and some preservatives.

Mercury exposure in adults can lead to recognizable changes in nervous and mental function. Its effects on newborn and young children is less well known. Studies at the National Center for Health Statistics, Center for Disease Control and Prevention suggest that heavy metal concentrations in about eight percent of American women of childbearing age exceeded the US Environmental Protection Agency’s recommended exposure. Several public advocacy agencies have subsequently challenged the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), pushing for stricter guidelines for fish consumption in women and children.

Thimerosal, consisting of about 50% ethyl mercury, is an effective preservative used by the pharmaceutical industry for a range of products from contact lens solutions to immunizations. From 1988 to 2002 American children had been routinely exposed to thimerosal during their first six months of life — and even before. Unborn children (in utero) of Rh-negative mothers were exposed when their mothers were given their’RhoGAM’ shot. ‘The influenza vaccination was another source of potential mercury exposure. Routine immunizations including the MMV vaccine (measles, mumps, and varicella) also once contained thimerosal. Most state governments are removing thimerosal from many immunizations and other states seem ready to ban this preservative outright.

The question of whether Thimerosal causes autism remains hotly debated. Those who think it does point to epidemiological studies (population statistics) showing that increased use of immunizations in the United States was matched by increased rates of autism. Opponents believe that the increased numbers are due to more effectively diagnosing autism. While the debate continues and no clear answer is apparent, the conservative approach would suggest avoiding any substance with potentially devastating results. This doesn’t mean avoiding immunizations, but avoiding the mercury-based preservatives they may contain.

GLUTATHIONE AND AUTISM

The first easily-to-locate article on glutathione and autism dates back a quarter-century to France. A team in Paris tried to identify various scenarios in which autism occurs and was perhaps the first to discover that glutathione activity was lower in this group of patients. Other than some rare reports, also of French origin, the association between glutathione and autism was not noted in other major centers.

The work was picked up in Turkey at the dawn of the twentieth century by two groups, one of child psychiatrists and one of biochemists. Both demonstrated a statistically significant decrease in glutathione activity in autistic children as compared to healthy controls. They proposed that oxidative stress was at work, causing neurological damage.

Meanwhile, North American scientists were hard at work looking for a “cause” (etiology) for autism, but with increasing evidence that such a finding was unlikely. Back in 2003 Eigsti and Shapiro from Columbia University (NY) looked at all the work being done examining the genetic, biochemical and anatomical differences described in this disease, and bluntly stated that, “autism is a heterogeneous disorder and is likely to have multiple possible etiologies.” It seemed that answers might come by finding some pathways common to different circumstances, and perhaps intervening in these events.

Researchers attempt to intervene through dietary changes by eliminating such potential causes as gluten and casein, with some promising outcomes. Some teams focused on environmental toxins while others looked to allergens as potential culprits.

Recently, a research team led by Jill James from the University of Arkansas has started assembling the various pieces of this puzzle. Since previous studies indicated a higher load of oxidative stress in autistic children and implicated mercury toxicity in the development of this disease, it seemed possible that glutathione played a greater role than previously thought.

The idea arose that many autistic children were unable to protect themselves from neurotoxic heavy metals. The team from Arkansas demonstrated a significant glutathione deficiency in up to four out of five cases. It was also noted that several genes normally associated with normal glutathione metabolism were often faulty in autistic children. They went one step further and attempted to address this deficiency with dietary supplementations, with reasonable success.

Janet Kern and her associates at University ofTexas Southwestern Medical Center were interested in using a dietary supplement to raise glutathione. They initiated a pilot study using the bioactive whey protein isolate Immunocal on autistic children to ensure its tolerability since many of these children appear highly sensitive to a wide variety of foods. The bioactive isolate was well tolerated, and although not statistically relevant because of the small numbers of patients, a definite trend was observed in the improvement of behavioral parameters. A much larger study is underway at the time of writing this chapter, with many researchers anxiously awaiting the results.

Although it is early to consider raising glutathione as an accepted treatment, many clinicians anticipate that further research in this direction will bear fruit. Anecdotally, several clinicians have related success stories. E. Mumper, an associate professor of clinical pediatrics at the University of Virginia has been quoted as saying that many of the patients she has been involved with have shown marked improvement using this approach. Other studies are underway using intravenous glutathione.

CONCLUSION

Autism is a multi-factorial disease involving a combination of genetics and environmental triggers. No single “cause” for autism is likely to be found, but one notable problem identified is a deficiency in normal glutathione activity. Early trials suggest that raising glutathione has potential, and research efforts to establish this strategy are currently being investigated.

Drugs NAC and OTC can raise glutathione levels, but their effects are short-lived. These pharmaceutical drugs also have little nutritional value. Whey proteins have excellent nutritional value but usually lack glutathione precursors. The ideal source of dietary cysteine should be natural, nutritional, bioactive, and undenatured and As many of you are aware, whey protein, especially whey protein isolates (over 90% protein), are sometimes referred to as the “perfect” proteins because they contain all the essential amino acids required for your body’s protein synthesis. With a biological value (BV) of over 110, it would be challenging to find a protein utilized more efficiently than this product.

The use of glutathione supplementation fights all kind of diseases from respiratory to auto immune to degenerative diseases.

Without question, the best type of preventive medicine is an optimized immune system, and a critical means to optimize it is by feeding it glutathione.

This is not the same glutathione that you see at the health food store. This is glutathione precursor. It’s very different because glutathione must be made inside your cells and the precursor is the food your cells   require to make its own glutathione as nature intended. That is the most natural and effective approach to boost your immune system.

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