How can chelation therapy help a child with autism?

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How can chelation therapy help a child with autism?

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So the question I'm often asked is, well, even if we can remove heavy metals from a child's body, what can we expect to get out of that? Why would we even put the child through that? Well, heavy metals, whether they be lead or arsenic or cadmium, mercury, these heavy metals impact immune systems and they also impact the enzyme systems within them. In other words, the immune system can't work properly if there's heavy metals involved in them because they just short-circuit everything. And therefore, you have children who havechronic infections. So one of the things we can do, then, is remove heavy metals and maybe see chronic infections not being so chronic anymore and the immune system is working the way it's supposed to. The concern, though, is that if heavy metals go into the brain, because some of the heavy metals have a certain tenacity to go into the brain and effect the enzyme systems there, which slows the brain down. Bottom line is: we all tend to work a lot better with fewer metals in our body and that's the whole process; to remove these metals and see if our children can benefit from that.

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Jerry Kartzinel, MD

Pediatrician

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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