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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has joined our fight against Autism.  This months’ edition of PEDIATRICS®, the official journal of the AAP, has a major article entitled, “Gastrointestinial Conditions In Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder: Developing a Research Agenda” (the article is available online here) acknowledges many of the gastrointestinal problems our children on the spectrum face each day.  The first paragraph of the article cuts deeply into issues our children face daily: “Many individuals with ASDs have symptoms of associated medical conditions, including seizures, sleep problems, metabolic conditions, and gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, which have significant health, developmental, social, and education impacts.”  Later in the same paragraph, “Despite the magnitude [italics mine] of these issues, potential GI problems are......

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An infection can be described as an invasion of microorganisms in a bodily part or tissue that will subsequently worsen over time and eventually be recognized as a disease process such as an ear or sinus infection, or pneumonia, just to name a few.  Remember, any part of the human being can be infected with some type of organism.  These microorganisms can be:...

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We had a wonderful week at AutismOne.  It truly is a time where professionals working with special needs children from many different backgrounds present their clinical findings that improve the life and function of these children and their families.I had the privilege and pleasure to present not only the co-morbid conditions that many of our children live with from day to day but also many of the medical treatments that are available but so often overlooked by the medical community.  I would like to take the opportunity to summarize my discussion of my medical approach to medical interventions in children with autism.I usually start my discussion with first, describing the problem: Autism.  Now you may have already had this diagnosis......

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by Dr. Jerry Kartzinel on 21 April 2012 in , , with 0 Comments

This month I have been asked to address STIMMING behaviors as they relate to Autism.  Stimming is defined as repetitive body movements, formally called Stereotypy. These self-stimulatory repetitive movements of the body can be as simple as a lateral gaze or as obvious as running back and forth or jumping and clapping.  Stimming behaviors can involve any body part, but the key is to look for repetition.  The treatment of these behaviors will depend greatly on the cause of the behaviors....

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Dear Dr. Jerry,I keep hearing about “IV chelation and that a lot of children lose their diagnosis—could this be a winner for my son Luca? I have been told that chelation is not used here in the UK? Your advice would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks & Kind Regards Antonina...

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by Dr. Jerry Kartzinel on 11 January 2012 in with 0 Comments

An Interview with Dr. Jerry Kartzinel by Zack Gonzalez - PART 1Alright, so it’s winter. Basically, the time of year where we all eat just about twelve-times more than we promised ourselves we would on New Year’s Day. And although it’s winter, and it’s easy to hide our love handles under giant coats and jackets, how much of an impact can all this extra grubbing leave on our bodies? And what secret weapon(s) can we keep in our back pockets to make sure we aren’t completely throwing our bodies into havoc? Well, I got to sit down and get all the answers from Dr. Jerry Kartzinel. The big-dawg MD, himself....

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Dear Dr. Jerry, We have a 4 1/2 year old grandson who was diagnosed last summer with Autism.  We read Jenny's and your books and immediately started him on GF/CF diet, found a DAN! doctor, started him with a Chiropractor, got him into Pre-K this past school year and he has improved so much.  Our next thing may be HBOT.  His parents are a little afraid of possible seizures (he has never experienced them before) and are reluctant to start him on the treatments in a chamber.  ...

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I am often asked if the Gluten and Dairy Free (GF/CF) diet is really necessary.  While that answer really depends on each individual child, in my practice up to 80% of the children I see clearly benefit from removing foods that contain dairy and gluten!...

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I am often asked if the Gluten and Dairy Free (GF/CF) diet is really necessary.  While that answer really depends on each individual child, in my practice up to 80% of the children I see clearly benefit from removing foods that contain dairy and gluten!Some Clues About Dairy Intolerance:You may have noticed that your child was having trouble with certain foods even as an infant. The first food an infant is exposed to, if not breast feeding is usually a cow milk or “dairy” derived formula.  Dairy intolerance presents in many ways in an infant.  Many children are diagnosed with reflux which is frequent spitting up or small vomits around 2-3 months of age, although it can be even earlier,......

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Q: Would a DAN doctor be worth involving for someone who has identical twins, age 8 months, who have been having feeding problems since early infancy?  They gag easily and vomit their food. ...

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Q: I was wondering how common it is to have more than one child affected by autism?...

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Beth Z. (Parent): Do you often see a dual diagnosis of Autism & Cystic Fibrosis?   Dr. Jerry Kartzinel: I see a lot of “dual” diagnosis of Autism and something, be it cancer, cerebral palsy, diabetes, bowel disease, autoimmune disorders, and cystic fibrosis in my clinic.  This just stresses my point that each symptom the child exhibits must be dealt with in order to improve his or her quality of life!...

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What do you recommend for a child that has a short attention span? My son goes to mainstream 2 hours a day and they would like to increase his time but his ability to pay attention for longer periods of time is an issue. Some teachers are recommending medication to increase his attention, which they have seen work for other children with autism that have already been fully mainstreamed but I don't really want to put him on any meds....

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Self-injurious behaviors (SIBs) and aggression to others can be some of the most distressing behaviors a parent can witness!  I have seen many different displays of SIBS/aggression including:...

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Mending Autism can be very complicated and the tackling of the subject of supplements for these children can prove to be quite daunting and confusing. There are so many different approaches on the subject that can range from adding absolutely no supplements to a $1000 per month (or more) supplement bill!  The truth of the matter lies somewhere between these two approaches.  Let’s take a rational and easily understood approach to the basics of supplementation....

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The Methylation Pathway seems to be linked to many chronic diseases, including the autism that many children are diagnosed with. A “pathway” merely describes a factory that produces a product.  The Methylation factory produces glutathione similar to the way a Ford Factory produces pick up trucks.  Just like a truck factory requiring numerous steps to produce a finished product, the Methylation factory has lots of steps required before producing the finished product: glutathione.   ...

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by Dr. Jerry Kartzinel on 26 April 2011 in , , , with 2 Comments

Diarrhea can be defined as a child having anywhere from 1-6 or even more liquid stools per day.  They can be explosive, foul smelling, and have a variety of colors.  Some pediatrician may call it “toddler’s diarrhea” and say it should be ignored, but diarrhea is never normal unless associated with a passing viral infection.  These children with recurring diarrhea tend to be in pain, have bloated tummies and are commonly very uncomfortable after eating.  They also tend to have a lot of self-injurious behaviors.  Many would rather not eat and thus have muscle wasting in the extremities. 

Initial laboratory studies for your doctor to consider:...

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by Dr. Jerry Kartzinel on 31 March 2011 in with 1 Comments

Some of the children I see did in fact develop normal sleep patterns and somewhere between 1 and 2 years of age these patterns fall apart.  They can happen abruptly or over time.  Usually the parents adapt and develop some very unusual ways of coping with it…just to get some sleep!  Sleep interruptions can manifest in different ways as well, with the child waking up:...

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