Friday, March 11, 2011

glutathione and asparagus

Glutathione is a very powerful antioxidant and detoxifier. Our bodies need glutathione in order for our detoxification pathways to work properly. We need glutathione to flush out toxins, pollutants, heavy metals, etc. from our bodies. Children on the autism spectrum (including ADD/ADHD) are usually low in glutathione. Those with the MTHFR gene polymorphism are also low on glutathione. Most chronic diseases are associated with low glutathione levels.

Here are some links to some must read articles about glutathione:

Asparagus contains more glutathione than any other food. As such, it is often recommended for children on the autism spectrum (see above article). Also, tylenol depletes the liver of glutathione, and has been implicated as a cause of autism. According to one study, children under five who receive tylenol after the MMR vaccination are 6 times more likely to develop autism than those who did not. Read about it HERE (seriously, click on this one), and HERE (pdf). Do not give your children tylenol (acetaminophen) before or after their immunizations!

1 comment:

  1. That's interesting about the Tylenol/MMR/autism link. I knew that it was hard on the liver. Our son lost his speech, appetite and ability to sleep at night after spending a month on antibiotics that caused diahrea so bad it scalded his butt. For his high fevers the doctors told us to give him both tylenol and ibuprophen which I hate to say we did, not knowing any better. I can't help but think it contributed (but just about everything that contributes to autism happened to him, our poor kid had about 1,000 stikes against him).