There is a French test that is "all the rage" among parents who are treating their autistic kids with bio-med therapies. It's called the urinary porphyrin profile.
Porphyrins are protiens that carry heme. Heme + iron deliver oxygen to the body's cells.
If the body can't get enough oxygen, it can't get rid of toxins efficiently, and ongoing cell damage occurs. Autistic kids are in a constant state of oxidative stress. When they tell you they're tired, believe them. When they act up, consider that physically, they probably don't feel very good. How sweet are you when you feel sick?
The methylated B-12 we use helps by acting like a patch in the broken detoxification system. Many kids on the spectrum show remarkable improvement with this safe and relatively inexpensive therapy (don't go running out buying bottles of B vitamins thinking you'll get the same effect. It has to be "methylated." The "methyl" donor is what patches the hole).
If certain porphyrins are messed up, Mercury is always the # 1 suspect. It leaves distinct footprints.
We got our test results this week.
It appears Mercury has trampled all over both our kids.