Autism Intervention - Testing For Heavy Metal Toxicity for
Children With an Autism-Spectrum Disorder
by Dr. Kurt Woeller
heavy metals is to use a urine test called a porphyrin profile. A porphyrin analysis is
an important component of biomedical autism intervention.  

What are Porphyrins?

Porphyrins are proteins in our body responsible for the formation of heme. Heme is
the carrier protein for iron in hemoglobin. This hemogloblin complex (heme + iron) is
what carries oxygen throughout our body. Without heme you have no way of
conserving iron and no way of transporting oxygen throughout your body. Obviously,
this is not a positive thing for health as oxygen is necessary for life. Porphyrins are
also involved in supporting cells in the liver which are responsible for detoxification.
Without proper porphyrin production our body's capacity to detoxify toxins in
severely compromised.

Porphyrins and Alzheimers Disease:

Ongoing research into Alzheimer's Disease indicates that the formation of a
substance called beta-amyloid (referred to as "senile plaque") is responsible for
plaque formation in the brain, specific to Alzheimer's. Heme is responsible for
removing beta-amyloid. Without adequate heme formation you are at risk for
beta-amyloid accumulation and possibly Alzheimer's Disease.

Porphyrins and Heavy Metals:

There are a few rare genetic disorders that cause a dysfunction in porphyrin
production. These manifest as a specific genetic enzyme defect which directly
impacts certain points in the porphyrin biochemistry. However, it is well known that
mercury (and other metals) can significantly impact porphyrin biochemisty as well, by
interfering with the enzymes that help produce heme. Mercury and lead are the
major offenders and if a porphyrin profile indicates a problem in porphyrin production
mercury and/or lead toxicity should definitely be high on the list for causative factors.

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About The Author

Dr. Kurt Woeller is an autism biomedical specialist, with a private practice in Southern
California for over 10 years. He has helped children recover from autism, ADD,
ADHD, and other disorders, and has the information you need to help your child. Get
his ebook, "7 Facts You Need To Know About Autism (But Probably Weren't Told)."
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An Autism Intervention Specialist
Doctor Explains Heavy Metal Testing
For Porphyrins

Biomedical autism intervention uses a
number of diagnostic tools to
evaluate for underlying heavy metal
toxicity. As a biomedical autism
treatment heavy metal detoxification
therapy is an important intervention
to remove the toxic effect of things
like mercury, lead, arsenic and others
from the body of a developing child
with autism. These metals are known
to be neurologically toxic. A unique
way to assess cellular toxicity to
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