Last week, I came across an article on the Psychology Today website discussing MTHFR gene mutation. When I saw autism was a possible link to this gene mutation, it peaked my interest. The second paragraph begins by stating “This article may be of greatest interest to those who have been diagnosed with one of the mental health issues linked to having an MTHFR mutation, such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or autism.” My daughter is autistic and my son has ADHD. So I kept reading. “By some estimates, up to 40% of the population may have an MTHFR mutation of some kind.” WOW! So, like I do when I read anything on autism, I dug deeper and found glutathione.
Glutathione is a detoxifier naturally produced in the body. It is an antioxidant that keeps cells healthy and removes toxins. The website Treat Autism & ADHD opened my eyes wide when it stated “Research shows that children with ASD and ADHD have impaired detoxification pathways. Children who are developing neurotypically are able to remove toxins like heavy metals, pesticides and chemicals more effectively from the body. A developing child, for example, will use up two molecules of glutathione to get rid of one molecule of mercury. Children with autism have less glutathione so it gets depleted more quickly, especially when there is a higher degree of environmental insult.”
Immediately my mind shifted to vaccinations. If children with MTHFR gene mutation are unable to remove toxins from their bodies naturally, is it possible we are poisoning these children with vaccinations? That’s when I found the website MTHFR support in Australia. Although there is much debate and no link between vaccines and autism (yet), this is interesting reading. Check it out!