Dr. Jimmy Gutman is a board certified physician who was trained at University of Calgary in Alberta from 1980-1982. Gutman completed his residency at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, where he was chief resident from 1984-1986. He was a former director of Emergency Medicine at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from 1982-1983. He enrolled in McGill University into the Master of Science in Biology and Botany from 1974-1977 but never completed it He moved away from emergency practice and practices in family medicine.
Currently, he is the MD chief officer, chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of Immunotec. Immunotec is an international company that has been operating for over 40 years. They are an MLM that sells glutathione and other ridiculously priced supplements as a form a quackery in different products. This is based off the idea that this protein can unlock wellness in everyone. They call their MLM the Immunotec Compensation Plan. They rely on consultants to sell this product for them. They don’t only prey on autistics but they also target people with respiratory issues, food allergies and gastrointestinal issues.
He was the keynote speaker at Autism One in 2014. His company, Immunitec sponsored Autism One that year. He spoke on the “importance” of glutathione as a form of quackery to subject autistic children to. Gutman says that glutathione is one of the most effective antioxidants in existence.
“The orthodox medical community does not accept glutathione for ASD or autism.”
Gutman calls it nature’s “mater antioxidant.” Gutman says that gluthaoine is a toxic waste neutralizer of the body. There is a claim that there are studies proving this, but the only study was an open label study. This proves nothing, it is not valid research. It should have been double blind with a control group and a test group. This takes the psychosomatic out of the equation.
Gutman references a pilot study that was published in the Journal of American Nutraceutical Association (JANA) in 2008. He said that this study revealed that autistic children have a very high tolerance level when taking the protein.
JANA is not a Legitimate Journal
There is a problem with this. JANA has been under scrutiny. JANA was created by Allen Montgomery, RPh in 1997. He was set out to change the way professionals viewed nutraceuticals by educating on the benefits. He has a pharmacy background and he thought this made him qualified to start a scientific journal. JANA is not listed on PubMed, the US National Institute of Health (NIH) free digital archive of journal publications. These are considered the gold standard resource for credible scientific studies.
“We have not met the criteria of publication frequency to get it on PubMed,”admitted Mr. Montgomery, who added that ANA is working toward making JANA’s library of achieves available for free online. “Our goal is the decimation of science based information on the safe, effective use of nutraceuticals. We’re not there to create a competitor to JAM or the New England Journal; we’re simply providing a forum for healthcare based on science.” This statement contradicts itself. They want to decimate science but want to be scientific.