Originally Posted by catnip
The 'ADHD label' does not change who a child is. It does not mean that they must have drugs.
Often sadly it does mean a LOT of pressure to take drugs. Clearly a A brain "rewired" from conception.or A high spirited or "disruptive" child should IMO NEVER be put on toxic drugs.
"A new study reveals that healthy kids who take Ritalin have a whopping 500 percent greater risk of sudden death. These aren’t kids with pre-existing heart conditions. The results would have been worse if they were included. The same study that found Ritalin stunts kids’ growth also found that it has no beneficial effect on behavior over a three-year period.” Doctor Al Sears MD, Note most schools receive about 1000 dollars/year for each student they can snare into the drug program
"Omega 3 fats DHA and EPA are essential for brain function. In fact 60 percent of the brain consists of DHA. A lack of t these fats is strongly associated with ADHD as well as eczema and immune deficiency." Doctor Mark Hyman MD
“Several studies have found that most children with ADHD have deficiencies of certain minerals that are commonly depleted by exposure to toxic metals, such as magnesium and zinc, and most show significant improvement after supplementation with these minerals. Magnesium is the most common significant mineral deficiency among ADHD children, but zinc is commonly deficient among children with ADHD and disruptive behavior disorder.” Bernard Windham
“About 81% of the children in the US are believed to be not getting the RDI of zinc!” CDC
“Sugar can cause hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, and crankiness in children.” Goldman J et al
“Children on low-fat diets suffer from growth problems, failure to thrive & learning disabilities.” Food Chem News 10/3/94
“In an analysis of over 160 studies the omega 3 EFAs DHA and EPA along with ALA and folic acid emerged as significant dietary compounds to enhance learning and memory and prevent mental disorders.” Life Extension
"Partially digested dairy and wheat particles are found in the urine of severely depressed patients as well as children with autism and ADHD." Doctor Mark Hyman
"Children were 2.5 times more likely to have attention problems that were “clinically significant” if their mothers were among those highest exposed to phthalates, the study found. The types of behavior that increased are found in children with Attention deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and other so-called disruptive behavior disorders." Chemical Exposure Linked to Attention Deficit Disorder in Children
"My approach is simple the first step is to take out the bad stuff irritating you; the second step is to add the good stuff you need to thrive." Doctor Mark Hyman MD
“Thousands of children put on psychiatric drugs are simply smart. These students are bored to tears, and people who are bored fidget, wiggle, scratch, stretch, and (especially if they are boys) start looking for ways to get into trouble.” Dr. Sydney Walker, author of The Hyperactivity Hoax
“Child psychiatrists are one of the most dangerous enemies not only of children but also of adults. They must be abolished.” Doctor Thomas Szasz Professor of Psychiatry
“I practiced neurology and psychiatry for 30 years, but found to my chagrin that it was largely a huge fraud, despite the fact that most of the doctors I met had the best intentions. They were simply brain-washed.” Doctor Alan Greenberg