Update on Ritalin

 

by Daniel J. Murphy, DC, FACO Last year, a disturbing article appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association, titled: Trends in the Prescribing of Psychotropic Medications to Preschoolers.1 The authors assessed the prevalence of psychotropic medication use in preschool-aged youths over a 5-year span. The authors specifically looked at three major psychotropic drug […]

Nerves and Nutrition: Alternative Strategies for Dealing with ADD/ADHD

 

Dr. Greg and Lyn Chappell Concern is growing around the escalating use of psycho stimulant drugs for Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This is particularly true in Michigan as it ranks as one of the highest in the nation in Ritalin usage. Doris Rapp,M.D., author of “Is This Your Child?” […]

Is Your Child Troubled or Gifted?

 

Dr. Greg and Lyn Chappell Many of us are aware of the dangerous side effects and addictive qualities of Ritalin. Yet, every day, over a million and a half kids, labeled as A.D.D. or A.D.H.D. will line up for their midday dose. Why are 5-8% of our school age children on psycho stimulant drugs and […]

Children with ADHD Medical vs. Chiropractic Perspective and Theory; Part 2

 

(Reprinted from the August 2002 issue of the Journal of the American Chiropractic Association) By Nataliya V. Schetchikova, PhD ADHD and Diet While clinical evidence and small studies suggest that neurological and chiropractic treatment and optometric training may be effective in treating patients with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and learning disabilities by providing the […]

Children with ADHD Medical vs. Chiorpractic Perspective and Theory; Part 1

 

(Rreprinted from the July 2002 issue of the Journal of the American Chiropractic Association) By Nataliya V. Schetchikova, PhD Drug abuse is a horrifying subject for many American parents. But it has a special meaning for the parents of about 8 million children who are labeled with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Government officials, […]

Causes of ADHD-like symptoms (from S.A.N.T.A.- Stimulants Are Not The Answer)

 

www.santa.inuk.com/indexpage.htm Identifying the underlying problems triggering ADHD-like behavior. · emotional problems · educational problems · lifestyle problems · nutritional problems · prescription drugs · drugs taken recreationally (including prescription drugs) · medical problems Emotional problems The range of emotional problems that can produce ADHD-like behavior is vast but often overlooked. For instance, infant trauma, formative though this experience can be in a […]

ADD/ADHD Resources

 

Recommended Reading: Carroll, Lee and Tober, Jan:  The Indigo Children Rapp, Doris, M.D.:  Is This Your Child, Is this your child?s world? Peiper, Howard N.D.:  The A.D.D. and A.D.H.D. Diet Block, Mary Ann, D.O.:  No More Ritalin Ullman, Robert, N.D., and Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, N.D. –   Ritalin Free Kids Crook, William G., M.D.:  The Yeast Connection, […]

A Few Simple Truths About ADHD and Stimulant Drugs

 

Responses to Common Professional Statements Made to Parents About Their Children John Breeding – www.wildestcolts.com Doctors, mental health professionals, and educators often say things about “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder” (ADHD) that are unproven. These same professionals often say things about drugs that are supposed to treat “ADHD” that are not true. This brochure reveals and responds […]

Food Additives & Flavor Enhancers That are Destroying Your Brain

 

Excitotoxins (flavor enhancers & artificial flavorings) can cause damage to your brain and nervous system. In children, these can cause behavioral and emotional problems such as ADD & ADHD. In adults, they can cause permanent neuro-degenerative conditions such as Parkinson’s, ALS, and Alzheimers.

Health, Sugar & Artificial Sweeteners

 

Consumption of sugar can seriously effect the function of the immune system’s ability to fight off sickness and disease. artificial sweeteners can have neuro-toxic effects on body function and your ability to manifest wellness.