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Second, ritalin safe? I was prescribed that junk once. Took it once and never again. That stuff is awful.
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It may work with some. But would you say the same if the yp was very tall and well built. Is it fair for them that they cannot control their own behaviors. At least with meds they have a choice of self medication...
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Interesting......if you do not diagnose it, you don't have to treat it, index it or declare it. I am surprised then France has anyone with ADHD at all. I wonder if we can do that with Cancer maybe we can blame it on stress, not call it a disease but a mental condition and treat it using psychology and psychologists (who's knowledge are unbounded and have no end).
What a bunch of nonsense. ADHD a very contentious issue, if you want to sell books.....and hurt the affected children, be the devil's advocate!
God help the children. It is not caused by sugar or preservatives in food. Yes a better diet will help but a better diet will also improve a normal child's behavior too.
Listen to the scientist who study this with strict industry standards and guidelines, not the hillbilly medicine man or the gossip on the web. Listen to your doctor, most are in the field of medicine to help, not hurt people.
I remember reading an article a couple of years ago that the regulating gland in the brain shrivels away if left untreated but remains in tact (though dysfunctional) when treated. This leaves hope for a cure in the future for the affected children. Don't do it as a parent and expect a lawsuit from your children later on in life if their gland shrivels away and can't be cured because of your ignorance.
statistically, children properly diagnosed and treated go on and live successful lives. Non-treated fail to compete with their classmates (though could be incredibly smarter than) and end up in a diminished role in society the rest of their lives.
Krazysh0tIf this doesn't drive home that this disease was made up by the pharmaceutical companies to make more money, I don't know what will.
I challenge all of you who claim to have ADHD, or have a child with ADHD to go on a fruit/ vegetable/ whole grain( NON GMO, of course!) diet for 30 days and tell me you find no difference.
I'll bet not a one of you will be willing to fore go your 'convenience' foods, soda and fast foods to prove me wrong. You'd rather starve- or pop a pill.
There's a lot of clinical evidence supporting that, especially if the diet also includes a healthy degree of animal fat and protein (though no dairy). I know my kids respond amazingly to it. Their diet consists primarily of organic fruit and veggies, game (mostly moose and caribou) and wild caught salmon, and ancient grains. It isn't a subsistence diet because we do buy most of the fruit, veggies, and of course the grains, but it's a lot closer to a subsistence diet than the average child is fed. It's beyond ridiculous to poison children with chemical cocktails then feed them another poisonous chemical pill to offset the symptoms of the original posioning.
I thought I would just add this article into the mix.
Why French Kids Don't Have ADHD