Home Schooling starts each day in my home with healthy nutrition. A grass-fed-finished Kefir Smoothie with Organic Vegetables and Fruit is usually how we get started.
You can't preach something you have never lived & that is the problem in healthcare.
We must re-connect the family to organic produce and return to the value systems that CURE society of its never ending use of poisons and toxins on and in food systems.
We don't need more medication we need filtered clean water, healthy meals, and home chemical free gardens, Healthcare needs healers not more employees following the pharmaceutical model.
Chronic disease has devastating consequences and ending up in the operating room is not the life anyone would choose.
In the United States 50 MILLION procedures a year are done as an outpatient and 9.7 million surgeries are performed as in-patient.
Neurodegenerative chronic disease is an extreme concern in healthcare. Once the brain begins to decline it becomes extremely difficult to reverse. We are seeing a rise in ADD/ADHD and also a rise in Alzheimer's.
A two year controlled study was done on 100 school age kids way back in 1970. They followed the kids for 33 years. Long story short we now know that we don't know for sure what the long term effects of medication are on the brain. This is because of the great difficulty of treating patients scientifically and systematically having a way for long term follow-up.
Parents have to weigh the unknowns of long-term medication use against the known risks. Treating ADHD with pharmaceuticals must be weighed against treating with safer diet and lifestyle changes that have shown long term positive results in every area of disease.
Today we have 4 million children ages 4 to 17 diagnosed with ADHD/ADD. 11% are younger school age and 19% are High School students.
Most kids are initially diagnosed between 3 and 6 years old. We must ask the question, who's to blame for putting young children ages 3 to 6 years old on powerful mind altering medications with LONG TERM consequences?
When parents notice the symptoms that is the time to start lifestyle interventions not pharmaceuticals.
I have noticed in my medical practice that little girls present with a parent saying their child has been labeled withdrawn, low self-esteem, anxiety, and name calling as the presenting symptoms that teachers call out as "abnormal." Little boys present with parents telling me teachers have said their son has "lack of focus", running, hitting, inattentiveness and "problem" behavior.
I hear this all the time as I listen to the parents version of what they experience in the school systems. However, these presenting symptoms are completely NORMAL for young children. I worry when boys are not running and taking in their world. Sitting them down at a desk for hours and not expecting a lack of focus would be abnormal in a 6 year old. I'd be thinking anemia from toxic dairy if I saw this in a classroom.
Little girls separated from the security of their homes and put on a bus going to an over crowded institutions at a young age coupled with eating terrible meals at school can only produce anxiety, which also is normal, given the situation.
Prescribing dangerous medications is NOT the long term solution. Fixing the diet and the GUT Imbalance is the answer and it is the root cause of ADD/ADHD. Correcting fast food diets full of sugar and processed chemicals, sterilized, pasteurized, and hormone filled products is where we should focus research.
Antibiotics, dyes, and sprayed produce should be illegal. Testing, evaluating and correcting nutritional deficiencies of minerals, vitamins, amino acids, fatty acids, or antioxidants imbalances should be the primary concern of a practitioner.
Medications will never be able to fix the imbalance of toxins in the body as diagnosed via blood and urine testing. A toxic body and brain certainly correlates to improper behavior of no fault of the child.
The cost of polluting our world is costing tax payers $14,576 per year to treat ADD/ADHD. That is $42.5 BILLION per year in the United States and according to published research that is a conservative estimate. We must and can do better in healthcare policy!
We know medications are NOT the answer because there has been a 42% INCREASE in the diagnosis of ADHD/ADD in the last 8 years. When disease gets worse the treatment protocol is not working.......!
Males are 3x more likely to get labeled a problem student and treated with medications and NOW we have 4% of adults with the diagnoses of ADD/ADHD disorder all taking powerful medications that alter brain chemistry and have NEVER been studied for long term consequences.
Most adults are also on a host of "other" medications for other systemic abnormalities, so now we have drug to drug interactions to study. I cannot stand around and read the newest calculation reported in the literature that every 67 seconds someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease and projected mid-century it will rise to every 33 seconds!
This is not good folks and we must begin to look at our diets, lifestyles, spirituality, stress control, and exercise as one option. As a second option we MUST embrace biochemical-molecular-human terrain medicine. This involves analyzing the GUT for improper imbalances of friendly bacteria verses toxic bacteria that goes on to produce chemicals that make people very sick with every physical and mental symptom.
We have studies that looked at 742,939 kids with ADD/ADHD and there was a 3 fold increase in constipation and a 6 fold increase in fecal incontinence. Do you know what causes constipation and fecal incontinence? This comes from bowel inflammation which comes from poor diet and/or food sensitivities. Bathroom breaks should not be an "organized" planned event. Kids are "holding" bowel movements for hours and that is extremely bad for their ADD/ADHD.
Please feel free to contact me to speak at your church or organization as we work together for the health of all children!
I don't balance work and life ...I Integrate it!
My 3 goals for healthcare;
(1) reduce cost
(2) teach health strategies
(3) improve the health care family experience