Home Schooling starts out each day in my home with healthy nutrition. A nut milk or grass-fed-finished kefir smoothie with organic vegetables and fruit is usually how we get our heads into the game!
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 chemical free gardens. Healthcare needs more 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 over 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 and the cost to the adult children is massive as most memory units are private pay and nursing homes are disgusting places and need reform. Once the brain begins to decline it becomes extremely difficult to reverse. We are seeing a rise in ADHD, Addiction, Alzheimer Disease, as well as all the other forms of Dementia Diseases.
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. 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noticed in my medical practice that little girls typically present with a parent saying their child has been labeled withdrawn, low self-esteem, anxiety, as symptoms that teachers call out as "abnormal."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 parent version of what they experience in the school systems. 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 institution at a young age coupled with eating terrible meals at school can only produce anxiety, which is normal, given the situation. The teachers need to be trained to focus school more around a joy to be there inspiring these young minds and usher in the love of learning, which can be done in many ways. The college model of sitting in a seat is a 50 minute class every other day, and typically only 3 classes a day with hours of breaks in between. A M-W-F schedule or a T-Th class. We KILL these young children and strap them into a chair for the whole day and by Middle School they never get outside. This is why kids hate school. Where is the inspiration of raising thinkers, innovators, foreign language lovers and inventors? We are not going to accomplish this with the 1970's model still operating in public schools and putting all the children on mind altering pharmaceuticals.
Prescribing dangerous medications is NOT the long term solution. Fixing the diet and the GUT imbalance is the only answer because it is the root cause of ADHD. If a baby was born by C-section and/or not breast fed, this child has no starter good bacteria in the small intestine. Correcting fast food diets full of sugar and processed chemicals, sterilized, pasteurized, and hormone filled products is where we should focus all research. No good gut bacteria means a child has neurological issues because they are not creating the neruo-transmitters in the gut that need to run the body and brain. An entire factory of neurotransmitters, vitamins, and other required substances is all produced by the good bacteria in the gut.
Antibiotics, dyes, and sprayed produce should be illegal and meat/dairy and produce needs to be labelled. Testing, evaluating and correcting nutritional deficiencies of minerals, vitamins, amino acids, fatty acids, or antioxidants imbalances should be the primary concern of a practitioner. Identifying yeast species that interfere with brain physiology must be killed off and re-populated good bacteria.
Medications will never be able to fix the imbalance of toxins in the body as diagnosed with blood and urine testing. A toxic body and brain certainly correlates to improper behavior and is off no fault of the child.
The cost of polluting our world is costing tax payers over $14,576 per year to treat 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 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 powerful mind altering medications. We have 4% of adults with the diagnoses of ADHD disorder taking powerful medications that alter brain chemistry that 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 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 preventative treatments. As a second option we MUST embrace biochemical-molecular-human terrain medicine. This involves analyzing the GUT and identifying the improper imbalances of the friendly bacteria verses the toxic bacteria that goes down the wrong metabolic pathway and produces chemicals we can measure that we know produces other chemicals that make people very sick with physical and mental symptoms.
We have studies that looked at 742,939 kids with 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 at school or worse tell a child NO they may not go to the bathroom. Kids are "holding" bowel movements for hours and that is extremely bad for their diagnosed ADHD. Mothers need to plan morning routines that are not rushed and relaxed so the child can evacuate the bowels in the morning. No yelling, no rushing, no craziness in the mornings. The mother runs the show and sets the tranquility of her home. Your family is your ministry and you must honor God with the calm holiness of a morning routine that protects your child for the entire day until they return to you.
Please feel free to contact me to speak at your church or organization as we work together for the health of all children!
My 3 goals
(1) reduce cost
(2) teach health strategies
(3) improve the health of the family