Ritalin, Adderall, Concerta- Are They Safe and Necessary, or NOT?
Are you concerned about the medical tyranny in our schools dictating to parents that you must submit to the State and put your child on behavior modifying medication? I know I am.
We must ask ourselves, do these drugs treat the cause or NOT? The Journal of the American Medical Association cited a study on Psychotropic drug use (Ritalin, Prozac, etc.), and preschoolers. As inconceivable as it may seem, our nation’s 2 year olds are on controlled substances and in increasing numbers. Citing a 200% increase in useage. As I recall, the “terrible twos” hasn’t been a drug-ible offense till recently (after all don’t we all want it our way?). Attachment therapy and helping Mothers manage and feel their own emotions and thus, also helping their children has been deemed a necessary change from fear and suppression through punishment and drug use- which is the current status quo. The book Beyond Natural Cures, delves into these specific issues and dangers to all of humanity if this continues on.
So, what does Dr. Doug say that it takes for you to have a healthy, happy child that learns and focuses with ease (drug-free)?
It’s important to note that Ritalin has never been studied on children under 6 years of age! You’ve got to ASK… “Are our children really that out of control (or are the schools), or has it become acceptable to simply drug them into submission, in order to force a round peg into a square hole?”– Dr. Doug Lehrer
What if there were something bigger going on here…?
ADD/ADHD and its treatment with Ritalin, Adderall and other drugs, is an “American disease.” Our children consume 95% of the world’s supply of the drug, making the U.S. consumption 5 times higher than the rest of the world combined. Leading to more questions… Promotion of these psychotropic drugs result in sales well over $1.5 Billion dollars per year. This is big business in the U.S., and the drug manufactures such as Ciba fund millions to groups such as CHADD who are responsible for much of the information the public hears about ADHD and the ‘success’ of Ritalin.
This brings us to a crucial choice: Are we willing to drug millions of our children to make them easier to manage and more compliant in the school and the home at the expense of raising ‘Generation Rx’? If so, I emphatically state that this says more about our society’s distorted values than it does about our children. Every vibe of my soul tells me that giving a child Ritalin, a ‘class II controlled substance’ in the same category as cocaine, to “help them conform” isn’t right. There has to be a better answer. You can find that the answers for these child issues: autism, ADD and ADHD all lie in body mind connection and attachment.
Remember for every ‘effect’ (symptom) there is a ’cause’, it’s a universal law! Hyperactivity could literally translate to children NEEDING to move their bodies. As early schooling under the guise of “day care” pushes childrens to deny their natural impulses. This is one reason why so many children benefit from Waldorf education.
Therefore, lack of ability to concentrate, and inattentiveness, are all effects – depression and anxiety, also effects. Ritalin, Adderall and Prozac treat these effects, while ignoring the cause, thus allowing the cause to manifest in other ways. Not to mention that often these drugs cause what they advertise to stop or block.
How do we as a society expect our children to be “Drug-Free” if they are raised in a medicine cabinet, with a distorted view of reality? Can we really expect them to change their patterns of Feeling bad and taking drugs in the future whether they’re legal or not? The fight against drug abuse begins at home with the raising of consciousness. Parents must start teaching their children not to rely on medications every time they get sick or feel bad. We must solve this problem with a “NEW” level of thinking…
ADD/ADHD is an emotional issue, for both the child and the parents. Concerns over education, attitude and happiness are all very real. The question to ASK is: “What can we do for our children other than give them drugs?” The answer lies in this “NEW level of thinking.” Most experts agree that ADD/ADHD is caused by a neurological/chemical imbalance in the body. Ritalin and other psychotropic drugs are used in an attempt to “balance” the chemistry of the body. This is treating the ‘effect’. You probably know that the brain and nervous system control the entire human body and the entire human experience.
Ultimately, every function of the human body, including maintaining proper chemical balance, healing, and the ability to stay well is under the control of the nervous system. The reality is, you ‘live your life through your nervous system’. If anything disturbs and interferes with the nervous system the body cannot stay in proper chemical balance, nor can it function at optimum potential. Correcting the causes of this brain and nervous system disturbance is necessary to resolve the chemical imbalances and unleash to your child’s potential to perform at their optimal level.
This is why I use Bio Energetic medicine techniques in my Cellular Resonance Technique to update and balance the physical and emotional memory that controls the brain and nervous system, this is treating ’cause,’ rather than the symptoms, like most everyone else out there is doing (even harming).
Something else you should know is there is over 2000 new food additive chemicals put in our kids food each year. So, as soon as they discredit one chemical (like, trans-fats), they replace with another chemical (then put “no trans-fats” on the label to sell it to you, like it’s healthy or something… Also, there are over 50,000,000 registered toxic chemicals (found everywhere in your home). Hundreds of research foundations, government agencies and University research studies prove these chemicals damage the brain, organs and hormones – with a wide variety of symptoms and conditions associated including obesity, diabetes, learning problems, heart disease and cancers.
In light of this, please help fund and support watchdog organizations, like Organic Consumers Organization.
With the barrage of emotionally stressful situations our children are exposed to today, plus the attack of millions of chemicals upon their bodies, taking the proper steps to address these ‘Causes’ are crucial. To raise healthy, happy and highly conscious and functional children (adults) learn what steps you can take to change and improve your total body function and live prosperously!
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