ADHD

  1. ADHD drugs increase arrhythmia risk

    ADHD meds linked to dangerous heart problems... in children!

    If you have grandkids and take them to the park or playground, you've seen it.

    It's the army of pint-sized zombies created by Big Pharma's ADHD meds -- kids so zonked out of their minds that you know something's off just by looking at them.

    But these meds do more than turn a hyper kid into a drugged-up robot.

    The weird behavior you can see is nothing next to the invisible damage on the inside... problems that could set the stage for serious health risks in the not-too-distant future.

    And if the little ones in your family are taking these meds, it's time to fight to get them off -- because the latest research reveals a shocking side effect that no child should ever have to face.

    These drugs can take a kid's strong and steady heartbeat and throw it so far out of whack it might never come back to normal.

    The new study out of Australia finds that kids who take ADHD meds face a higher risk of arrhythmia -- especially in the first couple of months after taking the meds, and especially in kids who are on other meds or who may be at risk of heart problems already.

    This isn't just a simple skip of the heart.

    This is a dangerous and often permanent disease -- one these kids will be forced to battle for the rest of their lives.

    So what do the researchers recommend?

    You're not going to believe this one, my friend.

    With a risk like that, kids shouldn't even be in the same room as these meds... yet the team behind the new study isn't urging parents to avoid the drugs.

    Nope!

    Instead, they're telling parents to just watch their kids and check their blood pressure after taking the meds.

    That's downright absurd. It's the kind of advice we might give seniors trying a new med... not healthy children who might have nothing more than a behavior problem.

    These kids are too young to have to worry about heart risk -- and fortunately, they don't have to.

    There are much better, far safer, and way more effective ways of dealing with ADHD.

    In many cases, these problems are just simple immaturity. Children need a steady mix of time, patience, love, and the firm hand of discipline to help them grow out of it.

    For other kids, the problem can have any number of causes, including nutritional deficiencies, hormonal problems, reactions to chemicals in processed foods, or low levels of essential fats such as omega-3s.

    And some kids might have a combination of those problems.

    Your best bet is to seek the help of a skilled holistic pediatrician who can test for and treat all the possible causes of ADHD without putting them on drugs that can lead to heart problems.

  2. ADHD meds linked to thinning bones

    Frightening new risk linked to ADHD meds

    A few decades ago, every kid knew that the key to survival was learning how to recognize “the look.”

    Mom or dad would give that dreaded look to get you to stop acting up right this very moment… or you’d pay the price later.

    No one ever heard of “ADHD” back then, because most of the time, “the look” was enough to keep kids in line.

    These days, when kids act up too much, they don’t get discipline – they get meds.

    Some 3.5 million kids are on addictive and dangerous ADHD drugs, and the latest research reveals how these meds can set the stage for devastating health problems decades later by sucking the density right out of their bones.

    Kids who take the meds have lower bone density on average – but for a quarter of those kids, their bone density levels dropped so far that they were below the basic levels considered “normal” for their age.

    Now, that might not make them so fragile right now, but it could lead to serious bone problems years down the road – including osteoporosis as well as crippling breaks and fractures in their middle ages and senior years.

    The researchers claim they need more studies before they can really prove the link between the drugs and weaker bone…and maybe they do.

    But I don’t need more research to know ADHD drugs are bad news, because they’ve been linked consistently to serious heart problems such as cardiac arrest, irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, and even cardiovascular disease.

    The companies behind the drugs will tell you those risks are rare or maybe even nonexistent. But a 2014 study found they’re not rare at all: As many as one in 100 kids on ADHD meds can expect to suffer some form of heart problem.

    Those are risks no child should ever have to face, especially when there are much better options for dealing with ADHD.

    In many cases, kids will grow out of the condition completely with good parenting and proper nutrition.

    But a “time out” isn’t always the cure, because some children with ADHD are actually suffering from food sensitivities – especially to the chemical ingredients in processed foods. Many parents have found a world of difference in switching to a basic diet of whole, natural foods.

    In others, the problem may be hormonal or some other issue that most mainstream doctors won’t test for – much less treat. That’s why I suggest working closely with a holistic pediatrician experienced in diagnosing and treating all the potential causes of ADHD and ADHD-like symptoms.

  3. Acetaminophen boosts ADHD risk

    Acetaminophen isn't safe during pregnancy after all, as new research confirms that it can harm brain development in the baby and increase the risk of ADHD later on.
  4. Prescribing ADHD meds to kids

    The youngest kids in class are more likely to be given drugs for ADHD than the oldest, a sign they don't actually have the condition in the first place.
  5. Younger kids get ADHD diagnosis

    The youngest kids in class are more likely to be given drugs for ADHD than the oldest, a sign they don't actually have the condition in the first place.
  6. Foods that will ruin your mood

    When I get a patient facing depression, one of the first things I do -- before I run a single test -- is ask what they've been eating. And most of the time, the answer to that question tells me everything I need to know -- because people who eat garbage usually end up with a mood down in the dumps.
  7. Docs told to drug unruly toddlers

    Parents, watch your tots: There's a new creep in the neighborhood, and it's not the local perv. It's the family doctor. The American Academy of Pediatrics is out with new marching orders, urging its 60,000 members to "screen" kids for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder starting at the age of four.
  8. ADHD meds reach new highs

    Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder isn't a diagnosis designed to help identify and treat children -- it's a condition tailor-made to sell meds.
  9. Apples top pesticide list

    I know it feels like summer has only just begun, but fall is right around the corner -- and that means apple season is almost here. Don't be fooled by the apples you'll find in the supermarket year 'round -- most of them are actually months old... and you won't believe the tricks they use to keep them fresh.
  10. Missing out on meds

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    From coast to coast, pharmacy shelves are empty of best-selling ADHD meds and their generic equivalents, including Ritalin, Adderall and Methylin.
  11. Dyes linked to hyper kids

    Kids don't need much help getting hyper--they're bundles of energy, and they don't come with an "off" button. But some foods can put them into overdrive, turning an already amped-up child into a full-blown monster--and there's one ingredient in particular that parents need to watch out for: artificial coloring.
  12. Diet beats meds for ADHD

    The mainstream has been sloooooooow to catch on to the idea that a diet packed with processed foods can literally rot a kid's brain even as it causes his or her belly to swell.
  13. Millions of kids hit with ADHD diagnosis

    A new survey finds an alarming number of children now have the condition--with 10 percent of all kids between the ages of 4 and 17 diagnosed with ADHD in 2007.
  14. No way to raise test scores

    A new study gives ammunition to those who think a potential for side effects and addiction is a fair price for an easier-to-control child.
  15. The cocaine of the playground

    It's bad enough when Big Pharma tries pushing dangerous and unnecessary drugs on adults. It's far, far worse when they do it to our children.

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