Did You Know ADHD Drug Use Is Up 40%?
One in twenty boys and one in forty-three girls in a school cafeteria have ADHD. My heart goes out to everyone who is not informed about the long-term health consequences of medications. It was just reported in the USA Today the number of prescriptions written for ADHD has risen 40% the last five years. The government report went on to say the effectiveness of the medications prescribed is only for about fourteen months. They followed individuals with ADHD and found those who took medications like Ritalin, Clonodine, or Strattera were no better off after five to six years then those who did not take them. What is even more amazing, these drug have NEGATIVE effects! I don’t know about you, but if I could follow a drugless approach to improve or correct dysfunction, it makes more sense than to take medication. The report also said that CHADD, the supposedly parent group that monitors ADHD, receive thirty percent of its support from drug companies that make the medication. Guess what they promote? Yes, you are correct, more medication!
Do you know someone, either adult or child, with ADHD? They can be helped without medication, but many do not proactively seek changing the patterns that create behavioral challenges.
“What are you talking about, Dr. Bob?”
Through my experience, trans fat or partially hydrogenated oils interrupt fat in the brain called DHA. Trans fat has a half-life of 51 days. This means, if you eat food that has trans fat or partially hydrogenated oil, normal brain and nervous system fat will be compromised for 102 days, which is the half-life multiplied by two. On the other hand, the half-life of Cis fat or the type of oil found in flax oil is 18 days. So if you change your diet and follow the protocol I have described in Chapter 18 of my ADHD book, you will see behavioral changes in less than three weeks.
I have an article from the USA Today for you to read and pass on to someone who would benefit from it. There were almost 40 million separate prescriptions written this past year for ADHD medications alone. Do you think the drug companies want to lose the business? I do not think so.
USA Today Article
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