ADHD is not killing your kids

by Angela Brooks

The prescription RX drugs are

Children who suffer from (ADHD) attention deficit hyperactivity disorder have difficulty paying attention and controlling their behavior. Many also suffer from sensory processing disorder, a neurological underpinning that contributes to their ability to pay attention or focus.

There are several natural treatments to control ADHD symptoms. Many parents seek natural remedies to treat ADHD because of the side effects of ADHD drugs such as Ritalin, ADDerall, Concerta and Straterra. Just some of the side effects of these drugs can be increased heart rate, mood swings, nausea, upset stomach and headaches and more.

What are the symptoms of ADHD in children?

  • Children who have symptoms of inattention may:
  •  Be easily distracted, miss details, forget things, and frequently switch from one activity to another
  • Have difficulty focusing on one thing
  • Become bored with a task after only a few minutes, unless they are doing something enjoyable
  • Have difficulty focusing attention on organizing and completing a task or learning something new
  • Have trouble completing or turning in homework assignments, often losing things (e.g., pencils, toys, assignments) needed to complete tasks or activities
  • Not seem to listen when spoken to
  • Daydream, become easily confused, and move slowly
  • Have difficulty processing information as quickly and accurately as others
  • Struggle to follow instructions.




These are just some of the symptoms I have found that are used to judge a childs
activities. This is a list of normal kids active behaviors. Now I am not saying there are
some kids that have WAY to much energy and with out a doubt would wear a mom or
dad out with their busy-ness. The common "fix" is give them a pill (Ritalin, ADDerall,
Concerta and Straterra  ) and with those pills some of the side effects out weight the issue
you started with to name a few decreased appetite, sleep problems, childs growth slows
down and weight loss.


ADHD is a windfall for the pharmaceutical industry. Sales of methylphenidate (the chemical
name for Ritalin) totaled $60 million in 2004 alone. And in the last five years, the average
cost of an ADHD drug has nearly doubled, from $39.03 in 1999 to $76.49 in 2003.

 

Medications do not cure ADHD. Rather, they control the symptoms for as
long as they are taken.

My question is WHY would you hand you child a pill that is not going to "cure" them – but just
control them for a few hours. The list of side effects changes their whole person into a zombie.
Not to blame or point my fingers at teachers because they have a hard job but they
are teachers not Doctors. Alot of teachers are the ones make the request to place child on
medications.

If (you) your child are eating a bunch of junk – your ADHD symptoms
will not improve!

Just eat foods that God made for a while. Stop eating at fast foods like McDonalds. It
is really making your family sick. Kids are addicted to sugar, sugar drinks, candy just
good ole crap food. Start with your diet for two weeks and see if it makes a change.
Diet change is simple and will not harm but only help your child but your whole family.

Watch this video for a eating guide to help your kids change their eating style and stop
medicating your kids. Become your childs advocate, their bodies will thank you.

If America keeps medicating our kids – the  pharmaceutical companies are making millions
off of your children. Don't let this be your child. Watch this video GenerationRX
it is a
powerful and chilling eye openers.



Learn how we can help more children with natural essential health Click here to read

IMG005823 150x150 Ritalin: Legally Sanctioned SpeedAngela Brooks has worked in a state-funded psychiatric hospital in Kentucky for 21 years as a nurse, assisting sometimes-dangerous patients who come in shackled and cuffed. At AngelaBrook.com, she offers stories of life on the inside of a psychiatric ward, and the site, as well as her company, offers support for nurses in the mental health field and helps them bring passion into their role at work.

She is a natural health expert with 24 years as a nurse she can show you holistic approach helps the entire family physically, emotionally, spiritually and financially. Clients enjoy getting back to the road of recovery using health alternates for them and their family

Everyday we share insights, strategies and even some of our biggest secrets to nurse entrepreneurs  on our Facebook page!  Join the fun and connect with like-minded business owners and Nurses EVERY single day!  Click here and "become friends" with  Angela's NOW!


* Please note: I am not here to CURE, DIAGNOSE, Treat or suggest replacements for what a doctor prescribes. The names used in this post are not the real names of the people being mentioned – I am sharing my nursing adventures with you.

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Angela Brooks is a retired nurse after 25 years in mental health. She used her lunch breaks to build her business part time on the night shift. Her car became a mobile university as she listened to business training, coaching calls on CD and phone webinars. She blogged while she was at her sons' baseball practices.

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1 cna training June 9, 2010 at 11:22 pm

Great information! I’ve been looking for something like this for a while now. Thanks!

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