Is There An Alternative – LewRockwell

The symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are well known.

Symptoms of ADHD
aggression, excitability, fidgeting, hyperactivity, impulsivity, irritability, lack of restraint, or persistent repetition of words or actions

Cognitive: absent-mindedness, difficulty focusing, forgetfulness, problem paying attention, or short attention span

Mood: anger, anxiety, boredom, excitement, or mood swings

The fidgeting, forgetfulness and lack of attention have certainly been evident in my own son along with symptoms of dyslexia.

Symptoms of dyslexia: 

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Cognitive: difficulty memorizing, difficulty spelling, or difficulty thinking and understanding, left/right confusion.

Developmental: learning disability or speech delay in a child

Also common: delayed reading ability, headache, or speech impairment

Now children’s behavior experts are calling for greater use of stimulant drugs to treat this condition that appears to emanate from a common mineral deficiency.  But of course, doctors want to treat this condition like it is a drug deficiency disorder rather than an emanation from modern diets that can now be characterized as “high calorie malnutrition.”

While five percent of kids are thought to have ADHD, only a tenth of the 5% receive the stimulant drugs.  Experts say amphetamine stimulant drugs (Ritalin, Adderall) are 78% effective.

Frustrated mothers often beg for Ritalin for their own peace of mind.  The drug works but at the cost of many adverse symptoms: sleeplessness, loss of appetite and weight loss, nausea and stomach cramps, dizziness, vision problems (difficulty reading- dyslexia), cold hands, vomiting (particularly when…

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