Welcome to ADHD – Healing the Myth.

One thing to note about this presentation is that I have made it as brief as possible for internet viewing. Live presentations contain additional information, real-life examples and heart-connecting stories.


The purpose of this presentation is to share useful and healing information, inspire and empower you and your children – your entire family. You are in control of what you buy and put into and on your fabulous body. Health is your greatest wealth. Now let’s begin to heal the myth of ADHD.


ADHD is short for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. ADHD is considered an Autism spectrum disorder. The Autism spectrum ranges from ADHD on one side to schizophrenia on the other end of the spectrum.


The myth is that ADHD exists at all. It is NOT a disorder. There are some very specific things going on in the intestinal tracks of these children that cause the symptoms. The symptoms can and are being treated naturally already by some very wise doctors and health care practitioners.


Some very wise doctors are already healing symptoms naturally that are commonly attributed to ADHD. In case you’re wondering why this information isn’t mainstream yet, let’s take a look.


We are unfortunately caught in a meme. A meme is a collective belief system that once in place is very difficult to change.


A good example is the meme back in Christopher Columbus’ day that the Earth was flat. It took a while including a sailing trip around the world to disprove it, but that meme changed.


The good news for children is that the meme of ADHD is already unraveling.


It is important to realize that everyone is doing the best they can given the current meme. So in case you are someone who likes to point a finger of blame, please do not do that. We are all in this together, and we all must work together to change it.


Everyone is doing the best they can with the information they have to work with in their specific piece of the puzzle. When you look at this from the big picture perspective, which is what this presentation is designed to do, it becomes easy to connect the dots toward wellness.


It may be possible that some won’t want to change the current meme as it has become quite profitable for them. Others may not want to change because they just like to stay in their current comfort zone even if that zone does not feel comfortable any longer.


What everyone needs to remember is that change is the only constant in life. We are in the middle of a much prophesized 2012 transition to a higher state of being. A new beginning. Your body is the vehicle for your Soul on Earth. It’s the only one you’re going to get in this lifetime. The body needs to be fine tuned to run properly just as a car does. Treat your body right.


Now let’s take a look at the big picture and how the meme of ADHD got started.


We live in a medical model world. That’s not a bad thing, but it’s not the best thing for these kids and this presentation will explain why.


Remember that some very wise doctors are already treating symptoms without drugs. Now let’s get back to the meme.


Since drug companies fund medical schools and doctors are given specific protocols to follow so they don’t get sued while treating patients, doctors do what they are trained to do.


American Academy of Pediatrics AAP
• In children ages 4-18, check for:
ADHD Anxiety Depression Language Disorders Sleep Apnea

New guidelines were released in 2011 by the American Academy of Pediatrics or AAP for short. The AAP now recommends that physicians evaluate children ages 4 to 18 for ADHD if they have academic or behavioral problems and symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity or impulsivity. The AAP encourages physicians to also check for other health issues with a diagnosis of ADHD such as anxiety, depression, language disorders and sleep apnea.


The new guidelines recommend that doctors who have trouble determining whether a patient has ADHD or who feel unable to treat it should refer the child to a mental health specialist.


It is quite common that children are given multiple diagnoses on the Autism spectrum under the current diagnostic protocols. There are many cross-over symptoms.


The AAP recommends that preschool children ages 4 and 5 with symptoms of ADHD be treated with behavioral interventions first. They go on to say that elementary school-age youths and adolescents diagnosed with symptoms attributed to ADHD should be treated with medication and behavior therapy. In the new guidelines, they state that patients who have problems with attention and hyperactivity but do not meet all the diagnostic criteria of ADHD should be treated with behavioral intervention rather than medication.


The chair of the AAP subcommittee that helped create those new guidelines said “Treating children at a young age is important because when we can identify them earlier and provide appropriate treatment, we can increase their chances of succeeding in school.”


That brings us to another meme - our school systems. Once a child enters school they must fit in and get good grades. Test scores run the system and have since 2002.


This slide presents the current referral model that is in place. 1) Test score ranking run the system and have since 2002. It is a money-based system based on overall test score rankings which in turn fund the schools and the salaries of the teachers and school administrators. The No Child Left Behind Act was created in 2002 and later changed to the Race To The Top model in 2008. They are both money-based systems. 3) There is a lot of pressure put on parents for the sake of grades and sometimes hyperactivity to get a quick fix for students who do not fit the mold.


According to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2007 more than 5 million U.S. children ages 4 to 17 (9.5%) had been diagnosed with ADHD. This is an increase from about 4.4 million in 2003 per the CDC who also said that boys were more likely than girls to receive the diagnosis.


Why are the numbers so high and constantly increasing? Have you ever wondered or asked that question? Well I have, and this is what I’ve learned.


Depending on where you live, chlorine, fluoride and other chemicals are added to the water supply. For this reason most people buy bottled water or use filters. Not all filters remove all chemicals. Even if you and your family drink bottled water, you still bathe, shower, brush your teeth and cook with water that comes from the tap. You, your children and your pets are still taking in those chemicals. Some studies have linked fluoride to thyroid dysfunction. A study in Spain published in the American Journal of Epidemiology links chlorine to bladder cancer. The plastic used to store bottled water is made from petroleum and breaks down easily. If it seeps into the water, once ingested it acts as estrogen in the human body. Some citizens have successfully taken up the cause to clean up their city’s water source. Many are winning the battle to stop their cities from adding fluoride to the water supply.


Since the 1970’s the FDA has approved the use of antibiotics in farm animals for non-medicinal purposes. These antibiotics are in the non-organic meats you, your children and your pets consume. Antibiotics are designed to kill the bacteria in your body. Unfortunately they also kill the good bacteria. The same is true for any antibiotic you, your children and your pets take for any reason.


The good bacteria must be replenished or the bad bacteria are permitted to thrive unchecked. We are not typically taught this as a population when antibiotics are prescribed as this falls into the category of nutrition and digestion about which many doctors are not well trained. The use of antibiotics in farm animals has produced continually stronger strains of bacteria that are resistant to the current antibiotics. This gives drug companies the charter to create stronger drugs to combat the stronger strains of bacteria. All of this is an unfortunate catch 22 that can and should be changed for the health of the animals and humans.


Hormones are given to the animals to make them bigger so they can go to market sooner. You, your children and your pets are ingesting those hormones unless you buy free-range organically fed meats.


Sugar in some form, often a corn derivative, is placed in most processed foods. Fruit drinks metabolize as sugar even if they are organic. This includes apple juice. Is it any wonder we have an epidemic of obesity and diabetes? Even baby formulas can have questionable ingredients in them unless labeled as organic. Some children have been found to have toxic reactions to chemical food dyes. Food manufacturers use the dyes to make processed foods and other products appear more natural.


Pesticides are sprayed on the food both animals and humans consume unless they are grown organically.


GMO’s – genetically modified organisms, are now in approximately 90% of the world’s food supply. Corporations love GMO’s because they can patent them and sell them to farmers. Corporations can’t patent seeds that God made. God created seeds specifically for the purpose of feeding certain animals and humans. Food created by God is fuel and medicine. Food that has been genetically modified by humans is not recognized by the body as beneficial. Did you know that the latest batch of GMO corn contains a poison that was used to kill people in the Vietnam war? This seed, when eaten by a bug, makes the stomach of the bug burst and it dies. This eliminates the need for farmers to spray the crops. It's a built-in bug killer right in the food supply.


Due to toxic dumping and oil spills, our fish supply is no longer considered healthy. Fish farming has popped up as an alternative. However, some farmed fish are genetically modified and bred in unhealthy conditions that do not promote their natural state of health or color. Many are fed foods that contain dyes to give them the appearance of their natural color. Such foods are not what fish were designed to eat.


The subject of vaccinations brings up very heated debates. They are most commonly linked to Autism. However, some doctors have found links between vaccinations and ADHD, Asthma and Allergies. Some vaccinations serve a great purpose. For example, polio was totally eradicated by the polio vaccine. You can imagine how those who suffered with polio prior to the creation of the vaccine would have benefitted. I am an educator raising awareness for healthy solutions. Therefore, I would be remiss if I didn’t include this section on vaccines to help heal the myth of ADHD. I am presenting the big picture. In 2011, the Supreme Court ruled against parents filing suit and in favor of drug companies. A portion of the Supreme Court’s ruling states that “The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 created a no-fault compensation program to stabilize a vaccine market adversely affected by an increase in vaccine-related tort litigation and to facilitate compensation to claimants who found pursuing legitimate vaccine-inflicted injuries too costly and difficult. The Act provides that a party alleging a vaccine-related injury may file a petition for compensation in the Court of Federal Claims, naming the Health and Human Services Secretary as the respondent; that the court must resolve the case by a specified deadline; and that the claimant can then decide whether to accept the court’s judgment or reject it and seek tort relief from the vaccine manufacturer. Awards are paid out of a fund created by an excise tax on each vaccine dose. As a quid pro quo, manufacturers enjoy significant tort-liability protections. Most importantly, the Act eliminates manufacturer liability for a vaccine’s unavoidable, adverse side effects.” What this means is that a pseudo court called “Vaccine Court” was created in 1986 for parents who wish to pursue a lawsuit on behalf of their vaccine-injured child. This court is presided over by an attorney called a Special Master. The parents must prove that the vaccine is the cause of the damage now present in their child. The best explanation of Vaccine Court can be seen in a video of parents who went through the experience. A link to that video is on my website at http://www.TheGiftOfYou.com on the Resources page. Even though the Supreme Court ruled that drug companies cannot be held liable for vaccine injury, since 1988, the vaccine court has awarded money judgments which are often in excess of millions of dollars to 1,322 families whose children suffered brain damage from vaccines. This money comes from taxpayers – not pharmaceutical companies.


The subject of vaccines has become a very political topic. Many states are introducing discussions or laws to remove the rights of parents to refuse vaccinations for their children. It is a fact that some vaccinations still contain toxic substances. The FDA discloses this on their website. One never knows which child will have a reaction to toxic substances used in vaccines. Since the government must look out for the entire population, it is understandable that vaccines are recommended. Nobody wants an epidemic like polio again. As a parent though, you know intuitively if your child is extra sensitive. Your gut can guide you to be cautious. Make sure it is your intuition and not your fear guiding you, however. Some pediatricians have created relaxed schedules for child vaccinations. This may be a middle-of-the-road option for you. Talk to your doctor about this if it calls to you. Depending on the state in which you live, it is your right as a parent to refuse vaccinations. Public school administrators do have the proper forms that must be completed to allow a child to attend school without vaccinations. Private schools may be a different matter though as they set their own rules. Always remember to check in with your intuition before making decisions about your health and the health of your children and pets.


Healing the myth of ADHD requires that doctors check for leaky gut and allergies as the cause of symptoms rather than assume the child has psychiatric issues. This is exactly what those very wise doctors I mentioned earlier are already doing. If foods are sprayed to kill bugs and now makes their stomachs burst open, doesn’t it make sense that the same food causes leaks in the colon or something worse in the animals and human beings who eat it? This is especially true in children whose immune systems are not yet fully developed. When food particles leak out of the colon and enter the blood stream, they are treated as invaders. This can create allergy symptoms or something worse. Allergies can cause any number of adverse reactions in the body including inattention and hyperactivity. If a child has food particles floating around in their body that should have been eliminated, this creates stress on many levels in the body, mind and spirit of the notyet-fully-formed individual.


Did you know that the majority of neurotransmitters are created in the small intestine and not in the brain? Given this fact, doesn’t it make perfect sense to check out the colon for issues before the brain is thought to be defective and in need of drugs? Finding and healing the source of the issues makes so much more sense. Hippocrates, the father of medicine, said that “death begins in the colon.” How tragic to think that death is beginning in the bodies of little children because of the food they eat and exposure to toxins in our modern-day world.


Even body care and home cleaning products are filled with unfriendly chemicals.


How much can sensitive little children endure without adverse reactions?


Once a sensitive child enters school and symptoms begin to manifest, the current referral model kicks in.


If the food supply contains poison and everyone believes people and animals need drugs to treat the symptoms, we have a very unhealthy referral chain in place.


This referral chain is just another meme.


Remember the flat Earth meme?


Most if not all sensitive children have heightened 6th sense abilities. Everyone has intuition. It is part of being human. Unfortunately, we are taught to shut it down and trust what goes on outside of us instead of God’s voice coming through us.


A toxic lifestyle cuts us off from our Spiritual gifts in addition to causing adverse reactions in the body.


Did you know that Albert Einstein had ADHD and Asperbergers? One of his elementary school teachers told his Father that it didn’t matter what Albert did because he would never amount to anything. Albert said that imagination is more important than knowledge. Do you think he achieved great success by not following his intuition? The quote on this slide is profound. Our connection to God is our greatest gift. God speaks to us through our intuition. We need to honor the gift of intuition rather than teach children and ourselves to shut it down.


It is time for a healthier more inspired way of living. Now is the time to heal the myth of ADHD and treat these kids right. It is time to stop labeling children as defective because they have adverse reactions to eating a toxic food supply. You are what you eat. Whether it shows up at a young age such as children with symptoms labeled as a mythical ADHD or later in life with a disease or chronic condition.


Why do you think nursing homes have become necessary? It is not because we’re living longer. That is a myth. Another myth! It is because we are unintentionally poisoning the only bodies we have in this lifetime.


Did you know that a neuropathologist at Rhode Island Hospital discovered that Alzheimer’s is diabetes of the brain? Suzanne de la Monte, a neuropathologist who is also an Associate Professor of Pathology and Medicine at Brown University found the specific chemicals that cause the condition and how best to avoid them in what we eat until they are taken off the market – if they are taken off the market. So until that happens, please be mindful that nitrates and nitrites are the chemicals found to cause Alzheimer’s according to Doctor de la Monte’s findings. These can be found in smoked meats, processed cheese, some beer, white products, some frozen dinners, and fertilizer to name just a few sources.


The tide is already turning toward health and wellness. For example, the New York City Board of Health recently approved a ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, street carts and movie theaters. This is the first restriction of its kind in the US. This ruling may not stop the problem, but it’s a step in a healthier direction. We are finally waking up. Even McDonald’s is beginning to post some nutrition information on their menus.


I urge you to read labels before you buy anything if you don’t already do so. This is the first step and you your family can take toward health and wellness. If you live in a state taking action to label GMO’s, please join that crowd. GMO’s are already labeled in 60 other countries! It is time Americans received that same information.


Own your power and spend your dollars wisely. You are a member of the most powerful lobby group in the world – the American consumer. Cast your vote with your dollars. Change happens one person at a time, one family at a time. Choose health. You deserve it! Your entire family and your pets deserve it.


Some children may also need support for emotional or behavioral issues. Remember that nutrition also feeds the nervous system so that certain ways of reacting may have been acquired to cope while all this toxicity was in their not yet fully formed bodies. Follow your intuition and even ask your child what would feel or sound beneficial to them. They may know more than you think they know about how to heal. We all do actually when we follow our intuition rather than fear. You will know best how to help your child. Bach Flower Remedies are listed here. They are a great tool for emotional support. In preparing Bach Flowers for children, however, please boil filtered water as if you were making tea. As the water is cooling in a cup, add the recommended number of drops to the water. This will remove the alcohol base in which the Bach Flowers are preserved. Please do not give the alcohol base to children.


Remember that Love is the true healer. Act from your heart and your intuition. God is Love and God speaks to you through your intuition. I’ve heard that most Americans are shallow breathers which adds to stress on many levels. If you find yourself feeling stressed, remember to breathe deeply until you feel calm. Teach this to your children also. The breath is our connection to our Soul. Our Soul is our connection to God. We are all One. Remember to breathe!


If your child is already on drugs, please work with your doctor to implement changes. Have them check for leaky gut and allergies if those tests have not already been done. Please work with a doctor who is open to natural solutions and willing to look outside of the current treatment model meme for ADHD. Remember that some very wise doctors have already stepped outside the current treatment model meme for symptoms attributed to ADHD.


I invite you to share this presentation. The children need everyone’s help. The children need your help. Thank you for sharing.


Visit TheGiftOfYou.com for a free eBook entitled “ADHD Wellness Program.” There are many other resources on the website as well.


If you would like to delve deeper than this presentation, the free eBook or the many free resources available on my website, my latest book entitled “Family Harmony with Sensitive Children” contains a wealth of great information. Visit TheGiftOfYou.com to learn more about the book or download my media kit on the Speaking page.



Together we can help children be the gift they came here to be – naturally! Thank you for tuning in and sharing this presentation. Enjoy infinite blessings!


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