|ADD, ADHD, & OTHER FAIRY TALES, Part I
C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D.
There is, of course, no question that some children and adults have less ability to focus than others, are more active than others, and may need a different environment in which to thrive. I know scores of adults who say “I was that way as a child.” Indeed, I have often said that. I had wonderful teachers who assigned me extra work and tasks. The idea that every child who does not sit quietly for 6+ hours a day has a “disease” and needs one or more drugs is one of the current Popular Delusions fed greedily by the PharmacoMafia. In my own experience with many such children and a few adults who still have difficulty with focus of attention, a little lithium orotate and the Shealy RelaxMate II have worked far better and safer. Actually, virtually every person will function better and at the same time protect the brain with a little lithium orotate. It is a safe essential trace mineral, essential for stabilizing serotonin production. Far more tedious, but still effective and safe, without drugs, is EEG biofeedback. It takes weekly sessions for 6 weeks while the lithium orotate and RelaxMate work within a few days.
There are other options, also. 3 STEPS TO CONQUERING ADD-ADHD by Jon Bennett, 6th edition, from the ADD Research Institute, is one worth studying. He recommends:
Avoid the bad. There are clearly some truly bad things:
Stimulant drugs like Ritalin and Adderall and Sarattera
Sugar, pop, candy, caffeine, Monosodium Glutamate (all “fast food” is junk, most canned soups and packaged foods contain MSG)
Inactivity. Significant time watching TV or computer games
Dehydration-much too little water and chlorinated and fluoridated water are toxic, especially to young brains
Supply the essential nutrients needed:
Magnesium-The lotion is best
Grape seed extract-pycnogenol
5-hydroxy tryptophan. I would add lithium orotate!
Master tips and Techniques? to control ADD-ADHD:
Work with a career counselor expert in ADD-ADHD (avoid those who push drugs!!
Provide lists for EVERYTHING that need accomplishing
Use short time periods to accomplish goals
Set goals that require only a short time
Avoid TV and computer games
Personally, I would add lots of physical exercise. Get them a mini trampoline and set time for some physical activity at least 5 to 10 minutes every non-sleeping hour at home. I would also add vitamin D 3, 50,000 units once a week!