Healthy fish in polluted water, it gets sick, We’ve been brought up to believe we need to give our kids medicine to be healthy, let me share with you the truth about these medications…
Ladies and gentlemen, we must remember that our children were born to be healthy, if we can teach them healthy habits we can truly change your child’s future.
Crazy makers: How the food industry is destroying our brains/harming our children
Haim: parent child communications
Kids’ Key Health Principles1. We were born to be healthy.2. Healthy food intake is a must.3. Kids need outdoor activity.
Kids’ Key Health Principles4. Kids need a lot of sleep.5. A strategy for building self-esteem is amust.6. Parents must lead by example.7. A child must have proper nerve functionas they grow and develop.
Kids’ Key Health Principle #1• They were born to be healthy.– Kids don’t get sick because there is alack of drugs in their blood.– Most times, fevers are friends, notsomething to be ‘fought.’– There are no ‘sickly kids,’ just sickbehaviors and environments thatinterfere with the expression of health.
• Physicians who treat children oftenprescribe drugs for off-label uses becauselittle information is available from well-controlled studies on dosage, formulation,effectiveness, and safety in children.Nightingale SL: Off-label use of prescription drugs. American FamilyPhysician August 1, 2003..Off-Label Drugs Used forChildren
Off-Label Drugs Used forChildren• Three-fourths of the prescription drugs onthe market do not have labeling indicationsfor children, leaving their use for childrento physicians discretion.Benjamin DK, et al.: Peer-reviewed publication of clinical trials completedfor pediatric exclusivity. JAMA. 2006;296:1266-1273.
• Almost 80% of hospitalized children getdrugs that are not approved for pediatricuse.• Using drugs that have been insufficientlystudied in children has contributed toadverse outcomes, which have beendocumented in the medical literature.Shah S, et al: Off-label drug use in hospitalized children. Archives ofPediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. March 2007.Off-Label Drugs Used forChildren
Off-Label Drugs–Efficacy• 73% of off-label uses lacked evidence ofclinical efficacy.• The greatest disparity between supportedand unsupported off-label uses was foundamong prescriptions for psychiatrictreatment usage (4% strong support vs.96% limited or no support) and allergies(11% strong support vs. 89% limited or nosupport).Radley DC et al.: Off-label prescribing among office-based physicians.Arch Intern Med. 2006;166:1021-1026
Incidence of Adverse DrugReactions (ADRs) in Children• The incidence of preventable ADRs issimilar to that found in adult literature.• Over 50% of the reported ADRs resulted intreatment intervention and/or temporarypatient harm.Temple ME, et al: Frequency and preventability of adverse drug reactionsin pediatric patients. Drug Safety 2004;27(11):819-29.
Children’s Deaths Caused byMedical Errors• In hospitals, medical errors areresponsible for the deaths of nearly 4,500children in the United States every year.• "The bottom line is that none of theseevents should have happened," said Dr.Marlene R. Miller, the study’s lead authorand Director of Quality and SafetyInitiatives at the Johns Hopkins Children’sCenter in Baltimore.Study finds US pediatric medical errors kill 4500 children a year.BMJ 2004;328:1458 (19 June).
Adverse Drug Reactions inChildren• A recent review of all studies concerningthe reasons for pediatric hospitalization(children under the age of 19) found that2.09% of all pediatric hospitalizations werecaused by adverse drug reactions and that39% of these were life-threatening.Impicciatore P, Choonara I, Clarkson A, Provasi D, Pandolfini C, BonatiM. Incidence of adverse drug reactions in pediatric in/out-patients: Asystematic review and meta-analysis of prospective studies. BritishJournal of Clinical Pharmacology Jul 2001; 52: 77 - 83
Adverse Drug Reactions inChildren• There were 3.8 million children under theage of 19 hospitalized in the United Statesin 1997. This means that in one year, thereare 79,000 children (2.09% x 3.8 millionchildren) admitted to the hospital becauseof adverse drug reactions; 31,000 of thesechildren having life-threatening adversereactions.Miller MR, Elixhauser A, Zhan C. Patient safety events during pediatrichospitalizations. Pediatrics Jun 2003; 111: 1358 - 1366.Worstpills.org
Kids’ Key Health Principle #2• Healthy food intake is a must!Most of what kids eat today is poisonous, so:– Reduce or eliminate refined sugars, artificialsweeteners, high fructose corn syrup, trans fats(fast foods), and preservatives.– Sweeten with honey, agave nectar, stevia.– Increase omega-3’s (fish oil), organic foods,pure water consumption, fruits and veggies,and have them take a daily multi-vitamin.– Read “Crazy Makers” by Carol Simontacchi
Childhood Obesity• Type 2 diabetes is closely linked to those who are overweightor obese.• Type 2 diabetes, previously considered an adult disease,has increased dramatically in children and adolescents.• In 2002, 16% of children aged 6 to 19 years of age in theUnited States were overweight – nearly tripling the totals of thepast two decades.• Overweight adolescents have a 70% chance of becomingoverweight, or worse yet, obese adults.• Without change, these children become overweight orobese adults who are at risk for a number of healthproblems including: heart disease, type 2 diabetes,high blood pressure, orthopedic problems, andsome forms of cancer.
Kids’ Key Health Principle #3• Kids need to move and be active!– Outdoor activities are the best.– They need physical activity every day.The Centers for Disease Control andPrevention recommend that kids get atleast 60 minutes of moderate activity(i.e., brisk walking, playing tag, jumpingrope, or swimming) each day.– The TV and the computer are theenemy!
Kids’ Key Health Principle #4• Kids consistently need lots of sleep– Normal health, development and performancerequire normal sleep.– According to a NW University study publishedin “Child Development,” children who do notget enough sleep are more likely to beoverweight.– Experts recommend:• Toddlers: 13 to 14 hours per day (including naps)• Children (5 -12): 10 to 11 hours of sleep per night• Adolescents (12 -19): 8 to 9 hours of sleep– You can go a day or two without eating right orexercising. Try going two days without sleep!– Bedtime rituals are important.
Kids’ Key Health Principle #5• A strategy for building healthy psychologyand self-esteem is a must!– They didn’t come with an instruction manual, soknowing how to manage kids’ psychology ishard.– They need to feel safe, loved, and trusted.– For starters, affirmations.– Read:• Between Parent and Child by Haim Ginott• How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So KidsWill Talk by Faber and Mazlish• Siblings Without Rivalry by Faber and Mazlish
Kids’ Key Health Principle #6• Parents must lead by example!– Your kids will live like you live.• If you smoke, it is much more likely your kids will smoke.• If you are obese, it is much more likely your kids will be obese.– Even if you have gotten out of shape or are unhealthy, justbeing in the process of making healthy lifestyle changessends a great signal.“Be the change you want to see in your children.”Gandhi
Kids’ Key Health Principle #7• A child must have a properly functioningnervous system.– We live our lives through our nervous system.– The benefits of healthy food, exercise, andother positive lifestyle habits are significantlydiminished in the presence of nervous systeminterference.– Subluxations: The enemy of proper childhooddevelopment.
Health Status of Children• Two hundred pediatricians and two hundredchiropractors, each randomly selected, weresurveyed to compare the health status of theirrespective children – who were raised underdifferent health care models.– Nearly 43% of the ‘medical’ children had sufferedfrom tonsillitis, compared to less than 27% of the‘chiropractic’ children.– Lower antibiotic use and lower incidence of diseasewere also reported in the ‘chiropractic’ children.A comparative study of the health status of children raised under thehealth care models of chiropractic and allopathic medicine. Van Breda,Wendy M. and Juan M. Journal of Chiropractic Research Summer 1989.
Health Status of Children26.3% 25%10%31%50%43%94%80.1%90%30%0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%TonsillitisOtitis MediaAntibiotic useOther medicationsVaccinationsDCsMDs
CHIROPRACTIC IS SAFE FORCHILDREN!Adverse events linked to pediatric chiropractic careare virtually non-existent– The risk of neurologic and/or vertebrobasilarcomplications from a chiropractic visit was estimatedat 1 in 250 million pediatric visits.Pistolese RA. Risk assessment of neurological and/or vertebrobasilarcomplications in the pediatric chiropractic patient. J Vertebral SubluxationRes. 1998;2 :77 –85
“…not a dry eye.”Christina was born with a diagnosis of “failure to thrive”and her APGAR scores “were terrible,” 2 and then 3.Although Christina had been perfect in utero, the doctorwho delivered her was in a hurry and made the decision,without consent, to use forceps. For three months afterbirth, Christina had bruising on both sides of her head,from her eyes and ears to the base of her skull.Christina presented with a glaring bony displacement sosevere that her chiropractor “could not understand howshe was alive or how anyone could have missed such aglairing bony displacement.” She was about half the sizeof a normal eight year old. When first introduced, “sheheld her arms out front with her wrists dropped down. Herskin was almost transparent and seemed to be so thin.She could not form sentences or move other than at aslow shuffle.”
Christina’s grandmother brought her in to see thechiropractor and a few minutes after Christina’s firstchiropractic adjustment, “her face got beet red and hereyes became as big a saucers.” Then she began to smile.Her chiropractor was the first person to ever see hersmile. Christina then asked, “Can I sit up?” It was herfirst formed sentence. Christina went from sitting, tostanding, to running into her mother’s arms in that oneafternoon at her chiropractor’s office. There was not a dryeye in the room.Christina continued to see her chiropractor several times aweek for a year and a half. Today, she is a beautiful younggirl who is full of life.“…not a dry eye.”
Born with a WeakerImmune SystemTwo-year old Matilda presented with a history of frequentrecurring ear infections for the previous 18 months. Shewas also suffering with frequent fevers, upset stomach,colds, coughs and fitful sleeping patterns. During a difficultdelivery, Matilda’s shoulder had been caught on hermother’s pelvis. Matilda’s parents had tried all kinds ofthings to relive Matilda’s suffering including antibiotics andhomeopathic supplements. They had basically spent everylast dollar on health care. The only conclusion that themedical doctors could come to was that this girl was bornwith a weaker immune system. Mom was frustrated andupset, and didn’t know where to turn.
Two months after her chiropractic care began, Matilda hadimproved greatly. Her mom reported an improveddisposition, that she was no longer taking medications andthat she was now sleeping through the night. Matilda’smother, father and sister have all started receivingchiropractic care.Born with a WeakerImmune System
An Important PolicyBecause we understand the damagingeffects of vertebral subluxation to humanhealth and development, it is the policy ofour office that all children of patients getchecked for subluxation. We will screenthem with our cutting-edge Insighttechnology.If they look fine, we will report the good news.If they have a disturbance to their nervoussystem, we will make recommendations.Kids, because they are developing,especially benefit from chiropractic care.