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  1. 1. Welcome to ADHD – Healing the Myth. One thing to note about this presentation isthat I have made it as brief as possible for internet viewing. Live presentationscontain additional information, real-life examples and heart-connecting stories. 1
  2. 2. The purpose of this presentation is to share useful and healing information, inspireand empower you and your children – your entire family. You are in control of whatyou buy and put into and on your fabulous body. Health is your greatest wealth.Now let’s begin to heal the myth of ADHD. 2
  3. 3. ADHD is short for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. ADHD is considered anAutism spectrum disorder. The Autism spectrum ranges from ADHD on one side toschizophrenia on the other end of the spectrum. 3
  4. 4. The myth is that ADHD exists at all. It is NOT a disorder. There are some veryspecific things going on in the intestinal tracks of these children that cause thesymptoms. The symptoms can and are being treated naturally already by somevery wise doctors and health care practitioners. 4
  5. 5. Some very wise doctors are already healing symptoms naturally that are commonlyattributed to ADHD. In case you’re wondering why this information isn’t mainstreamyet, let’s take a look. 5
  6. 6. We are unfortunately caught in a meme. A meme is a collective belief system thatonce in place is very difficult to change. 6
  7. 7. A good example is the meme back in Christopher Columbus’ day that the Earth wasflat. It took a while including a sailing trip around the world to disprove it, but thatmeme changed. 7
  8. 8. The good news for children is that the meme of ADHD is already unraveling. 8
  9. 9. It is important to realize that everyone is doing the best they can given the currentmeme. So in case you are someone who likes to point a finger of blame, please donot do that. We are all in this together, and we all must work together to change it. 9
  10. 10. Everyone is doing the best they can with the information they have to work with intheir specific piece of the puzzle. When you look at this from the big pictureperspective, which is what this presentation is designed to do, it becomes easy toconnect the dots toward wellness. 10
  11. 11. It may be possible that some won’t want to change the current meme as it hasbecome quite profitable for them. Others may not want to change because they justlike to stay in their current comfort zone even if that zone does not feel comfortableany longer. 11
  12. 12. What everyone needs to remember is that change is the only constant in life. Weare 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 getin this lifetime. The body needs to be fine tuned to run properly just as a car does.Treat your body right. 12
  13. 13. Now let’s take a look at the big picture and how the meme of ADHD got started. 13
  14. 14. We live in a medical model world. That’s not a bad thing, but it’s not the best thingfor these kids and this presentation will explain why. 14
  15. 15. Remember that some very wise doctors are already treating symptoms withoutdrugs. Now let’s get back to the meme. 15
  16. 16. Since drug companies fund medical schools and doctors are given specificprotocols to follow so they don’t get sued while treating patients, doctors do whatthey are trained to do. 16
  17. 17. American Academy of Pediatrics AAP • In children ages 4-18, check for: ADHD Anxiety Depression Language Disorders Sleep ApneaNew guidelines were released in 2011 by the American Academy of Pediatrics orAAP for short. The AAP now recommends that physicians evaluate children ages 4to 18 for ADHD if they have academic or behavioral problems and symptoms ofinattention, hyperactivity or impulsivity.The AAP encourages physicians to also check for other health issues with adiagnosis of ADHD such as anxiety, depression, language disorders and sleepapnea. 17
  18. 18. The new guidelines recommend that doctors who have trouble determining whethera patient has ADHD or who feel unable to treat it should refer the child to a mentalhealth specialist. 18
  19. 19. It is quite common that children are given multiple diagnoses on the Autismspectrum under the current diagnostic protocols. There are many cross-oversymptoms. 19
  20. 20. The AAP recommends that preschool children ages 4 and 5 with symptoms ofADHD be treated with behavioral interventions first. They go on to say thatelementary school-age youths and adolescents diagnosed with symptoms attributedto ADHD should be treated with medication and behavior therapy.In the new guidelines, they state that patients who have problems with attention andhyperactivity but do not meet all the diagnostic criteria of ADHD should be treatedwith behavioral intervention rather than medication. 20
  21. 21. 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 themearlier and provide appropriate treatment, we can increase their chances ofsucceeding in school.” 21
  22. 22. That brings us to another meme - our school systems. Once a child enters schoolthey must fit in and get good grades. Test scores run the system and have since2002. 22
  23. 23. 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-basedsystem based on overall test score rankings which in turn fund the schools and thesalaries of the teachers and school administrators. The No Child Left Behind Actwas 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 sometimeshyperactivity to get a quick fix for students who do not fit the mold. 23
  24. 24. According to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control andPrevention, in 2007 more than 5 million U.S. children ages 4 to 17 (9.5%) had beendiagnosed with ADHD. This is an increase from about 4.4 million in 2003 per theCDC who also said that boys were more likely than girls to receive the diagnosis. 24
  25. 25. Why are the numbers so high and constantly increasing? Have you ever wonderedor asked that question? Well I have, and this is what I’ve learned. 25
  26. 26. Depending on where you live, chlorine, fluoride and other chemicals are added tothe water supply. For this reason most people buy bottled water or use filters. Notall filters remove all chemicals. Even if you and your family drink bottled water, youstill 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 Spainpublished in the American Journal of Epidemiology links chlorine to bladder cancer.The plastic used to store bottled water is made from petroleum and breaks downeasily. If it seeps into the water, once ingested it acts as estrogen in the humanbody.Some citizens have successfully taken up the cause to clean up their city’s watersource. Many are winning the battle to stop their cities from adding fluoride to thewater supply. 26
  27. 27. Since the 1970’s the FDA has approved the use of antibiotics in farm animals fornon-medicinal purposes. These antibiotics are in the non-organic meats you, yourchildren and your pets consume. Antibiotics are designed to kill the bacteria in yourbody. Unfortunately they also kill the good bacteria. The same is true for anyantibiotic you, your children and your pets take for any reason. 27
  28. 28. The good bacteria must be replenished or the bad bacteria are permitted to thriveunchecked. We are not typically taught this as a population when antibiotics areprescribed as this falls into the category of nutrition and digestion about which manydoctors are not well trained.The use of antibiotics in farm animals has produced continually stronger strains ofbacteria that are resistant to the current antibiotics. This gives drug companies thecharter to create stronger drugs to combat the stronger strains of bacteria. All ofthis is an unfortunate catch 22 that can and should be changed for the health of theanimals and humans. 28
  29. 29. Hormones are given to the animals to make them bigger so they can go to marketsooner. You, your children and your pets are ingesting those hormones unless youbuy free-range organically fed meats. 29
  30. 30. 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 formulascan 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 productsappear more natural. 30
  31. 31. Pesticides are sprayed on the food both animals and humans consume unless theyare grown organically. 31
  32. 32. GMO’s – genetically modified organisms, are now in approximately 90% of theworld’s food supply. Corporations love GMO’s because they can patent them andsell them to farmers. Corporations can’t patent seeds that God made. God createdseeds specifically for the purpose of feeding certain animals and humans.Food created by God is fuel and medicine. Food that has been genetically modifiedby 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 tokill people in the Vietnam war? This seed, when eaten by a bug, makes thestomach of the bug burst and it dies. This eliminates the need for farmers to spraythe crops. Its a built-in bug killer right in the food supply. 32
  33. 33. 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 aregenetically modified and bred in unhealthy conditions that do not promote theirnatural state of health or color. Many are fed foods that contain dyes to give themthe appearance of their natural color. Such foods are not what fish were designedto eat. 33
  34. 34. The subject of vaccinations brings up very heated debates. They are most commonly linked toAutism. However, some doctors have found links between vaccinations and ADHD, Asthma andAllergies.Some vaccinations serve a great purpose. For example, polio was totally eradicated by the poliovaccine. You can imagine how those who suffered with polio prior to the creation of the vaccinewould have benefitted.I am an educator raising awareness for healthy solutions. Therefore, I would be remiss if I didn’tinclude 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. Aportion of the Supreme Court’s ruling states that “The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986created a no-fault compensation program to stabilize a vaccine market adversely affected by anincrease in vaccine-related tort litigation and to facilitate compensation to claimants who foundpursuing legitimate vaccine-inflicted injuries too costly and difficult. The Act provides that a partyalleging 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 thecase by a specified deadline; and that the claimant can then decide whether to accept the court’sjudgment or reject it and seek tort relief from the vaccine manufacturer. Awards are paid out of afund created by an excise tax on each vaccine dose. As a quid pro quo, manufacturers enjoysignificant tort-liability protections. Most importantly, the Act eliminates manufacturer liability for avaccine’s unavoidable, adverse side effects.”What this means is that a pseudo court called “Vaccine Court” was created in 1986 for parents whowish to pursue a lawsuit on behalf of their vaccine-injured child. This court is presided over by anattorney called a Special Master. The parents must prove that the vaccine is the cause of thedamage now present in their child. The best explanation of Vaccine Court can be seen in a video ofparents who went through the experience. A link to that video is on my website at 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 ofdollars to 1,322 families whose children suffered brain damage from vaccines. This money comesfrom taxpayers – not pharmaceutical companies. 34
  35. 35. The subject of vaccines has become a very political topic. Many states areintroducing discussions or laws to remove the rights of parents to refusevaccinations for their children.It is a fact that some vaccinations still contain toxic substances. The FDA disclosesthis on their website. One never knows which child will have a reaction to toxicsubstances used in vaccines.Since the government must look out for the entire population, it is understandablethat 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 canguide you to be cautious. Make sure it is your intuition and not your fear guidingyou, however.Some pediatricians have created relaxed schedules for child vaccinations. Thismay be a middle-of-the-road option for you. Talk to your doctor about this if it callsto you.Depending on the state in which you live, it is your right as a parent to refusevaccinations. Public school administrators do have the proper forms that must becompleted to allow a child to attend school without vaccinations. Private schoolsmay be a different matter though as they set their own rules.Always remember to check in with your intuition before making decisions about yourhealth and the health of your children and pets. 35
  36. 36. Healing the myth of ADHD requires that doctors check for leaky gut and allergies asthe cause of symptoms rather than assume the child has psychiatric issues. This isexactly 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’tit make sense that the same food causes leaks in the colon or something worse inthe animals and human beings who eat it? This is especially true in children whoseimmune systems are not yet fully developed.When food particles leak out of the colon and enter the blood stream, they aretreated as invaders. This can create allergy symptoms or something worse.Allergies can cause any number of adverse reactions in the body includinginattention and hyperactivity.If a child has food particles floating around in their body that should have beeneliminated, this creates stress on many levels in the body, mind and spirit of the not-yet-fully-formed individual. 36
  37. 37. Did you know that the majority of neurotransmitters are created in the smallintestine and not in the brain? Given this fact, doesn’t it make perfect sense tocheck out the colon for issues before the brain is thought to be defective and inneed 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.” Howtragic to think that death is beginning in the bodies of little children because of thefood they eat and exposure to toxins in our modern-day world. 37
  38. 38. Even body care and home cleaning products are filled with unfriendly chemicals. 38
  39. 39. How much can sensitive little children endure without adverse reactions? 39
  40. 40. Once a sensitive child enters school and symptoms begin to manifest, the currentreferral model kicks in. 40
  41. 41. If the food supply contains poison and everyone believes people and animals needdrugs to treat the symptoms, we have a very unhealthy referral chain in place. 41
  42. 42. This referral chain is just another meme. 42
  43. 43. Remember the flat Earth meme? 43
  44. 44. Most if not all sensitive children have heightened 6th sense abilities. Everyone hasintuition. It is part of being human. Unfortunately, we are taught to shut it down andtrust what goes on outside of us instead of God’s voice coming through us. 44
  45. 45. A toxic lifestyle cuts us off from our Spiritual gifts in addition to causing adversereactions in the body. 45
  46. 46. Did you know that Albert Einstein had ADHD and Asperbergers? One of hiselementary school teachers told his Father that it didn’t matter what Albert didbecause he would never amount to anything. Albert said that imagination is moreimportant than knowledge. Do you think he achieved great success by not followinghis intuition?The quote on this slide is profound. Our connection to God is our greatest gift. Godspeaks to us through our intuition. We need to honor the gift of intuition rather thanteach children and ourselves to shut it down. 46
  47. 47. It is time for a healthier more inspired way of living. Now is the time to heal themyth of ADHD and treat these kids right. It is time to stop labeling children asdefective because they have adverse reactions to eating a toxic food supply. Youare what you eat. Whether it shows up at a young age such as children withsymptoms labeled as a mythical ADHD or later in life with a disease or chroniccondition. 47
  48. 48. Why do you think nursing homes have become necessary? It is not because we’reliving longer. That is a myth. Another myth! It is because we are unintentionallypoisoning the only bodies we have in this lifetime. 48
  49. 49. Did you know that a neuropathologist at Rhode Island Hospital discovered thatAlzheimer’s is diabetes of the brain? Suzanne de la Monte, a neuropathologist whois also an Associate Professor of Pathology and Medicine at Brown University foundthe specific chemicals that cause the condition and how best to avoid them in whatwe eat until they are taken off the market – if they are taken off the market. So untilthat happens, please be mindful that nitrates and nitrites are the chemicals found tocause Alzheimer’s according to Doctor de la Monte’s findings. These can be foundin smoked meats, processed cheese, some beer, white products, some frozendinners, and fertilizer to name just a few sources. 49
  50. 50. The tide is already turning toward health and wellness. For example, the New YorkCity Board of Health recently approved a ban on the sale of large sodas and othersugary drinks at restaurants, street carts and movie theaters. This is the firstrestriction of its kind in the US. This ruling may not stop the problem, but it’s a stepin a healthier direction. We are finally waking up. Even McDonald’s is beginning topost some nutrition information on their menus. 50
  51. 51. I urge you to read labels before you buy anything if you don’t already do so. This isthe 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’sare already labeled in 60 other countries! It is time Americans received that sameinformation. 51
  52. 52. Own your power and spend your dollars wisely. You are a member of the mostpowerful lobby group in the world – the American consumer. Cast your vote withyour dollars. Change happens one person at a time, one family at a time. Choosehealth. You deserve it! Your entire family and your pets deserve it. 52
  53. 53. Some children may also need support for emotional or behavioral issues.Remember that nutrition also feeds the nervous system so that certain ways ofreacting may have been acquired to cope while all this toxicity was in their not yetfully formed bodies. Follow your intuition and even ask your child what would feel orsound beneficial to them. They may know more than you think they know abouthow to heal. We all do actually when we follow our intuition rather than fear. Youwill 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 youwere making tea. As the water is cooling in a cup, add the recommended numberof drops to the water. This will remove the alcohol base in which the Bach Flowersare preserved. Please do not give the alcohol base to children. 53
  54. 54. Remember that Love is the true healer. Act from your heart and your intuition. Godis Love and God speaks to you through your intuition.I’ve heard that most Americans are shallow breathers which adds to stress on manylevels. If you find yourself feeling stressed, remember to breathe deeply until youfeel calm. Teach this to your children also.The breath is our connection to our Soul. Our Soul is our connection to God. Weare all One. Remember to breathe! 54
  55. 55. If your child is already on drugs, please work with your doctor to implementchanges. Have them check for leaky gut and allergies if those tests have notalready been done. Please work with a doctor who is open to natural solutions andwilling to look outside of the current treatment model meme for ADHD. Rememberthat some very wise doctors have already stepped outside the current treatmentmodel meme for symptoms attributed to ADHD. 55
  56. 56. I invite you to share this presentation. The children need everyone’s help. Thechildren need your help. Thank you for sharing. 56
  57. 57. Visit for a free eBook entitled “ADHD Wellness Program.” Thereare many other resources on the website as well. 57
  58. 58. If you would like to delve deeper than this presentation, the free eBook or the manyfree resources available on my website, my latest book entitled “Family Harmonywith Sensitive Children” contains a wealth of great information.Visit to learn more about the book or download my media kit onthe Speaking page. 58
  59. 59. TheGiftOfYou.comTogether we can help children be the gift they came here to be – naturally! Thankyou for tuning in and sharing this presentation. Enjoy infinite blessings! 59