disorder (ADHD) a set of symptoms that include inattention, distractibility,
impulsivity, and hyperactivity. The disorder results in behaviors that affect
all aspects of a person’s life. The neurobiological basis for ADHD is thought to
be related to the brain’s chemical neurotransmitters, particularly dopamine
and norepinephrine. At younger ages, ADHD shows up
primarily as hyperactivity. There is often daydreaming and careless mistakes in
childhood that become inner restlessness, failure to plan ahead, incomplete
projects and forgetfulness. Inattentiveness and problems with
organization and executive functions are seen at later ages as life’s demands increase
or symptoms overwhelm a person’s ability to cope.
Toxic vaccines alter gene expression, harm the gut and reduce
the immune system.
2. High Copper
High copper plays a key role in ADHD. Toxic copper is normally removed by
natural processes in the body. Some individuals can’t get rid of copper
biochemically. Copper is hyper-excitable to our nervous systems. Too much copper
short circuits detox processes and results in inattention or hyperactive
behaviors. Neural activity can be affected by a copper overload. Lab tests can
be run to show high copper. High copper affect hyperactivity, focus, attention,
and anxiety. Copper is inversely related to low zinc. Thos with high copper
can’t regulate GABA, (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid), one of the calming
neurotransmitters that’s present in the brain. A proper copper/zinc balance
contributes to alleviating symptoms of ADHD. Metal dysmetabolism means copper is
high and zinc is low in the body. Therefore excess copper and low zinc
both need targeted nutrient supplementation to keep the copper/zinc ratio at an
Methylation is the ability of the body to turn on or off certain enzymes,
hormones, neurotransmitters, different chemicals by way of certain methyl
groups. Methyl groups have one carbon atom bonded with three or more hydrogen
atoms. Methyl groups can radically alter you, perceptions and behavior. People
with few methyl groups are called undermethylators.
Your methylation status can be tested with a whole blood histamine test.
Undermethylators competitive, perfectionistic,
persistent, high achieving and often have allergies (high histamine means low
methyl in the body.) Those diagnosed with ADHD are predominantly in the
TPeople with too many methyl groups, are called
overmethylators. They are usually more laid back. They are also often thrill
seekers. Overmethylation plays an important role
in the presentation of ADD symptoms. This subset of ADD can often be seen as an
early presentation of bipolar disorder. Biochemical testing can easily identify
this group as well, using a whole blood histamine and other testing .
5. Yeast Toxicity
Yeast toxicity if often present in children with ADHD. This is due to the use of
antibiotics in infancy and early childhood that creates a
leaky gut. Poor focus, attention,
impulsivity and anxiety are often related to yeast toxicity. The natural
treatment of yeast toxicity can resolve symptoms of ADD andADHD. Often treatment
takes three to six months before symptoms resolve, and treatment may need to be
repeated in the course of a year to keep the yeast toxicity from reoccurring.
hyperactivity, and impulsivity are the key behaviors of ADHD. To be
diagnosed with ADHD, symptoms must be observed in two different settings for
six months or more and to a degree that is greater than other children of
the same age. The symptom categories of ADHD in children yield three
potential classifications of ADHD—predominantly inattentive type (previously
known as ADD), predominantly hyperactive-impulsive type, or combined type if
criteria for both subtypes are met
Be easily distracted, miss details, forget things, and frequently
switch from one activity to another
Have difficulty maintaining focus on one task
Become bored with a task after only a few minutes, unless doing
Have difficulty focusing attention on organizing and completing a
task or learning something new or trouble completing or turning in
homework assignments, often losing things (e.g., pencils, toys,
assignments) needed to complete tasks or activities
Not seem to listen when spoken to
Daydream, become easily confused, and move slowly
Have difficulty processing information as quickly and accurately as
Struggle to follow instructions.
hyperactive-impulsive type symptoms:
Fidget and squirm in their seats
Dash around, touching or playing with anything and everything in
Have trouble sitting still during dinner, school, and story time
Be constantly in motion
Have difficulty doing quiet tasks or activities.
Be very impatient
Blurt out inappropriate comments, show their emotions without
restraint, and act without regard for consequences
Have difficulty waiting for things they want or waiting their turns
ADHD – is the combination of both above. Most people exhibit some of these behaviors, but not to the degree where
such behaviors significantly interfere with a person's work, relationships,
or studies -- and in the absence of significant interference or impairment,
a diagnosis of ADHD is normally not appropriate. Symptoms may persist into
adulthood for up to half of children diagnosed with ADHD.
– defined as an ongoing pattern
of disobedient, hostile and defiant behavior toward authority figures which
goes beyond the bounds of normal childhood behavior for a period of at least
6 months. Common features include excessive, often persistent anger,
frequent temper tantrums or angry outbursts, and disregard for authority.
Children and adolescents with this disorder often annoy others on purpose,
blame others for their mistakes, and are easily annoyed. They may appear
resentful of others and when someone does something they don't like they
often take revenge. In order for a child or adolescent to qualify for a
diagnosis of ODD these behaviors must cause considerable distress for the
family and/or interfere significantly with academic or social functioning,
including problems with learning school material or making friends, or
placing themselves in harmful situations.
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
– previously termed "Pervasive
Developmental Delays (PDD)", ASD is a spectrum of psychological conditions
characterized by widespread abnormalities of social interactions and
communication, as well as restricted interests and repetitive behavior. The
most common ASD's include Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and PDD-NOS.
is a highly variable neurodevelopmental disorder that first
appears during infancy or childhood, and is distinguished not by a single
symptom, but by a characteristic triad of symptoms impairments in social
interaction; impairments in communication; and restricted interests and
repetitive behavior. Other aspects, such as atypical eating, are also common
but are not essential for diagnosis.
is characterized by significant difficulties in
social interaction, along with restricted and repetitive patterns of
behavior and interests. It differs from other autism spectrum disorders by
its relative preservation of linguistic and cognitive development, and why
it is often known as "high functioning autism". Although not required for
diagnosis, physical clumsiness and atypical use of language are frequently
PDD-NOS (Pervasive Developmental Delays Not Otherwise Specified),
also known as "atypical autism", is characterized by
difficulties with social interaction skills and communication that do not
fall into the more common Autism and Asperser's Syndrome diagnoses.
Aconite Strange and irrational fears. Fear of death. Fear worse at
night. Sweating at night; tendency to fevers, croup. Thirsty. Worse
after cold wind or a fright incident.
Child feels put down, isolated, separated from the world. Inferiority; feels need to prove him/herself.
Test-taking anxiety, the mind goes blank. Antagonism within the self as if
they have two wills (devils speaking in one ear; angel in the other). Can be
cruel and malicious. History of being
abused or belittled. Swearing, does things with a lack of conscience
nitricum Excited and anxious child. Always in a hurry,
moving, touching. OCD behavior. Afraid of crowds and dislikes going to any public places,
including school. Prefers being outdoors. Hpractive but with a quality
of innocence. Not malicious, but may have short bursts of anger. Hypoglycemic
tendency and better from eating. Craves sweets, which make behavior
worse. Frequent conjunctivitis and
Arnica The child is in still shock, or never well since shock or trauma,
accident or injury. Head trauma. Can also be can be due to
difficult birth experience.
metallicum Actmaturely. Need ffection, but don't know how to express emotional
needs. Has a hard time making friends. Perfectionist, can be bitter and negative; try hard, don't want to fail;
tend to sinus problems, nasal congestion, moaning in sleep; feel better from
This child can be sweet, timid and fearful or be the class clown,
goofy and acting out; apparent arrested or delayed mental, physical or
social development; shy, self-conscious, with self-limitation, feels
defective; fear of looking bad, being laughed at, criticized; feels
incompetent, incapable; feels s/he is being laughed at, mocked or
criticized; timid due to fears, especially fear of making a mistake;
feels s/he is being watched; dares not look up; acts childish and immature;
difficulty with schoolwork; backward or behind; often teachers pet; tend to
tics and glandular swellings
This child is forgetful, slow, poor learning ability;
sensitive to noise
and light; night terrors, fear of ghosts; looks wild when angry; large
heads, with bright red cheeks; look well, even when sick; frequent otitis
media; complain of hot and throbbing discomfort; often crave cold drinks,
lemons and oranges.
Difficulty relating well to others; narrow focus. Doesn't understand danger.
Seizures. Slow, can hug or bite
you. Masturbation or premature interest in sex. Upset when not understood; music or bright objects
can be intolerable. Eczema, nail biting, and may have
protruded tongue or a gaunt face with stupid expression.
Feels unsafe; afraid of robbers, dogs, heights, airplanes, etc.
Fear of anysituation with prisk to physical safety. Cautious, protective. Fear that
other will perceive her/his confusion. Stubborn and obstinate, strong-willed.
Can be slow to teeth. Stockier build. Sweat on head, with a sour odor to
Feels frustrated, dissatisfied; acts fussy. Restless, shy, fearful,but
to take chances and play tricks. Athletic; loves travel and change, new
experiences. Complains of growing pains, especially in the bones. Desires
smoked meats, bacon. Tends to have abdominal gas, colic, slightly swollen abdomen.
Frequent tonsil infections.
Feels isolated, disconnected; feelings of anguish, terror,
ecstasy; spacey, confused. Inattentive; time and space feel disoriented.
Fear of going insane; everything feels like a dream, even familiar things
seem strange or unreal. Acts as if in a dream or off in space. Can't pay
attention for long. Absent-minded; can be obsessive-compulsive. Stoned look in eyes
(parents may have used marijuana excessively). Can be laughing, giggling, clowning around
or spacey or brassy, and loquacious.
intensely homesick, discontented, brooding, irritable, absent-minded,
disobedient and angry. Extremely obstinate; contrary. Fear of being
censured and easily offended. Restless, clumsy, may run into everything. Difficulty sleeping at night.
Can wake in a fright,
screaming or full of fear. Worse form any draft, even warm air. Frequent ear
intections and bright red ears. Pale face and puffiness under eyes. Rashes and red ears.
Carcinosin Perfectionistic. Fearful, timid, unhappy, worried. Obstinate, yet
sensitive to reprimand and music. Very sympathetic to others. Can be
very tidy or very messy. :ove to travel and will over-extend themselves.
Insomnia. Crave or dislike salt, milk, eggs,
fat meat, and/or fruit;
Onset of symptoms often after severe reaction to a
vaccination. Familyhistory of cancer; may have brownish
cafe-au-lait complexion, many pigmented moles. Tics, grimaces or blinking
Bad temper, very irritable and impatient. Complains, frustrated, restless.
Thirsty. Demands one thing than want something else. Fdgety child quiets
down once he has attracted attention. Young children wants to be carried everywhere or will
whine and scream but will settle down if carried and jiggled or rocked.
Aversion to be touched with a hypersensitivity to pain. Feels pain is
unbearable; everything is intolerable; can become so hyperactive they get exhausted and begin to cry.
Diminished power of comprehension, as if they were hard of hearing. All
symptoms worse at night.
Cina Cross, contrary, disobedient with very difficult behavior.
Does not want to be touched or even looked at and turns away when
approached. Nothing satisfies them for long. Restless, fidgety and
fretful, especially during sleep. Grind their teeth at night and wet the
bed. Often agitated by parasites, such as pinworms. Irritated nose causing a constant desire to rub, pick, or
bore into it until it bleeds. Ears can be itchy. Sleep is very restless,
accompanied by jerking. Sleep on their abdomen or the hands and knees during sleep.
Irritated nose causing a constant desire to rub, pick, or
bore into it. Ears can be itchy. Twitching of
face muscles and eyelids. Inclined to seizures. Appetite can be
ravenous. Strong thirst, craving of sweets Children often have
Colocynthis Easily offended,
especially by feeling unappreciated, insults or humiliation. Moody and overly sensitive.
Want to be
alone; tend to abdominal cramp and sciatic pain, better bending forward for relief.
Cramps after anger.
Crotalus horridus Intense, animated, hurried, restless, and talkative.
Many fears, including that someone might be following them or that they
hear footsteps behind them. Fear of being alone, ghosts, snakes. Can strike out in
fits of rage. Resent and blame other children for
supposedly getting them into trouble. Tend to et hives and nose bleeds.
metallicum Anxiety at night. Jerking and twitching in limbs,
jerking in sleep.
metallicum Strong-willed and persistent, they fight for their
beliefs. Sluggish mind with difficulty collecting thoughts. Tend to
headaches. Aversion to eggs.
Helleborus niger Feels stupid, that they cannot deal with things, and that
their mind is sluggish; appear dull and unresponsive.History of
encephalitis. Difficulty memorizing anything or
articulating thoughts. Tendency to despair and a strong aversion to making
any effort, yet easily angered. History of fever and/or head injury.
Hyoscyamus Difficult with poor impulse control.
Talks excessively, has episodes of
mania and rage that might include hitting and screaming. Inclined to
depression after manic phase like in bipolar disorder. Can be manipulative,
lying, and violent. Intense and violent excitability with fear, delirium.
Feelings of abandonment, jealousy, suspicion. Fears of dark, dogs,
water. Often acts inappropriately; talks nonsense; acts out ridiculous
gestures like a dancing clown or monkeys, tries to be center of attention. Sexual overtones,
run around naked, can be do bizarre behaviors for shock value,
including cursing. Tries to embarrass parents. Very jealous of their siblings,
often even njure them.
bromatum Restless child, always have to be doing something,
especially with his hands like fidgeting or throwing a ball or cracking his knuckles.
Lachesis Loquacious, agitated and hyperactive.
Restless and moody with strong
emotions. Very jealous of siblings. Tend to
be vengeful, sarcastic and nasty, Can have a self-destructive personality.
Hate any kind of physical or behavioral restriction, like
tight clothing or being "grounded. Cant bear authority and run away from
home. Tend to self-criticism and irritability. Will reproach themselves. May also
show aggression which surfaces easily and makes them
difficult to live and work with; Suspicious. Complain of a suffocative feeling.Frequently feel that others are often
criticizing them and putting them on the defensive. All symptoms worse upon
Lycopodium Insecure, may act like bullies,
or being cocky and boastful,
often with overcompensation. Lack of confidence and many fears. Can be dictatorial and bossy at home where they
feel safe. Fear of looking bad,
needs to cover up. Araid of failure; afraid to try anything new or to try
again if fail once; fear that they will be injured. Displays both fear and bravado.
Usually intelligent. Dyslexia, confuses words or letters. Performance anxiety.
Prefers younger friends. Wants to please authority figures.
Frequent abdominal gas. More tired, restless and irritable between 4 and 8 p.m.
Lyssinum Will bite, growl, snarl, scratch, act rabid; torment followed by rage,
unprovoked rage; angry but repent quickly, has remorse; feels tormented,
abandoned, as if has suffered some wrong; feel as if has been injured or
abused; often history of abuse, children of violent parents; strike out at
presumed tormentor; self-destructive, impulse to cut self; defensive, as if
being attacked or insulted; possible history of dog bite; animal-like
behavior; aggravated by sound of running water; fears of water or reflected
water, dogs, small rooms; crave chocolate and salt; enuresis
Medorrhinum Irritable, agitated, and in a hurry; racing mind; lust
for experience, especially sensual; feels a need to hide her/himself,
because s/he has a defect or is somehow flawed; anticipation anxiety;
delusion that someone is behind him/her or that someone is touching their
head; fear that something dreadful has happened; sense that everything is
strange or unreal; fear of going insane; terrible memory, forgetful,
mentally dull; unstable emotionally; has fits; can be reckless and
impulsive; obsessive-compulsive, rigid; cruel or loving to animals;
wants to stay up late at night, feels better at night, yet can fear dark and
monsters; may have a history of diaper rash as a baby, and later skin
rashes and asthma; nail biting; hot feet; sleep with knees to chest
muriaticum Acts like a little adult; extreme watchfulness; known for sitting in
mothers lap during interview; often tidy, don't want to lose control;
sweet, except in family; silent grief or may have shrieking tantrums;
may be confidante to one parent and nasty to other; ADD with anorexia. Craves salt,
headaches aggravated by sun and dislikes slimy foods and fat.
Opium Difficulty concentrating; spacey;
painlessness of obviously painful
complaint; out of touch; complaints from fright or after head injury;
constipation; sleep apnea; mother often given drugs during pregnancy or
Phosphorus Fear of being unloved, isolated, having lost all friends;
psychic; sees ghosts, spirits, specters; sense of being on a distant island;
concern that has an incurable disease; gregarious, bubbly,
good-natured; sensitive, sympathetic, kind; sweet, compassionate; can be
toxicodendron Always on the move, both body and mind; hyperactive
with focus; restless; silly, irritable; can be malicious; move to
relieve pressure, better from motion; known for grinding teeth and sweating
at night; crave bacon, milk and dairy products; often confused with
Phos,Calc carb and
Stramonium Violent or fearful; severe hyperactivity, easily terrified, and
inclined to violent agitation and fits of rage; speech is loud, fast,
and possibly incoherent; feelings of terror, abandonment; afraid of the
dark, dogs, evil, suffocation and abandonment; thirst is great, yet they
dread water; fears of death; Especially
afraid to be alone at night, become overly vigilant to combat these fears
and become violent if controlled; nightmares and night terrors that become
increasingly worse between midnight and 2 a.m., they often wake screaming;
Can have seizures or personality change after a head injury, frightful
episode, or trauma (especially being chased by dogs). Child can be sweet all day and
terrors at night.
Sulphur Egotistical; tries to control feeling with mind; hates being scared;
feels as if being scorned; delusions that s/he has been disgraced; messy
and tattered but thinks looks fine; can be lost in thought,
absent-minded, spacey; forgetful, loses things; has visions; full of
theories and dreams, loves science fiction; can be a loner with limited
social skills; prefers computers, reading, mechanical things
hispanica Very hyperactive, moves in a frenzy, better and calmer
from music; acts wild and crazy. Loves
to sing and dance. Feels as if never enough time. Sees faces on closing eyes;
episodes of delirium; mischievous and sneaky. Teases and hides. Cuts
things; hurried, always restless.
Tuberculinum Extreme restlessness,
appetite or ravenous hunger with very thin body. Long arms and legs,
thin chested. Allergic to cats or animal hair. Frequent ear
and respiratory infections. Family history of tuberculosis.
album Racing mind, agitated actions; driven to act on
impulses; religious mania; overly religious. Aways busy but
often fruitlessly so; has impulses to kiss or touch others; hurried and
restless, fidgeting, poking others; precocious.
metallicum Fidgety and restless, especially known for restless feet and
legs. Overactive nervous system; twitching, jerking, and even
convulsions. Sensitive, irritable, and prone to rage. Often make mistakes in
writing and speaking. Can have
tendency to lick everything.
Gut and Psychology Syndrome has an
elegant description of how such conditions can develop as a direct result of
gastrointestinal toxicity. Here are a few additional guidelines to help you
address underlying toxins in your child, without, or at least BEFORE, you agree
to any kind of drug therapy
Severely limit or eliminate
fructose from your child's diet as
sugar/fructose has been linked to mental health problems such as
depression and schizophrenia.
Avoid giving your child ANY
processed foods, especially those containing artificial colors, flavors, and
preservatives. This includes lunchmeats and hot dogs, which are common food
staples in many households.
Replace soft drinks, fruit
juices, and pasteurized milk with pure water. This is HUGE since high
fructose corn syrup is a primary source of calories in children.
Make sure your child is
getting large regular doses of healthy bacteria, either with high-quality
fermented organic foods and/or high-quality probiotic supplements.
Give your child plenty of
high-quality, animal-based omega-3 fats. Also, make
sure to balance your child's intake of omega-3 and omega-6 fats, by
simultaneously limiting their intake of vegetable oils.
Include as many whole
organic foods as possible in your child's diet, both to reduce chemical
exposure and increase nutrient content of each meal.
Also reduce or
grains from your child's diet, especially wheat. Beyond the fact that
even healthy organic whole grains can cause problems as they too break down
into sugars, gluten-containing grains have pharmacologically active peptides
that can contribute to cognitive and behavioral issues in susceptible
Avoid whole and even
sprouted wheat contains physiologically significant amounts of
wheat germ agglutinin (WGA), which can have adverse effects on mental
health due to its neurotoxic actions. Wheat can also interfere with the
production of serotonin, the largest concentration of which can, again, be
found in your intestines, not your brain. Try eliminating all
gluten-containing grains first for 1-2 weeks and see if you don't notice a
significant improvement in your child's behavior.
Avoid artificial sweeteners
and colors of all kinds.
Make sure your child gets
plenty of exercise and outdoor playtime, remembering that midday
sunlight provides the UVB wavelengths necessary to produce vitamin D3.
Get them out into the sun
to help maintain
optimal Vitamin D levels.Scientists are now beginning to realize
Vitamin D is involved in maintaining the health
of your brain, as they've recently discovered vitamin D receptors in the
brain, spinal cord, and central nervous system. There's even evidence
indicating vitamin D improves your brain's detoxification process. For
children and pregnant women, getting enough vitamin D is especially crucial,
as it may play a major role in protecting infants from autism. If natural
sun exposure is not feasible, for whatever reason, supplement with
Vitamin D3 supplement.
Be sure you are also
providing positive praise to your child. Parents should be
able to say nice things to their child twice as often as they give commands
or ask questions. If you are shouting and scolding more than you
are complimenting and rewarding your child, it could be contributing to
Prevent exposure to toxic
metals and chemicals by replacing personal care products, detergents and
household cleaners with all natural varieties. Metals like aluminum,
cadmium, lead and mercury are commonly found in thousands of different food
products, household products, personal products and untold numbers of
industrial products and chemicals. Also be aware of exposure to metals from
vaccinations and dental fillings. The presence of
toxic metals in your child's body is highly significant, as they are
capable of causing serious health problems by interfering with normal
biological functioning. The health effects range from minor physical
ailments to chronic diseases, and altered mood and behavior.
Millions of US children are taking powerful mind-altering
drugs, often before they’re even old enough to attend school.
Oftentimes the side effects are far worse than the conditions,
such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) for which they’re
prescribed, and rival illegal street drugs in terms of their dangerous risks to
In children, the long-term effects are often largely unknown,
while in the short term, we’ve seen shocking increases in violent and aggressive
acts committed by teens taking one or more psychotropic drugs.
With the problem getting increasingly worse instead
of better, now is a perfect time to view Gary Null’s excellent documentary, The Drugging of Our Children.
The number of prescriptions for psychotropic drugs for
children more than doubled between 1995 and 2000; the documentary details the
devastating consequences of this excessive medicating of our children, with a
focus on children who have been diagnosed with ADHD.
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