British Medical Journal
9 October 2005
Why I Love My ADD
If your family doctor said, "I've looked at your son and he looks like he has cancer, we're going start chemo in the morning," would you do it?
If your family doctor said, "I've looked at your son and he looks like he has diabetes, roll up his sleeve I'm going to give him a shot of insulin" would you blink? Would you scream, ARE YOU CRAZY!
Then when the psychiatrist say's, "Your son looks like he has ADD, let's start him on a class 2 drug that's in the same classification as Cocaine and Morphine" why don't you blink then?
There are lab tests for the causes of every single one of the symptoms they ascribe to being ADD. Now get this white elephant for just one minute. They don't have a lab test for actually having ADD, but they do have a lab test for the causes of the ADD-like symptoms. Why aren't we taking those first?
Nutrient depletion in B-12 will cause depression and mood swings.
Reference? You can look that up anywhere, there is no science supporting that B-12 deficiency doesn't cause these symptoms.
Lead toxicity will cause hyperactivity, memory loss and hostility.
Reference? Find someone who says it doesn't. Any med school nutritional text book will have this in it.
Trigger foods are another cause of ADD-like symptoms. Notice the week after Halloween is hyper-week at school? Does a kid eating a candy bar in the morning, need a drug in the afternoon? No, duh.
I was diagnosed with ADD at 39. My first thought was, "If I didn't even know I had it for 39 years, how bad could it be?"
I was told that I couldn't sit still very well. My reply was, "I don't sit for a living, I stand up". I was told that I can't keep quiet. My reply was, "I talk for a living, it's how I put food on the table."
I was also told I can't concentrate, my reply was, "Isn't that why I can create?" I was told that when I read I have a learning disability.
My reply, "When I learn by experiencing or hands on, I learn faster."
I was told that I don't mind, don't listen and have an authority problem. My reply was, "So does Donald Trump, Walt Disney and Bill Gates, it's called wanting to be my own boss and not an employee."
How do I see what they call ADD? Being ADD is like being a bull in a china shop, there is nothing wrong with being a bull, you just don't belong in a china shop." Meaning people like me will never work in an assembly line or toll booth.
Notice most parents don't give meds to their children on the weekends and summer break? Notice the kids get off the meds when they leave school and join the work force in a right-brained creative job that doesn't require them to sit still, with their hands folded, being quiet?
Maybe school is a precursor to meds in the US. 90% of Ritalin is sold to the US school market, not the rest of the world school market. Maybe it's not our children, maybe it's our schools and their connection to Big Pharma and Psychiatry?
Founder - The Results Project
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Monday, October 10, 2005
Great letter to the British Medical Journal
British Medical Journal