6.5 Million American Children Diagnosed With ADHD. According to Eagle Canyon Wellness and Sensory Development Center 2/3rds of those are receiving mind-altering medications. This number does not include all the American Children suffering with Autism, MS, Dyslexia, Schizophrenia and Bi-Polar who also are receiving mind-altering medications. This writing is mainly just addressing ADD, ADHD, and Autism, societal questions that do not really make it to the mainstream. Because of my early learning in Biology, in the hopes to work as a doctor in Allopathic Medicine, before my turn around into preventative and nourishing medicine, I share these thoughts to promote contemplation and research by those people willing to take some time when receiving a diagnosis, to find the root causes of what is really happening, going on with their child(ren), AND themselves.
GENERALLY, it’s easier for people to choose a way to numb themselves then to really digest what is happening to our food system, our environment, what is happening politically, and how our daily lifestyle choices are contributing to this picture of the whole. I know as far as little boys are concerned, they have a lot of natural energy that perhaps, sitting at a desk for 8 hours doesn’t provide adequate expression and usage of. Much easier to then have a diagnosis of a problem, with a prescription, and a mindset of a “personal problem” to fill one’s brain, then to sincerely contemplate about what does this particular child needs to thrive? How would the learning/medical system need to change to accommodate this particular child? How can we work with unique human beings so they grow and reach their full potential as a human being on this planet Earth? Is what is being diagnosed as “wrong” or a “problem”, a way for a society to cast off its own unconsciousness and darkness onto the children, because challenging such systems are unthinkable (that’s a container in and of itself!)? How come individuals pay the price, children pay the price, instead of systems re-evaluating where they are constricting learning, dosing away symptoms, and how they are failing the individual?
The drugs themselves often accelerate underlying problems by wiring the brain more into the adrenaline system as a source of instant brain fuel. Often, the core issues for those children who REALLY have problems (many do not) is the inefficient use of brain sugar, and needing to tap into the adrenaline sugar releasing system to uptake more quickly released sugars. So fundamentally, the connections in the brain are being reinforced for adrenaline system blood sugar mechanism then the steady metabolizing of readily available brain sugar. Part of this process that accelerates in many children is an inhibiting of the messaging between the neo-cortex and thalamus. This then leads into the question of what is happening to disrupt the neuronal messaging between the neo-cortex and the thalamus. Apparently, basic neurology is too much to ask of professionals, a drug that promotes the underlying brain wiring malfunction is chosen for some wished for, temporary results to get a child to sit down and obey. Often times, it is the parents who are unable to sit down and obey the laws of LIFE, who cast this pattern to their children, and wish to solve it outside of themselves. Meanwhile, the fundamental questions and scientific exploration are entirely missed.
Many chemicals that are very pervasive in our environments, our schoolyards, our classrooms, in consistent sprayings are pesticides designed to kill insects by interfering with their neuronal messaging systems. These same chemicals, which are diluted versions of Agent Orange, which are the base of the product Round-Up, along with the Fluorosurfactants in Scotchguard and everyday products interfere with neuronal messaging and the steady metabolizing of brain sugar (easy spill and spot clean up is now more important than developing children’s brains, fragile thyroids and delicate skin and gut mucosa). The most important organ in our human bodies is the brain, as far as readily available energy usage is concerned. The body will cut off energy supply to all other organs to ensure the brain continues functioning Why do we continue to use chemicals in our everyday environment that interrupt nervous system messaging and blood/brain sugar metabolism? Do we have an epidemic on our hands, or do we really have a hidden, chemical warfare that we are each participating in? I’d say, consciousness hurts sometimes, but it is necessary if we wish to understand our world, ourselves, and how we are participating in a fuller degree so we can steer this ship, our humanity , in the healthiest way possible, FOR the next generations. FOR intelligence. FOR compassion. FOR life.
(c) 2013, Summer L. Farkas Takacs Michaelson, CH