Ritalin is a registered trademark of Ciba-Geigy Corporation. Medical doctors prescribe Ritalin as the current trend of treating ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) symptoms. There certainly seems to be many more children diagnosed with ADHD today than twenty years ago.
Today we find that ADHD has grown into an industry on its own. Doctors, pharmaceutical companies, psychologists, psychiatrists, neurologists, paediatricians, even teachers can diagnose the child. Some schools own a piece of this industry. The goal here is no longer to sort out the problem, but to continue to treat the symptoms.
Symptoms now described as ADHD have been around forever. Children in the early years were stimulated with intensive activities where today’s children find their comfort zone behind the TV or cell phones. Children are unhappy and obesity is taking over due to unhealthy diet and lifestyle.
Other problems treated with Ritalin are:
- ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
- ADDS (Attention Deficit Disorder)
What is the side effects of Ritalin?
When research suggests that Ritalin is, in fact, bad to use, we should look deeper into the seriousness of the matter. This is a big concern to me and therefore I was one of the mothers that refused to give my child or grandchildren Ritalin.
Joan Baizer of the University of Buffalo “suggests that Ritalin has the potential for causing long-lasting changes in brain cell structure and function.” More specifically, the drug can lead to mental health disorders such as depression, as well as frontal lobe brain injury, which can damage impulse-control damage“
The long-term effects of Ritalin include:
- Disorientation and apathy. (dizziness, etc)
- Delusions, hallucinations, and other signs of a psychotic disorder.
- Frequent seizure activity.
- Anorexia and marked weight loss.
- Alternating bouts of mania and depression.
- Thoughts of suicide.
- Growth Problems
- Blood pressure problem
The more you use Ritalin, the more you want to use more of it. It takes away your own coping skills and your ability to evolve your own study skills and work ethic. That is what the parents do to the child, take away his/her self development skills that will assist them in later years.
During research, short-term effects such as anxiety, agitation, insomnia, and nausea were well recognized. Until recently, Ritalin was not thought to produce significant long-term issues due to its short-acting nature. However, recent research suggests that Ritalin is much more destructive than previously realized.
Research published in Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience also indicates that Ritalin “can affect the brain’s plasticity, negatively impacting people’s ability to switch between tasks, be flexible in their overall behaviors, and plan ahead,” as well as impairing memory formation and “complex learning abilities.”
You have to break the cycle of Ritalin addiction and addressing your physical dependency. The addictive qualities and dangers of Ritalin, including paranoia, aggressive behavior, hallucinations, cardiac events, suicidal ideation, and even death.
References: “The Diagnostic and Statistic Manual for Mental disorders, 4th edition defines ADHD”
Importance Of Food
Food plays a very big role in the lives of our children. Nutrition should be the first line of defence in improving health, concentration, learning disabilities, and behaviour.
Children’s nutritional daily intake differs by age and therefore it is important for us as parents to pay attention to it, but what do they need:
- Protein – helps with growth and repair of body tissues
- Fluid – Dehydration caused not to get enough fluid
- Salt – only 6 g salt required per day (depending on age)
- Nutrients – Vitamins and Minerals are important for daily intake
- Activity – at least 60 min vigorous intensity of activity per day
- Overweight – usually managed by a healthy diet and lifestyle
Nutrition, Behavior, And Emotion – Is There A Connection?
What we must realize is that our brains are fed by our blood and our blood is made up of the food we eat. A body that is properly cared for with good cellular nutrition is able to withstand behavioural and emotional, and learning problems in some instances. In other words, we have to feed the cells of our brains with nutrients from natural sources that are toxin-free.
“What we eat will not only affect our weight and health but our state of mind too” – Alexander Schauss
Are There Alternatives For Your Child?
I like to quote Prof. Celene Bernstein what she thinks of Ritalin: “Ritalin seems to be the panacea for children suffering from learning difficulties. Is this really the answer to our crowded classrooms and indifferent teachers? Should we not rather look at nutrient deficiencies and food sensitivities? Ritalin side effects are severe, maybe not now but well when you get older.
I have been involved in the teaching profession, first having taught retarded children, which gave me an insight into the normal child. I then taught Grade 4 children at a government school in South Africa. Many children in my class were on Ritalin and I vowed I would not be the teacher to allow these children to continue with this psychoactive drug. There had to be an alternative. In my field of nutritional counselling, I do not prescribe, diagnose, or claim to cure. I truly believe that the body does the healing if given the right conditions. If I improved the retarded child’s behaviour, surely teaching “normal children ” could have the same profound effect not only on their behaviour patterns but also on their concentration abilities as well”.- Prof. Celene Bernstein
N.R.G. (Nature’s Raw Guarana)
Guarana has been used for centuries by the Amazon Indians for is spirited, refreshing qualities and is still added to soft drinks today for the wonderfully natural, energetic feeling it provides. Its a climbing shrub native to South America, especially Brazil and Uruguay. Amazon Indians have been using this medicinal plant since before the discovery of Brazil.
Is There A Way Of Avoiding The Use of Ritalin
How can you get more out of each day, with GUARANA?
Today, its popularity has grown worldwide and is being used by an increasing number of athletes, dancers, students and sportsmen as a natural aid to maintain peak performance.
You can enjoy the uplifting qualities, captured in a NRG Beverage
Feel the benefit of 100% pure organically grown Guarana. It is easy absorbed by the body and gets to work quickly, providing a slow, sustained release for up to 6 hours.
Guarana seeds contain multiple phytochemicals, healthful saponins, energising xanthines, regulating tannins.
What other herbal products can provide such positive, non-toxic, safe and effective properties?
Other maker’s of Guarana Products frequently add caffeine.
Our NRG has NO-ADDED Caffeine, our product is gentler on your body.
Did You Know?
- 80% of the world’s commercial production of Guarana is still performed by the Guarani Indians who wild harvest the seeds by hand.
- Guarana is the main ingredient in the “national beverage” of Brazil, “Guarana Soda”.
- 1998 toxicology test has shown that Guarana is non-toxic even at high dosages of up to 2 grams per kilogram of body weight (safe for all to use).
- Improve with concentration
- Helps sinuses
- Keep you alert
NRG is made from Natural Guarana seed and is not medication with side effects. Children that suffer from the following can use NRG and will help improve their mental health:
- ADHD or any other concentration problems
- Lack of Mental Alertness
So why don’t you try our all-natural zesty citrus flavoured N.R.G. beverage
Wean your child from Ritalin under your doctor’s supervision. You can start your child with Natural NRG and after a few weeks ask your Doctor if you can reduce the Ritalin. NRG is not a medication but a natural food that helps your body, give your child a chance of happy childhood life. See what parents say.
Results With NRG
As I already mentioned that NRG is not medication but made from natural ingredients with tendentious results. Here are some results”
This is what parents using NRG are saying
#My name is Bernadette.
I have 3 children. My eldest son is 12 years old and is Autistic. We were told by the doctors that we need to start thinking about medicating him with Ritalin due to his inability to concentrate. We did our research and battled with the decision for a long time. We were introduced to a natural remedy and it was suggested we consider the NRG product before trying Ritalin. We are so grateful that we were open to trying NRG first. My son who couldn’t read or write has, in the space of 4 months learnt to do both at a grade 2 level which is something we never expected for him to achieve.
My second son is ADHD. He failed Grade 3 and has had to redo it this year. We put him on NRG as well and it got to a point where his teacher could tell on the days we forgot to give the NRG him in the mornings. He has gone from unruly and impossible with failing all subjects, to getting 80s and 90s for almost all his subjects.
We cannot go a day without NRG. Our children are happier using this product and we will most definitely keep using it for the rest of their school career at least, without side effects. – Thank you for NRG
My name is Fran de Villiers, and I have been on the products for a little more than a year. I have lost 12kg and have kept it off for nearly a year now. My husband has suffered from high blood pressure, and his feet were swollen. He has lost 9kg and his blood pressure has normalised and his swelling has completely disappeared.
But my best story is about my two sons. They are both clever, but did not achieve the marks they ought to, because they never wanted to learn, or it was just too much effort to do anything. I first started my youngest son, David on NRG, because he came home with a history class assignment for which he got 17%. Just too much effort to finish it, or he dreamed in class! Since he started on NRG his average has increased from 71% to 81%, and at the and of last year (Gr. 7), he had 83% average. He was SO proud of himself! He has changed completely, and is a much easier child to live with, as he always was very negative. This has changed a lot.
My eldest son, Francois, then said he also wanted NRG, as he did not do too well in his first term in Gr.10. Since he started using NRG, his average has also increased with 10%, and he has received his academic colours for the 3rd year last year. He says he can immediately see the change in his handwriting when he has drunk NRG.
I give them only half a teaspoon as a tea in the morning after breakfast, and sometimes after school, they ask for it, when they know they have lots of homework, or are writing a test.
My children really believe in our products, especially NRG, as they realised that it changed them for the better!
Concentration Problems – NRG Testimonial
To all, our daughter Marilize is 8 years and has concentration problems, etc. The School advised us last year 1999 that various problems are busy surfacing. It cost us a fortune with various doctors everyone had a different perception, everyone prescribed Ritalin. It was recommended at one stage that we place her in a special school on the East Rand to which I objected. We attended the Function at Sun City and while listening to all testimonies of other people we decided to put her on NRG and the shake.
THE RESULTS AFTER TWO DAYS WERE AS FOLLOW:
- She stopped crying about everything & you could start reasoning with her
- She started going to bed on her own at night, not sleeping on the family room floor while watching TV.
- No more fighting with her sisters
- No more fights getting her to school
- Her headaches stopped
- No more fights in supermarkets.
We monitored her re action’s and she became more and more confident in going to school .no fights anymore when dropping her at school in the morning whereas before, many a day we had to return her home. She had more interest in her homework daily. My wife could reason more and more with her on homework problems. This year the most wonderful thing happened one morning, with morning prayer, she got up went to her bedroom and returned with the HOLY BIBLE. She insisted that she wants to read which she did to our surprise. Ever since she just goes from strength to strength. Marilize is not, at the time of writing, over her problem but the improvement since we started giving her NRG and Shake is tremendous. Her Schoolwork improved a lot. Reading, spelling, maths, etc.
WE THANK OUR HEAVENLY FATHER FOR THE IMPROVEMENT
Barry and Marinda
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