The Gross Negligence of Over-Medicating Children

July 25, 2007 | Byron J. Richards, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist

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 The Gross Negligence of Over-Medicating Children
A new study1 documents that giving speed to children to treat ADD or ADHD stunts growth and development. After three years on these commonly prescribed drugs children have failed to gain ¾ inch in height and almost 6 pounds of weight. Furthermore, this ground is not made up if the drug is discontinued – meaning that the loss of growth is a permanent adverse affect of the medication. Thanks mom and dad. Why are you brainwashed by the pharmaceutical companies and their pill-pushing puppets masquerading as health professionals?

Of course, this is in addition to the fact that these medications are like using a credit card on the nervous system and induce destruction of nerves through excessive stimulation that eventually results in depression and other problems. I fully explain this in Fight for Your Health: Exposing the FDA's Betrayal of America.

Many nutrients can be used to safely and effectively boost cognitive and neurological function. The drug industry is little more than a racket gone wild, viewing our children is a target market for billions of dollars of inappropriate drug sales.

Referenced Studies

  1. ^ ADD Medication Permanently Stunts Growth  Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.  VITIELLO, BENEDETTO; HECHTMAN, LILY; EPSTEIN, JEFFERY N.; PELHAM, WILLIAM E.; ABIKOFF, HOWARD B.; NEWCORN, JEFFREY H.; MOLINA, BROOKE S.G.; HINSHAW, STEPHEN P.; WELLS, KAREN C.; HOZA, BETSY; JENSEN, PETER S.; GIBBONS, ROBERT D.; HUR, KWAN; STEHLI, ANNAMARI

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