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Posted by margaret on March 21, 2000 at 04:24:46:

In Reply to: Re: ADD, disease, condition or excuse? posted by jonnyb, edited on March 15, 2000 at 05:08:17:

: : I read this article about ADD and wondered if anyone else feels this way. Here's how it reads:

: : ADD has never been found to be a disease with a physical cause. Instead, it turns out to be a grab-bag of behaviors which teachers and parents find objectionable in children. Add to that actual nutritional deficiencies and toxic additives and to vaccines and medical drugs, to pesticides and herbacides, hormones from dairy and animal products, to excessive amounts of refined sugar, and you have what ADD actually is. A group of conditions stemming from various causes and combinations of causes which have been falsely welded together under one name with one treatment, Ritalin, a cheap speed-type drug.
: : This absurb ADD diagnosis and this treatment achieves several ends, if we stop looking at the world through rose colored glasses. It brings in lots of dollars to Novartis, which makes Ritalin, and it protects food corporations from giant liability in causing illness in children. It also lets teachers and parents off the hook...they no longer need to feel challenged or responsible for the way their children are acting. Leave it the the doctor--who, frankly, doesn't know what hell he is doing.
: : Does anyone agree with this?

: think vaccines are the primary cause off ADD and other autistic spectrum disorders diet does help and a blood test for food INTOLERANCES (NOT allergy)is paramount for these children/individuals affected, removal of the 'offenders' goes a long way to help these conditions, which incidently are increasingly strongly suspected as being AUTO-IMMUNE DISEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:and are incresing in alarming numbers.Check out Allergy Induced Autism

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