GMO’s (Genetically Modified Organisms) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
Exotoxins Cause Damage to the Nervous System of the Brain.
A news story from NBC News September 11, 2011 talks about pesticide levels commonly encountered in foods and their link to ADHD in our children, based on research published in the journal of Pediatrics. Exposure to pesticides in our bodies is mainly from the foods we consume, and we can reduce the amount of pesticides in our bodies by 85-90 percent by switching to an organic diet, according to Phil Landrign, MD (Zerbe, 2011).
One study collected data from 1,140 children and found that 119 of them had met the criteria for ADHD. Children with significantly higher levels neurotoxic organophosphate pesticides (commonly found in foods, drinking water and household pesticides) are two times more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD. Organophosphates have also been linked to childhood leukemia. In 2008 a study detected high concentrations of organophosphate in 28 percent of blueberries, 25 percent of strawberries, and 19 percent of celery sampled. Although this is not the first study linking pesticides to health issues, it is the first to look at everyday exposure levels in our children around the country (Zerbe, 2011).
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) realized approximately 10,000 toddlers between 2 and 3 years old are being treated for ADHD!!
Drugs used to treat ADHD such as; Ritalin, Concerta, Daytrana and Metadate CD are tracked by the CDC. No mention of adverse side effects is mentioned. Ritalin is classified as a class II controlled substance, which may lead to psychological or physical addiction. According to Dr. Rappaport giving drugs to toddlers is irresponsible, toddlers are supposed to be “scattered and disorganized” although ADHD numbers have risen in recent years, there is a capacity of over diagnosed children and children under six years of age may be harmed developmentally by ADHD drugs (Louis, 2014).
Louis, PF (2014, June 2). Medical insanity: Over 10,000 American toddlers now on mind-alering medications for ADHD. NaturalNews. Retrieved from: http://www.naturalnews.com/z045399_ADHD_toddlers_psychiatric_medication.html
Zerbe, Leah. (2011, September 11). Pesticides in food linked to ADHD in kids. NBCNews.com. Retrieved from: http://www.nbcnews.com/id/44260583/ns/health-childrens_health/t/pesticides-food-linked