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Author Stephen Gislason MD
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Children Problems with Prescription Drugs

Sad to say, all is not well at the MDs office and the pharmacy counter. Physicians prescribe drugs that are not needed, have not been approved for children, drugs that have serious side effects and drugs that are toxic and can cause death. The prescription of psychotropic drugs to children is one the most deplorable aspects of medical practice. In the USA, Harris stated: “As states begin to require that drug companies disclose their payments to doctors for lectures and other services, a pattern has emerged: psychiatrists earn more money from drug makers than doctors in any other specialty. How this money may be influencing psychiatrists and other doctors has become one of the most contentious issues in health care. For instance, the more psychiatrists have earned from drug makers, the more they have prescribed a new class of powerful medicines known as atypical antipsychotics to children, for whom the drugs are especially risky and mostly unapproved. Drug makers generally spend twice as much to market drugs as they do to research them. ” (New York Times June 2007)

A well know prescription drug problem is the overuse of antibiotics to treat viral infections, allergy and other symptoms that are not improved with their use. The overuse of antibiotics contributes to bacterial resistance in the community, an increasingly serious problem. Government agencies are busy trying to control antibiotic use. They have to educate both physicians and parents that antibiotics are not required for colds, coughs, ear infections, and digestive upsets. Some viral illnesses produce alarming illnesses, especially influenza and adenoviruses that sweep through communities at least once a year. There are now limited antiviral drugs that can sometimes be prescribed but none of the antibiotics are helpful. The majority of viral illnesses resolve with nursing care, but no drugs.

Despite a long tradition of giving syrup medicine to sick kids, most of the over-the-counter syrups, capsules and pills for colds and coughs are not effective and carry some risk. See Cough and Colds

Psychotropic Drugs

Dr Gislason stated:  "I have progressed from being an enthusiastic supporter of psychotropic drug research and the therapeutic use of mind drugs 30 years ago, to a disenchanted skeptic who is convinced that drug prescriptions to change mood, attitude, thinking and memory are mostly ill-advised and may often be harmful. I will argue that responsible adults need to become better informed about prescription drugs and exercise constraint when seeking and accepting prescriptions that alter their brain function. I will also argue that prescriptions for psychotropic drugs for children and the elderly are increasing unreasonably and need to be voluntarily constrained by physicians, resisted by family members and controlled by government regulators."

Without a healthy body-input, mental health is an impossible goal.  Parents tend be unrealistic about what substances their children can safely ingest and inhale. The wrong foods and beverages can easily and profoundly affect their mind. Parents believe that their children are tougher than they really are.
See Dr. Gislason's Blog Drugging Children.

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Children and Antidepressants
Avoid Stimulant Drugs
Avoid Antipsychotic Drugs for Children
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Children Nutritional Rescue is a starter pack with a copy of the Alpha Nutrition Program, the book, Feeding Children and one 500 Gram jar of Alpha ENF. You can try the nutrient formula, evaluate its effects and learn how you can use it as a tool of nutritional therapy.  Starter packs are sold at a discount to make it easy and affordable for you to learn more and try out the formula. See Rescue Starter Pack

Helping Children Website was developed by Alpha Education, a division of Environmed Research Inc. Sechelt, B.C., Canada. Online Since 1995. Experts in Self-Managed Care. Experts in Elemental Nutrient Formulas. Feeding Children, Children and Family were written by Stephen Gislason MD. The latest editions were released in 2011. The Alpha Nutrition Program is required reading when diet revision is required to solve children's diseases.  Alpha Nutrition is a registered trademark of Environmed Research Inc.

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Children and Family
Intelligence and Learning
Alpha Nutrition Program

 

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