This is the first part of Betty Hooper’s presentation of May the 1st, 2013 at the Old Library in Whangarei at the Pecha Kucha Event. She did not follow the usual Pecha Kucha format and spoke without slides for the first 6 or so minutes. She spoke about what she has learnt about ADHD, including her research in Cuba in late-2005. ADD/ADHD is not found in Cuba, where there are no fast food outlets, such as Burger King, McDonalds, or KFC. The food is organic and healthy. Children receive a free, freshly-cooked organic mid-day meal at school. In contrast, children in New Zealand are fed highly processed, sugar-rich food loaded with E number additives, such as food colouring and preservatives.
Ideally your children should be given water, well-diluted fruit juice or milk to drink, never fizzy drinks and meals should be made from fresh ingredients, low in sugar.
See “The Additive Code Breaker” by Maurice Hassen with Jill Marsden for more detailed information on E numbers.
Betty Hooper says “If it is in a packet, chuck it!”
Posted By Dr. Mercola | October 08 2010
The controversy regarding the risk of cardiac events associated with children taking medications for ADHD has not settled, and in fact is still a concern for many physicians, according to PediatricSupersite.com. In a report on a speaker at the 2010 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition in San Francisco, PediatricsSupersite said:
“Approximately half of individuals who experienced sudden death had generally undetected pre-existing conditions and were using multiple drugs simultaneously. These results therefore underscored the importance of following AHA screening guidelines and conducting a good physical exam and obtaining a thorough family history.”
The FDA has directed ADHD drug manufacturers to develop patient medical guidelines to alert patients to possible cardiovascular risks and adverse psychiatric symptoms and advise them to take precautions. The guidelines are helpful, the report said – but they also “increase the fear factor” for those who are wary of using the drugs on children.
PediatricSupersite.com October 6, 2010
This man tells it how it is. This is a must-hear.
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 by: Dr. David Jockers
(NaturalNews) The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently surveyed 73,000 children and found one in 10 has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This is a 22% increase since 2003. Research has shown that toxic and deficient lifestyle patterns are the chief contributing factor for this disorder. Natural lifestyle solutions can prevent and reverse ADHD.
Many researchers consider chronic ADHD symptoms a sign of mild-moderate brain damage. When regions of the brain are chronically inflamed it signals the primitive regions of the brain to be on overdrive. This inhibits frontal lobe function which is the region responsible for concentration and emotional stability. The primitive regions on overdrive include the reticular activating system and limbic system. When this primitive brain is imbalanced it leads to poor concentration and emotional outbursts.
ADHD is commonly caused by an inflammatory based diet and toxic food additives. These food additive chemicals are mild-moderately neurotoxic. They also have a strong synergistic effect when combined with sugars such as fructose. A recent Lancet study concluded that food dyes along with the preservative sodium benzoate (found in many soft drinks, fruit juices, & salad dressings) cause many children to become significantly more hyperactive and distractible. This study also found that food additives and dyes can do as much damage to children’s brains as lead in gasoline.
Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/032275_ADHD_natural_remedies.html#ixzz1WSX1eC00
By Clare Swinney, 5th February 2011
(Betty Hooper turned 91 on February the 7th, 2011).
For over 25 years, 90-year-old former special needs teacher Betty Hooper collected evidence relating to the treatment of children diagnosed with ADD, (Attention Deficit Disorder) and ADHD, (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). In this 11.23 minute long video, which was filmed at the Whangarei Public Library on February the 1st and 2nd, she talks about some of what she has learnt and offers advice on how to treat hyperactivity.
Mrs Hooper is an independent researcher and not affiliated with any group.
She is well qualified to talk about this topic, as she says she is old enough to have witnessed a deterioration of children’s behavior over the decades. In addition, she self-funded a research trip to Cuba in late-2005, in order to compare the diets and behaviors among children there, with those of children in New Zealand.
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