Studies Shows Ritalin ‘may not treat ADHD’ & can cause poor sleep


Ritalin can damage your child’s sleep and even your child. Physician suggested alternatives to this dangerous drug are listed at the bottom of page, please feel free to discuss them with your doctor.


Get The Chemical Maze App for your mobile phone

Chemical Maze – Shopping Companion

By Gridstone Pty Ltd

Open iTunes to buy and download apps.


What’s in your Food? What’s in your Cosmetics? Are you at risk?

The Chemical Maze – Shopping Companion App has been produced to make it simpler and easier to recognise food additives and cosmetic ingredients having the potential to cause discomfort and ill-health. With this recognition comes freedom of choice and for many a new lease on life.

This App is based on the international best-selling book The Chemical Maze with more than 15 years of ongoing research.

▼ Easy to Use:
Easily browse through either Food Additives or Cosmetic Ingredients
Search for Additives/Ingredients by name
Search for Food Additives by INS number – Example 621 or E621 – MSG
User friendly rating codes (smiley, neutral and sad faces) for each Additive/Ingredient
Sort by name, number and risk level


Ditch the addictive Adderall: What is ADHD and can changing your diet reverse it?,

The condition known as ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – is largely treated with potentially harmful and addictive medications like Adderall, but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, according to a growing body of research, adjusting dietary intake can go a long way towards helping to control the condition naturally.

As reported by EcoWatch, ADHD is not caused by diet alone, but research indicates that certain diets or foods may actually worsen the condition. And for this reason, certain changes to the diet of an ADHD sufferer can help better manage the symptoms. In fact, one diet has been demonstrated to improve symptoms in 50-82 percent of kids diagnosed with ADHD.
Continue reading

Front Groups Exposed—50 Industry Groups Form a New Alliance to Manipulate Public Opinion About Junk Food, GMOs, and Harmful Additives

By Dr. Mercola

If you think it’s tough sorting truth from industry propaganda and lies, get ready for even tougher times ahead. More than 50 front groups, working on behalf of food and biotechnology trade groups―Monsanto being the most prominent―have formed a new coalition called Alliance to Feed the Future.

The alliance, which is being coordinated by the International Food Information Council (IFIC), was created to “balance the public dialogue” on modern agriculture and large-scale food production and technology, i.e. this group will aim to becomethe go-to source for “real” information about the junk being sold as “food.”

The groups comprising this new alliance represent multi-national food companies,biotech industry, and chemical companies that generate hundreds of billions of dollars worth of revenue from food related sales every year.

On the upside, this alliance and many other industry-sponsored front groups masquerading as non-profits and consumer protection organizations are becoming increasingly exposed for what they really are, and I will point out several of them in this article.

Michele Simon, JD, MPH, policy consultant with Center for Food Safety recently published a report titled: Best Public Relations Money Can Buy: A Guide to Food Industry Front Groups1 also reveals how the food and agricultural industryhide behind friendly-sounding organizations aimed at fooling the public, policymakers and media alike.

Many Industry Front Groups Are Created to Dominate Codex Discussions



Ritalin Is Not The Answer – Talk At Whangarei on May 1st, 2013

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!”

Controversy Continues Over ADHD Medication, Sudden Cardiac Deaths

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 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.

Sources: October 6, 2010

Choose organics to avoid artificial dyes, pesticides linked to ADHD

(NaturalNews) The US food supply is riddled with petroleum-based, artificial food dyes and synthetic chemical pesticides, both of which have been linked to causing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other behavioral problems in children. So in order to avoid them, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) is urging parents to shop certified organic, as this is the only food category that is designed to be free of these harmful toxins. Continue reading