Category Archives: Ritalin

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.



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

Additives in Food Are the Primary Cause of ADHD

By Betty Hooper

For over 25 years I have collected a massive amount of evidence relating to the treatment of children diagnosed with ADHD, (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).   The label ADHD, which is a fancy term for hyperactivity, was assigned by the American Psychiatric Association in the 1980’s, who following a show of  hands, created this new “disease,” which they stated was treatable, but not curable and attributable to brain dysfunction. Continue reading

Dumbing Down Society Part I: Foods, Beverages and Meds

June 28th, 2010 | By Vigilant | Category: Vigilant Reports

Is there a deliberate effort by the government to dumb down the masses? The statement is hard to prove but there exists a great amount of data proving that the ruling elite not only tolerates, but effectively introduces policies that have a detrimental effect on the physical and mental health of the population. This series of articles looks at the many ways the modern man is being dumbed down. Part I looks at the poisons found in everyday foods, beverages and medications.

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Letter Sent To The NZ Medical Council: The Use Of Ritalin Requires An Urgent Rethink

Sent: June 16th 2010

To: The Medical Council of New Zealand

Dear Sir/Madam,

Re: The Use Of Ritalin Requires An Urgent Rethink.

After reading the article in the NZ herald dated June the 9th regarding the Government’s fears related to the use of Ritalin, I am writing to express my views and findings about the same subject. Continue reading