Archive for November, 2011

ADHD and the Drug Companies

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

According to the National Mental Health Association, nearly 4.5 million kids in the US have ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).

And that figure is double for adults–nearly 9 million are affected!

Up until now, stimulant medications have been the treatment of choice for people with ADHD, with some being on them for DECADES. The drug companies love this.  No one involved in ADHD drug marketing wants information about natural, effective solutions to be publicized…Because the money train would stop dead on the tracks.

There are a lot of guinea pigs walking around dutifully taking their Ritalin. The drug companies love this.

Two things may help obliterate ADHD:

1)   is diet. The need for real food and proper nutrition is fundamental in a young growing child.

2)   The gluten connection. Current estimates say that 1 in 3 people today are gluten intolerant.

If you have a child with ADHD find a doctor who is not dependent on the drug company. Even before that you might start with a diet of real food and stay away from the processed foods.

For more information go to Holistic Blends Inc.- http://www.greattastenopain.com/great.asp PO Box 359, Syracuse, NY 13209

Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

You probably haven’t heard of LDN but it saves lives at a fraction of the cost for high priced pharmaceutical drugs.

LDN is one of the most important medical discoveries of the 20th century. It is the least expensive and most versatile of the treatments of many illnesses.

LDN is an inexpensive nightly pill, whose main side effect is vivid dreams. But it is “off-patent” since it has been on the market for many years. Any pharmacist can make the compound, which has to be mixed correctly.

Dr. David Gluck’s LDN website at http:www.lowdosenaltrexone.org/ tells the use of LDN and how it has saved many lives.

LDN is a narcotic blocker which was approved by the FDA in the 1980s for treating drug and alcohol addiction. Neurologist Bernard Bihari, MD found that in small doses is helped the immune system restore a person’s health.

The cost?

Doctors most often prescribe for MS patients–C.R.A.B. drugs or Tysabri. Avonex has gone from $10,000 a year to $30,600. Betaseron went from $10,000 to $32,616. Copaxone from $10,000 to $33,804.

We could go on but you get the idea.

Now the cost of LDN runs from $25 – $40 a month. If we take the high end of $40 a month that’s $480 a year.

If the government wasn’t controlled partly by Big Pharma we could cut the budget deficit considerably. The government covers the cost of these expensive drugs but not the cost of the LDN drug.

By the way these expensive drugs only work some of the time. LDN works 85-90 percent of the time. Why not start with the best?