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More Children Taking Central Nervous System Drugs

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) April 17, 2002 issue published a Health Agency Update titled, "More Children on CNS Drugs". This article reports on a study funded by the Agency for

Healthcare Research and Quality, which states that, "The proportion of children and adolescents receiving psychotropic medicines increased substantially between 1995 and 1999." Drugs to treat

attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were the most commonly prescribed CNS (Central Nervous System) medications according to the study.

The shocking conclusion of the study was that 3% of the population under age 20 years were receiving drugs for ADHD. The number of children taking

new antidepressant drugs jumped 195%, from 1995 to 1999. The study reported on 750,000 children and adolescents throughout the United States who were covered by employer-sponsored insurance. Similar trends were also identified in earlier research on children insured by health maintenance organizations and Medicaid.

The United States has continually had the highest rate of usage of

these types of drugs. This leads to the inevitable question of why? The two possible answers to this question are that either the children in the United States are more prone to psychological problems and therefore need these drugs at a much higher level than the rest of the world, or

children in this country are greatly over medicated because of the popularity of the diagnosis and the promotion of the drug by the pharmaceutical industry.

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My son, Greg is dyslexic and he struggles with schoolwork. In December 2001 he was 6'2" and weighed 130 pounds. He complained constantly of back-pains, migraines, stomach problems. His teachers were always saying he's not paying attention, he's not doing any work, he's not motivated. He and I were always arguing about homework and his behavior. I took him to a doctor and they actually scanned his back for something physical. And all he could figure out was that Greg was still growing.

January 2002, I started him on Formula 1, 2, & 3. Not to lose weigh but to give him better nutrition. Guess what! He stopped having back pain, his migraines diminished, he gained weight, his attitude towards himself improved, he went from a barely passing student to a solid C+ to B- one.

He drinks one extra-large shake in the morning with the formula 2 & 3. If he doesn't eat right for dinner, he'll have a second shake. On week-ends, when he doesn't always drink his shake or take his vitamins, he gets angry or moody.

Cost $1.25 a day -- what a bargain! His school lunch costs $3.25 and never made him healthy like HERBALIFE.

Letter from: Candace Gruell

We need to spread the word.

Nutrition is for ALL AGES!

What the body needs! What the Brain Needs!

Josh is ADHD and has mood issues of not being happy with himself, but since I added Mentabalance - there is a difference. Josh is 9 years old and weighs 80 pounds so he takes 2 Mentabalance and drinks diluted NRG Tea, along with Aminogen, XCal, Formula 1, 2 and 3, Schizandra and Florafiber.

He is also restricted to "special occasion" food color additives. I

noticed when he was 4 years old that it was easier for him to control his anger when he got frustrated when we omitted foods that had food coloring, (cereals, popsicles, gummi worms, jello, etc.)

Recently I have found that we have omitted too much of the "good fat" from our diet and I am more attentive to which fats are okay and necessary for the brain. Children omitting good fats harm their brain, therefore are also a cause of ADD. As well as us as pregnant women need good fats to pass onto the baby to develop the brain. We really need to take a proactive approach to knowing our bodies and our children's bodies needs. Then we will be able to make an impact on the lives of many children. Share this with your family and friends that have children. Especially if you know they are on antidepressants or Ritalyn. And tell pregnant moms to not be afraid of the good fats. The bad fat is saturated fat. That is where HERBALIFE® is useful. Thermobond blocks the saturated fat from the foods we eat, but leaves the good fat to be absorbed and assimilated and used properly. I am finding more and more information about Good Fats and Mental Health. And we would all agree: Good Mental Health is our goal for ourselves and our children. Calcium is needed for nerves to communicate properly. We know we need 1000mg of Calcium but do we really know what we are ingesting?

Fiber aids in boosting the thyroid gland, along with good colon health. We know we need 35 grams of fiber, but do we pay attention to it?

Make sure your children and you get the minimums you need! And see the difference in your family!

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HEALTHY WAYS

May 2002

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Sharon Smith

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What is President Bush saying about health care and nutrition?

Dr. Steve Komadina, HERBALIFE President team member talks to President Bush.

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