Australia Target 3 Year Olds & Doctor Detox! June 21/12
(NaturalNews) The Australian government and the Australian Medical Association are targeting 27,000 three-year-olds for psychiatric treatment. A new government funded program seeks to treat normal preschool children to discover if they show "signs of mental illness."
What are the symptoms of mental illness in three-year-olds? Shyness, temper tantrums and needing to sleep with the light on. Yes, folks, I guess even monster in the closet is now a symptom of psychosis. The whole human race must need psychiatric medication.
To squelch concerns about mislabeling normal behavior and medicating the little ones with powerful drugs, Australian Medical Association president Steve Hambleton said the following:
''We have to be careful we don't medicalise normal behaviour and that's a real caution with children. There are genuine kids who need extra support to help them integrate into normal kindergartens and classrooms and a lot of the funding for that is driven by diagnoses so there's a perverse incentive to diagnose conditions like autism. There are kids who need it but we don't want to make normal kids abnormal."
But you are doing exactly that, Mr. Hambleton!
When people are evaluated by a family doctor, then referred to a psychiatrist to treat obviously normal behavior, I call it unnecessary medical treatment!
Others affiliated with the program suggest that they do not want to "slap diagnoses on three-year-olds" or prescribe "unnecessary" medication. They claim to merely want to have "more systematic ways of finding kids who are causing difficulties and do something about it.''
The mental health evaluation, though not compulsory, will form part of a check for developmental problems such as hearing, eyesight and allergies, with doctors to receive training before it is introduced in the next financial year.
In other words, there is a massive snow job going on. Anyone with a rational mind can see it.
They say the test is not compulsory, yet conduct it along with tests for allergies, hearing and eyesight, which are compulsory or seen as compulsory.
They claim they don't want to medicate children, rather to do something about the "difficulties" children cause. "Doing something" in this case means treatment by a psychiatrist. Psychiatrists prescribe medication for a living, folks!
Final insult: Yes, the family doctors doing the initial screening still need to be trained how to do it!
Are there not thousands of qualified mental health practitioners already in place who can evaluate children? Why does the Australian government want to train family doctors to do mental health screenings? Because they want more kids in the medical system! There are many good mental health counselors out there who don't see the need to medicate problems and would not make bogus diagnoses.
I guess the Australian government doesn't want to take the risk that "problem" children won't be medicated. Many real counselors wouldn't cooperate with the medical agenda. Actually, any good mental health counselor would refuse to evaluate children for made up psychological problems in the first place.
What we have here is a mass funneling of children into the web of the medical association. Caught in this web, families will be educated about the (totally unscientific and unproven) biomedical model. This model suggests that behaviors and feelings are the result of "chemical imbalances" in the brain. These mysterious chemical imbalances, of course, can only be corrected with prescription drugs.
Help struggling children with effective communication skills, not drugs
Healthy communication skills are the first line of defense for the mental well-being of children. I remember once standing on a corner with a group of people, waiting to cross the street. A two-year-old little boy kept trying to step off the curb into oncoming traffic. The parents were yelling at him, "Don't run into the street! Don't run into the street!" It wasn't working. Their arms were full, so they were having a hard time keeping him in place.
After a moment I touched the child on the shoulder so he looked up at me. I pointed to where he was standing and said, "Hey, stay right here." At that, the little guy stood in place until the light changed. Mom and dad didn't acknowledge the effort, but the child sure knew what I meant.
This simple intervention told the child specifically what I expected him to do, not what I didn't want him to do. Telling children what you don't want is likely to encourage the wrong behavior, like when you order someone to "not think of the color green."
There are dozens of effective interventions that work like a charm, particularly for children, who are more open-minded and less defensive than most adults. Most parents are unaware how their communication affects kids, however.
Most practitioners, especially doctors, these days are also unaware that developing communication skills is the most effective way to handle most personal and interpersonal problems in life.
In fact, even the deepest psychological problems like schizophrenia have been successfully treated with advanced interpersonal skills.
Legendary mental health practitioners like Milton Erickson, Jay Haley and anthropologist Gregory Bateson devised and successfully worked with models of interpersonal communication in the 1950's and 60's that successfully treated cases of schizophrenia (double bind theory), among other severe conditions. Of course, they don't teach this in medical school.
There is so much that the right skills can do to create lasting change and solid mental health. Is the Australian government and medical association aware of this? Do they care? Apparently not. Their agenda appears to be pharmaceutical in nature.
Mental health is a personal responsibility
Perhaps the ever-widening net of government and pharmaceutical involvement in mental health is related to a general malaise and lack of personal responsibility on the part of people. Learning to handle emotional problems naturally requires time, study and effort. Correcting behavioral problems in children may require parents to acquire better parenting skills and even greater personal character.
Learning to set boundaries, practice compassion, co-parent cooperatively, manage emotions and encourage good physical health and nutrition is a lot of work for parents. Are we too lazy to do all this for our kids?
I hope not, as the alternative is looking pretty grim.
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Doctors Detox Suggestions May 14/12
Al Sears, MD
11903 Southern Blvd., Ste. 208
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
May 8, 2012
Since I’ve been writing to you about the dangers of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and how unnatural it is for you, you’ve probably seen the ads that say it’s the same as sugar. And that sugar, whether it comes from corn or from cane is the same.
Well, it’s not.
If you’ve read my previous letters I show you why it’s not the same and how the fructose is handled differently by your body than sugar from cane.
But there’s another big issue... when high fructose corn manufacturers smile at you and want to reassure you that corn syrup is perfectly fine, ask them about mercury.
One of the steps used to make high fructose corn syrup is to process with caustic soda, which is made using mercury. And when we test, we find that half of the HFCS samples have mercury. Mercury was also found in a third of the off-the-shelf commercial foods where HFCS is the first or second labeled ingredient.
Unfortunately, you probably aren't going to learn much about this from your doctor. Most are still hopelessly ignorant in these areas. They were simply never taught about nutrition and environmental toxins in medical school and instead only learned about drugs and surgery.
One of the worst toxic offenders you’re exposed to every day is mercury. 6 million pounds of it go up into the air every year just from coal power plants.
This elemental or metallic mercury produces vapor that gets thrown into the air we breathe. It is also used in industry to produce chlorine gas and the caustic soda I mentioned, and in dental fillings and batteries.
Mercury combines with other elements, such as chlorine, sulfur, or oxygen, to form “inorganic mercury” or mercury salts. They are sometimes used in synthetic skin lightening creams and as antiseptic creams and ointments.
Mercury also combines with carbon to make “organic mercury” compounds. The most common is methylmercury. This is produced by organisms in the water and soil, and is the kind of mercury you get when you eat fish.
We also get mercury in our bodies from drinking water, some vaccines, fluorescent light bulbs, red tattoo dye and contact lens fluid. Here are some other places you’d never expect to find mercury:
- Many protein powders contain high levels of mercury and other toxic and cancer-causing heavy metals like lead, cadmium and arsenic. This was confirmed by a recent study published in Consumer Reports.
- Gone are the days when candles were made from natural products. Today, paraffin is the ingredient of choice. Sounds innocent enough, but paraffin is actually the sludge found at the bottom of barrels of crude oil. The oil by-product is then bleached and treated with benzene and other chemicals to make it usable for candles. Even the American Lung Association warns that paraffin candles release lead and mercury into the air. One study from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found that toxic emissions from paraffin candles exceed their own recommendations.
Mercury can build up inside you unless you help your body get rid of it. If you have any of the symptoms of mercury poisoning – emotional instability, depression, numbness, muscle weakness, tremors or ataxia – have yourself checked by your doctor.
And to help your body defend itself, here are two things you can do to protect against buildup of mercury and other toxins:
Take The Fast Lane to Detox – Working out helps your blood and lymphatic circulation do its job or removing toxins from your body. The critical issue when using exertion for detoxification is to work up a good sweat. Working up a sweat will rid your body of many toxins. P.A.C.E. works very well for this.
The principles of short duration and progressively increasing intensity allows for quickly adapting to high levels of exertion. I have never perspired so quickly and heavily as when I condition myself with P.A.C.E.
Hundreds of my patients are using it with great results. T.D., a subscriber to our newsletter recently wrote me thanking me for the program. He said he wouldn’t mind if I passed his words on to you:
“Got the chance to do my first P.A.C.E. workout on the elliptical cross trainer. WOW! I have never achieved that kind of workout before! Heart rate was the highest I have ever seen. Calorie meter was incinerated, and the distance was more than I ever achieved before. I have never worked up a sweat like that ever.” (Click here to try P.A.C.E. for yourself.)
Push the Poison Out – Antioxidant foods are good medicine to prevent toxic damage from mercury. Lots of cruciferous vegetables and berries give you the most antioxidant protection.
But, there is one antioxidant that your body makes which is your main detoxifying agent against mercury. It’s called glutathione. It resides in each cell and pushes out heavy metals that you then eliminate through sweat or bodily waste so they don’t do damage inside.
The nutrients L-Glutamine (1,000 mg) and N-acetyl cysteine (1,800 mg to 2,400 mg a day) help your body make more glutathione. Both are available at your local nutrition or health food store.
Organ meats like chicken livers or turkey and chicken giblets, plus eggs and walnuts also make the list of detoxifying foods because they have a lot of selenium, a powerful antioxidant mineral that also helps your body make glutathione. Try to get at least 55 micrograms, and up to 200 micrograms of selenium a day. Brazil nuts are a good source, too. Each has around 100 mcg.
To Your Good Health,
Al Sears, MD