By Mike Silver
OK. Stay with me for just a couple of minutes.
I, too, used to have the attention span of a gnat hyped up on fast-cut
soda commercials. No, actuallyï¿½ oh never mind, let me get on with
what I want to say. See what I mean?
I was fortunate that when I was growing up, ADD was a math operation
meaning addition, not an excuse to fry my brains with Ritalin. In
fact, not until 5 years ago did it occur to me that ï¿½Attention Deficit
Disorderï¿½ and ï¿½Attention Hyperactivity Deficit Disorderï¿½ might be
referring to me. I thought of myself as a bright guy who didnï¿½t
have time to just sit there and talk all the time. I got things
done, and I was good at it. Mind you, nobody else could figure out
what I was doing, but that was their problem.
And now Iï¿½m an ï¿½adult,ï¿½ and still nobody else can figure out
what Iï¿½m doing!
One thing I was sure of back then, as I am now, was that I was
not going to take some drug, such as Ritalin, that was being pushed
by multinational drug syndicates. I was reading the studies and
nobody, but nobody, knew what these poisons (cleverly disguised
as expensive drugs) were actually doing to your brain in the long
Symptoms of Adult A.D.D. and A.D.H.D.*
- -- Difficulty wrapping up the final details of a project
once the challenging parts have been done
- -- Difficulty getting things in order when you have a task
that requires organization
- -- Problems remembering appointments or obligations
- -- Avoiding or delaying getting started on a task that requires
a lot of thought
- -- Fidgeting or squirming with your hands or feet when you
have to sit down for a long time
- -- Feeling overly active and compelled to do things, like
you are driven by a motor
*Excerpted from Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale (ASRS-ver.1.1) Symptom
Checklist ï¿½ World Health Organization (WHO)
Are you still with me? OK. Good. These symptoms are often mistaken
for a stressful life. However, they can have significant impacts
on relationships, careers and personal safety. Other adults who
do not suffer from these symptoms usually donï¿½t understand you.
Research Has Shown That Ritalin Is More Addictive Than Cocaine When
Snorted Or Injected
Ritalin is widely prescribed for children who have difficulty
concentrating. I know that you, as a parent, donï¿½t want to put your
child on this drug, but, for some children struggling in our school
systems, there seems to be no alternative!
I am too old for Ritalin, but I imagine a generation from now
Ritalin will be seen as an absolutely barbaric way to fry our kidï¿½s
Have you heard that they want adults to take Ritalin-like drugs
Not satisfied with the huge profits from Ritalin for so many
of todayï¿½s kids, the drug industry has realized that if they can
get doctors to diagnose adults as having ADD, the profits will rise
exponentially! Greed, greed, greed!
Doctors will tell you: ï¿½All your life youï¿½ve had difficulty concentrating,
and now we know that Ritalin will cure you!ï¿½
Donï¿½t let it
happen to you or someone you love!
They donï¿½t care that no one really knows how Ritalin works in
the long run or what it does when frying the brain. We donï¿½t know
what the side effects can be, such as stunting growth and reducing
intelligence. Drug companies really canï¿½t measure what is going
on in the brain. They donï¿½t know what psychoactive substances actually
do to the quality of life, because they canï¿½t measure it. But for
you, of course, quality of life is of the utmost importance if you
want to fulfill your peak potential. Pharmaceutical companies are
vigorously trying to deny that the brain is permanently altered
from this scary drug.
Who wants to
risk brain damage?
A friend of mine, who had connections to the mob, likes to put
it this way. ï¿½If you donï¿½t understand something, follow the money.ï¿½
So, letï¿½s back up and look at the big picture.
On average 18 cents of every dollar you spend goes to health
care. That works out to 1.5 trillion dollars in the United States
alone! Thatï¿½s a stack of one dollar bills that reaches two thirds
of the way to the moon.
Can we agree that this is a LOT of money? So where does it go?
Well some of it goes to pay the nurses and doctors, some goes to
pay the clinic or hospital, but one half trillion goes to pay the
very large multinational drug companies.
So, if you wanted to earn half-a-trillion dollars, would you
not make very, very sure that your product is used early and often?
Would you spare no expense to get your product name in front of
as many doctors as possible to make sure that you got your cut of
the 3 billion prescriptions that are filled every year. And why
stop there? Why not advertise to the end customer directly?
Have you seen all the ads for drugs lately? This is exactly what
is happening. The drug companies make the biggest profit by giving
you just enough relief so you feel like the drugs are doing something.
But then you have to keep going back again and again. And again.
Drug companies know that if they actually heal you, they have
lost a customer! ï¿½And all the mega-profit that goes with it.
This Will Stop
You Cold In Your Tracks
OK. Make sure youï¿½re sitting down, now. Because Iï¿½m going to
ask you a really chilling question. Itï¿½s a little bit of a complicated
question. So be prepared to let it sink in.
Here we go. ï¿½Just because a multinational company can make BIG
profits by being awarded a government patent for 21 years, does
that mean the drug is the best thing for you?ï¿½
Wait a minute, you say. Isnï¿½t it the job of the government to
make sure drugs are safe and effective? Well, yes and no. I could
spend a lot of time here explaining the very serious shortcomings
of the drug regulatory system. The news media has tried to report
the rampant problems with the FDA. But strangely, the information
is quickly hushed up. But let me cut to the chase. It all comes
down to that sick joke about ï¿½Trust us, weï¿½re from the government,
and weï¿½re here to help.ï¿½ If you dig down into whatï¿½s really happening,
itï¿½s a case of the fox guarding the hen house.
If you want to understand something, follow the money. Just because
somebody is making money from your pain doesnï¿½t mean they care even
one bit about your happiness.
Thereï¿½s Another Way!
A nutrient called L-Theanine works wonders at keeping me in one
place, focusing on one thing at one time! Thank goodness. Now I
can sit and concentrate as long as I need to. Where was this amazing
discovery when I was studying in school?
I heard of L-Theanine before, you may well ask?
For now, L-Theanine is still a secret, because nutritional companies
donï¿½t have the money to outright BRIBE doctors to prescribe it to
you or your kids. So, you need to come to a web site such as this
to even find out about it. Well, lets get the word out!
Alright, we are almost done here. Take a breath, and letï¿½s look
at some facts about L-Theanine:
- -- L-Theanine is an amino acid. In animal tests, it is shown
to be totally nontoxic, with no side effects.
- -- L-Theanine works in about 30 minutes. How do I know?
Trust me, I know because Iï¿½m still sitting and typing away at
this same document.
- -- L-Theanine is actually considered an instance of fifth
taste in Japan, along with Sweet, Sour, Salty and Bitter. Now
I ask you, would we be designed to be able to taste it unless
it is really, really important?
- -- L-Theanine is why green tea is better for concentration
than coffee. The L-Theanine mellows out the coffee buzz. Try
taking some L-Theanine with your coffee the next time. Youï¿½ll
see what I mean.
- -- L-Theanine raises levels of a feel-good brain chemical
called GABA. Usually, as we get older, the level of GABA decreases.
L-Theanine raises GABA to more youthful levels.
- -- L-Theanine also seems to raise the feel-good brain chemical
levels of serotonin and Dopamine. This means you feel calm and
- -- I used to wake up in the middle of the night from nightmares
in a panic. No more! Thanks, L-Theanine!
- -- L-Theanine is Buddha in a bottle! (Blissful but highly
- -- L-Theanine has anti-cancer and antioxidant properties.
- -- Thereï¿½s more! L-Theanine also boosts the immune system
and lowers blood pressure and feelings of stress.
So, where can you get some L-Theanine for yourself or someone
you know? Most health food stores have it. Or try any of the major
vitamin websites.How much do you take? Experiment for yourself.
100 to 300 mg. as needed seems to work really well for up to 8 hours.
Mike Silver studied how our brain works while in Graduate
School at the University of Colorado in Boulder Colorado. He
has pursued an eclectic path in his studies of the brain and
mind ever since.