Are We Overmedicating Our Kids?

by Randi

We have a pill for everything…

But just because a pill exists, does that mean we should take it? Or give it to our kids?

More and more children are being prescribed medications for mood, focus and concentration, and behavior.

There is a place for prescription medications and I will not judge anyone who uses them. I myself, for a period of six months in 2007, took an anti-depressant and it did help me, along with a change in diet and exercise, to get over the health issues I was dealing with. However, I used it as a last resort and still took my health in my own hands by changing my diet, making sure I exercised, and spent time in prayer and meditation to work on my spiritual and mental health.

What is happening these days is a pill is prescribed at the first sign of a problem.

I am not anti-medication for children. But I definitely know that when a child, or an adult, goes to the doctor and they are dealing with a health issue, like:

  • Cold
  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Concentration
  • Indigestion
  • Heartburn
  • Constipation
  • And more…

The first thing that the health care provider does is write a prescription. Discussing specific nutrition to help alleviate such concerns, or talking about the child's lifestyle or stress levels almost never comes up. Or when it does, it is something very generic like, "Make sure you are eating well, exercising and reducing your stress levels."

Does that equip you to care for your child naturally? Not at all.

I believe 100% that medications have changed the lives of some people.

But should a broken heart be medicated? Of course not.

Should the occasional bad mood be medicated? Of course not.

But this is what is happening far too often.

What is not being given any credit and is often attacked is the use of natural alternatives for children's health issues. I could tell you stories for hours of how using alternative medicine has healed, alleviated health issues and changed the lives of adults and children.

If you are someone who wants to use prescription and over-the-counter medications as a last resort for yourself and your children…

If you are someone who wants to take your health and your family's health in your own hands…

If you are someone who wants to use natural alternatives along with conventional medicine…

Then join me for a FREE tele-class. This Friday, November 18th at 12 pm CST. Click here for details. If you cannot attend the class live, register to receive a recorded copy of the class to listen to at your convenience and to receive a FREE gift!

The bottom-line is, people should be able to choose and try what they want for themselves and their families without being judged and without being seen as weak.

You can learn about conventional medicine from your doctor. And while I am definitely not an expert, I can at least share what I and thousands of others are doing to rely less on prescription medications and take our health into our own hands.

So will you take a step towards learning about natural alternatives for your children's health issues by joining me? The choice is yours!

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Let's create a health revolution together!

Randi

Randi's passion is to teach people the importance of getting into the kitchen to cook! When people get into the kitchen to cook, they can control their health and their waistline. She uses fresh ingredients and traditional foods in her cooking like butter.  She is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, exercise enthusiast and a consultant for an international marketing company.

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