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When the first day of school rolls around, as it soon will for many, last year’s challenges, fears and anxieties can also start again. Many might be concerned about their child’s teachers, classrooms, curriculum, homework, packing lunches, cafeteria foods, allergies, hidden expenses, etc. Some parents will have a definite uneasy feeling in the pit of their stomach. They are worried because last year’s phone calls might begin again. Will your child be too active, too tired, too aggressive, too angry, too abusive, etc.?
All the above can happen but this blog was written to help you cope more effectively with these many types of concerns. See answers below:
Some of this year’s challenges can be old or new and both the pupils and teachers can be affected. Your child also can have some fears and emotional concerns associated with starting in a new or different school. Meeting new students when switching to a new school during the school year can be a challenge for shy children. Get a copy of How To Win Friends and Influence People. It could help many with relationships, at all ages. Have someone discuss one chapter each night during dinner. You will be surprised at how it brings the family together and helps everyone.
• If an old or new school is a problem, you might notice your child is fine when he leaves home but worse during the day. If it is the school bus, it will happen by the time the bus arrives. If it is an accumulation from various school exposures, your child will be worse at the end of the school day and week. If your child always better on week ends, especially by Sunday night and worse again as soon as school starts, it might not be disliking school but something in the school bothering the child.
• The smell of chemicals in recent school construction, renovation and maintenance such as the installation of new smelly toxic carpets, dividers, partitions, insulation, tar on roofs, indoor pest control and outside herbicides or lawn maintenance can cause symptoms. (You can request that the school use non-toxic landscape and lawn chemicals.) Also, the rooms where new materials are used will be the place where your child becomes ill. Always check out any area where your child appears to suddenly become ill or unable to think clearly.
• The odor of some chemicals used for routine cleaning, disinfecting and deodorizing will bother some children. (Some children are sick with asthma or headaches from the chemicals in bathrooms by the time they leave a school toilet.)
• Poor school air quality because of a faulty ventilation system can cause an elevated level of carbon dioxide. This can cause some to get tired, sleepy and they can’t think clearly.)
• Perfume, scented hair products or other personal body products commonly, cause a wide range many symptoms in some allergic individuals.
• The smell of freshly dry-cleaned clothing can trigger symptoms.
• Poor quality water can e a problem is there is no purifier.
• Unclean air because of nearby factory or business pollution, combustion fumes from school busses or cars expressways- Air purifiers will help. Call 1 800 787 8780.
• Are some rooms too dusty or moldy? Does your child feel worse in those rooms?
• If your child is worse right outside school, what is going on outside? If worse inside, where exactly does it happen or is it all over. If localized in one area, why there?
Many of the above chemicals, contaminants and allergenic substances can be found in school air and any of these can affect your children.
When your child starts school, here are some things to look for:
Hyperactivity or extreme fatigue (falls asleep on their desk)
Inability to concentrate, short attention span
Difficulty remembering and learning new things
Poor grades in spite of knowing your child is bright
Mood swings, easy crying, becoming withdrawn.
Headache, recurrent ear infections, flu-like symptoms ( high doses of Vitamin C can help stop recurrent infections but check with your doctor before doing this)
Asthma or other respiratory problems
Inexplicable changes in handwriting or drawing ability
Dark circles under the eyes
Abnormally red earlobes and cheeks
Sudden poor coordination and balance, especially when walking
Sudden aggression, anger or violent behavior
Any other change that your child has not had before or did not have during the summer months.
When any of the above occurs, keep asking what was eaten, touched or smelled that was different? Keep asking, when, where and why do changes occur? Is it in one room or area? Does asthma occur after going into a bathroom or a certain class, or after being in a moldy locker room?
According to research, children are 6 times more vulnerable to indoor air pollutants than adults. Parents need to be more aware to protect their precious children.
The following are a few examples of individuals affected by school air:
On June 18, 2009, a rather windy day, a Rhode Island school was overcome with odors from pesticides sprayed down the street from the school. Classrooms filled with the stench and students began to feel nauseous and faint. One staff member and some students were taken to the hospital for treatment. Parents of the students brought to the hospital were notified, but others found out simply by word of mouth. School officials admitted to not notifying parents because it was felt there was no immediate danger, despite the fact that some students and staff needed immediate medical attention and were sent to a hospital emergency room. The students had to evacuate the playground during recess because of the chemical fumes. All of this was caused by one neighbor a few doors from the school who sprayed toxic pesticides on their lawn.
Alice was 14 years old and had extreme reactions to paper in new books or fresh newsprint, perfume, scented detergents, asphalt and lawn chemicals. When she was exposed, she babbled incoherently, became giddy, made strange baby talk sounds, and walked and acted in a most inappropriate manner. These exposures caused her to speak and think unclearly and interfered with her ability to learn and remember. A special education teacher decided to compare and evaluate Alice’s academic performance when she was in a clean room without odors to an area in which she smelled perfume. She found on two different tests that Alice's age performance dropped more than a year after simply smelling perfume. In addition, she had a dramatic mood change, began to whine, her voice became high pitched, she had difficulty walking normally and would no longer follow directions.
Nancy, a teacher:
Nancy was sensitive to dust, molds, perfume and phenol, which is in school disinfectants. The smell of perfume could make her so confused that she couldn’t think or remember, and at times she would laugh uncontrollably and develop tics and twitches. One little girl in her room had exactly the same symptoms and the teacher quickly recognized the symptoms and helped detect the causes.
This 17-year-old boy developed tics and twitches after being exposed to the smell of hot tar on the school roof. He became pale, nauseated and had headaches. He would make strange sounds. Different areas of his body would twitch and jerk. Others in the school also became sick from the odor.
John returned to school one fall after they had extensively remodeled and installed new carpeting. He began to complain of his nose, tight chest, dizziness, headaches, nausea and hives. His feet and joints ached, his ears felt full and his voice was weak. He had a funny taste in his mouth and tingling in his fingers and lips. His muscles ached and he had dark circles and cramps. His arms and legs became progressively numb and tingly. By the end of the school day, he had double vision. It was noticed within 1 to 4 hours after leaving school, or when he was on vacation in the summer or during school holidays, his symptoms improved, and within a few hours after he entered the school building, his symptoms recurred. When he was tested with allergy extract made from air in his school, he quickly developed droopy eyes, extreme fatigue and abdominal pain. An x-ray image showed changes in his brain. In a cleaner school environment, his school work improved which suggests that his brain also became better.
Once the causes of the above children’s symptoms were detected and eliminated, the children and the teachers all improved dramatically.
If your child suddenly becomes ill, acts inappropriately or can’t learn at school, go there and find out why. What was eaten, touched or smelled? How and where did it happen? If you can figure out why and eliminate the cause, you can save your child and the teacher and yourself lots of grief, worry and concern.
TWO MAJOR FAST HELPS:
1. If the problem is dust, mold, pollen or chemicals, call 1 800 787 8780. There is an air purifier that takes out more chemicals than most. They all take out most of the typical allergenic substances. You can return it within one month ( for shipping and restocking fee) if it does not help. They come on wheels.
2. There is a simple one week diet that costs you less than $20 for the book and endless tips. You will know within 5-7 days if a food is your child’s problem. Tens of thousands (no exaggeration) have read the book and been helped. The book is Is This Your Child’s World (and your world too). The answers are practical- fast, easy, effective and if possible also inexpensive.
For more details:
Check out my website, www.Drrapp.com and my book entitled, Is This Your Child’s World, as well as the DVD, Environmentally Sick Schools. It will clearly demonstrate how affected children can change. See how the smell of a new synthetic school carpet causes a mouse to become paralyzed in three hours and die in four . Watch You Tube: search for Dr. Rapp, Donahue. Also watch for “Rapping with Rapp,” and “Mom, Its Not Your Fault” during the coming months. Much about typical and the frequently missed forms of allergy will discussed and shown.
There is a world of practical, inexpensive tips to help you find the answers you need so your child can reach his/her full potential. Unsuspected environmental illness and allergies have ruined the lives of many children. Greater awareness can turn it all around.
Doris J. Rapp, M.D.
Monday, July 20, 2009
The Ugly Truth About Gardasil
Gardasil is a vaccine that reportedly helps protect against the 4 most common types of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and is recommended for females between 9 and 26 years of age. The manufacturer is also seeking FDA approval for use in women aged 27 to 45 as well. With all of the media hype about how wonderful it would be to be “one less” woman affected by HPV, it may sound like a good thing to have your daughter vaccinated...but there are some things you should know before you make this very important, possibly life-altering (or life-ending) decision.
It is estimated that 11,070 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer in the coming year.
Cervical cancer is treatable. There are new forms of surgery, radiation, chemotherapy available for patients. Women who have routine Pap testing and follow up accordingly can identify problems before cervical cancer develops.
The human immune system is usually strong enough to clear up HPV infection on its own and does so in most cases. The CDC admits to this fact on their website, however they still recommend that Gardasil be given to young girls.
From the time that it was approved to May 1, 2009, Gardasil has reportedly been responsible for 13,758 “adverse events,” including the deaths of at least 39 girls and young women , and at least 10 spontaneous abortions. 31 cases of Guillain Barre Syndrome have been reported, with at least 10 of them have been confirmed and attributed to Gardasil. Some of the remainder did not have definitive enough evidence to link them to Gardasil, according to the manufacturer. Some were still under review according to the last report, given in 2007. 142 events considered to be “life-threatening” have been reported as adverse affects from Gardasil. These are only the records that have been reported officially. Who knows how many girls were affected whose families did not report that they had recently been vaccinated with Gardasil?
Gardasil contains Polysorbate-80, which has been linked to infertility in mice.
Studies it has been determined that using condoms reduces the risk of contracting HPV by 70%. Using condoms at least more than half of all times having intercourse reduces the risk by 50%.
So, before you make that appointment to have your daughter vaccinated with Gardasil, you must weigh the risks with the benefits. With so many girls and women suffering from adverse effects of Gardasil, is it worth putting your child at risk?
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
There is a new simple, cheap, and effective form of Autism Prevention therapy. Here it is:
Less than 1% of all doctors in the USA are even aware that vitamin C takes all minerals, including heavy metals out of the body. It's not true chelation, as vitamin C combines metabolically, but it's the same result. Take out all, and put back in what is needed.Most doctors even believe that the RDA (recommended daily allowance) of 75 mg is correct for good health, when 4000 mg is the RDA for a 150 pound ape. (Apes are more valuable it seems.)Mineral analysis of people who use 2000-5000 mg (2-5 grams) per day of vitamin C for a year or so show heavy metals toxicity so low it is immeasurable.We have an epidemic of autism, mostly caused by mercury, aluminum, and/or lead toxicity. This toxicity is increasing in our culture and pregnant women are more and more subject to this environmental poisoning. This is creating infant toxicity before birth such that the infant liver may be near toxic levels, and the addition of vaccines using these preservatives overloads the infant liver and actually kills brain cells. A simple and cheap prevention is to have any pregnant woman start on 4 grams per day of cheap vitamin C (less than $30 for 9 months supply at Costco). If she takes 2 1000 mg tablets at breakfast and 2 more at dinner, and then takes pre-natal vitamins and vitamins at lunch, the "shared" blood stream of mother and fetus will be gradually cleared of mercury and other heavy metals. This allows the birth of a baby that is not near toxic levels in that tiny liver, and now is able to handle further toxic loads after entering the world. Autism is a "bankruptcy" disease to families. Instead of spending millions on "cure", let's spend a small amount on prevention. But doctors need to be re-educated about vitamin C. Big Pharma has done a job with their refutation of Linus Pauling, and the other scientists work below:Dr. Frederick R. Klenner's Clinical Guide to the Use of Vitamin C is posted in its entirety at http://www.seanet.com/~alexs/ascorbate/198x/smith-lh-clinical_guide_1988.htm His work on mercury toxic doses and vitamin C is particularly to the point. The complete text of Irwin Stone's book The Healing Factor is posted for free reading at http://vitamincfoundation.org/stone/A very large number of full-text papers on curing illness with vitamin C are posted at http://www.seanet.com/~alexs/ascorbate . These include Frederick R. Klenner. http://www.doctoryourself.com/vitaminc2.html by Andrew Saulas, the only psychologist in the Orthomolecular Medical Society for many years and a personal friend of Abram Hoffer and Carl Pfeiffer. Dr. Bate has personally taken 4 grams per day of vitamin C (as above), for a number of years, my recent mineral analysis shows the only heavy metals even measurable are aluminum and arsenic, and both are extremely low on the toxic level. (His wife cooks with aluminum, and we get fresh vegetables from possibly insecticide sprayed fields.) He has also used vitamin C in my former practice to solve many cases of schizophrenia caused by excessive copper using 10 grams per day of vitamin C very successfully. These cases included both the Wilson's family gene, and some women that the birth control pill had been involved in the copper uptake. He has also successfully used vitamin C to push out mercury in cases of depression. This simple and cheap therapy has the potential to stop the current epidemic of autism, and at least bring it back to the 1 case in 10,000, instead of the current 1 in less than 150.Also, simple to test the validity. Find 100-1000 recently pregnant women, and start this regimen. If under 6 months left in pregnancy, go to 3 grams per dose, etc.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Many symptoms such as depression, anxiety, problems concentrating, ADHD-like symptoms, back pain, muscle soreness, blurred vision, headaches, bowel problems, problems remembering or controlling your emotions and even signs of fibromyalgia can be caused by environmental illness. Exposures to chemicals, molds and electromagnetic fields as well as some food allergies can cause many health problems, including those listed above. You may be frustrated seeing doctor after doctor, trying to find out why you are ill, and sometimes they can even convince you that it could all be “in your head”. Do not believe it. You can find out why you are sick, and you can do it ALL ON YOUR OWN. If constant muscle pain, depression, migraines or other inexplicable conditions interfere with your ability to live your life, you might only need to change a few small things to find relief. By simply using a high-quality air purifier and trying some easy-to-follow diets, you can feel better.
Countless people have been helped. The only thing you need to do is take a little time to read about the things that cause these symptoms and follow a few simple guidelines. Visit www.drrapp.com and check out the list of books available that can help you quickly figure out what is making your or your loved ones sick, and at little or no cost at all. Do not allow your unexplained symptoms to remain unvalidated. Do something about it!
Monday, April 20, 2009
What can you do to find out if this might be your problem?
It is easy. Stop absolutely all dairy products and wheat products in all forms for ten days. You might feel worse in some way (irritable, tired, aches, etc.) for the first few days. That is a good sign as it suggests these foods will prove to be problems. Then on the ll th day, drink 2 glasses of milk, eat some cottage cheese and some whipped cream with stevia as a sweetener, the first thing in the morning. If milk is the cause of your weight gain (or many other medical problems), you will become ill within an hour and that day you might find your weight is up as much as 5 to 10 pounds. The rest of the day, eat your regular diet plus more milk and dairy. No wheat or bread, cake or cookies until the next day.
On the 12th day, eat wheat. The first thing in the morning only eat wheat, without sugar or milk if that made you ill in some way. Make some pancakes with flour, water and stevia ( a sweetener that is organic) or some organic wheat cereal that contains only wheat. Soften with water only. Again, watch your weight gain. It is possible to gain more weight than the amount found in the food you eaten on one day. By the next morning, it is possible some of your other medical complaints, due to an unsuspected allergy to wheat, will cause headaches, arthritis, depression, behavior or activity changes, you name it.
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