ADHD drugs don’t work on Parkinson’s

Since attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) became an official diagnosis in the 1980s, my mainstream medical counterparts have tried to throw meds at nearly every child who walks through their door.

And now that they’ve run out of children, doctors have turned to a whole new group of patients to try to give these dangerous drugs to: elderly patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease!

I’ve managed to keep my own Parkinson’s at bay for over a decade. I’ve spent countless hours researching, and believe me: Mainstream treatments for it are limited at best.

But those ADHD drugs that I’ve urged you to keep your grandchildren away from should also stay out of YOUR hands – because a new study shows that they don’t work, and their side effects are likely to only add to your suffering.

While Parkinson’s is a disease that’s probably best-known by those tell-tale shakes and tremors, it can also bring on a number of other complications… including mild cognitive impairment.

In fact, about 80 per cent of Parkinson’s patients experience some form of dementia at some point over the course of their disease.

The researchers behind a new study were hoping the ADHD drug atomoxetine would improve the patients’ cognition.

But researchers saw absolutely ZERO DIFFERENCE in the scores of the group taking the drugs versus placebo when it came to attention, working memory, information processing speed, and ability to multitask.

And they couldn’t even analyze the results from a full panel of volunteers – because 16 per cent of the study’s subjects DROPPED OUT before the end of 10 weeks, complaining of side effects like nausea, vomiting, dizziness, insomnia, rash, and even impotence.

Having battled the disease myself, I understand the desperation that causes conventional doctors and patients alike to throw anything and everything but the kitchen sink at this disease – just in case something works.

But what they don’t understand is that we already DO know what works:

Glutathione: Sometimes called the “master antioxidant,” it can clear out the waste and toxins that accumulate in your brain and add to memory loss.

Vitamin D: Just 20 to 30 minutes of sun exposure daily can give you enough brain-boosting vitamin D. And what you can’t get from the sun you can get in supplement form from your local store.

Lion’s mane: This weird-looking mushroom may be growing right near where you live, and its compounds appear to protect the brain cells from the kind of oxidative damage that could lead to cell death in a variety of neurodegenerative diseases, like Parkinson’s.

Finally, clean out your medicine cabinet. The common drugs that can contribute to cognitive impairment and dementia may surprise you – like heartburn medication, cold and allergy tablets, and sleep aids.

Likely, you’re just putting a band-aid over your symptoms by taking them anyway. A doctor trained in alternative and natural health can help you get to the root cause of your symptoms – and get you off drugs like these for good.

Wishing you the best of health,

Dr. Glenn S. Rothfeld
Editor
Nutrition & Healing
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ADHD Drug Fails to Boost Cognition in Parkinson’s, medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/MDS/58746?xid=nl_mpt_DHE_2016-06-25&eun=g1024616d0r

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