The Much Maligned Tonsils: Remove or Regenerate?

The Much Maligned Tonsils: Remove or Regenerate?

The Much Maligned Tonsils: Remove or Regenerate?

by Kelly Dorfman, MS, LND A study at the University of Michigan involving 22 children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), found that half of them no longer qualified for this diagnosis after their tonsils were removed. This shocking turn-around for a reportedly chronic brain condition has been attributed to better sleep. Improving sleep patterns is fast becoming an accepted tool for resolving attention issues, though the percentage of those improving after tonsillectomies was much higher than with other sleep enhancement strategies. What Are the Tonsils? The “tonsils” are a group of lymphatic tissues found at the back of the throat. Most people think of the palatine tonsils, those two only-visible-when-swollen lumps, as being “the tonsils.” However, five tissues including the adenoids, comprise “the tonsils.” In this article I call the palatine tonsils, “the tonsils” and refer to the whole system as the “tonsil tissues.” The tonsils, as components of the lymph system, carry immune cells that fight disease….

The Nosology of Childhood Disorders

Patricia S. Lemer, M.Ed., NCC, M. S. Bus., Chairman of the Board, Epidemic Answers Nosology?  According to Webster, it’s the systematic classification of diseases. I first heard the term from Sid Baker at the 1999 DAN! Conference.  He drew a tree, using the latest PowerPoint technology, to demonstrate the absurdity of this concept by applying it to his socks. He has blue, brown, black, grey and white socks; summer and winter socks, dress, casual and sports socks.   And orphan socks, waiting for the dryer to spit back their mates. Sid neatly placed each category on a separate branch.  Unlike trees, for which a single leaf identifies its class, socks fit multiple categories:  color, season and use.  So do disorders like ADHD, autism, language delays, sensory processing disorder and learning disabilities. I recently met a webmaster who still has autism labeled as an “emotional disturbance” on his site. I suggested that he move it to “biological disorders.”  “You mean it’s genetic?”…

How to Recover a Child from Autism, ADHD, Asthma and More

by Beth Lambert I have an idea about how we can heal our children. It’s a great idea. No, it’s a fantastic idea. But it may take a little explaining and a little leap of faith. Please read to this end . . . this is really good. Are You Looking for Answers? If you are a Thinking Mom (or Dad), you have probably spent many hours and many dollars looking for answers for your children about how to recover a child from autism, ADHD, asthma and other chronic illnesses. Answers with regard to why and how your child’s health became compromised in the first place. Answers with regard to what is out of balance in them biologically, physiologically, microbially, energetically, spiritually. Answers with regard to how we, as a society, can prevent more children from being harmed. Most importantly, you want answers that help us heal those that have already been harmed (our babies). I am a mother of…