Free Newsletter


 Office Visits

 Practitioner Trainings

 Voice Clinic

  * Articles Index by

  * Articles Index A-M
  * Articles Index N-Z
  * Allergies
  * Anxiety, Panic, & Stress
  * Asthma
  * Breathing Development
     and Rehabilitation

  * Breathing Education
     and Research

  * Breathing Measurement

  * Breathing Mechanics
  * Breathing Methods
     and Breathing Work

  * Breathing Problems
     and Dysfunction

  * Children's Health
  * Chronic Illnesses
  * Emotional Issues
  * Energy
  * Environment, Pollution,
     and Toxins

  * Exercise and Athletics
  * General Health
  * Holistic Medicine and
     Alternative Modalities

  * Internal Cleansing
  * Lung Diseases
     and Ailments

  * Men's Health
  * Mental Health & Function
  * Miscellaneous
  * North Carolina
  * Nutrition and Digestion
  * Personal Growth
     and Life Skills

  * Physical Pain
  * Posture and Ergonomics
  * Relaxation
  * Respiratory Chemistry
  * Singing, Speaking,
     and Voice

  * Sleep and Sleep Apnea
  * Smoking and Other
     Substance Abuse

  * Spirituality
  * Traditional Medicine
  * Weight Loss and Obesity
  * Women's Health

 Health Q & A

 Health Tips


What do you want to know about breathing? Answered in our newsletter


Ritalin, Prozac and Our Children

Ritalin and Prozac, as well as various combinations of similar stimulants and antidepressants, are being prescribed together for an increasing number of children. According to a new study, 30% of children taking Prozac or other selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), are also taking Ritalin or related drugs, presumably for ADD/ADHD.

Additionally, 8% of children taking Ritalin or similar drugs were also taking an SSRI. Most SSRIs are prescribed for disorders such as depression, school phobias, bed wetting and eating disorders.

These findings are in addition to the overall trends showing a steep increase in the number of children taking either drug type from 1990 through 1998. As of 1998, 10% of children aged 6 to 14 years were on Ritalin or stimulants and 2% were on SSRIs. Among children aged 1 to 5 years 1% were on Ritalin or stimulants and 0.1% were on SSRIs.

Combined annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies and the American Academy of Pediatrics

Nutritionist Dispels 'The Ritalin Lie'
A nationally recognized Christian nutritionist believes many parents are playing "Ritalin roulette with their child's life" by buying into what he calls "the Ritalin lie." With more than five million children nationwide diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD), drug therapy has been considered the answer, according to seminar speaker Ted Broer.

But in his Siloam Press book, "Maximum Solutions for ADD, Learning Disabilities and Autism," Broer says there is more hype than truth drawn from the statistic. "Millions of American children start their day with prescription drugs that are so powerful and dangerous that they are banned from the streets by federal drug and narcotics agencies," Broer writes.

"Millions more don't receive drug therapy, but they are doomed to carry the weight of a negative psychiatric or psychological 'diagnosis' that forever labels them as damaged goods and defective persons among their peers," he adds. "Many may never recover from the long-range effects of such social stigmatizing."

In his book, Broer talks about the differences between ADD, learning disabilities and autism, offering practical ways to improve a child's ability to learn. A licensed nutritionist since 1986, Broer discusses how diet and nutrition directly affect behavior.

"It often seems more convenient for overwhelmed parents to feed their kids the high-sugar, high-fat, low nutrition fast foods that 'everyone else eats,'" Broer says, noting that children react to sugar 10 times more than adults. "It has become the American way, a trend that helped launch an epidemic of physical and behavioral problems that threaten to sink our tottering educational system."

Recognized as a leading health and nutrition expert, Broer's education includes a doctorate in science and a master's degree in business administration, as well as degrees in biology, chemistry, psychology and exercise physiology.

He is also a popular seminar speaker and regularly shares the platform with former President George Bush, former first lady Barbara Bush, radio personality Paul Harvey, Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, Christian author Zig Ziglar, Secretary of State Colin Powell and TV talk show host Larry King. He has written several popular books including "Maximum Energy" and "Maximum Fat Loss."

For more information about maximum solutions for ADD, Learning Disabilities and Autism," go to: http://www.handle.org
and www.learningcreations.com

Learning how to develop Optimal Breathing may well augment many health programs including those for ADD and learning disabilities. click here

Refer this page to up to 25 friends
Receive our FREE report on the Benefits of Better Breathing
 From (e-mail):
 To (e-mail): Up to 25 addresses. Add a comma(,) after each email address. Exclude person's name. Email address only.
Ritalin, Prozac & our children
 Your name:
 Message: Use this message or one of your own
Security :
5 + 3
Please enter sum of above.


About the Optimal Breathing
Self Mastery Kit


An MD recommends  Optimal Breathing


Optimal Breathing 
Self Mastery Kit

3. Energy, stamina, recovery, sports, gentle yoga, breathwork, Pilates, Qigong, Tai Chi
   4. Focus, Concentration, Learning
   5. Meditation
   6. Smoke or Smoking Recovery 
   7. Shortness of breath including  Asthma   Bronchitis   COPD  Emphysema
   8. Singing, Speaking, Acting, Personal Power 
 9. Sleeping, Snoring 
  10. Weight Management

  11. Most other goals or chronic challenges are Control-Find searchable in the Supplemental material CD included in the Kit.
General breathing development
   2. Deepest Calm for: emotional regulation, 12 Steps, anxiety-panic,  headaches, high blood pressure, pain reduction, stress management, immune strength


Free Breathing Tests

Private one on one  training on Skype and in Charlotte

Practitioner training

Oxygen Enhanced Exercise, Rest & EWOT

The Optimal Breathing Times 

Free Gift and Email Newsletter

Subscribe now

The Optimal Breathing Store 
Products and self-help program sets

Browse our catalog

Arlington VA
October 3,4
Mike will be presenting and doing mini sessions at The Take Back Your Health Conference

"He who breathes most air lives most life."

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"Mike's Optimal Breathing teachings should be incorporated into the physical exam taught in medical schools as well as other allied physical and mental health programs, particularly education, and speech, physical, and respiratory therapy."

Dr. Danielle Rose, MD, NMD, SEP





Free Breathing Test

Free Newsletter


Office Visits

Practitioner Trainings

Voice Clinic



Health Q & A

Health Tips



Affiliate Program

Contact Us

About Us


mike@breathing.com  1820 Sunhaven Ct, Charlotte, NC, 28262 USA
USA Toll-Free Phone: 866 MY INHALE (866.694.6425)  International Phone:
1 704.597.6775  Fax: 704.597.3927

Copyright 1997-. All text and images on this web site are protected by international copyright laws and may only be used by consent of Michael Grant White.

Terms & Conditions   |   Privacy Policy  |   Return Policy  |   Translate  |   Currency Converting  |   Report Deadlink  |   How can we better serve you?

The breathing improvement techniques, practices and products outlined in this publication are extremely gentle, and should, if carried out as described, be beneficial
to your overall physical and psychological health. If you have any serious medical or psychological problem, however, such as heart disease, high blood pressure,
cancer, mental illness, or recent abdominal or chest surgery, you should consult your health professional before undertaking these practices.