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The Canary Kids Project: Grassroots Initiative Tackles New Childhood Epidemics

http://www.canarykidsmovie.com/unique-approach-healing/

A Unique Approach to Healing

The Canary Kids Project
Grassroots Initiative Tackles New Childhood Epidemics

by Beth Lambert

One of the greatest paradoxes of our times is that the most affluent, resourced and medically advanced societies in the world also have the highest rates of chronic childhood illness. Obesity and diabetes, autism and neurodevelopmental delays, and digestive and allergic diseases were rare just a generation ago. Today those illnesses are impacting our children in epidemic numbers, and the social, economic and human costs are staggering. Our children are the “canaries in the coal mine” of national health. For their sakes, we must take action now.

“The Fierce Urgency of Now”

Some startling statistics:

* Rates of autism have risen over the last few decades from 1 in 10,000 to 1 in 50 children. Autism costs the United States $126 billion per year.
* Asthma affects 1 in 8 children, and as many as 1 in 6 African American children. Asthma costs the United States $56 billion per year.
* One in 3 American children is either overweight or obese. Obesity-related medical costs account for $190 billion, or 21 percent of medical spending in the United States; childhood obesity carries a price tag of $14 billion a year in direct medical costs.
* One in 30 children is diagnosed with pediatric depression. The United States spends $83 billion a year on depression.
* Approximately 10 percent of American children have ADD/ADHD, and some 17 percent are labeled “learning disabled.” ADHD is estimated to cost the United States upwards of $100 billion per year.

There is a “fierce urgency of now” to take swift action to address this epidemic.

The Canary Kids Project

The Canary Kids Project (CKP) is an innovative, not-for-profit project aimed at identifying and addressing the individual issues at the root of this epidemic. The project tests and documents an integrative, results-oriented model of health care that takes a look upstream at the causes of chronic illness, rather than downstream at the symptoms.

There is a great deal of anecdotal evidence indicating that individuals with chronic conditions, even autism, can fully recover. The Canary Kids Project seeks to test and explore, through proper and rigorous scientific methodology, the underpinnings of these anecdotal successes.

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RECOMMENDED: http://www.canarykidsmovie.com/the-project/frequently-asked-questions/

http://www.canarykidsmovie.com/the-team/
http://www.canarykidsmovie.com/the-team/medical-advisory-board/
http://www.canarykidsmovie.com/the-team/advisory-board/
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Wed May 28, 2014, 01:46 AM (0 replies)

THE CANARY KIDS PROJECT -> 14 children, 18 months, 1 goal: Recovery



WEBSITE: http://www.canarykidsmovie.com
MORE: https://www.facebook.com/CanaryKidsFilmProject/photos_stream

Posted by proverbialwisdom | Wed May 28, 2014, 01:38 AM (4 replies)

What a tool, it's the Department of Justice PRESS RELEASE you are ridiculing, not me.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024994374

HuckleB (27,106 posts)
41. Allegations are cool.

Interestingly, I know you well enough to know that you haven't even bothered to read the link you posted.

I've worked with hundreds of doctors. If you think any one of them has ever considered a "kickback," you're a bloody fool who knows nothing about health care. Oh, wait.

Cannot reply in locked threads
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Mon May 26, 2014, 01:46 PM (0 replies)

You are grossly misinformed according to NIMH Director Dr. Tom Insel.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bruce-e-levine/schizophrenia_b_4093287.html

NIMH Director Rethinks Standard Psychiatric Treatment for Schizophrenia
Posted: 10/28/2013 4:48 pm

BY Bruce E. Levine


The director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) now recognizes what treatment reform activists have been talking about for years: People diagnosed with schizophrenia and other psychoses are a diverse group who need diverse approaches. NIMH director Thomas Insel recently acknowledged:

It appears that what we currently call "schizophrenia" may comprise disorders with quite different trajectories. For some people, remaining on medication long-term might impede a full return to wellness. For others, discontinuing medication can be disastrous.

NIMH director Insel now agrees with treatment reform activists that many people diagnosed with schizophrenia and other psychoses could be better served by a more selective and limited use of drugs and more diverse treatments. Such an approach has been utilized in Finland, which has produced the best long-term outcomes in the developed world.

Drug companies have profited enormously from the current standard treatment protocol that calls for lifetime antipsychotic medication after a single psychotic episode. Because of this treatment protocol and the increasing use of antipsychotic drugs for nonpsychotic conditions, antipsychotics grossed over $18 billion a year in the United States by 2011. The antipsychotic Abilify became the highest grossing of all drugs in the first quarter of 2013, and it is on track to gross $6 billion this year (entire corporations that only grossed approximately $5 billion last year include Facebook and Yahoo).

For several decades, mental health treatment reform activists, comprised of mental health professionals (including those at the International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry) and "psychiatric survivors" (who themselves had received nonproductive and counterproductive treatments), have been engaged in an uphill battle for truly informed choice -- that includes multiple options which reflect the diversity of the population diagnosed with schizophrenia and other psychoses.

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Posted by proverbialwisdom | Mon May 26, 2014, 12:27 PM (0 replies)

No abuses, ever? WSJ, Front Page: Drugged as Children, Foster-Care Alumni Speak Out

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303442704579361333470749104

Drugged as Children, Foster-Care Alumni Speak Out
Use of Powerful Antipsychotics on Youths in Such Homes Comes Under Greater Scrutiny

By LUCETTE LAGNADO
Updated Feb. 23, 2014 2:44 p.m. ET


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Posted by proverbialwisdom | Sun May 25, 2014, 04:20 PM (2 replies)

No idea, but NIMH Director Dr. Tom Insel addresses other ill-advised myths in these recent articles.

RECOMMENDED:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/04/science/blazing-trails-in-brain-science.html?_r=4
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/22266-psychiatry-now-admits-its-been-wrong-in-big-ways-but-can-it-change
http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/05/14/psychiatrys-manufacture-of-consent
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bruce-e-levine/schizophrenia_b_4093287.html

http://brucelevine.net

“It is always refreshing to find someone who stands at the edge of his profession and dissects its failures with a critical eye, refusing to be deceived by its pretensions. Bruce Levine condemns the cold, technological approach to mental health and, to our benefit, looks for deeper solutions.”

-Howard Zinn, author of A People’s History of the United States

Very fascinating, IMO.
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Sun May 25, 2014, 03:07 PM (2 replies)

DVD Release Date: April 24, 2014

Great reviews here:

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Posted by proverbialwisdom | Thu May 22, 2014, 02:04 PM (0 replies)

Dr. Tom Insel contrasts autism and AIDS research funding here.

START @ ~01:18:25

"I THINK IT'S REALLY HELPFUL TO PUT ALL OF THIS IN SOME CONTEXT, AND THE REASON WHY I KEEP HARPING ON THIS BEING THE WRONG RABBIT GOING DOWN THE WRONG HOLE IS THAT WHEN YOU COMPARE AUTISM TO AIDS, IT'S REALLY QUITE EXTRAORDINARY.

SO AS YOU SAID, CHAIRMAN MICA, $160M IS BEING SPENT IN 2012, IT'S A LITTLE BIT MORE THAN, BUT THAT'S BASICALLY THE AUTISM FIGURE, AND YOU ALSO, BOTH OF YOU, CITED THE ENORMOUS PUBLIC HEALTH COST AND ECONOMIC COST.

AIDS AFFECTS ABOUT A MILLION PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES. DO YOU WANT TO GUESS WHAT THE AIDS BUDGET IS FOR RESEARCH AT THE NIH?

IT'S 3 BILLION DOLLARS.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT 160 MILLION DOLLARS FOR A DISORDER (AUTISM) THAT AFFECTS AT LEAST AS MANY CHILDREN AS ARE AFFECTED BY, AS ARE AFFECTED WITH AIDS THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE COUNTRY."

BAM!
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Tue May 20, 2014, 05:47 PM (0 replies)

Here's a pair of go-to sources to read, join, AND SUPPORT.

http://www.ewg.org
http://www.ewg.org/search/site/triclosan


http://www.nrdc.org/policy/
http://goo.gl/4nD6tk
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Tue May 20, 2014, 02:06 PM (0 replies)

LIVE STREAM: Examining the Federal Response to Autism Spectrum Disorders

Source: Committee on Oversight & Government Reform



May 20, 2014 | 9:00 a.m. in 2247 Rayburn House Office Building

Witness and Testimony Documents

Thomas R. Insel, M.D.
Director, National Institute of Mental Health
Chair, Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee

Mr. Michael K. Yudin
Acting Assistant Secretary, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
U.S. Department of Education

Marcia Crosse, Ph.D..
Director, Health Care
U.S. Government Accountability Office


Hearing Documents
Topics

Read more: http://oversight.house.gov/hearing/examining-federal-response-autism-spectrum-disorders/
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Tue May 20, 2014, 09:47 AM (3 replies)
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