The Time Of True Thanksgiving / Dangers of Ritalin

Ask "RJ" if he is happy with his Christmas present.

Ask “R.J.” if he is happy with his Christmas present.

For me,
Christmas is the time
Of true Thanksgiving.
Expressing our gratitude
To our Creator,
And to each other,
For our bountiful Blessings
Is difficult and rewarding.

Ian looks for RJ's gift.

Ian looks for R.J.’s gifts.

 We can never say Enough
To reflect our abiding Love
For each other,
And for the everlasting Love
Of our Father in Heaven Above.


But let us,
By the Grace of God,

Continue to try.

Allow me to share with you

The Christmas poem from the past
That is the most viewed.

OK. Here it is!

I dedicated it in
1994
,
When our children
Were very young.

I was not aware
Of the Eternal Love

Of God,
Until I looked
Into

Their Loving Eyes.

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RJ with Ian

Thank you! (Ian also gave his buddy a birthday present – a new leash on life.)

Please accept
Our best wishes
To you and your family.
We pray that in the new year
You shall have
All the joy
Your heart can contain,
And that you share the precious
Love of God
With so many in need.

Merry Christmas
from

Bill, LeVonna,
Annie & Alexander
Anderson

There is only one happiness in Life,
To Love and be Loved.
– George Sand

Thank you, Philippe, for our very French desserts at LaMadeline.

Thank you, Philippe, for our very French desserts from la Madeleine.

Island of Dreams
   © 2014 William C. Anderson

From the impossibility of coming
From nothing, it seems
We have risen to a vision
Of unbelievably beautiful dreams.

Spun from the Fabric
Of God’s Eternal Love,
Filled with His Very Own Breath,
Shaped by Desire from Above.

The Tapestry of what is
So radiantly beautiful to see,
Is the Glory of God’s Love,
Woven into you and me.

Now we dwell in the Shadow
Of Everlasting Grace,
And feel the warmth of His Sun,
Like the Breath of Life upon your face.

But when we are through being born,
When this life surrenders us to Love,
One Light shall pierce the darkest night,
A Light from Heaven Above.

And no time will there be for silence.
Someone sings for you and for me,
Sounds of Pure Joy that resonate
In Songs of Love & cherished memory.

And when we drift
So very, very far from shore,
And chisel stones to throw at memory,
By countless acts of loving and forgiving,
We skip them over sparkling waters to be.

Deftly they touch the surface of the past,
Pulsating like the beat of a new born heart,
As God’s Love is Birth Infinity,
Ever here to begin again, again to start.

Guided by such Love given you and me,
We shall not lie afraid in the dark,
For we are held in the
Warm Embrace of God,
And alive in each other’s heart.

God fills the midnight of the Soul,
And in the endlessness of time it seems,
We will, one day, meet again,
On His beautiful Island of Dreams.

—   —   —

“Love also the trees, the plants,
the water that runs though the meadow
and on to the sea without knowing where it goes;
love the mountain, the desert, the forest,
the immense sky, full of light or full of clouds;
because all these exceed man
and reveal the Eternal to you.”
~ Savitri Devi 

After lunch entertainment

After lunch entertainment

Dangers of Ritalin
from: HealthCentral.com

My friends, studies point to the possibility that Ritalin can uncover the presence of involuntary tics or even Tourette’s syndrome.

An FDA study found an increase of liver cancer in rats treated with Ritalin. Methylphenidate  (Ritaiin) also possesses structural and pharmacological similarities to cocaine. Ritalin, manufactured by Ciba-Geigy, is a stimulant and its effects are similar to the effects of other stimulants including amphetamine, methamphetamine, and cocaine.

Treatment emergent psychosis can occur during long-term so-called therapy with methylphenidate; regular psychiatric monitoring of people who are taking methylphenidate for adverse effects such as psychotic symptoms has been recommended.

Importantly people with ADHD have an increased risk of substance abuse.

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Hidden Facts about Ritalin

In 1986, The International Journal of the Addictions published a very important literature review by Richard Scarnati. It was called “An Outline of Hazardous Side Effects of Ritalin (Methylphenidate)” [v.21(7), pp. 837-841].

Scarnati listed a large number of adverse affects of Ritalin and cited published journal articles which reported each of these symptoms.

• Paranoid delusions
• Paranoid psychosis
• Hypomanic and manic symptoms, amphetamine-like psychosis
• Activation of psychotic symptoms
• Toxic psychosis
• Visual hallucinations
• Auditory hallucinations
• Can surpass LSD in producing bizarre experiences
• Effects pathological thought processes
• Extreme withdrawal
Terrified affect
Screaming
Aggressiveness
Insomnia

Since Ritalin is considered an amphetamine-type drug, expect amphetamine-like effects:

• Psychic dependence
• High-abuse potential DEA Schedule II Drug
Decreased REM sleep
• When used with antidepressants one may see dangerous reactions including hypertension, seizures and hypothermia
Convulsions
Brain damage may be seen with amphetamine abuse.

Unbelievably, many parents around the country have discovered that Ritalin has become a condition for their children continuing in school. There are even reports, by parents, of threats from social agencies: “If you don’t allow us to prescribe Ritalin for your ADHD child, we may decide that you are an unfit parent. We may decide to take your child away.”

This mind-boggling state of affairs is fueled by teachers, principals, and school counselors, none of whom have medical training. Yet even if they did…

The very existence of the “illnesses” for which Ritalin would be prescribed is unproven. It is merely assumed.

In commenting on Dr. Lawrence Diller’s book, Running on Ritalin, Dr. William Carey, Director of Behavioral Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, has written, “Dr. Diller has correctly described… the disturbing trend of blaming children’s social, behavioral, and academic performance problems entirely on an unproven brain deficit…”

On November 16-18, 1998, the National Institute of Mental Health held the prestigious “NIH Consensus Development Conference on Diagnosis and Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder [ADHD].”

The conference was explicitly aimed at ending all debate about the diagnoses of ADD, ADHD, and about the prescription of Ritalin. It was hoped that at the highest levels of medical research and bureaucracy, a clear position would be taken: this is what ADHD is, this is where it comes from, and these are the drugs it should be treated with.

That didn’t happen, amazingly. Instead, the official panel responsible for drawing conclusions from the conference threw cold water on the whole attempt to reach a comfortable consensus.

Panel member Mark Vonnegut, a Massachusetts pediatrician, said, “The diagnosis [of ADHD] is a mess.”

The quite conventional and orthodox panel essentially said it was not sure ADHD was even a valid diagnosis. In other words, it virtually admitted that ADD and ADHD might be nothing more than attempts to categorize certain children’s behaviors—with no organic cause, no clear-cut biological basis, no provable reason for even using the ADD or ADHD labels.

The panel found “no data to indicate that ADHD is due to a brain malfunction [which malfunction had been the whole psychiatric assumption].”

This panel found that Ritalin has not been shown to have long-term benefits. In fact, the panel stated that Ritalin has resulted in little improvement on academic achievement or social skills.”

Ritalin can cause high blood pressure, severe insomnia, psychotic symptoms (like seeing things or visual hallucinations) and heart problems. see: ritalinsideeffects.net

The FDA has taken an interest in the University of Texas’ research regarding Ritalin and cancer. The research is alarming, but premature to be conclusive. In this surprising study researchers have discovered that every child they tested who was taking Ritalin (methylphenidate) developed chromosomal aberrations that have been associated with an increased risk of cancer (El-Zein, 2005).

Could Ritalin cause Prostate cancer – eHealthMe.com. Prostate cancer is found among people who take Ritalin.

The recent finding that Ritalin can cause cancer in some animals was not taken seriously. Scientific studies on carcinogenicity were finally released in June 1993 revealing that feeding mice Ritalin, induced liver tumors including very rare and highly malignant cancers. These results were found at dosage levels close to those routinely prescribed for children.

Animal tests are very good predictors of human health effects. In fact, the International Agency for Research on Cancer suggests that if a chemical is proven to cause cancer in animals, it should be treated as if it were cancer-causing in humans as well.

More from HealthCentral.com (Amanda Gardner):

The concerns about the drug, a stimulant that has been used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) for decades, surfaced during a FDA pediatrics advisory committee meeting. The findings, by researchers from the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas, showed damage to the chromosomes of all of the 12 children who had taken Ritalin for three months.

Concerns about Ritalin’s cancer risk are more important in view of the millions of children treated yearly with the drug and the increasing happenings of childhood cancer, by some 35% over the last thirty years. My friend, are you awake yet?

The advisory committee had been called to discuss yet another health issue surrounding the class of ADHD medications known as methylphenidates, to which Ritalin belongs: Some psychiatric side effects have been reported among children using Concerta, Ritalin and other versions of these drugs.

“We’re not telling people to all go off their medication because you don’t know what this means,” said Melissa L. Bondy, co-author of the study, which first appeared in the online issue Cancer Letters. “You can’t base changing practice on 12 patients. Look how many millions of kids are on this. Do you want to tell all the mothers and fathers to take their kids off of the drugs?”

Well, YES! I would STRONGLY recommend that you stop giving your beloved and biologically fragile children substances that we really do not know much about. Where are the LONG term studies? Oh, have you heard – your children are the guinea pigs in an ongoing long term study. Did you not realize that? Were you not aware? I wonder why you were not aware.

The Physicians Desk Reference of Drug Side Effects notes that, regarding the pharmacology of Ritalin: “The mode of action in man is not completely understood.” And this is what you’re giving your child! The pharmaceutical manufacturers admit that they don’t even know how it works. They’re just experimentingon your child.

Scientists from the FDA, the NIH and the Environmental Protection Agency traveled to Texas to examine the study methods used by the researchers.

“We’re hoping that they’ll see this as a major public health issue, and as something that needs to be done,” Bondy added.

Meanwhile, the question of labeling changes because of possible psychiatric effects of Ritalin and other methylphenidates have been put on hold after the advisory committee told FDA officials that it was hesitant to recommend such changes.

For more information see: May Cause Death BUT – Safe? / Another Simple Solution – Posted on August 13, 2014 on William’s Weblog.

This is all so incomprehensible to me. Type “Ritalin and Cancer” into a search engine. Be prepared to pass out. And when you get back up off of the floor, let me hear from you.

My friends, your child does not need ANY chemical substance.

What does your child need? – Sunshine, smiles, hugs, organic food, pure water, more hugs, the freedom to be, more smiles, and they desperately need to hear, “I Love You”, about a thousand times each day. Say it so many times that, when you are gone, they will still hear it.

In the soft, still quiet of their night, they will need to hear your voice. They will need to know just how much you loved them. They will come to feel that your love still lives in their heart. And, they will realize that the Love of God is truly everlasting.

“Philosophy will clip an Angel’s wings,
Conquer all mysteries by rule and line,
Empty the haunted air, and gnomed mine-
Unweave a rainbow.
                 –
John Keats

My deeply Loved "Rosie"

My deeply Loved “Rosie”. Next week I shall share the story of my love for her and of her salvation from an early death from Cancer. My prayer is that it may be beneficial to you.

 

Metformin originates from compounds derived from the French lilac (Galega officinalis). The plant has been used since the Middle Ages to relieve the symptoms of diabetes.

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Children & Cell Phone Radiation / Monnig Meteorite Gallery

“It isn’t what the book costs.
It’s what it will cost you
if you don’t read it.”
– Jim Rohn

My friends, I feel that it is important to share this information with you.

Does anyone know where Townes Is?

Does anyone know where Townes is?

The following is from RF SAFE (read entire article at www.rfsafe.com). Research published last year established greater health risks from exposure to cell phone radiation. Major governmental reports were released, and policies were adopted in Europe and India to reduce risks from cell phone radiation exposure.

Following are major research and policy developments regarding cell phone and wireless radiation health and safety in 2013:

– 25 or more years of cell phone and cordless phone use was found to be associated with a tripled risk of brain cancer.

– Women who used cell phones for ten or more years were two-and- a-half times more likely to develop acoustic neuroma, a tumor on the nerve from the ear to the brain.

This is what the path to knowledge looks like!

Yes, child. This is what the pathway to knowledge looks like!

– Only 30 minutes of exposure to LTE, 4th generation cell phone radiation, was found to alter activity on both sides of the human brain.

– Children with slightly elevated lead levels in their blood who used cell phones were found to be at greater risk of developing Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) than lead-exposed children who did not use cell phones; the amount of cell phone use predicted ADHD.

Left to their own devices, children know what to do along this pathway.

When guided down this pathway, your child will know what to do.

The American Academy of Pediatrics submitted a letter to the FCC that urged the adoption of standards that protect children’s health and well-being from radiation emitted by cell phones and other wireless devices; that reflect how people actually use their cell phones; and that provide sufficient information to enable consumers to make informed decisions when they purchase cell phones.

YOU MAY WANT TO SIT DOWN FOR THIS – I DID:

Natalie enjoys feeding the fish at the Japanese Garden.

Natalie enjoys feeding the fish at the Japanese Garden.

The U.S. (that’s us folks!) appointed the former chief lobbyist for the cellular industry, to chair the FCC, raising concerns in the public health community that the FCC will not strengthen our obsolete and inadequate cell phone radiation standards.

We really should STOP voting for people who even allow a lobbyist into their office? The lives and safety of our children depend upon it!

And please remember, your VOTE is the most powerful and the most valuable thing you possess. Your vote is a very Sacred Gift placed into your hands by truly loving and courageous people, who suffered and died in countless battles around this earth. You can thank them and express your love for them by exercising this precious freedom, that they so lovingly gave to you. We paid a higher cost in human suffering and death for our freedom to govern ourselves, than for any thing else in life.

Cole has walked long enough & needs a break.

Cole has walked long enough & needs a break.

Please do the research to discover who really cares for us and then, recruit them to run for public office. Support them, vote for them, and then monitor them until they flinch when they see you. And if they stop truly representing you and your precious children – get rid of them and vote them out of their office of Sacred Trust! Take control of your country or prepare to pay an unbearable price.

The World Health Organization in a 471 page report concluded that there is now “limited evidence” in both humans and laboratory animals that radio frequency radiation, especially from cell phones, causes cancer.

The European Environment Agency issued a report calling on governments to reduce exposure to cell phone radiation, especially exposure to children and young adults who are at greatest risk for brain and salivary gland tumors; the report recommended texting (not while driving, silly), use of hands-free sets, and improved cell phone design; governments should reconsider the present exposure standards; cell phones should be required to have effective labeling and warnings about potential risks; and funding should be provided for “urgently needed research into the health effects of phones” and base stations.

Twelve health experts called on governments to adopt stricter safety standards for radio frequency radiation because the obsolete, current standards are not based on the recent literature about biological effects; and recommended that Wi-Fi be banned from public schools and other public venues.

The Los Angeles Unified School District adopted a $500 million

Hey, I need a break too!

Hey, I need a break too!

technology plan to install Wi-Fi in every classroom and provide every student with a wireless tablet despite opposition from health experts and the American Academy of Pediatrics. By the way, the Anderson School does not have Wi-Fi for this and other good reasons.

Belgium banned children’s cell phones and requires the specific absorption rate (SAR) be listed on every cell phone at the point of sale and a warning provided to customers to choose a lower SAR phone, use it moderately, and wear an earpiece.

Below are the lowest Cell phone radiation levels in the U. S. – Updated July 3, 2013 by Lynn La and Kent German from: http://reviews.cnet.com/cell-phone-radiation-levels/

Rank          Model                                   SAR (Specific Absorption Rate)

1      Samsung Galaxy Note                      0.19  (This is the safest one)
2      Samsung Galaxy Note                      0.27
3      Samsung Galaxy Note 2                   0.28
4      Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket        0.30
5      Kyocera DuraXT                               0.32
6      Pantech Discover                             0.35
7      Samsung Galaxy Beam                    0.36
8      Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II      0.37
9      Pantech Swift                                   0.38
10    Samsung Jitterbug Plus                    0.40
10a  Jitterbug Plus                                    0.40
12    Samsung Gusto 2                             0.41
12a  Kyocera DuraMax                             0.41
12b  Samsung Gusto 2                             0.41

And I know you are curious.
The model with the HIGHEST SAR,
or Specific Absorption Rate is:
the BlackBerry Curve 9310                        1.58 (SAR)

The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health warned the public to reduce their exposure to cell phone radiation.

Hey! Has anyone seen his theater ticket?

Hey! Has anyone seen his theater ticket?

Links to these and other stories are available on http://www.rfsafe.com. I have purchased products from this company and can highly recommend them to you. Our special thanks goes to rfsafe and the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkely.

On Friday, January 10 we will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Barnes and Noble Book Store, one block south of the Hulen Shopping Center, 4801 Overton Ridge Blvd. Suite 100, Fort Worth – Telephone Number: (817) 346-2368. At 11:00 a.m., we will will travel to a nearby eatery to enjoy lunch. At 12:15 we will enjoy a guided tour of the Monnig Meteorite Gallery, located in the Sid Richardson Building, Room 240 (behind Winton Scott) on the campus of Texas Christian University (817-257-6377 / 6277). Please Do NOT drop your child(ren) off early or without Dr. and Mrs. Anderson present.Sign 10415

FINANCIAL: No fee at the Meteorite Gallery. Please provide funds for a book. Lunch Please provide funds for lunch. Refreshments Will be available at the bookstore.

Please escort your child(ren) to the Meteorite Gallery when dropping off. Do not allow your child(ren) to enter unescorted. Your child(ren) can become lost. Students are NOT to leave the Gallery, Restaurant or Bookstore at any time, for any reason, including the need use the restroom or secure a ride, without the approval of Dr. or Mrs. Anderson. Students are required to let Dr. Anderson know when your ride has arrived & with whom you are leaving or he will pass out, hit the floor and constantly complain to Mrs. A about all the bruises and pain. Parents – please ask your child if this has been done.

Is that Abby joining the card game?

Is that Abby                         joining the card game?

Drop-off will be at the Barnes & Nobel Bookstore at 9:30 a.m. & pick up will be at 2:30 p. m. at the Meteorite Gallery.

Uniform pants with a belt, polished shoes & red monogrammed school shirts are required. All PARENTS/GUARDIANS/INLAWS/NEIGHBORS/ SIBLINGS, VISITORS & THE CURIOUS are always invited to participate on our trips.

Emergency Telephone: 682-777-1908

IMPORTANT DATES:
Jan. 24 Fort Worth Stock Show
Jan. 20 (Mon.) Dr. M. L. King Holiday
Feb. 17 (Mon.) President’s Day Holiday
Mar. 10-14 Spring Break Holidays