What’s Happening to Kids’ Brains? - Dr. Carolyn Dean MD ND

What’s Happening to Kids’ Brains?

December 16, 2018
Is ADHD Really Increasing? This article on Medscape came out at the same time WebMD reported the incidence of autism as 1 in 40 children. In the same news cycle there was a study by the NIH reporting the negative impact of Heavy Screen Time on Young Brains.
The latest ADHD study, using 2015-2016 data, measured the prevalence of ADHD at 10.2%. Boys are more likely to suffer ADHD than girls with an incidence of almost 70%. The recent 10.2% measurement is an increase from 6.1% recorded in 1997-1998.
The Medscape article doesn’t comment on the impact of the high incidence of ADHD on the community. They also don’t ask WHY it is happening. Instead the writers question the statistics and say the numbers are escalating because of “increased awareness by parents and by teachers and school systems.” 
My long-time partner, Bob, says ADHD and autism are partially the effect of kids living more in their Chip Body than their Chemical Body. They stare at the “black mirror” of their cell phones more than they scan human faces finding the black mirror much more interesting. As much as the Chip Body is rewiring their brains, their Chemical Body is under attack from drugs, vaccines, environmental pollution, nutrient deficiencies, and massive stress, which serves to drive them into their Chip Body even more. 
And now, an NIH study finds that “Brain scans of adolescents who are heavy users of smartphones, tablets and video games look different from those of less active screen users.” And this is not teenagers but a cohort of 4,500, 9-10-year-olds. This group will be followed for 10 years to see if this is good or bad. 
One thing that struck me was the many hours of screen time reported by these kids. When a child is on their smartphone for 7 or more hours a day, to me that’s 7 hours that a kid is not reading a book, doing their homework, or playing out in nature. But maybe these kids are fitting into the new Digital environment perfectly as they adapt, adopt and survive. Instead of supporting that position with magnesium and other nutrients to help them cope, modern medicine chooses to add to their chaos by drugging them.
I wrote in The Magnesium Miracle that “Particular brain receptors important for learning and memory depend on magnesium for their regulation. MIT researchers describe magnesium as an absolutely necessary component of the cerebrospinal fluid in order to keep these learning and memory receptors active. The term they use for this activity, interactivity, and changeability is plasticity.”
The very fabric of our children’s brains is being invaded by all the factors and triggers I mention above. Therefore it only makes sense to at least give them magnesium, rub magnesium lotion on them, to help their brains and body cope with these shifts and changes.
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Carolyn Dean MD ND

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