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Radio Interview with Karyne Richardson-Meads

> Fresh Talk Radio host John Seeley talks with Karyne Richardson-Meads about the sound therapy that helps treat autism and correct brain function to normal behavior

National Vaccine Information Center Calls for Removal of Vaccine Safety Oversight from Department of Health and Human Services

On Aug. 27, 2014 a senior scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)1 publicly admitted2 that he and other CDC officials, including the current CDC’s Director of Immunization Safety,3, 4 published a study about MMR vaccine safety in 20045 that “omitted statistically significant information” and “did not follow the final study protocol. “He said the study “omitted relevant findings in a particular study for a particular sub group for a particular vaccine” and added that “there have always been recognized risks for vaccination” and “it is the responsibility for the CDC to properly convey [vaccine] risks.”

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> Reality or Misdiagnosis: Your Child and ADD/ADHD
> Quantum Spectra-Vision™

Published Articles
> Allergies linked to ADD and ADHD
> Balance, Toxicity and Harmony
> Cellular CPR
> Sounds That Nurture the Unborn Child

Published Books
> Children with Starving Brains by Jaquelyn McCandless, M.D.
> The Out-of-Sync Child by Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A.
> When Listening Comes Alive by Paul Madaul, Ph.D.
> The Indigo Children Ten Years Later by Lee Carroll and Jan Tober
> Ritalin-Free Kids
   by Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, N.D., M.S.W. and Robert Ullman, N.D.
> The Power of Sound by Joshua Leeds
> Vibrational Medicine by Richard Gerber, M.D.

Reality or Misdiagnosis:
Your Child and ADD/ADHD

Attentional difficulties, especially in children, are often misdiagnosed as caused by ADHD. That’s because the exact behaviors that clinically define ADD/ADHD are also created by a number of non-ADD-related causes. In cases where ADD or ADHD is not the correct diagnosis, stimulant medication may actually make matters worse. In fact, approximately 50% of the ADD/ADHD diagnosed children we see at SETI should not be taking these medications.

If it’s not ADHD, then what is causing the problem?

ADHD-like Behaviors Can Be Generated by Many Conditions
1) Some children experience stress-related attentional problems. Learning disorders that most commonly show up at school are also linked to problems with children's sleep patterns, digestion and expressive speech ability, including stuttering. The stress could be related to school academics or peer group acceptance. In these cases it is important to work on both the focusing problem and the stress-related anxiety in a coordinated program of treatment.

2) Many parents tell us that their "ADD" child had food allergies when they were younger. These allergies may still be active and contributing to the child’s attentional difficulties. In young children the allergic symptoms frequently manifest as ear infections, colds, sinus congestion and headaches. As the child ages the allergy may show up as agitation and restlessness, difficulty in focusing, poor concentration, "foggy brain" and even mood swings and irritability. During teen years this can be compounded by hormonal changes. The good news is that food-allergy-related attentional difficulties are treatable without injections, using homeopathy and orthomolecular nutrition formulated individually for each child.

3) The classic ADD situation arises when there is an increase in theta and a decrease in beta brain wave activity at an inappropriate time. An example might be a child trying to do math or comprehend a reading assignment while operating with a brain wave state that we would use to relax prior to going to sleep. Their brain will not permit them to move from a resting to an attentional state on demand. There is also an attentional disorder with hyperactivity (ADHD). These children usually have impulsive and aggressive behaviors that accompany their distractability. This problem is easily corrected through technology first developed by the Monroe Institute, which is integrated into SETI's combined therapies.

4) Perhaps the most dramatically increasing group of childrenwho are misdiagnosed as having ADD are those whose treatment is frequently the easiest: global thinkers who are bored with school. Typically they are extremely bright and are visual/spatial learners, yet they appear to manifest the classic symptoms of ADD. They are generally multi-task thinkers—quite sensitive to their physical and emotional environment—and astute problem solvers. However, their distractability stems from boredom and their giftedness, rather than true attentional problems. (Albert Einstein comes to mind!) Our work with these children is usually short and very rewarding.

5) Labels are a real handicap. With so many different problems masking themselves with ADD-like behaviors, it is important that parents, teachers and healers not lump every attentionally challenged child into the ADD classification. At the SETI Institute we do comprehensive evaluations that encompass physical, neurological, emotional, social, and psychological factors. Giving a name to a problem does not fix it. Labels may keep children in a box of self-doubt that might cause them to give up on their own future. Self discovery and conscious mental and emotional growth should be part of every child’s normal development into adulthood. Only an accurate picture will permit the application of the most appropriate and productive combination treatment program. Things aren’t always what they seem. So focus on the facts. Get more information about attentional problems and how they can be treated without drugs.

6) Auditory processing problems are a case in point. They trigger attentional difficulties. The root of this problem may be a history of ear infections in early life. These infections may impair the ability to effectively process a sequence of directions. For example, when you tell a child with auditory processing problems to do four things in order to get ready for bed, they may be able to remember only the first -- or perhaps the last two -- steps in the sequence. Many individuals, including adults with auditory processing problems, are able to benefit from the SETI Method of auditory retraining technique offered at The Sound Entrainment Therapies Institute.

Many of you have heard the term "auditory processing difficulties." What exactly does it mean, and how is it affecting you or your child? Auditory processing refers to how you take in, and then process -- store-retrieve-use -- auditory information. This involves tonal as well as sequential auditory abilities, both forming the foundation of language processing. The speed of auditory processing is critical to success in learning and communication.

Think about what it’s like to try to converse with another person in a foreign language, where your ability to translate is too slow for the pace of the conversation.

Many children are affected by the slower processing of language; in other words, it takes longer to grasp the meaning of what they’ve just heard. The problem is that while those children are focusing on understanding a word or phrase, they will lose the next set of words. You can see in their faces the struggle to keep up with the teacher. Yet with each new chunk of information they fall further behind. Their days are more exhausting than yours or mine because they are working so hard all the time. It is also common for these children to have a hard time getting up in the morning because their sleep has not fully restored them.

Another processing difficulty occurs because the child may not hear sounds in their proper order. For instance, "desk" may be heard as "decks," with the s and k sounds arriving in reverse order. While some children have a visual letter reversal, these kids have an auditory reversal and are writing what they heard. Their spelling reflects their hearing of sound sequences. The Sound Entrainment program designed for these children "tunes" the ears to listen to sounds at the same loudness (decibels) at the same time. This is auditory dyslexia (not visual dyslexia), and it is treatable.

Many children are sensitive in a different way. They hear too much sound input all at the same time. We think the ear’s job is getting auditory information to the brain. Yet an important role is keeping unnecessary information in the background. Filtering out unnecessary sounds is as important as tuning in or focusing on what we do want to hear. The focusing of attention is done with the ear, as well as the brain. If the muscles of the middle ear are weak, they are not serving their role of filtering sounds so that the mind can be focused and attentive. It would be like going into a restaurant and hearing the conversations of all the surrounding tables or like turning on the TV and being exposed to all the information coming through all the channels at the same time. It’s exhausting to the child.

Frequently, children with this difficulty are either hyper-distracted or hyper-focused; they often moving from one to another. So a child who cannot pay attention at school may come home and watch TV and not hear you call his name from three feet away. It is a compensatory mechanism -- a way of giving the brain a rest.

How do you solve this problem? Just like an eye doctor might put a patch over a strong eye to exercise the weak one -- the SETI technology uses special sound programs that exercise and retrain the muscles of the middle ear. It’s like an "aerobic" workout for those muscles. Once they are retrained, they can efficiently filter out unwanted sounds. A child becomes less distracted by noises around him and can then focus on the teacher’s or parent’s instruction.

Fortunately, most auditory processing problems are easily treated using a Sound Entrainment program that is non-invasive and provides auditory re-education. Using special bone-conduction headsets, these programs can be as short as a few weeks or last up to several months. Teens and young adults can also benefit from these programs. All therapies are individualized.

Children used to come to the Institute two to three times a week. Now, with the newest bone-conduction sound technology, parents can be certified to administer the Tomatis-based sound programs at home. Better results at much lower cost per family is now a reality. Improved tonal processing -- which supports auditory sequential processing and language processing -- are vital for success in school and life. Get more information about auditory processing and other available therapies for learning difficulties of all types.

Bring back the joyful wonder of learning and discovery to your child’s world.

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Quantum Spectra-Vision™

The Quantum Spectra-Vision™ Technology has the ability to test over 9,000 substances and receives a detailed response back from the body, which is then recorded in the computer. It taps into, or 'eavesdrops' on the body's communication systems –much like the Internet. This revolutionary technology has been developed through combined efforts in Germany and the U.S., employing the landmark findings of Dr. Alfred Gilman, M.D.

Quantum Spectra-Vision™ testing is a method of measuring electrical responses of the body, which helps identify various stressors that might interfere with the bio-electrical communication process within the body. The evaluation may include recommendations for natural remedies, stress reduction methods and/or nutritional changes designed to balance bio-energy and enhance overall wellness. These recommendations are not cures for any known diseases, nor do they need to be. It is NOT a method of diagnosing illness, nor are the suggested remedies designed to replace any of the medications or treatments currently being provided or recommended by a primary care practitioner.

Stress is defined as "a maladaptive response to change in the environment." Finding ways to deal with stress is critical to wellness. Although stress affects individuals differently, one fact is beyond dispute: stress, especially unresolved, long-term stress, is a primary contributor to psychological and biological illness.

Self-regulation and Quantum Spectra-Vision™ Testing
The human body is a complex sensing organism with innate intelligence, capable of processing everything that enters into its environment. Processing stimuli thousands of times per second, the body strives to sustain a balance between systems (called homeostasis). The body's self-regulation of all its systems is critical to our overall well-being.

So remarkable is the body's drive to maintain balance that even in the face of extreme stress, we are often unaware of imbalance until the body's coping mechanisms are overloaded and physical symptoms manifest themselves. For example, ailments such as ADD, ADHD, PDD, Dyslexia, ASD and Depression don't develop overnight although they may reveal themselves suddenly.

By monitoring the body's response to electrical impulses, Quantum Sprectra-Vision™ testing taps into the body's own data communication pathway and then maps the stress blueprint of the body. This provides non-invasive testing to determine stress responses and functional imbalances in the body.

How: Everything in the universe has a frequency and vibration (E=MC2 means that all matter is just a form of energy, only the vibration rate is much slower). Quantum Spectra-Vision™ testing uses electromagnetic information that flows through the fluid in the mesenchyme just beneath the skin, acting as a communication network. This bioenergetic communication network, which includes the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) meridian system, precedes and directs the biochemical and neurological networks of the body. Without communication there is confusion and chaos, internally as well as externally.

The human body is 60 percent water and acts as closed water system, like a pool. Stress creates a wave pattern in its reaction to a stressor. So a wave is created when we react to stress, much like throwing a rock into a pond. This system holds the energy signature of thousands of substances.

The Multi-Channel System uses electrodes on the head, wrist and ankles to test skin resistance, and the machine broadcasts a wave for each substance into your body, using very low voltage that you can't feel, then measures your galvanic skin response to that signal. In short, Quantum Spectra-Vision™ testing eavesdrops on your communication internet for what is out-of-sequence, out-of-phase, not connected, not coherent —for what is stressed.

Quantum Spectra-Vision™ Test Results
The testing identifies responses both to, and within, your body, including toxic load, allergic response, or energetic imbalance to:
– Toxins —chemical, microbial, heavy metal, inhalants (pollens, molds, etc.),
   viral and vaccine reactions;
– Foods, nutrients and enzymes;
– Body systems, organs and processes (metabolism, acid/alkaline balance, etc.).

The testing provides information for the type of support you may need to help you reduce these stressors and balance deficiencies, including:
– Self care —dietary adjustments, orthomolecular nutrition, environmental
   alterations, etc.;
– Other healthcare providers, such as follow-up testing for physicians (M.D. or
   N.D.), dental problems, spinal misalignments for osteopathic/cranial-
   sacral/chiropractic adjustments, imbalanced acupuncture points, nutritional
   issues, homeopathic remedies.

The testing also provides customized homeopathic remedies.

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Children with Starving Brains
A Medical Treatment Guide for
Autism Spectrum Disorder,
Second Edition

by Jaquelyn McCandless, M.D.

Editorial Reviews
About the Author
Jacquelyn McCandless received her M.D. from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and is certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Since the early 1990s, her interest in women's issues and sexuality has led to an alternative medicine practice with a focus on anti-aging, brain nutrition, and natural hormone therapy. In 1996, after her granddaughter was diagnosed with autism, she returned even more to basic medicine and began working with biomedical aspects of developmentally delayed children. She now utilizes the knowledge she gained searching for treatments for her grandchild to help other ASD children.

Book Description
In the midst of a worldwide epidemic of autism, ADD, and ADHD, this book is a message of hope to parents embarking on the challenging journey of finding proper medical care for their Autism Spectrum Disorder children. Genetic susceptibility activated by "triggers" such as pesticides and heavy metals in vaccines can lead to immune system impairment, gut dysfunction, and pathogen invasion such as yeast and viruses in many children.

This is the first book written by an experienced clinician that gives a step-by-step treatment guide for parents and doctors based on the understanding that ASD is a complex biomedical illness resulting in significant brain malnutrition. Dr. McCandless, whose grandchild with autism has inspired her "broad spectrum approach," describes important diagnostic tools needed to select appropriate treatment programs. Her book explains major therapies newly available and identifies safe and effective options for parents and physicians working together to improve the health of these special children.

Now in a second edition, the book has new material and includes an index.

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The Out-of-Sync Child
Recognizing and Coping With
Sensory Integration Dysfunction

by Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A.
and Larry B. Silver

Editorial Reviews
Do you know a child who plays too rough, is uncoordinated, hates being touched, is ultra-sensitive (or unusually insensitive) to noise or sensations of heat and cold? Many pediatricians and other experts are beginning to recognize a link between some of these apparently unrelated behavior patterns. Children with perfectly normal "far senses" (such as sight and hearing) may have, because of a poorly integrated nervous system, serious problems with their "near senses," including touch, balance, and internal muscle sensation. It's called Sensory Integration Dysfunction, or SI. The announcement of yet another new syndrome is bound to raise skeptical eyebrows--and with good reason. (How do we know which child really has SI, and which one just happens to share some of the same symptoms?) Author Carol Stock Kranowitz argues convincingly, however, that for some children SI is a real disorder, and that it is devastating partly because it so often looks like nothing so much as "being difficult." And, whatever the scientific status of SI, Kranowitz carefully details many routines and remedies that will help children--and the parents of children--who exhibit the behaviors described. This book is a must-read for all doctors, pediatricians, and (perhaps especially) childcare workers. --Richard Farr

From Publishers Weekly
Kranowitz, a teacher who has worked for 20 years in the field of sensory integration dysfunction and has developed a screening program for its early identification, writes intelligently about a bewildering topic. Fairly common (an estimated 12%-30% of children are affected), the disorder is nevertheless baffling to experts and parents alike, in part because of its diverse, contradictory symptoms: such children may be either hypo- or hypersensitive. Often erroneously diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD) or labeled "difficult, picky, clumsy, oversensitive, or inattentive," children with SI dysfunction exhibit unusual responses to touching and being touched, and/or to moving and being moved. In concise, well-organized chapters, Kranowitz reveals how the tactile, vestibular (pertaining to gravity and movement) and propriaceptive (pertaining to joints, muscles and ligaments) senses operate. Checklists and sidebars throughout the text compare the "normal" child in various situations to the child with sensory integration dysfunction. Asserting SI dysfunction is best treated by occupational therapy, not by medication, Kranowitz helps clear the way for families to understand a disorder that they may suspect but not have been able to pinpoint. Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
"Difficult." "Picky." "Oversensitive." "Clumsy." "Unpredictable." "Inattentive." Children who have been labeled with words like these may actually be suffering from Sensory Integration Disorder-a very common, but frequently misdiagnosed, condition that can manifest itself in excessively high or low activity levels, problems with motor coordination, oversensitivity or undersensitivity to sensations and movements, and other symptoms. This guide, written by an expert in the field, explains how SI Dysfunction can be confused with ADD, learning disabilities, and other problems, tells how parents can recognize the problem-and offers a drug-free treatment approach for children who need help.

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When Listening Comes Alive
When Listening Comes Alive coverA Guide to Effective Learning and Communication
by Paul Madaul, Ph.D.

The personal story of the author, his very troubled youth, and the man who helped him overcome his severe problems - Alfred Tomatis. After overcoming his difficulties, the author started treating others with the same method. In a nutshell: the Tomatis Method relies on the ear and its function (listening) to treat conditions as different as Autism, Hyperactivity, singing, reading and writing problems and many more. This is a facinating book for it combines a very moving personal story with a VERY CLEAR presentation of the method. Any parent with a child diagnosed as hyperactive or the like should read the book. Any person who is interested in a very unique and original approach to the way our body functions shouldn't miss this one. And actually it is a must-read for all teachers.

The Indigo Children Ten Years Later
INDIGO CHILDREN TEN YEARS LATER coverWhat's happening with the Indigo Teenagers!
Lee Carroll and Jan Tober

This is the 14th book of Lee Carroll, and the third in the Indigo series with Jan Tober.
   Half a million people have enjoyed the first two Indigo books, all set in motion with The Indigo Children. This first book not only stirred the interest of many people throughout the world with respect to the profound change in consciousness being manifest in these special kids, but it also gave suggestions to parents, teachers, and caregivers on how to interact with these fascinating children. It was a Hay House best-seller.
   This new book is now validation of the premise that that humanity is evolving, and that it is being noticed and documented, finally, by education and business professionals all over the earth. The kids are growing up, and in the process the workplace is changing too!

Ritalin-Free Kids coverRitalin-Free Kids
Safe and Effective
Homeopathic Medicine
for ADHD and Other Behavioral
and Learning Problems

by Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, N.D., M.S.W.
and Robert Ullman, N.D.

Editorial Reviews
From Library Journal
As its title indicates, this book strongly argues against the use of the drug Ritalin in the treatment of attention deficit disorder (ADD). The key to the authors' viewpoint lies in Chapter 3, headed "An Epidemic of ADD or a Matter of Overdiagnosis?" They point out that children, like the rest of us, live in "an extremely overstimulated society," with Nintendo replacing outdoor play, movies and TV stressing violence, and beepers providing instant and overly urgent communication. Children respond to the resulting stresses differently from adults and accordingly require different treatment. Because the authors are homeopathic physicians, they not unexpectedly prefer homeopathic solutions to the problem?a "whole person approach" that in some cases may be combined with traditional treatments. In any event, they make a reasonably convincing case for the idea that drugs can be both misapplied and overused and that chemical panaceas are not always the best answer. Recommended for public libraries.?Natalie Kupferberg, Ferris State Univ. Lib., Big Rapids, Mich. Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

The most common treatment for Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) in children are Ritalin and Dexedrine, both amphetamines with common side effects such as headaches, appetite loss, insomnia, depression, and growth retardation. This book offers a homeopathic approach to ADD that has fostered profoundly positive changes in about 80% of the children receiving the treatment. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
Does your child really need drugs to get through the school day? More than six million children in the United States are taking stimulant medications—including Ritalin—to treat behavioral and learning problems such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But there may very well be a better way to manage your child's emotional and learning problems, and you owe it to yourself and your child to find out. Ritalin-Free Kids offers you a safe, effective, and natural alternative to stimulants.

"Before you give your child stimulants, read this book." —From the preface by Edward Chapman, M.D., clinical instructor, Harvard Medical School

"I recommend this book to all parents searching for an alternative treatment to ADHD. The Ullmans demonstrate that every child can benefit from care tailored to their unique characteristics and temperment." —Charles Moore, M.D., child and adolescent psychiatrist, New England Medical Center

"As a physician who evaluates many inattentive and overactive children, I feel that we, as a society, are using stimulant medications far too often for the treatment of ADHD. I was very impressed by Ritalin-Free Kids and definitely recommend it." —Richard Solomon, M.D., director, Allegheny Behavioral and Child Development Services, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

"This clear, balanced, and persuasive book will really open your eyes to the possibility of homeopathic medicine to treat . . . ADHD and a number of emotional and learning problems." —From the foreword by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.

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The Power of Sound
How to Manage Your Personal Soundscape
for a Vital, Productive, and Healthy Life

by Joshua Leeds

Editorial Reviews
Randall McClellan, Ph.D., author of The Healing Forces of Music
The Power of Sound is the first important book on sound therapy for the twenty-first century. . . . Bravo, Mr. Leeds!

Sheila Smith Allen, MA, OTR, BCP, Codirector of Pediatric Therapeutics
An indispensable guidebook to a new awareness of sound, and an exceptional resource for personal and professional use.

Book Description
What we hear--and how we process it--has a far greater influence on our daily living than we realize. From the womb to the moment we die we are inescapably surrounded by sound, and what we hear can either energize or deplete our nervous systems. It is no exaggeration to say that what goes into our ears can harm us or heal us.

In The Power of Sound Joshua Leeds explores the importance of healthy auditory function. He investigates how noise- or stress-induced auditory dysfunction may result in difficulties in learning, communication, and social interactions, and he explains new techniques designed to invigorate auditory skills. The accompanying CD of psychoacoustically refined classical music provides immediate examples of the benefits of music explained in the book. Readers can experience the effects of a variety of sounds and begin the life-enhancing design of their own soundscapes.

Includes detailed guides for musicians and healthcare professionals

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Vibrational Medicine
The #1 Handbook of Subtle-Energy Therapies
by Richard Gerber M.D.,
William A. Tiller,
Gabriel Cousens (Introduction)

Editorial Reviews
Larry Dossey, M.D., author of Healing
Words Dr. Richard Gerber has provided a valuable step in thinking about the higher reaches of human beings.

Health World
A landmark book, written with profound understanding, but in simple and readable language.

Book Description
The original comprehensive guide to energetic healing with a new preface by the author and updated resources. * More than 125,000 copies sold. * Explores the actual science of etheric energies, replacing the Newtonian worldview with a new model based on Einstein's physics of energy. * Summarizes key points at the end of each chapter to help the serious student absorb and retain the wealth of information presented.

This combination of ancient wisdom and new science is the definitive introduction to health care for modern times. The standard reference book on energetic healing, Vibrational Medicine has gained widespread acceptance by individuals, schools, and health-care institutions nationwide as the textbook of choice for the study of alternative medicine. Trained in a variety of alternative therapies as well as conventional Western medicine, Dr. Gerber provides an encyclopedic treatment of energetic healing, covering subtle-energy fields, acupuncture, Bach flower remedies, homeopathy, radionics, crystal healing, electrotherapy, radiology, chakras, meditation, and psychic healing. He explains current theories about how various energy therapies work and offers readers new insights into the physical and spiritual perspectives of health and disease.

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