Thank you so much for stopping by! Time appears to be flying by way too fast and I'm looking to do something exciting with the rest of my life. I'll be starting an online fitness business called "GoBeDo" sometime this year. Be sure and check in. You'll learn about High Interval Training, Yoga, Body weight exercise, Spartan races, Functional training and whole lot more. Real $hit, for Old Timers like me. Why? We only have one shot at a grandiose and fulfilling life. Let's get busy creating one. Remember, it's the start that stops most people. The last thing I want to take to my grave is "regret!"
Peace/Love and Hugs!
Guapo (Grandpa Jasso)

Friday, June 17, 2011

CDC Study Shows 1 in 6 Children Developmentally Disabled

Hey, it's Marco! If it seems like every kid on the block has something wrong with him, well, you're not far off: New numbers from the CDC find that 10 million American children -- a sixth of all kids in the country -- now have some kind of "developmental disability." This is a category that's supposed to include everything from hearing loss to cerebral palsy, but c'mon -- you and I both know there's no hearing loss epidemic.
Despite all those white headphones dangling out of every ear, hearing loss among kids is actually DOWN over the past decade. No, the real reason for the 17 percent increase in developmental disabilities in just 12 years is due almost entirely to two conditions -- and I'm sure you can guess the ones I'm talking about.
Here's a hint: One's a complete fabrication... the other is badly overdiagnosed. The fabrication, of course, is ADHD -- the "disease" where kids who act up are rewarded with stimulant drugs.
These kids aren't sick. They might be inattentive, ill-mannered, hot-headed, hyper, violent, or lazy -- but they're not sick. These kids need better food, less TV, and an occasional kick in the seat -- and any parents willing to provide all three will see a miraculous ADHD "cure" right in front of their eyes. Why don't we stop trying to slap labels on every kid who's a little bit different -- especially when those labels lead to drug prescriptions -- and just focus on the ones who really need help for a change. Being a kid is hard enough! Remember?

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