Is ADHD Discrimination Against Creative Learning?

If we assume everyone learns the same we risk loosing the diversity that nurtures creative genius.

Let’s discuss the three primary types of learners, Auditory, Visual and Kinesthetic. First, let’s consider children who learn auditorily. That means they learn, think and associate based mostly upon their hearing. Auditory learners excel in classroom environments like lecture halls and seminars where the bulk of the lesson is presented orally.

Auditory learners will learn to spell at an earlier age when taught phonetically. However in a strictly visual learning environment, they can easily fall behind the visual and kinesthetic students.

Children that learn and associate primarily through visual stimulation tend to learn faster by watching and observing. These students may take longer to paint a total picture, if the information presented is in the form of a lecture or speech.

Then we have kinesthetic learners. These children learn better by hands on experience and develop critical intuitive skills. Kinesthetic learners naturally behave more emotionally than auditory or visual learners do.

Often mistaken as a symptom of ADHD, daydreaming is actually a positive attribute of all creative individuals, Daydreaming, whether by an auditory, visual or kinesthetic, involves the gift of spatial thinking necessary for developing problem solving abilities.

Children labeled with ADHD are often a natural wellspring of innovative ideas. Because they do not jump to early conclusions, they play out all the options and are able to follow a complex thought through to the end. Being able to multi-task takes time to develop and is a great skill for problem solvers.

All three learning types offer brilliant insights into art, music, and science. Abstract thinking (daydreaming) is a skill that is necessary for inventing, composing, and integrative applications.

There was a time when we encouraged enthusiasm and diverse thinking skills in our classrooms and think tanks. If someone has a tends to go off on wild tangents is a desirable trait that makes for interesting conversation.

The ability to focus on a task with an attitude of commitment and drive is an attribute that should be encouraged. Instead, the dogma of ADHD suggests that they are unable focus on assigned tasks. Perhaps we should simply assign them with more individualized tasks, rather than label them as misfits.

Many naturally creative and extremely intelligent individuals are unfortunately labeled as ADHD and subjected to harsh psychotropic drugs.

It is a shame that children possessing specific abilities are not encouraged to develop them. The tendency to see the world with a different perspective should have never be condemned or regarded as less than normal.

Are we curbing the little doctors, scientists, explorers and playwrights of the future? Why wouldn’t we nurture their hidden gifts, rather than intervening upon their intellectual landscapes with brain altering chemicals? Are we attempting to psychologically homogenize children to all be the same?

We Need To Make A Stand For Positive Change

The whole ADHD assumption is dependent on discriminating against the positive, natural and genuine qualities of children and implying a negative, destructive and chemical change. Imagine how many great minds throughout history would have been stifled or even lost if they were subjected to the same chemical interventions in their own times.

By embracing these individual gifts as the positive traits they are, we can begin to see how diversity is a natural part of our evolution.

By demanding they be chemically altered into conformity, we deny not only our children their natural heritage as free thinking individuals, but we deny ourselves the primary purpose we are here; to help build a brighter, kinder and better future.

Right Brain Thinking v.s. Brain Stem Confusion

When sound, as information goes into your right ear, it is sent over to the left side of the brain. This is where speech development usually takes place. However, and the reasons are varied, some children learn with a right-brained bias. Visual learners tend to be in this category. The right side is devoted to intuitive, holistic thinking, whereas, the left side is reserved for analytical, deductive, linear thinking.

Many visual, right brain oriented learners have photographic memories but weak verbal memories. Some of these people may have difficulty reading and writing, yet have incredible problem solving skills. Keep in mind, that ultimately everyone uses both sides of the brain, however even a moderately inclined visual thinker, could easily be misdiagnosed as ADHD, it can depend on many factors.

We Need A Paradigm Shift Of Thinking And Teaching

The bottom line is we need to expand our perspective to include all levels and types of creative learning skills. This of course is more challenging than simply drugging people. Changing the way we teach requires a total makeover. But it all begins with changing our own perspectives on an ever-changing world viewpoint.

Is it fair to impose a two-dimensional perspective upon a three-dimensional thinker? Is it right to demand old school propaganda be imposed upon new age thinking? Can a grown man fit into the clothes of his youth? Neither should we attempt to put new wine into an old wine skin, for that matter.

Our world view once accepted the Newtonian and Cartesian mechanistic perspective as absolute. But today we live in a holographic world of Quantum mechanics and Relativistic physics. This new perspective has totally transformed the world, as we know it today.

Now, we need to apply the same paradigm shift to the way we teach our children, as well as the way we perceive ourselves.

Live well,



The Self Health Revolution Part 1

Today I would like to write about an important issue that is drawing more and more attention these days.

There are exciting breakthroughs happening in alternative medicine that need some clarification. Historically, there has always been a point where the old science is replaced by the new. It has always been acceptable to apply old thinking with old technology.

The trouble starts when we use old thinking with new technologies. That’s what I want to discuss here tonight, the classic conundrum.

A new way of thinking is necessary to advance new science. The world is in need of radical positive change, however it does take time to understand the value of change. Inevitably change is driven by healthy need. You have heard the old adage that necessity is the mother of invention, right?

Mankind has a natural tendency to resist any change, whether it’s a good change or not. If any given thing is working well, why try to fix it, right? On the other hand, if a thing is not working well, it needs to be adjusted or changed. I’m confidant you already realize that the modern disease-care model is in dire need of radical positive change. It is self evident that it has not ever worked well, and is not working well yet today.

I know you are looking for real, lasting solutions or you wouldn’t be listening to this right now. It is because of your need and millions of others like you that have similar needs, that we have discovered many real, lasting solutions to make a positive change.

When I speak of change, I speak of 180 degree, turn around, and revolutionary change. The time is at hand my friends to face the beautiful music and dance in the light of a new dawn.

There are so many examples I can use to paint you a picture . . . there was I time we all know about, when the consensus was that the universe revolved around the sun, we know that way of thinking has changed. It caused a revolution that led to the world we live in today. We all know of a time when the majority believed the world was flat. Changing from one set of values, based on limited thinking, has never been a smooth transition. Thank God for persistent individuals who have shown conviction and persistence to bring these changes into reality.

The reality of your situation, who ever you may be, is dependant upon your beliefs and values as well as your goals. Quite often, it has been said that, a man is at his best while he is at his lowest point. In other words, I am saying that for example, when I feel sick I tend to pay attention to what I can do to promote and then sustain wellness. When I am financially challenged, I tend to analyze better what I need to do to get back in the game of things, to get in tune with new opportunities. It is then that I, myself, am most willing to make a positive change.

Most of us don’t think about what to do to get healthier if we are presently happy we our health status. That is why I want to go into this subject today. Some of you may relate to this. I have personally experienced and also witness in others, the miraculous healing power built into the body. You could devote your entire lifetime to one single element, or part of the human body, and never stop learning about it.

The new science we have today, not only can take us light years into deep space with ultra-high power telescopes and such, but the same technology can take us deep into inside-space as well.

We can relate to things on a cellular level, and molecular level, and then still go further into the atom and even into sub-atomic worlds of pure energy. The same goes for the outside. Scientists have explored the greater regions of outer space, only to find that the biggest things behave like the smallest things, these discoveries became new science of Quantum Mechanics.

It’s all about dealing with quantities of pure energy. All matter is in constant motion. Now, the thing about your body that I was talking about is this; you are either getting better or not. There is no in between. Being well is simply not the absence of disease; being well is the expression of your highest ability in your full capacity to enjoy life.

Now, the question is, how do we attain and sustain this level of health? How can we better live stuck in a universe of pure energy, between all that is infinitely big and all that is infinitely small? The answer is easier than you might first think. The answer is, NATURALLY!

Mankind is the highest expression of all that we call nature. Every great achievement that is notable about human history came from nature, whether it seems directly or indirectly. Call it divine inspiration or the logic of intuition. What ever you choose to call it the truth is true; we are made of the stuff of stars and planets.

For too long now the world consensus seems to have been that we are separate little accidents wondering around like needy little machines driven by chemical impulses. Yes, mechanical and chemical interactions are necessary, but they are not primary. The chemical reactions that we have mapped out in the physical world are first electrical.

By really going into this, you will see a beautiful order to things, a harmony if you will. That is the natural world, a world of complementary opposites. Light and dark, inward and outward, rising and falling, ebb and flow. New science uses the predictability of a ordered universe, and by observing specific principles learn to work with nature, and learn new ways to create positive change.

I only want to instill in you a sense of promise and hope to inspire you to learn more about The Body, Mind and Spiritual connections and how to live a happy, experience filled, vibrant life. You see, the world’s consensus for the last hundred years or so, has been that only drugs can treat or cure a disease. Fortunately, this is only an assumption and isn’t true. That statement, however, only invites controversy.

Ask yourself why every day someone claims to have discovered another disease, but you never hear about any cures? I was shocked to hear that soon emotional depression will be treated as a disease. What isn’t classified as a disease anymore? The more things labeled as a disease the more drugs can be sold, and the more natural remedies become black sheep issues.

If drugs are not curing diseases, why can’t a natural alternative step up to the plate and make a stand? Well, you probably know the answer already, because a drug company can’t patent nature, no patent, and no big profits. The big corporate problem is that natural remedies made from whole foods benefit your body just like fresh air and living water do, and if they could patent them they would.

The new science I speak of is the science of energetic molecular medicine. Today, we can select specific plants, minerals and foods, and introduce them in the right quantities to the body to trigger specific signaling pathways to our cells, which includes our genetic switch board as well.

Because of the organized nature of the body, our organs, cells, molecules and atoms, are taken and used in a beneficial manner. There are no side effects, only added benefits. Why? Because the body is familiar with these natural molecules along with their specific frequencies, and takes them to where they are most needed. This is also referred to as orthomolecular medicine, “ortho” means, “right”.

By simply providing the right molecule in the right quantity, the body will take it to the right place, where it is most needed.

Linus Pauling, two time Nobel Prize laureate, is one of the first pioneers in this new science to bring food as medicine into the molecular age.

This created a necessary paradigm shift in the world view. The way we think about medicine is rapidly changing with how we see the body. I mentioned that we could observe and measure particles and even energy at the quantum levels, which is because all matter is moving energy. Some things simply move faster or slower than other things. This explains the cyclic nature of our world; it is really all about raising your energy levels. You can raise your energy level at different biological frequencies.

Optimizing energy at every level allows all the body’s many systems to function in a balanced healthy manner. I refer to this as Metabolic Sustenance, the tendency for a healthy body to stay health or to maintain a healthful state.

Every cycle in your body works in concert with every other cycle in your body to promote balance and wellness.It has been proven over and over, that by simply changing yourbreathing you can positively or negatively affect your health.

When all is well, the heart and brain reach a harmonious rhythm that is necessary for the immune and healing systems to function.Without this heart-brain rhythm the body the body is out of balance.Everyone knows that if you breathe repeatedly into a small bag you will get dizzy. That’s because you upset a delicate balance betweencarbon dioxide and oxygen. Too much of either can be dangerous.

The last 4 out 7 Nobel Prizes have been based on the sole discovery that cellular communication levels are fundamental to good health. It is commonly accepted that disease is caused by metabolic imbalance, and metabolic imbalances are caused from nutritional deficiencies.

That supports Hippocrates philosophy when he said, “let your food be your medicine and let your medicine be your food”. That is great advice! The body interacts nutrients in a very efficient manner, if you need it, it uses it, if it doesn’t need it, it gets rid of it-no harm done.

Now let’s look at chemical drugs. Your body does not treat a drug like a nutrient. Drugs are measured toxins that will give a specific result, but they are not food and can have negative side effects, where as food complexes do not. The problem with drugs is that they work by manipulating signaling pathways synthetically-that’s the problem.

~ Live well, Tod