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Posted by Ted (Bangkok, Thailand) on 07/23/2008 383 posts

Asthenia, ADD and ADHD Remedy update:

I had to report the asthenia remedy, which is actually a combination of chronic fatigue syndrome with a major sleeping problem. I actually had two remedies, then it was reduced to one remedy. The first remedy I tried is:

1/4 teaspoon of sodium carbonate plus 1/4 teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate in a glass of water taken twice day.

This one worked, but one case of a professor in Romania who had this condition did report dramatic improvement for a couple of weeks then it stopped working sometimes, so I changed it to this remedy, as he seem to need certain monoatomic elements found in a sea salt, therefore this was used instead:

1/8 teaspoon of sodium carbonate plus 1/8 teaspoon of baking soda and 1/8 sea salt in a glass of water taken 3 or 4 times a day, especially before sleep. They may taken to 1/4 of each, but I always believe in erring on the side of lower dose first, followed by a higher dose if there's no problems in such use. While this is NOT a perfect remedy and 1/8 teaspoon of potassium citrate or potassium bicarbonate can be added, the single biggest problem I encountered is getting even just sodium carbonate and once condition improves, then potassium can be added once a source can be found. The effect of the sea salt added is that there is trace monoatomic element which seems to have consistency in the overall asthenia, in at least this case, lead to a complete cure.

Certain other supplements may be needed such as hydergine and piracetam taken together, but those aren't taken everyday, such as taken only 3-4 days a week and if condition improves to a certain extent, they can be discontinued.

The entire remedy is actually based on the simple theory in that an acid brain, leads to inability to sleep. The effect of alkalinity can only work with just the sodium carbonate, even a small amount such as just 1/8 teaspoon in a glass of water is what causes the alkalizing effect, but the actual use and studies were based on the baking soda and sodium carbonate, often called the carb-bicarb remedy that they found the alkalizing effects of the brain is noted. This has an effect of quieting of the brain and improved concentration and can be used in other conditions such as ADD and ADHD in adults, and quite possibly in children.

The reason why I needed to update this information is that only a couple of months ago that the Romanian professor contacted me, he was already suffering from Chronic Fatigue plus astenia. This means he can barely sleep 1-2 hours a day for a several years, so the case was not easy. Initially he used just baking soda because he cannot find sodium carbonate (washing soda) and that didn't work as well and the record of using the baking soda alone was spotty. For example in one week, he may have some improved sleeping issues in only 2 days or 3 days out of a week. I knew that problem already so it took almost a month for him to get the sodium carbonate somehow. Within the first day of acquiring that, along with baking soda added, the improvement were so dramatic, his wife was surprised. As if the incident was a fluke, it continued to work for a couple of weeks continuously, until he reported some other problems, which was corrected with my newer ORMUS recipes where sea salt was added as mentioned previously. Monoatomic elements is found in most sea salt along with the added sodium carbonate and baking soda seemed to do the trick. One month has passed by and he was quiet. Then just today, July 21, 2008, he told me he recently completed twice 100 kilometer bicycle trip, which completely surprised me, not by his energy levels, but the other things he report, such as writing may scientific papers a month, which the energy levels and mental facilities is near youthful levels, that I didn't think was possible, since he is in his early 60s. Therefore this is just to post some improvements that relates to astenia and the newer use of remedy."


Ted from Bangkok, Thailand writes: "SUMMARY OF ADHD: If I summarized the about ADHD or ADD information, it will be like this:

The standard treatment of ADD or ADHD is the supplementation of Magnesium Chloride, Trimethylglycine, Vitamin B6, zinc. In some cases addition of selenium and probiotics. The reason is selenium detoxifies mercury whereby some conditions of ADHD were found helpful. Probiotics will solve some problems of "leaky gut" syndrome which may interfere with ADHD absorption of nutrients. Other detoxification that is also helpful were N-acetylcysteine, Acetyl-Carnosine, Acetyl Carnitine, and Alpha Lipoic Acid. However, you will find that the big 4 most helpful and you can notice improvements in about 4-5 days just taking Magnesium Chloride, Trimethylglycine (TMG), Vitamin B6, and Zinc. This is provided you go on a gluten free diet, fructose free, sugar free, chlorine free, and fluoride free. During the second week, you also have to cover the detoxification mentioned.

In many cases children who are on Ritalin may not improve, in which case parents should give a investigate on alternative methods to see how well it works.

It is important to note that sugar, fructose and even fruit drinks are not helpful and worsens the conditions for people with ADHD.

The dosage for Magnesium is usually 250 mg three times a day. Vitamin B6's therapeutic range is over 200 mg. Trimethylglycine dosage is in similar.

If taken the condition of ADHD should improve within 3-5 days, of course we are assuming that the person is no longer on Milo, ovaltine, milk, fried foods, Vegetable oils (except coconut oil), hydrogenated vegetable oils, cookies, pastries, Coke, potato chips, Ritalin,etc. These are environmental toxins in food. Consumer products such as shampoos, antiperspirants, teflon cookware, yearly flu shots (you accumulate thimerosal), amalgam mercury tooth fillings, and pesticides often aggravate the conditions.

Omega and Essential fatty acids are very helpful in some instances. Drinking dechlorinated water, where you add a dechlorinated water (sodium thiosulfate you buy from a pet shop) helps speed up recovery, especially if you take baths where water is mixed with dechlorinator compound such as sodium thiosulfate which deactivates chlorine into a safe salt by-products.

There are many details in the treatment of ADHD. And I do suggest you read some of our past correspondence as a case study to the treatment of ADHD.

Replied by Mom2_3
Baltimore, Maryland

Ted from Bangkok references reading past correspondence as a case study. Where are they located?"

04/10/2011: Linda from Los Angeles, Ca replies: "It seems to me you hold a lot of valuable information on treating ADHD. I was wondering if in your opinion salt room therapy (Halotherapy) can help treat this condition?

Replied by Swhit
Los Angeles, Ca

Sorry, I have to get my 2 cents in here. As an ex teacher of 30 plus yrs I saw a gradual incline of children labelled and put on dangerous mind altering drugs. At first it was the noisy disruptive kids, the slow kids, then the brightest of the bunch. These were normal kids.

These drugs not only made the kids into "zombies" but caused major medical problems. One child almost died and can no longer take any drug not even life saving.

There is no medical exam/test that can tell you you have these made up disorders and the problem is, if there is no "disease" drugs will not fix it. The drugs don't work so they up the dosage then when that doesn't work add another drug, up the dosage and add another and so on till the body can no longer take it and the only "cure" left is ECT (Electric Shock Treatment) now the kid is brain dead.

Within a few minutes of missing a dosage the kid can turn Dr. Jeykll Dr Hyde and lash out, this is withdrawls not "needs the meds". If you take your child off the meds you cannot do it cold turkey and needs to be done slowly and monitored by a Dr. Most of the school shootings were done by kids on or had missed dosages.

Psychiatry got their "fame" from Nazi Germany where they did experiments on millions of victims in concentration camps. Sadly those experiments are now legal all over the world. ADHD etc. , are false labels meant to make Big Pharma richer.

Psychiatry infiltrated the educational system in the mid 60's and the result has been it's decline. Texts were changed, teachers were taught not to teach, learning methods changed, PC introduced and discipline went in the garbage. In one of the DSM's, it states: "We will decide what is right and what is wrong. We will infiltrate the education system, the medical system, the Judicial system and the church".

Also, Do not sign the papers the school gives you to put your kid on a drug (read the fine print, you are giving up all rights to your child and by signing you make your child a ward of the state).

I will also note that DSM V is due out soon and is said to contain everything as a disorder including binge eating. Religion and blogging as a terrorist disorder.

I was once told by a chiropractor/nutrionist friend that if your child has dark circles around his eyes it is a milk/dairy intolerance. Most of the kids I dealt with had dark circles around their eyes. The parents who took their kids off the milk noticed better concentration and less rambunctious behavior.

There are many ways to handle without drugs. Ist make sure there is nothing wrong physically eyes, body and teeth. Diet, detox heavy metals from vaccines and intake, plenty of exercise, sports and stimulate your child he's either bored and/or does not understand what is being taught. Ask for a detailed report of what was taught from the teacher if she/he cares they will give it willingly and go over everything with your kid that night. You can tell when they do not understand something, that blank glazed stare, falling asleep in class/home, avoidance of the subject. Once you clear things up he/she should be able to continue learning.

Kids do not learn all at the same pace nor do they understand everything the same. Take time with them, the more times over something the more they will be able to retain the data.

Replied by Stereoblue
Miami, Florida

I was interested in this remedy until some internet searches revealed that Sodium Carbonate can be very toxic. As I don't know how toxic it is, or in what amounts, I very skeptical of this remedy. To put it another way, just about anything ingestible known to man is available in the form of a supplement. But not Sodium Carbonate. It is pretty much only used as a cleaner, though very small amounts are used in certain foods. If you are daring or foolhardy enough to ingest sodium carbonate, please be sure to do more research and not trust this article on its own dubious merits.

Replied by Really!
Milwaukee, Wi

To "Stereoblue from Miami, Florida" - I think you better do more research on Sodium Carbonate. If you like soft drinks you better look at High Fructose Corn Syrup. That is more harmful and toxic than sodium carbonate.

Replied by Rhonda
Baltimore, Md

I have a 5yr old who has behavior issues in kindergarten more so than in home. I have found a product on the native remedies site. I read many many positive reviews on there products for moms of 2-4yr olds, an alterative to prescribe drugs that are trying to be forced on our kids. Check it out. I will update on my experience as I just ordered. Also, if you "must" give your child a high frucose drink, try diluting it with lemon juice & water, taste it first for moms approval, before letting them have it. The bitterness cancels out the sugar. (I only give half cups of stuff) the rest, "now you can have some water. " Great site, I am hooked :)

Replied by Update From Previous

ADHD: Just updating my new remedy on the native remedy product, no change as of yet on this product. It's been 2 wks. With my 5yr old. So, I will continue to see what happens. These products are said to be guarenteed & money back. Products are backed 100%. I will surely get money back if this doesn't help.

Replied by Veronicac

@swhit What are you talking about "don't sign the papers in school to put your kids on drugs"? I have a Master of Education and have worked specifically with special education students in litigious cases. School districts can't even recommend drugs let alone get papers for parents to sign us the right to hand drugs out. Only a doctor can recommend meds and only a nurse can administer them under strict doctor guidelines. We cannot even talk about medication in meetings unless the parent brings it up. And school districts certainly are not making students wards of the state with a simple signature. We don't have that kind of control. We're lucky if we can get kids to come to tutoring and stop wearing their pants below butts, for heaven's sake. Only the state can make kids wards and they're not out recruiting.

Replied by Elaine
Edmond, Oklahoma

Ted, for those who cannot find sodium carbonate you can make it from sodium bicarbonate.

Place baking soda (bicarbonate of soda/sodium carbonate) in a 200F oven and bake for about an hour. Carbon dioxide and water will be given off. Dry sodium carbonate will remain. I got this knformation from ABOUT EDUCATION: How to make sodium carbonate from sodium bicarbonate or

Replied by Blane
Central Florida


lt depends on where you live - there are some states where it is true that if you sign the IEP, you're in effect giving up your child as a ward of the state. At least for now, that's not so in TX...