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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

CME Seminar in Children's Mental Health

My dream is that healthcare in Canada will be more Integrative and that safe and effective treatments will be utilized by all healthcare professionals first, so that the patient experiences better health outcomes and a better quality of life.

Children suffering from Austism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are sometimes given pharmaceuticals like Risperidone, that can cause any number of the following:
  • Aggressive behavior
  • agitation
  • anxiety
  • changes in vision, including blurred vision
  • difficulty concentrating
  • difficulty speaking or swallowing
  • inability to move the eyes
  • increase in amount of urine
  • loss of balance control
  • mask-like face
  • memory problems
  • muscle spasms of the face, neck, and back
  • problems with urination
  • restlessness or need to keep moving (severe)
  • shuffling walk
  • skin rash or itching
  • stiffness or weakness of the arms or legs
  • tic-like or twitching movements
  • trembling and shaking of the fingers and hands
  • trouble sleeping
  • twisting body movements
Some of these side effects are often irreversible, even when the medication is discontinued.  Sadly, these treatments offer far too little benefit for the amount of risk. 

Luckily, there is a MD in Markham, ON that treats children with ASD solely with nutrition and nutrient therapy.  And the amazing thing? These treatments alone are enough to reverse the symptoms associated with ASD in many of these children.

Dr. Gannage MD, CCFP is now teaching physicians across Canada his techniques and treatment protocols so that Canadian children with ASD can lead a better quality of life-including the ability to interact with their world.

If you are a Physician (ND, MD etc.) in Calgary, AB on September 27, 2014 you should register for the Integrative Medicine for Children's Mental Health Continuing Medical Education Seminar by visiting the website www.csom.ca and registering online.

  Yours in health,

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