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Sunday, March 30, 2008

JOHN MC CAIN – THE MODERN TEDDY ROOSEVELT

JOHN MC CAIN – THE MODERN TEDDY ROOSEVELT

My hero President has been dead for almost 100 years – Teddy Roosevelt (TR). I have been following politics for 50 plus years now and with the possible exception of Ronald Reagan, I have been waiting for a new TR. He was a man who, when he stormed San Juan Hill, did not command his men to charge. He told them “Follow me!” You just have to admire a man with that kind of “hutzpa.”

When the sculpturer, Gutzon Borlum, who created Mount Rushmore, selected the great heros of our country to place on his mountain, he chose Presidents Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln. He fourth choice was TR – a man who died in 1919, just 8 years before Mount Rushmore sculpturing began in 1927.

The presidents were selected on the basis of what each symbolized. George Washington represents the struggle for independence, Thomas Jefferson the idea of government by the people. Abraham Lincoln for his ideas on equality and the permanent union of the states, and Theodore Roosevelt for the 20th century role of the United States in world affairs.

TR was nominally a Republican, but he acted truly as “A man for all seasons.” He touted the republican ideology when he wanted to but acted according to his own council many other times when it was necessary.

I once thought that in my lifetime there would never be another TR, but strange things happen “as time goes by.” It seem that about ever 100 years someone appears upon the scene when needed to get things back on track.

John McCain appears to be that kind of man – a man who touts both the Republican conservative traditional philosophy and his own council when appropriate. He is truly a remarkable man who would do well to lead our country when he is elected president.

I think, and it is my humble opinion, that John McCain can be considered a modern Teddy Roosevelt.

nicola michael (c. Tauraso, M.D.)
Director, Tauraso Medical Clinic
Web site: www.drtauraso.com
Blog site: http://www.drtauraso.com/blog/index.htm
Email: drtauraso@drtauraso.com




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Saturday, March 29, 2008

MY WORD ON VACCINATIONS

MY WORD ON VACCINATIONS

Today I would like to share MY WORD on vaccinations. First, I believe you should know to appreciate my credentials and whether I can speak on this subject authoritatively. For many years I was a Research Scientist in the field of Virology and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, eventually reaching the position of a Branch Chief of the Laboratory of Virology and Rickettsiology. I had already completed my training as a pediatrician and to this day remain Board Certified in Pediatrics. I practiced General Pediatrics in Frederick, Maryland for 7 years. Following that I founded an Holistic Health Center and ran that for 6 years until the community force me to close my doors. Unfortunately, the medical community of Frederick Maryland remains to this day in the Dark Ages when it comes to non conventional approaches to therapy and prevention of disease. And I am not afraid to say this to my Frederick readers!

So I have been cross trained in several different disciplines of the medical profession. I have mentioned before that my approach to evaluating knowledge employs the disciplines of Logic and application of the principle of Uccum’s Razor. I have prided myself in being able to evaluate the pros and cons of a particular argument and extract what I think might be a position closer to what might be considered “Truth.” Now I fully well realize that this is my own opinion, but the fact that I have some credentials and apply the two principles mentioned above should give some value to my opinions. Well, enough of my credentials. The reader is referred to my Curriculum Vitae in the main body of the web site; www.drtauraso.com.

Let us begin by saying that I do not think most people would want to return to the days when the scourges of smallpox, polio, dysentery, measles, scarlet fever, and even Yellow Fever plagued our country. We are now enjoying the benefits if considerably improved health status both because of public health matters AND vaccines.

When I went to medical school in 1956, it was just after some of the greatest polio epidemics we ever encountered in the US, I was able to observe hospital wards containing left over Iron Lungs which were used in individuals suffering with advanced polio. Within a year of two these Iron Lungs disappeared because they were not needed anymore. Why? Because the polio vaccine completely eradicated polio from the scene. The relative effectiveness and value of the inactivated Salk and the live Sabin vaccines can be the subject of a future Blog. But, we must realize that the polio vaccine eradicated polio from the United States and most of the world.

The smallpox vaccine was very effective in preventing smallpox until the smallpox virus was ENTIRELY eradicated from the entire world.

Yellow Fever was eradicated not because of the Yellow Fever Vaccine but rather from the elimination of the mosquito vector carrying the virus. It may be interesting to note that although most of us do not ever think of Yellow Fever as being a problem in the Northern Hemisphere, in the mid 1850's one of the largest epidemics of yellow fever killing thousands of people occurred in Philadelphia.

Other diseases, such as measles, mumps, whooping cough, and diphtheria, and now chicken pox were eradicated by vaccines. Scarlet Fever which killed so many and left yet another group of people with permanent heart disease was eventually eradicated with the widespread use of antibiotics which killed the streptococcus bacterium causing scarlet fever..

Be that as it may, now we worry about heart disease and cancer when our not-to-distant ancestors were dead by their 20's not getting old enough to get these diseases of older age.

As a result, we have gotten complacent and we in the US are noted for having short memories and attention spans. So since we forget about the scourges of the past, we embark upon protestations to eliminate vaccines because some believe vaccines may cause problems of their own. Although there are some complications of all vaccines, these complications do not reach the level of destruction cause by the diseases which they prevented and cured.

Many are concerned about the use of Thimerosal, a mercury-containing substance used in vaccines as a preservative. These concerned individuals are trying to relate the use of Thimerosal in the increased incidence of ADHD and Autism. The fact that Thimerosal has been used for many years and recently has been removed from most vaccines with the incidence of these diseases continuing to rise appears to elude the critics of Thimerosal. Table 1 lists those vaccines still containing Thimerosal

Table 1. Thimerosal Content of Vaccines Routinely Recommended for Children 6 Years of Age and Younger - (updated 7/18/2005*)
*Since this update, a biologics license application was approved for Rotavirus Vaccine, Trade name-RotaTeq (Merck), that is thimerosal free and never contained thimerosal.

1. Vaccine

Trade name
(Manufacturer)

Thimerosal Status Concentration**(Mercury)

Approval Date for Thimerosal Free or Thimerosal / Preservative Free (Trace Thimerosal)*** Formulation

DTaP

Infanrix
(GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals)

Free

Never contained more than a trace of thimerosal, approval date for thimerosal-free formulation 9/29/2000

Daptacel
(Sanofi Pasteur, Ltd)

Free

Never contained Thimerosal

Tripedia
(Sanofi Pasteur, Inc)

Trace( 0.3 µg Hg/0.5mL dose)

03/07/01

DTaP-HepB-IPV

Pediarix
(GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals)

Free

Never contained more than a Trace of Thimerosal, approval date for thimerosal-free formulation 1/29/2007

Pneumococcal conjugate

Prevnar
(Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc)

Free

Never contained Thimerosal

Inactivated Poliovirus

IPOL
(Sanofi Pasteur, SA)

Free

Never contained Thimerosal

Varicella (chicken pox)

Varivax
(Merck & Co, Inc)

Free

Never contained Thimerosal

Mumps, measles, and rubella

M-M-R-II
(Merck & Co, Inc)

Free

Never contained Thimerosal

Hepatitis B

Recombivax HB
(Merck & Co, Inc)

Free

08/27/99

Engerix B
(GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals)

Free

03/28/00, approval date for thimerosal-free formulation 1/30/2007

Haemophilus influenzae type b conjugate (Hib)

ActHIB
(Sanofi Pasteur, SA)
OmniHIB
(GlaxoSmithKline)

Free

Never contained Thimerosal

PedvaxHIB
(Merck & Co, Inc)

Free

08/99

HibTITER, single dose
(Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Inc.)1

Free

Never contained Thimerosal

Hib/Hepatitis B combination

Comvax
(Merck & Co, Inc)

Free

Never contained Thimerosal

Influenza

Fluzone
(Sanofi Pasteur, Inc)

0.01% (12.5 µg/0.25 mL dose, 25 µg/0.5 mL dose)2

Fluzone
(Sanofi Pasteur, Inc)3
(no thimerosal)

Free

12/23/2004

Fluvirin
(Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics Ltd)

0.01% (25 µg/0.5 mL dose)

Fluvirin
(Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics Ltd)
(Preservative Free)

Trace (<1ug>

09/28/01

Influenza, live

FluMist4
(MedImmune Vaccines, Inc)

Free

Never contained Thimerosal

** Thimerosal is approximately 50% mercury (Hg) by weight. A 0.01% solution (1 part per 10,000) of thimerosal contains 50 µg of Hg per 1 mL dose or 25 µg of Hg per 0.5 mL dose.
*** The term "trace" has been taken in this context to mean 1 microgram of mercury per dose or less.
1 HibTiITER was also manufactured in thimerosal-preservative containing multidose vials but these were no longer available after 2002.
2 Children 6 months old to less than 3 years of age receive a half-dose of vaccine, i.e., 0.25 mL; children 3 years of age and older receive 0.5 mL.
3 A trace thimerosal containing formulation of Fluzone was approved on 9/14/02 and has been replaced with the formulation without thimerosal.
4 FluMist is not indicated for children less than 5 years of age.

This Table was updated on 7/18/05 and so it is a bit outdated.

If one is really concerned, one can eliminate those vaccines containing Thimerosal, but my personal belief and scientific judgment does not support the belief that Thimerosal is a problem.

It is my belief that ADHD and Autism a expressions of Cerebral Allergies. Our studies and treatment confirms this. Readers are referred to what is written in the main www.drtauraso.com web site.

It is unfortunate that when groups are formed with one narrow goal that the groups with their vested interests, no matter how unfounded they may be, continue. These groups begin to have a life of their own and all the logic and application of the Principle of Occum’s Razor cannot and, more importantly, WILL not deter them from their goal. Money begins to go into these scientifically deprived projects and they begin to grow as more money supports them.

So I appeal to those who still retain a logical mind to evaluate the importance of vaccines in their lives, especially in the lives of their children. I do not quarrel with the removal of Thimerosal from vaccines because, if we can eliminate the use of a toxic substance – and mercury is a toxic substance – and find a better alternative to make vaccines safer, let us do it.

The few who do not allow their children to get vaccinated are enjoying the benefits of the herd immunity created by all those who do vaccinate. As long as those who refuse vaccination are in small numbers the herd immunity protects them even though they do not contribute to this herd immunity. But, if the majority decide not to vaccinate there will not be the protective herd immunity and we will regress to the times when the diseases we mentioned will again be rampant.

(If the Table does not reproduce in this Blog, email me (drtauraso@drtauraso.com) and I will send you a copy of the Blog with its charts in Word.)

nicola michael ©. Tauraso, M.D.)

Director, Tauraso Medical Clinic

Web site: www.drtauraso.com

Blog site: http://www.drtauraso.com/blog/index.htm

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SINGULAIR AND SUICIDE

SINGULAIR AND SUICIDE

When is the public going to learn. Most chemically manufactured medicines are bad because these chemicals are foreign to the body and they are ALL toxins. Any person who goes to a conventional physician and believes all that they say is both foolish and will eventually do harm to his body. When physicians begin to incorporate more natural therapies in their armamentarium, then there might be hope. But the average conventional physician, at least most whom I know personally and at length, only know how to prescribe chemically manufactured medicines.

I told this story before and I will tell it again here to illustrate a point. I once went to a 4-day seminar in Dallas, Texas, where I was taught how to treat individuals with allergic conditions. One of the major topics was asthma. We learned how to determine the causes and treat using the approaches of food and substance elimination and vitamin/supplement therapy. All was natural. I went away eager to incorporate the things which I learned, many of which I was already doing in my practice.

Two months later I attended a one-day seminar on the treatment of allergy in Washington, DC, sponsored partly by a local university. I needed additional CME (continuing medical education) credits for re-licensing. This seminar was given by about 6-7 different physicians, all of whom were active in the field of allergy. Every one of these physicians had to give us their fact sheet informing us of their affiliations and who was sponsoring their research. The research of every one of these so-called teachers was sponsored by the drug company whose anti-allergic medical therapy they were touting that day. I was essentially attending a propaganda seminar of a drug company disguised as a professional/medical school sponsored educational venture. Every allergic condition discussed that day had a medicine which was recommended as the treatment modality.

I left that seminar trying to compare it with my experience at the Dallas seminar. In both seminars, educated MD’s were lecturing. However, in the Washington seminar the teachers had already sold their professional souls to the devil. MONEY RULES THE WORLD. Remember this and when listening to something about medicine from any body, always ask: “Who sponsored your research?” When you hear about some research group touting the benefits of coffee, most likely their research is funded by the coffee industry. The same for milk – the Dairy Council – , for chocolate – some chocolate group – and so on. I guess we have to follow the principles expounded from the Watergate scandal – “follow the money.”

Now during the past few years we are encountering the serious side effects of some medicines: suicides in teenagers taking certain psycho-tropic drugs, and now suicides in children taking “Singulair” a drug used in the treatment of asthma. Please do not begin to criticize what I am saying. I know that asthma can be a serious disease which can in itself result in death. But to die from the medication used to treat asthma, this should not happen.

The following is the chemical formulation of on preparation of Singulair:
“Blended granulation. Average Fill Weights: Target 0.500 g / sachet. The composition of Singulair ™ Oral Granule 4 mg is shown below:
Ingredient mg/pouch Source or vendor
Montelukast sodium 4.16* Merck & Co.
Mannitol (Pearlitol SD200) 484.19 Roquette Freres
Hydroxypropyl cellulose LF NF 10.4 Hercules Inc.
Purified water U.S.P. (374)** Merck & Co.
Magnesium stearate NF 1.25 Mallinckrodt
Total 500.0
Pouch foil Algroup Lawson Mardon
* equivalent to 4.0 mg montelukast free acid.
** removed during processing.
In addition to the active ingredient, Montelukast, there are other chemicals, so-called fillers and stabilizers. I looked up the chemical, Hydroxypropyl cellulose. Although it is considered safe by government standards, and in high doses it is toxic to rats, I have always maintained the principle: “Perhaps the true safety of a chemical which nature never intended to enter our food chan is zero rather than an arbitrary one or ten parts per million which some group may set as a safety standard.” It is difficult to argue against this principle.

This principle may be applied to such things as: the safety standard of residual herbicides and pesticides used in the growing of foods; the safety standard of chemicals which find their way into our water supply; I could name more.

The active ingredient is designed to alter the reaction of spasmodic muscles which is the cause of an asthmatic attack. Whether it accomplishes this directly upon the muscle or indirectly upon the nerves which control the muscles is really immaterial to me. It is a chemical which alters function. Many, if not most, of such chemicals affect the nervous system either directly or indirectly by causing something else to happen to affect the nervous system. THESE ARE POTENTIALLY MIND-ALTERING DRUGS.

It is not only drugs which may increase the potential of suicide in children. As a holistically oriented physician we must consider the other two aspects of our being if we are to solve this problem. In a Monogram which I published on “Teenage Suicide” several years ago I coved the contribution of one’s mind and spiritual being which may impact upon the problem. Soon it will be republished on my web site.

nicola michael (c. Tauraso, M.D.)
Director, Tauraso Medical Clinic
Web site: www.drtauraso.com
Blog site: http://www.drtauraso.com/blog/index.htm
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Monday, March 24, 2008

CONTAMINATED CANTALOUPES

CONTAMINATED CANTALOUPES

Concerning the problem of cantaloupes contaminated with salmonella, an easy and simple way to decontaminate the cantaloupes (or any other fruit for that matter) is to immerse and wash the fruit in 10% Clorox. It would be reasonable to assume that the contamination is not within the fruit itself but on the surface instead.

The 10% Clorox is also a good procedure to wash off any surface contaminated pesticides and herbicides. It would not remove these substances if they are the absorbable types of pesticides and herbicides.

Because I just got the comment: "maybe you can clear this up, but isn't Clorox a toxin that is potentially harmful if swallowed?," I will add as I should have explained the Clorox is completely soluble in water and the fruit must be rinsed thoroughly after the Clorox wash which should be for about 10 minutes.

nicola michael (c. Tauraso, M.D.)
Director, Tauraso Medical Clinic
Web site: www.drtauraso.com
Blog site: http://www.drtauraso.com/blog/index.htm
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Sunday, March 23, 2008

FOOD ALLERGIES – PART III of III

FOOD ALLERGIES – PART III of III

New Concepts with Special Reference to Behavior Problems, Hyperactivity,

Learning Disabilities and Cerebral Allergies

(Part I of III published 03/21/2008, Part II of III published 03/22/2008)

ROLE OF VITAMINS

Table III describes the “Symptoms of Early Vitamin Deficiencies.” We can easily appreciate that vitamin deficiencies, especially the B-complex group, cause symptoms similar to those experienced in cerebral allergies.

TABLE III

SYMPTOMS OF EARLY VITAMIN DEFICIENCY

B-1 (Thiamine)

Loss of appetite, depression, irritability, confusion, lost of memory, inability to concentrate, sensitivity to noise.

B-3 (Niacim)

Anxiety, depression, fatigue, hyperactivity, headache, insomnia, hyperesthesia (increase sensitivity to touch). Later symptoms include: failing vision, hypersensitivity to light and odors, dizziness, dulled sense of taste or salty taste and hallucinations.

B-6 (Pyridoxine)

No specific symptoms. This vitamin is a precursor for at least 50 enzymes necessary for normal body function. It is also required for zinc utilization.

B-12(Cyanocobalamine)

Depression, agitation and hallucinations

Pantothenic acid

Irritability, depression, tension, numbness, dizziness and a sullen disposition. This vitamin is need to prevent stress.

C (Ascorbic Acid)

Listlessness and blood vessel problems. Rats need three times as much vitamin C when stressed. Humans apparently also require additional vitamin C for mental and physical stress.

Although this Blog will not describe in detail the role of vitamins, we should appreciate that prolonged consumption of the empty calories of refined carbohydrates (e.g. sugar, white flour, rice, and alcohol) leads to B-vitamin deficiencies. An example of how this relates is the work of Drs. Lansdale and Shamberger who found that many juvenile offenders were deficient in thiamine (Vitamin B-1), referring to this condition as “sub-clinical beri-beri” (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, February, 1980). To correct this problem, the doctors gave each youth between 150 to 300 mg. of thiamine a day for three weeks, while carefully monitoring when the thiamine levels in the blood would return to normal. The dose of thiamine given was 100 to 200 times the Recommended Daily Allowances (RDA) of B-1 which is 1.5 mg. It took three weeks before the thiamine blood leaves reached the desired normal. This emphasizes the fact that symptoms may not disappear as immediately as one would expect from symptoms related to simple uncomplicated allergy and sensitivity. The personality traits (e.g., poor impulse control; easily angered; sensitive to criticism; easily irritated; and usually hostile and aggressive) exhibited by the juvenile offenders disappeared over the three-week treatment period.

I will discuss the role of vitamins in preventing hyperactivity, behavior problems, learning disabilities, and delinquency in a future Blog. We will, nevertheless, make specific vitamin recommendations which will provide sufficient vitamins to prevent the symptoms caused by their deficiencies.

ROLE OF ZINC

Several prominent allergists are establishing the relationship of zinc deficiency with sensitivity/allergic manifestations with symptoms similar to those experienced in cerebral allergies.

Zinc is not only critical to the prevention of rare diseases like acrodermatitis enteropathica and Crohn’s disease (regional enteritis), but essential for normal growth, wound healing, resistance to infections, healthy prostate function, keen night vision, and sharp senses of taste and smell. Zinc also seems to reduce inflammation, reduce body odor, and clear up acne.

It has now been established that zinc is also required for learning, memory, and concentration, and for establishing integrity of the immunological system dealing with allergies. Additionally, zinc spurs growth and sexual maturity.

Zinc deficiency can be signaled by loss of weight and appetite, listlessness, rough and scaly skin, poor night vision, dull sense of taste and smell, white spots and fingernails, and eczema.

Acquired immune dysfunctions in humans occur with deficiencies of iron, zinc, vitamin A, B-6 (pyridoxine), B-12, and folic acid, and with excesses of essential fatty acids and vitamin E. (J. American Medical Association, 245:53-58, 1981.)

Generalized sensitivities and allergies have been associated with zinc deficiency. Once corrected with zinc supplementation, the clinical manifestation of the allergy disappears.

Since nutritionally-induced immune dysfunction is generally reversible, it is important to recognize and identify clinical illnesses in which immunologic malfunctions are of nutritional origin. Correction of the malnutrition should lead to prompt reversal of the acquired immune malfunction.

When supplementing with zinc, it is always important to remember that it must be given with pyridoxine (B-6). Zinc requires B-6 for proper utilization in the body.

THE NO-NO LIST OF FOODS

· Sugar and sugar-containing foods (includes honey, fructose, and dried fruits, such as raisins)

· Milk and milk products: cheese, ice cream, yogurt, etc.

· Caffeine-containing drinks and foods: coffee, tea, chocolate, and cola (some of the so-called “uncolas” have caffeine added to them: Mountain Dew and Mellow Yellow)

· Citrus fruits and drinks: oranges, grapefruit, etc.

· Nuts and peanuts

· Eggs and beef

· Food additives: artificial flavors and colors, sweeteners, preservatives

OTHER DIETARY CULPRITS

Be aware that many prescription and non-prescription drugs and medicines (e.g. antibiotics, cough preparations, etc.) contain both sugars and artificial colors and flavors. Such medicines should be used only when necessary to treat severe conditions. Several years ago when it was discovered that red dye #2 was associated with cancer, it was removed as a food additive, BUT it was not removed from children’s medicines and Maraschino cherries which were deemed a non-required food!

RECOMMENDATIONS

Eliminate the above items from the diet completely for at least 6 weeks. Symptoms, which may be expressions of, the result of and/or aggravated by an allergic or sensitivity reaction may be expected to disappear almost immediately in some situations or may take as long as several weeks or months in others. The time factor would depend upon to condition, the organ involved, the time it would take to eliminate the allergen (or toxin) from the system, the ability of the body to repair the damage already done, and the degree to which the body (or organ) has become dependent (addicted) to the toxin or chemical. With some food ingredients such as sugar, the body is not truly allergic to sugar per se but may instead be sensitive or addicted to it.

We have published elsewhere in our web site (www.drtauraso.com) a more detailed description of our so-called Elimination Diet, but use of this diet to treat a serious health condition requires the supervision of a knowledgeable doctor or nutritionist. We can help you with this (email: drtauraso@drtauraso.com) if you wish.

Care must be exercised in consuming fruits and fruits juices because of the increased amount of sugar (albeit natural) consumed by eating them.

After an individual responds to this Elimination Diet, you may reintroduce a single food at a time to determine the culprit food(s); except perhaps for sugar and food additives, which should be avoided as much as possible.

VITAMINS AND MINERALS

The diet should be supplemented with high potency B-complex vitamins and zinc. Capsules or tablets containing the following dosages should be given.

Vitamins:

Thiamine (B-1) 50 mg.

Riboflavin (B-2) 40 mg.

Niacinamide (B-3) 125 mg.

Pyridoxine (B-6) 50 mg.

Cyanacobalamin (B-12) 50 mcg.

Panthothenic Acid 50 mg.

Folic Acid 50 mg.

Biotin 50 mcg.

Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) 250 mg.

For children under 6 years, give one capsule daily.

For children over 6 years, adolescents, and adults, give two to four capsules daily.

Try to obtain a preparation containing the above vitamins in about the concentrations listed. You will have little difficulty in finding a preparation, which matches fairly well. It does not have to agree exactly.

Some vitamin preparations may cause allergic reactions, so, if symptoms such as headache, flushing, rash, hives, etc. develop, you may wish to discontinue the vitamins to determine whether the new symptoms disappear. You may wish to select another preparation or seek the advice of a holistic physician, nutritionist, chiropractor, or therapist. Some vitamin preparations contain fillers which may cause problems in some people.

Zinc:

Since zinc supplementation in large doses over long periods may in itself cause symptoms, it would be prudent to establish a deficiency state by performing hair mineral analysis. Therapeutic doses of zinc and B-6 can be given followed, by a repeat hair analysis after four to six months of therapy. If the deficiency state has been corrected, the dose of zinc can be reduced to maintenance levels. For conditions such as eczema and severe allergic conditions, a therapeutic high dose of zinc and B-6 may be administered for a trial period of four to six months with out a deficiency demonstrable by hair analysis. A person’s response can determine whether zinc should be continued at high therapeutic or lower maintenance dosages.

For children under 6 years, give 5 to 15 mg. of zinc gluconate (preferred) or zinc in the acetate or sulfate forms, daily in two to three divided doses.

For children from 7 to 14 years, give 15 to 30 mg. of zinc, daily in divided doses.

For adolescents 15 years and older and adults, give 60 to 80 mg. zinc, daily in three divided doses.

B-6 (pyridoxine) can be administered in combination with zinc (some manufacturers already combine zinc and B-6 in a single-tablet form) or as the high-potency B-Complex vitamin preparation described above.

Note: Our advice would be to initiate the dietary first, postponing giving any vitamins. In this way, you will be able to determine which foods may be culprits. Afterwards, vitamins can be added to the regimen.

REFERENCES

Feingold, Ben F., Why Your Child is Hyperactive, Random House, New York, 1975 ($10.50)

Rapp, Doris J., Allergies and the Hyperactive Child, Cornerstone Library, Simon & Schuster, New York, 1979 ($4.50)

Schauss, Alexander, Diet, Crime and Delinquency, Parker House, Berkeley, California, revised 1981 ($4.95)

Tauraso, Nicola M., and Batzler, L. Richard, Awaken the Genius in Your Child, Hidden Valley Press, Frederick, Maryland, 1981 ($9.95)

nicola michael (c. Tauraso, M.D.)

Director, Tauraso Medical Clinic

Web site: www.drtauraso.com

Blog site: http://www.drtauraso.com/blog/index.htm

Email: drtauraso@drtauraso.com
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