ADHD Wellness Expert

Dr. David Lask has advanced training in treating children with ADHD.  He has taken advanced training from Dr. Yannick Pauli, who is a leading physician from Switzerland.

Dr. Lask is one of a handful of doctors who have been trained by Dr. Pauli to bring this unique conservative and natural approach to treating children with ADHD to America and specifically to the Midwest.  Dr. Pauli’s website has a wealth of information regarding natural approaches to treating ADHD- www.unritalinsolution.com

The program has been shown to be very helpful for the entire spectrum of ADHD related disorders.  Mild cases of ADD, ADHD, Learning disorders, Dyslexia, Anxiety, and Depression, to more complex cases of ODD, Tourretes, OCD, PDD, Aspergers and Autism have all responded favorably to this treatment program.  The ADHD wellness program is a natural approach that uses chiropractic adjustments, nutrition, physical therapies, balance and coordination, and brain balancing to retrain and re-balance the brain of a child or adult who suffers from one of the spectrum of disorders.

Essentially all of the disorders or diagnoses are all symptoms of an underlying problem.  It is a Developmental Delay Syndrome- the brain is delayed in its development. The real problem is a dysfunction of the brain and body.  It’s a functional disconnect syndrome with hemisphericity.  Hemisphericity is when one hemisphere of the brain is weaker or not oscillating at the same frequency as the other hemisphere. Typically it will be one hemisphere of the brain that is underdeveloped.  When this occurs, it causes the brain to not synch up properly. In other words, the left hemisphere has trouble communicating to the right hemisphere causing a disconnect between the two hemispheres and thus as a whole, the brain does not function normally. This will show up as other problems in a person’s life such as motor in-coordination, balance problems, poor fine motor skills, learning disabilities, social problems, defiance, inattention, and of course hyperactivity.

The traditional approach to these children has been medicine and therapy.  Usually a combination of the two is prescribed.  Normally, the first type of medicine prescribed is a stimulant-Ritalin, Adderall, Concerta, or D-amphetamine.  If those prove ineffective then a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (NRI) – Wellbutrin or Strattera is prescribed. If the first two types of drugs fail to mange the symptoms then either anti-depressants- Tofranil, Norpramin, or Pamelor or anti-hypertensives-Catapres, or Tenex are prescribed.  There are several problems and/or side effects associated with these medications.  Two of the more disturbing being stunted growth and increased risk of suicide.  These power psychotropic drugs now carry a black box warning indicating an increased risk of suicidal thoughts for people who take them.  Some of the other side effects of stimulants are insomnia, decreased appetite, weight loss, headaches, irritability, stomach aches, liver problems, hallucinations, chromosomal problems, and death.

Our children deserve a better and more natural approach to their problem.  This can be achieved by balancing their brain and their body and eliminating certain food allergies-especially gluten from wheat and casein from dairy.  Balancing their brain and nervous system involves three levels.  The first level is the spine and postural muscles.  This is the foundation for core stability and this is where sensory input comes into the body and travels up the spinal cord into the brain.  The cerebellum is the second level which is critical for balance and coordination. The final piece to the neurological puzzle is the pre-frontal cortex which is responsible for executive function and decision making.  This is where inhibition comes from and allows proper decision making. The pre-frontal cortex is like the CEO of the brain and exerts a “top-down” regulation of attention and behavior. Using an analogy of a car, where you have a gas pedal to go and a brake pedal to stop, the pre-frontal cortex is the brake. Nobody wants to drive a car without brakes, and nobody wants to lead a life without their brain functioning optimally.

Communication within the brain is dependent on three things: timing, synchronization, and wavelength (coherence).  When both hemispheres resonate at the same wavelength of 40 Hertz, then they are on the same wavelength=coherence=optimal communication.  Decreased activity in one hemisphere affects the coherence of the entire system, thus communication is altered.  When the hemispheres are in phase vs. out of phase, it allows for synchronization and timing to occur within the brain.  This ultimately allows temporal binding which is when the brain is functioning properly and signaling and allowing communication to occur.

Regardless of what you or your child’s diagnosis may be, don’t you deserve to find out if a more natural approach to treatment could help you?  This could be the first step in taking back your or your child’s life.  Call us at 314-835-1234 or e-mail us at dlask@askdrlask.com to find out more about this unique program to treat the spectrum of ADHD orders naturally.

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