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Why Was Steve Plog Fired by ChADD for Talking About Lab Tests & Nutrition?
My name is Steven Plog. In Jan of 2006, I served as the Las Vegas coordinator for ChADD
(Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder). My position lasted just 30 days.
I’m 52 now, but at the age of 39 in a 30 minute interview with a psychiatrist recommended to me
by ChADD in Chicago, I was diagnosed by a visual evaluation as having “so-called ADD” and
given a prescription of Ritalin. Later I found out I was toxic and suffering from nutrient depletions,
not a neurotransmitter malfunction in my brain, that was diagnosed by simply talking to me.
ChADD claims to be a grass-roots support group for persons with “so-called” ADD, like me.
My firing for talking about nutrition proves that ChADD, in fact, is not a grass-roots group at
all, but is simply a front group for the psycho-pharmaceutical industry and drug companies,
working to forward their specific messages and increase profits.
I’m now founder of The Results Project www.resultsproject.net a non-profit organization who
is dedicated to getting people a proper diagnosis using lab tests, not visual evaluations.
In Sept of 2005 Heather Rockow then ChADD Coordinator for Las Vegas came to my meeting
where I presented lab test for symptoms of hyperactivity, depression, mood swings, attention
span etc.(With information from the lab tests, nutrition is the next step, not drugs. FYI)
Heather realized I had better information and better science than she was being sent by
ChADD and joined my 4 month program to help her husband, who was on 7 prescription
drugs per day and had been for 20 years. Turns out he was high in toxic metals and suffered
from multiple delayed food allergies. Dr. Robert Ellsworth, the doctor who orders the tests
said that after looking at the lab results stated that none of these results could be treated
with drugs, in fact they would make them worse.
Later, Heather stepped down from ChADD and recommenced me for the position.
I became the ChADD Chapter Coordinator for Las Vegas on January 1, 2006. Thinking
that other ChADD Coordinators might want this information like Heather did I called ChADD
HQ and asked if I could put a full page, full color ad in their ChADD magazine for a full year
about nutrition and lab tests.They said, “No”.
When I asked why, they said all of their magazines are donated, and only the donors get their
info published. Big Pharma, selling Ritalin, Adderall etc., is the donor.
I then asked if I could donate an alternative magazine that I fund and send to ChADD Coordinators to distribute for free to parents with info on lab tests and nutrition just like the drug companies. They said, “No”.
When I asked why, ChADD contends that they only distribute information that has science behind it, and nutrition has none, Zero, Zip, Zilch. I said, “What about the over 100,000 published research papers in major medical journals like JAMA, New England Journal of Medicine, www.pubmed.gov of which many are by Nobel Prize Winners in Medicine?”
ChADD replied that the subject is closed for discussion and hung up on me.
Later they found out I was talking about lab tests and nutrition in my ChADD weekly meetings in Vegas and terminated me as the Coordinator.
Ruth Hughes Deputy CEO of ChADD personally called me up to fire me. We talked for an hour and I brought up multiple references such as:
American Naturopathic Medical Association (ANMA) (www.anma.com)
American Association of Orthomolecular Physicians ( www.orthomolecular.org)
Institute for Traditional Medicine ( www.itmonline.org )
American Nutraceutical Association (ANA)
I told Ruth there’s more proof from labs that nutrition works than there is proof that Lincoln was ever president of the US. For an hour I brought up fact after fact that she couldn’t dispute so she would say, “We’ll have to agree to disagree.”
I also pointed out the ChADD Motto right out of their Coordinator Manual states:
“It is the philosophy of ChADD that persons seeking information, non-judgmental support and education about AD/HD be able to participate in a setting which is non-discriminatory and promotes recognized best practices.” – Link from their own Manual
When I asked, “Wouldn’t lab tests recognized by the FDA, AMA and NIH as “best practices” qualify to be presented to parents in an unbiased ChADD meeting?”
She said, “We’ll have to agree to disagree.”
When I asked if I could bring outside materials to the open meetings Ruth said, “No products can be sold in ChADD meetings.” I asked why then meetings I’ve been to in Orlando & Dallas had drug reps in the meeting presenting? Ruth said, “We’ll have to agree to disagree,” fired me and hung up.
I sent out an invitation to over 100 ChADD Coordinators across America after getting their contact info from their website inviting them to my EXPO featuring speakers from top labs in the country. This EXPO was open to parents, teachers, doctors and child advocates dealing with “so-called ADD” and was entitled “What’s Causing My Symptoms”, September 14th in Las Vegas.
These labs provide tests to measure sugar levels, food allergies, hormone levels, metal toxicity, nutrient depletions, serotonin levels and anti-oxidants. These lab tests can point to physical causes for symptoms such as bad memory, low attention span, hyperactivity, mood swings, anger, depression, fatigue, restlessness, headaches, insomnia.
They also show that Ritalin, Adderall, Concerta & Prozac are not needed at all. Once the nutritional deficiencies are addressed, most if not all of the symptoms disappear.
Their response? 100% turned me down and 5 threatened me for emailing them the invitation. Why would 100% of the people who supposedly care about children, not want to see evidence based solutions to safely reverse a child’s symptoms?
ChADD is a big supporter of TeenScreen another Big Pharma backed program that will have children take a simple 20 question test and then if the laymen who scores it gets the score they want, that child will be sent to a psychiatrist who will give them a visual evaluation with no lab testing and then according to the latest study by J AM Academy Adolescent Psychiatry 2002; 41:123-130 “9 out of 10 new psychiatrist will be put those children on drugs.”
ChADD is just another front group for Big Pharma, which uses psychiatry to sell unnecessary, dangerous, mind-altering drugs to children. They have over 20,000 members who are being told that lab tests are unreliable and a psychiatrist visual evaluation is science and the drugs are for an unseen mental problem.
If your doctor looked at you and said you had cancer, would you believe the diagnosis? Why then when a psychiatrist looks at you and says you need Ritalin, do you believe it?