Schizophrenic Child Featured on Oprah Posted on October 6th, 2009
If you thought that your children were a handful try being the parents of Jani Schofield a seven-year-old girl from Valencia California afflicted with schizophrenia, a complex mental disorder. Imagine having to cope with a child who hears voices, acts aggressively, is constantly demanding and for whom there is no known cause or cure. Jani was featured today on Oprah and there is no doubt that her parents are trying every option to help their daughter. Medication is keeping her relatively stable but as I watched the program, I noticed several clues. As a health educator and medical intuitive a number of environmental factors that could have a significant bearing on her condition caught my attention.
I noticed carpet on the floor (chemical out-gassing) a room full of plastic toys (environmental toxins) fast food eaten in the car (food allergies) juice (high sugar) and Kool Aid tubes (chemicals and additives) all a burden on the immune system and known to cause behavior problems in certain, very sensitive children.
Where is the wisdom and the logic of helping a child and not taking in to account offending foods and chemicals? I would urge this family to investigate Orthomolecular Medicine which is nutritional medicine and review the work of Dr Doris Rapp MD., Pediatrician specializing in Environmental Medicine. Jani can be helped. Maybe she might be on medication for the rest of her life but I have seen children greatly improved by dietary changes and chemical avoidance.