My son Patrick is 12 years old and in sixth grade now. Since he was seven years old, he had motor tics symptoms like twitching and jerking. He also had Tourette’s syndrome like noise from his throat and uncontrollable movements. These symptoms changed from time to time, such as looking at his palms repeatedly, shuffling his feet while walking (almost tripping), rolling his eyes, just many unexplainable little acts. When he watched television, he would jerk and sometimes shake and jump up from the chair when he was excited. We as parents just were worried, puzzled and felt helpless. I called our pediatrician, he said bring Patrick to his office and he would observe him. I was thinking to myself, Patrick was not a monkey or an animal; it would be awkward for Patrick to sit there and the pediatrician to just look at him. I didn’t make the appointment. Then we talked with Dr. Alice Lee-Bloem. She told us to give Patrick minerals. Wow, Patrick was fine within a few weeks, all the twitching was gone! Since Patrick’s symptoms disappeared, without consulting Dr. Lee-Bloem, we stopped giving Patrick his supplements because those supplement pills were too big for an eight year old to swallow.