by Matt Angove, ND, NMD
No doubt, genetic susceptibility plays into the whole ADHD paradigm but that goes for everything. Whatever your state of being, good or bad has to do with how you bathe your genes.
I find it to be a modern day miracle that more people aren’t suffering from ADHD, depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar, schizophrenia, and the like considering the laboratory derived concoctions we douse our bodies with daily.
Before you put your child on Ritalin, a compound that has marked similarities to amphetamines and actions consistent with cocaine, just dampened somewhat, let us consider our options.
Let us Consider
Consider the Red No. 40, Yellow No. 5, MSG, aspartame, Splenda, partially hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, soybean oil (Is there anything in a box it is not in?), caffeine (Monster drinks, Red Bull, Soda, coffee), phosphorus (soda pop) and refined sugars.
Consider the refined foods and naked grains they are consuming.
Consider the hormone buffed and corn stuffed meats they are putting on their sandwiches.
Consider the hours of reckless television and video games that are being sprayed across their eyes and mind.
If you or your child is consuming items such as JELL-O, Lucky Charms, Pop-Tarts, Butterfinger bars, Skittles, Hostess Twinkies or Frito-Lay Doritos, to name a few, you should fully expect marked neurological dysfunction. It is only natural!!!
Nutritionally based therapies for ADHD can be EXTREMELY beneficial!!! Understand that 8-10% of school age children are considered to be in this spectrum. So, there are plenty of children who are suffering and in most cases, I would suggest needlessly.
Avoidance of possible food sensitivities (start with gluten, refined sugars, dairy, chocolate, citrus, peanuts, eggs, soy) –an elimination and reintroduction diet may be in order.
Elimination of synthetic sweeteners, colors and whatever isn’t FOOD from the diet.
Evening Primrose oil coupled with Fish Oil
Flaxseed oil with Vitamin C
Nutrient optimization ( Magnesium, Zinc, Calcium, Iron, Potassium, B vitamins)
Amino acid combination’s (as monitored by your health provider)
Lifestyle is High Style
You have to realize that getting ADHD under control isn’t an overnight affair. Just like any other chronic condition, you must set forth and live out a lifestyle conducive to the sustaining of life. I know it is not easy. Our current available knowledge state has given everyone the opportunity for abundant health. However, the societal pace rarely allows us to utilize and practice that knowledge.
You simply have to choose what lane you want to live in.