It should be obvious that giving your ADHD
child too much soda and candy makes them bounce off the walls on a sugar high, but could it be possible that other food items like tomatoes, eggs or gluten trigger a similar reaction.
A Dutch study found that putting ADHD kids on a restrictive diet to eliminate possible, previously unknown food allergies or sensitivities decreased hyperactivity in 64% of the kids studied.
In the study, of the 41 kids who completed the elimination diet, 32 saw decreased symptoms. When certain foods thought to be "triggers" for each child were reintroduced, most of the children relapsed. The elimination diets, which lasted five weeks, consisted predominantly of rice, white meat chicken
and some vegetables.
Among 50 kids given a "control" diet that was just a standard, healthy diet for children, significant changes were not noted. Given these findings, Buitelaar recommended that the elimination diet become part of standard of care for children with ADHD.
In my experience in speaking with mothers of children that have used The Allergy Kit
, the hyperactive tendency diminished or were completely eliminated.
It wasn’t evident which allergen was the trigger for ADHD, but the elimination of them changes the behavior in such a way that many mothers call it a miracle.
Christine is one of those cases. Click here to hear her story.
The Allergy Kit is an easier approach to an elimination diet that can be difficult to administer with kids that have ADHD. Also, there is the social stigma with a special diet and nutritional deficiency is also a factor with such a limited diet for any length of time.
Most ADHD kids are hard enough to handle anyway and limiting their favorite foods can be difficult and cause more behavioral problems than it’s worth.
The relationship between food allergies and ADHD
is not new and many pediatricians remain skeptical of a true connection between diet and hyperactivity.
If my child had ADHD, I would try anything to help them. I would weigh the risk vs reward and be open to thinking “outside the box”. My doctor doesn’t live in my house.
He has no idea what it’s like living with ADHD. If The Allergy Kit doesn’t work for my kid, I can get my money back. Ask you doctor to give you your money back if their drugs don’t work and maybe he will have an ADHD response that mimics you child.
A new approach that addresses food allergies in children is sweeping the U.S. As more children are succumbing to more food allergies, an epidemic is upon us.
Based on a tried and proven physician treatment, The Allergy Kit is bringing that same approach to the mainstream in a simple home treatment that strengthens the child's immune system and eliminates the allergy symptoms in the process.
Food allergies in kids are becoming more common and expenses are increasing at an alarming pace. Of the $4,184 spent on food allergies, not surprisingly, $931 comes straight out of parents' pockets, a study in the journal JAMA Pediatrics says.
It's the first to tally costs for the estimated 8% of U.S. kids allergic to nuts, milk, eggs and other foods.
Based on surveys of 1,643 parents, it put the total cost to the USA at nearly $25 billion a year.
Much of that is covered by insurance, doctors visits, hospital visits and emergency rooms. But it also includes the costs of special foods and parents missing work or even quitting jobs to take care of their children.
Kids with food allergies usually don't have long hospital stays, but outlays come in other ways. Special foods amount to more than $750 a year. Other expenses include medical bills, co-pays, special summer camps and more.
Ways to lower this cost are to abstain from certain trigger foods, like milk and gluten but many food allergies are difficult to diagnose and treat.
The easiest way is The Allergy Kit
, a simple energetic approach that treats food allergies
at the source.
FREE is usually a good thing. But when it comes to chicken, turkey or hogs BEWARE.
Feed additives used to nourish these animals contains arsenic, a poison the last time I checked.
And the FDA, the people that are supposed to protect us from such things, not only approved it, but has been reluctant to do anything about it
For the last 4 years, the Center for Food Safety, The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy and 7 other food safety, agriculture, public health and environmental groups have been petitioning the FDA to do the right thing.
Only now, under threat of a lawsuit, has the FDA reluctantly started a process calling for the immediate withdrawal of the vast majority of the arsenic-containing feeds.
This is a major victory for consumers and our food supply. Paige Tomaselli, a senior attorney with The Center for Food Safety responded by saying:
"It is unfortunate that legal pressure from outside groups was necessary to spur action by the FDA, yet in the end, we are pleased that FDA listened to our scientific objections and is now working to rid arsenic from our meat supply." Why Do They Do It - For Profit Of Course.
Arsenic is added to the feed for faster weight gain using less feed, and creating the perceived appearance of a healthy color in meat from chicken, turkeys and hogs. More than 2/3rds of all meat has some arsenic. Why Did It Take So Long?
The FDA doesn’t authorize any studies regarding "the interaction of arsenic in the food chain" to any outside third party research groups but asked the manufacturers to provide the studies….
This is not new. The spiking of feed with arsenic has been going on since the 1940s. The European Union, Japan and other countries had better sense. They didn't and still don't allow arsenic to be added to the feed of these animals
And you wonder why we have so many food allergies and health problems in The United States. The Allergy Kit
addresses allergies in a simple home allergy treatment that teaches the body “not to respond negatively” to the foods we eat.
Allergies can cause, bloating, gas, arthritis, ADD and ADHD, stuffy nose, asthma, cognitive dysfunction, hives, celiac disease and so much more. And most of it comes from the foods we eat that starts a chain reaction in our health that has devastating consequences for us and our families.
What should we do?
- Eat organic. Organic foods don't have arsenic added to the feed.
- Treat our allergies. These toxins added to the foods cause allergies and allergies deplete the immune system. And a depleted immune system can bring all kinds of adverse affects.
- Eat less of those affected foods.
- Become more aware.
Two Australian researchers have found that CSIRO-developed GMO wheat which was created to silence particular genes in the crop, can also silence certain DNA and RNA sequences in humans, causing fatality as early as age five or six.
The researchers are calling the GMO a safety issue, which requires further study before the wheat is planted in more areas and offered for sale in grocery stores.
The United States should be as concerned about protecting it's people as the Aussies.
More long term studies to ascertain the risk of this new wheat. Wheat is in every nook and cranny in the American diet and my concern is that if further studies aren’t done, we could have a catastrophe.
I have to interject a true story about my wife, Dr Ynge Ljung
. She started complaining of pain in her hip. And it was getting worse. There were days that she could hardly walk. I was considering searching on Craig’s list for a wheelchair or walker (not really). It was really getting that bad.
We came to the conclusion that it was wheat through muscle testing and decided to go on an abstinence diet. We eliminated all wheat from her diet and all the pain went away. It took about 4 days. Then, when there were no more symptoms, she snuck a little bread, from our favorite restaurant. When we walked out of the restaurant, the pain started again and increased until she could hardly walk again. Four days later, it finally passed.
So we treated her with The Allergy Kit
using vial 6, the one for wheat and gluten. She still stayed away from wheat just because we had such a bad experience. A week went by and we were back at the restaurant again, the one with the great bread. This time, she held the bread in her hand and I muscle tested her. She was strong. So she had just one little piece. And she was fine.
She's now back to her old self. She is eating whatever she wants.
It’s incredible how she was ready for a walker or something worse and just from the wheat. Yes, we are in the allergy business, but when it hits so close to home, we can finally, first hand, relate to what The Allergy Kit can do and how it can change somebody’s life.
In the United States, it’s not necessary, and even considered taboo, to advertise your product as GMO free. The government says it’s not fair to the competition.
If that’s not bad enough, we are constantly being treated like guinea pigs. GMO products hasn't thoroughly been tested for safety. The company that produces the GMO wheat test it, and the FDA approves it without any other third party testing.
It sounds a little fishy, don't you think. And yes, if they hurt you or your family because you ate their wheat, thanks to Obama, you can’t sue them. What kind of a world do we live in?
We must take responsibility for our own health. We can't become a victim expecting someone else to fix us, our doctor, our alternative practitioner or anyone else. Step by step, we can start changing what we do and how we think to make positive changes in our lives. We can do it!
Time to load up on watermelon. Besides being a refreshing summer snack, watermelon juice is great for athletes to help their hearts recover from exercise. It also has beneficial results in reducing muscle soreness. This information was taken from recent research from the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
Other research also points to:
- Boosting Antioxidant Levels: Watermelon is rich in lycopene, which is where it gets it red color and other carotenoids like lutein and carotene. Lycopene has been found to have many potential benefits. Beta carotene, also found in high doses in watermelon, especially in its natural food-complexed form are beneficial for cancer and increases plasma antioxidant levels.
- Hypertension/Improving Arterial Health: A study last year in the American Journal or Hypertension found that middle-aged obese people with high blood pressure had beneficial results by helping the blood vessels dilate and function properly, many times the cause of high blood pressure.
- Watermelon Seeds, a Rich Source of Protein. Believe it or not, all parts of the watermelon are beneficial to the human body. The seeds, actually are a ready source of protein, so its actual beneficial to swallow rather than spit out the seeds. Don't worry. They won't sprout in your stomach like I thought when I was growing up.
Quality and moderation must be taken into consideration, but the benefits far outweigh the negative effects of the sugar in the melon.
I was recently featured on Fox News to discuss gluten free foods and the gluten free aisle in the grocery store. The interview included one of the most common questions I get asked for people that suffer from gluten intolerance
. What is safe to eat on the gluten free aisle in the grocery store? Please take a minute to listen to the discussion below.
Does this sound familiar. A baby aspirin a day keeps the doctor away.
Each year, we consume 40,000 metric tons of aspirin or about 120 billion aspirin tablets.
Shouldn't we see a healthier world by now? For more info and over 180 research listings click here.
Many other health challenges and allergies after starting this simple routine. Salicylic acid, the main ingredient in aspirin, is a willow bark-derived substance and can cross react with other foods. For those allergic to aspirin, the more you take the worse it is on the immune system.
Salicylic acid is found in many foods. And when daily consumption of salicylic acid or aspirin on a daily basis to an immune system that is already stressed can migrate to any food that has salicylic acid.
Fruits and Berries
- Dried Raisins
- Green Bell Peppers
- Green and yellow Candies
- Cocoa and hot Chocolate mixes
- Cakes and Cake mixes
Condiments and Preserves
- Corned Beef
- Salad dressings
- Tartar sauce
So, if you enjoy any of the above items, maybe an aspirin a day might not be the best thing for you, especially if you are very sensitive.
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Antibiotics are damaging future generations. Antibiotics are already causing super bugs like E.coli and MSRA, the flesh eating bacteria. For me, I am really scared to even go into a hospital. And those hand sanitizing stations don't help. Don't get me started on that.
But antibiotics are also destroying the naturally occurring community of flora and fauna of the digestive tract that are making our children sick. Overuse of antibiotics inhibits the guts ability to absorb nutrients from the foods our children eat.
New research is showing that the harmful effects of antibiotics are worse than we thought. The good bacteria that are killed from the antibiotics, (remember, antibiotics kills both good and bad bacteria) never grow back properly. These studies show that the digestive tract never recovers. Worse, the lack of proper digestive bacteria are passed on to the child in birth. That's why it looks like allergies and autoimmune disease are inherited or somehow passed on to the next generation. The more antibiotics are used the more the next generation are negatively affected.
Martin Blaser, who writes for Nature, a prestigious journal says:
Antibiotics kill the bacteria we do want, as well as those we don't. These long-term changes to the beneficial bacteria within people's bodies may even increase our susceptibility to infections and disease. Overuse of antibiotics could be fueling the dramatic increase in conditions such as obesity, type 1 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, allergies and asthma, which have more than doubled in many populations.
Antibiotics are miraculous. They've changed health and medicine over the last 70 years. But when doctors prescribe antibiotics, it is based on the belief that there are no long-term effects. We've seen evidence that suggests antibiotics may permanently change the beneficial bacteria that we're carrying.
And because of the overuse of antibiotics, each generation is sicker than the last. We can see how allergies have become epidemic along with other autoimmune diseases and diseases in general.
Our children are really in trouble. First, their bodies are more fragile than their parents, they react, not only physically, but behaviorally to our environment because of antibiotic abuses by those that are supposed to protect us, our doctors. Our air is so polluted and that goes for our water too, it's amazing that we aren't worse off than we are.
We can start to reverse the trend by only drinking filtered water, reverse osmosis is the best. Next, we can eat more yogurt and other foods that have naturally occurring probiotics. Fermented foods are also very good to help the gut. Organics are the best choice in almost all conditions. Why add more toxins than we have to. And as we normalize our gut, more nutrients will be absorbed to help us grow, make us healthier and assure that our kids will be healthier than we are, a trend that we have to change.
Over 4 dozen diseases have been linked to gluten, the protein found in wheat, rye and barley. It's estimated that almost all of the people that have either gluten intolerance
or celiac disease are never diagnosed and as much as many as 45 million US citizens is gluten intolerant. Are you one of them.Symptoms of Gluten Intolerance
- Gastrointestinal (GI), stomach, and digestive problems. These can include one or more of the following: gas, bloating, queasiness, abdominal cramping, constipation, diarrhea, or an alternating combination of both - IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome).
- Headaches and/or migraines.
- Diagnosis of an autoimmune disease such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, lupus, psoriasis, scleroderma or multiple sclerosis.
- Emotional issues involving chronic irritability and sudden, irrational, mood shifts.
- Neurological issues. This may include dizziness, difficulty balancing, and peripheral neuropathy affecting nerves outside the central nervous system and resulting in pain, weakness, tingling or numbness in the extremities.
- Fatigue, brain fog, or feeling tired after eating a meal that contains gluten.
- Diagnosis of an autoimmune disease such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Lupus, Psoriasis, Scleroderma or Multiple sclerosis.
Most of these symptoms are common to other health issues and diseases. That's why identifying symptoms alone and trying to tie them to gluten intolerance is difficult. Am I Gluten Intolerant?
The best way to determine if you are indeed gluten intolerant is to go on a gluten-free diet for 60 days. If you feel you can't or won't, that may already indicate you're addicted to gluten. We are often addicted to things we're allergic to
That gluten-free diet would include wheat, rye, barley, spelt, kamut, oats, and triticale which are grains with gluten. Quinoa, buckwheat, and sorghum grains are gluten-free. So is rice. How to treat gluten intolerance?
Eliminating gluten 100% from your diet means 100%. Even trace amounts of gluten from cross contamination or medications or supplements can be enough to cause an immune reaction in your body.
Or you can treat yourself with The Allergy Kit
, a home remedy that uses energy medicine to eliminate the intolerance. I don't know about you, but eliminating wheat from the american diet is almost impossible.