Mind and body are inseparable until death. The human mind arises from the physical body and vanishes with it. The health of the mind, then, is directly related to the health of the physical body, particularly the health of the brain. A child, for instance, diagnosed with an attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD), or attention deficit disorder (ADD), may well be simply undernourished, or consuming too much sugar.
Sugar and the Brain
The brain and central nervous system run on sugar. But not the kind of sugar found in candy and soft drinks. The sugar the brain needs is called glycogen and is made in the liver. Supplementing with inositol will stimulate liver production of glycogen. Ironically, the process of making glycogen in the liver is compromised with the intake of too much dietary sugar from candy and soft drinks. High fructose corn syrup/sugar is probably the biggest offender simply by reason of the prevalence of it in processed foods. It’s everywhere in our foods and beverages making our children fat and unable to process sugar at all. It should be outlawed.
ADD and ADHD
The problem with ADD is one of focus and concentration. I’ve treated many children with ADD over the years and all of them responded favorably to inositol supplementation, often the next day. They were able to get off Ritalin. They were able to focus and concentrate on their lessons.
Ritalin is speed. It’s a drug. We are teaching our children to solve their problems with drugs. What a horrible disservice, to say the least. I’ve heard reputable psychiatrists say on television that more children needed to be put on Ritalin. They should have their licenses revoked, and Ritalin should be forbidden to be given to children. There’s a natural way to correct the cause of attention deficit and hyperactive disorders.
The problem with ADHD is one of poor nutrition and chronic stress. The brain is simply starving to death and does not have the energy to turn itself off at night. It runs all night and all day at breakneck speed. I’ve treated many ADHD children with wholefood nutrition supplementation with favorable results. Feed the brain with wholesome nourishment and it will perform like a Swiss watch.
Adrenal fatigue brought on by chronic stress can also cause ADD. With chronic stress, the adrenal glands become exhausted and fail to produce sufficient adrenalin for the cells of the brain to function, even to retire for the night. Every cell of the body needs adrenalin in order to function at all. Waking up in the morning feeling exhausted is a classic symptom of adrenal fatigue caused by chronic stress.
Simply supporting the adrenal glands with therapeutic wholefood supplements and herbs will bring favorable results, often overnight. Of course, the chronic stress needs to be dealt with in order to address the cause. There are excellent herbal preparations now available that help us adapt more easily to change and environmental stress.
For more specific information on the nutritional and herbal remedies alluded to in this article, please do not hesitate to contact me.
To your health,
Dr. Anthony Palombo
Advanced Clinical Nutrition. Email firstname.lastname@example.org . Phone 337-802-5510
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