- "Let thy Food be thy Medicine and thy Medicine be thy Food." - Hippocrates
I am a 98-year-old former special needs teacher, who has been doing research into ADD & ADHD for over 32 years. I have given many presentations around Northland, New Zealand. My research has included numerous case studies, as well as an investigation in Cuba, where the children’s diets were free of junk food and fizzy drinks. I would like to share some of my findings, as I see children being misdiagnosed and put on harmful drugs unnecessarily, in particular, Ritalin, all too often.
A Healthy Diet Is All Important!
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This man tells it how it is. This is a must-hear.
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 by: Dr. David Jockers
(NaturalNews) The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently surveyed 73,000 children and found one in 10 has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This is a 22% increase since 2003. Research has shown that toxic and deficient lifestyle patterns are the chief contributing factor for this disorder. Natural lifestyle solutions can prevent and reverse ADHD.
Many researchers consider chronic ADHD symptoms a sign of mild-moderate brain damage. When regions of the brain are chronically inflamed it signals the primitive regions of the brain to be on overdrive. This inhibits frontal lobe function which is the region responsible for concentration and emotional stability. The primitive regions on overdrive include the reticular activating system and limbic system. When this primitive brain is imbalanced it leads to poor concentration and emotional outbursts.
ADHD is commonly caused by an inflammatory based diet and toxic food additives. These food additive chemicals are mild-moderately neurotoxic. They also have a strong synergistic effect when combined with sugars such as fructose. A recent Lancet study concluded that food dyes along with the preservative sodium benzoate (found in many soft drinks, fruit juices, & salad dressings) cause many children to become significantly more hyperactive and distractible. This study also found that food additives and dyes can do as much damage to children’s brains as lead in gasoline.
By Clare Swinney, 5th February 2011
(Betty Hooper turned 91 on February the 7th, 2011).
For over 25 years, 90-year-old former special needs teacher Betty Hooper collected evidence relating to the treatment of children diagnosed with ADD, (Attention Deficit Disorder) and ADHD, (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). In this 11.23 minute long video, which was filmed at the Whangarei Public Library on February the 1st and 2nd, she talks about some of what she has learnt and offers advice on how to treat hyperactivity.
Mrs Hooper is an independent researcher and not affiliated with any group.
She is well qualified to talk about this topic, as she says she is old enough to have witnessed a deterioration of children’s behavior over the decades. In addition, she self-funded a research trip to Cuba in late-2005, in order to compare the diets and behaviors among children there, with those of children in New Zealand.
By Clare Swinney, September 8th, 2009
Betty Hooper recently returned from a seven-week long holiday to Europe and displayed the tattoos she got while in Denmark. Her tattooist said she was the oldest client he had ever had. She said she did it for a dare. In light of the fact that Hooper, who will be 90 years old on her next birthday, still has her good health, a canny intellect and a love of life, while many her age are winding down, this is about her and her personal recipe for living a long, healthy life. Continue reading
Below are a few facts regarding research on hyperactivity:
1910 Dr George Gould discovered a relationship re: diet and behavior.
1940 Professor Ben Feingold ran trials regarding artificial colourings, flavourings, preservatives plus salicylates, regarding diet. Continue reading