ADDHD the 21st Century Illness
Now That said, Don’t spam my blog I firmly believe in the Illness. As a child I was declared to be one of the worst cases my local children’s Hospital had ever seen, and I was suspended over 2 dozen times and expelled 8 times before 7th grade. Then A Dr Feingold Invented a dietary treatment which involved removing all artificial colours, flavourings, preservatives and chemicals from the diet for 2 years and also all fruit and vegetables that were red, yellow or orange in colour because the salicylates that caused the colour were as kids today would call it “pure speed”. It was difficult, It was a pain to shop but it worked. After 2 years the fruit and veg is re- introduced, one every 3 months carefully monitoring the child in-case the symptoms return if they do that food can never be re-introduced.
What amazes me is these days a child is called ADDHD so they take him or her to a fast food outlet and buy them red soda and multi coloured ice cream to keep them happy, and then they give them Ritalin and wonder why it doesn’t work, it’s like giving someone poison and the cure one counters the other. When someone dares suggest they cut out mickey D’s or burger king or Wendy’s the parent’s accuse you of depriving them?
If the schools were really concerned, they might try listening to the Jamie Olivers, Ketchup is not a vegetable and pizza is not a bread and tater tots deep fried is not a healthy vegetable choice and French fries cooked in vegetable blend does not a salad make, what it does make is a class room of hyper active candidates for the ADDHD club and more money for the drug companies. If you could just put the people supplying the schools with food in the room with a dietician, the children the parents and someone like Jamie Oliver with a copy of the Feingold diet we would have non obese, non hyperactive children eager to learn, easy to teach and a pleasure to be around and if they were not it wouldn’t be medical it would simple be bad behaviour good old fashioned grade a brats. The script for curing a brat isn’t a Mc happy meal it’s a real live involved parent.
If parenting actually was being manifested in a real live house hold the type where cooking of balanced meals happens and homework and interpersonal relationships were encouraged Who knows children might actually as in days of old just be reclassified children. Interesting concept hmm!
Here is a link to the feingold society of north America http://www.feingold.org/