Dr. Bob DeMaria lists a couple of main potential causes of ADD and ADHD. Find out if you might fit into the categories he mentions. He also discusses some lifestyle choices and even how certain pets might play a role in those conditions!
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Dr. BobDeMaria: Two more items about ADHD. I knew that someday I'd be talking tosomeone or somebody about this, so I had to do a pilot program. You just can'tspout off about things. So we had 25 kids that we did this pilot program with.So first, because clinically I practice as a chiropractor, we x-rayed every oneof them. Normal neck is C-shape with a 45 degree curve. Those kids' curves were10 degrees on average. That means at birth they had a traumatic birth, or theywere subluxated. In chiropractic, that's when a bone puts pressure on a nerve.Information goes down the spinal cord. If your spine is out of alignment, itcan impair function. So as chiropractors, we are nervous system doctors. We'renot neck and back doctors. We are nervous system doctors. Gravity never takes avacation, so we are constantly compressed down.
The otherone we found quite fascinating was that a lot of these children had parasiteinfestations in their body. You can test that with a blood test called a CBCwith a differential. They ground their teeth at night. Now I'm not saying allkids that have parasites have ADHD, but this is just one of the many things. Wecan have kids who come in and say, "Dr. Bob I hear that you're really goodat ADHD. Can you help me?" And everything else has failed. Then when Istart asking them the next layer of questions, we get to the cause of theproblem. We see people from all over the world because we ask the rightquestions.
If yougrind your teeth at night, at 2:00 in the morning you wake up. If you eat sushior pork, or if you play in those little playgrounds with the little balls inthem, those are not wise. If you eat wild game, deer, squirrel, rabbit. And ifyou have a cat. I love people who have cats because they are very creative,passionate human beings. I love them dearly, but people who have cats -statistically from my experience, once again, I've been doing this since 1978,so I'm saying this in love - tend to have parasites, and grind their teeth atnight. So, "Dr. Bob, what do parasites have to do with ADHD?"Parasites eat first, and then they do something ungodly in you. They poop inyou. Those toxics affect your nervous system. Anytime we have somebody whocomes in the office - and I'm saying this also in love and joy - that arereally unusual human beings, characters. I like to call them a little whack. Istart asking them all these questions. Grinding your teeth at night and wakingup at 1 or 2 o'clock in the morning is usually a body signal that they couldhave parasites.
Now acouple other things with kids with ADHD. Do they have white spots in theirnails? It's a body signal lack of zinc. Do they cry easily? They need Bvitamins. Do they chew their nails? Mineral need. Do they chew their boogers?Mineral need. Do they have moddled teeth? Blotchy? Fluoride toxicity. You coulddo an assessment with a mineral tissue analysis. So we live in a very toxicenvironment. We're exposed. A lot of these kids have a lot of distress. Half ofthe families in America today are single moms, raising kids. Financialdistress. There are a lot of these kids that their only meal come from thenational school lunch program. I have talked to people where kids, who go toschool on a Friday, their last meal is at noon and they are at the gate to getinto school on Monday, because they haven't eaten since Friday. If you're amom, what I'm going to encourage you to do is to go to the internet. Type inyour school system and see what they're feeding your kids. Thirty-one millionkids eat at the national school lunch program.
So let'sgive everybody some take aways. You want to make sure that there is an adequatesource of oil. I promote at least 1 tbsp. of flax oil per 100 pounds. If theycry easily they need B vitamins. If they chew their nails, they need minerals.Does bright light bother their eyes? You know these kids. they come in and theymight be wearing sunglasses, or their parents are wearing sunglasses. Brightlight bothering someone tells me they have adrenal gland stress. This is a signthat they need minerals. Do a diet sheet. How much dairy are you consuming?Yogurt, cottage cheese, ice cream. And by the way, we don't promote yogurt.That's really dabbling. Yogurt has more sugar in it than ice cream. I just sawone container of yogurt had 12 grams of sugar. That is more than what is in asoda pop. You might say, "Well, Dr. Bob, where does my child get calciumfrom?" Almonds, sesame seeds, greens. "Oh, my kids don't likegreens." Well here's the situation that we're learning with greens. Theirtongues are being tricked by all of the food additives. So you're going to wantyour kids to prepare these greens with you.Use some Celtic sea salt. Addingminerals to the greens definitely will help. Their bodies are starving forminerals.
Look tosee what kind of preservatives and what kind of food additives. All of that isa part of it. But moms and dads, don't give up. Get Dr. Bob's Guide to StopADHD in 18 Days. It will help you walk through this. You don't want them onRitalin. You don't want them on Adderall. Those have a lot of bad effects. NowI get beat up a lot on the internet, especially on Amazon, with people who havewritten books that have been paid for by the pharmaceutical industry, becausethey don't think diet has anything to do with it. Hello? You are what you eat.Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food. An old Greek guy saidthat. His name was Hippocrates.