Are We Turning Healthy Kids Into Patients?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are modern, chronic conditions affecting millions of children and often continues even into adulthood. ADHD / ADD includes a combination of symptoms such as difficulty sustaining attention, hyperactivity, and impulsive behaviour.


• Sugar and refined carbohydrates
According to information in the book, Nutritional Healing, researchers conducting oral glucose tolerance tests on 261 hyperactive children found that 74 percent of their graphs showed abnormal glucose tolerance curves, suggesting a connection between hyperactive behaviour and sugar intake. I agree that “food” such as soft drinks, sweets, and snacks that are full of sugar is one of the main contributing factors causing these childhood ‘dis-eases’. The central nervous system (CNS) was not designed to function with abnormally elevated blood sugar levels. The brain responds differently and irregularly if it is continually exposed to these modern high blood sugar levels. However, these ‘dis-eases’ are not only caused by sugar. White flour products (refined carbohydrates) such as bread, pizza, pasta, etc. are also contributing factors and lead to a massive blood sugar rush. It also causes many other health problems such as obesity, diabetes, tooth decay, osteoporosis, inflammation, acidosis, and many more.

…Read the full article in the latest issue of JOY!, on sale now!