(Keywords: dyslexia fish oil, chiropractic, evening primrose oil, packed lunch ideas, Ritalin)
Hello Special Young Person,
Has a doctor told your parents that you have a reading problem?
Are you always getting into difficulties with your teacher because you can't read too well , and she says your spelling is simply horrible? Always getting into trouble too?
There is good news for you.
There are some natural supplements that you can take that will make a world of difference. Help you concentrate in school too. Natural foods are always safer than drugs.
Just look at these mistakes that poor Christopher Robin made in his Bible stories test. Ask Mom or Dad to help you correct them.
If you think these are in bad taste, please let me know, via Contact.
What really compounds a child's life is a poor diet PLUS a writing problem. Then they are likely to have attention deficit PLUS dyslexia , and school becomes pure misery for them. Then they make life miserable for their teacher, and for you!
Make sure your kids are getting plenty of fruit as in this simple
(see the wonders of apples) APPLE SALAD RECIPE ...
and plenty of water. Here are a few imaginative ways in which you can get your kids to drink more water, without getting into colas laden with chemicals and sugar. DRINKING WATER ...
HEALTHY BREAKFAST MENU
Nothing is more important, kiddo, than some good nosh before going off to school. If you're not getting the good stuff to eat, your brain doesn't tick properly, and then your spelling just goes haywire!
I'll bet you could get Mom to teach you to make this smoothie every morning. So easy - a couple strawberries, half a banana, half a peach or apple... your favourites. Add a slosh of yoghurt... home and dry. Oooo, walnuts on your cereal. Yum, full of omega-3. HEALTHY BREAKFAST MENU ...
Start them young and you will be astonished how children will take to
salads. You should just see my grandkids, 2&4 tucking into olives
and salad! Here's an idea for a basic
Greek salad. OLIVE GARDEN SALAD RECIPE ...
GROWING AVOCADO TREES
Got room in your garden for a minature avocado tree? Not in the frozen north I confess, but in all temperate climates. Above you can see She-who-must-be-obeyed planting a Pinkerton avocado to add to our Hass and Fuerte. Our grandchildren are having avocado every day for lunch at the moment - they adore them. AVOCADO FAT ... good stuff.
Dear Parent, please, please think of alternatives before starting
your child on a life time dependence on drugs for solutions. Sometimes
it is necessary - if your child is diabetic - but for Dyslexia? Read
more about Iatrogenic Disease, doctor-caused disease, most of which is
about the harmful effects of drugs.
Click here. IATROGENIC ILLNESS ...
Research is proving that the best treatment for Dyslexia probably has to do with certain fats. The brain is made of fat after all. We too feel that hydrogenation of oils may have much to do with it, though it is not yet proved. But trans fatty acids haven been proven to cause havoc with your cholesterol profile, so it's good to avoid hydrogenated foods in any case. The best fats are found in avocados, olives and olive oil and fatty fish like salmon. I strongly recommend avoiding margarine, supermarket salad dressings. READ FURTHER about margarine. HYDROGENATED FOODS ...
This is such fun, just listen to these horses singing... HORSES HAVING FUN... (hestekor)
If you have a child with a condition like Dyslexia or Attention Deficit then fatty fish should be on the menu every day in one form or another. Perhaps a fish soup twice a week, broccoli and salmon go wonderfully together as do these mackerel recipes. Shouldn't some of this smoked salmon dip recipe be perfect for kids lunch ideas? Making up healthy lunch boxes for kids is obviously a challenge for every mum - you are after all competing with 500 other mothers. But please some fish in your packed lunch ideas.
Flax seed and walnuts are the best vegetarian options.
GHOTIT spell checker
Ghotit was written by dyslectics for dyslectics. It fixes grammar, spelling and punctuation errors not normally picked up by ordinary spell checkers.
"The cat's very nice." Right? WRONG!
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Interesting challenges of the day
1. Mr B has the trophy for the most acute neck in February. He has quite advanced lower neck arthritis for a forty year old, thanks to a severe fall on the head from a trampoline. But this is upper cervical pain. Right rotation is simply impossible. Luckily he is improving rapidly, eighty percent better he says after three treatments. See cervical facet syndrome.
2. Mrs C is a new patient with a long history of lower back pain, hip pain and pain in both feet. We'll see how we get on, Rome wasn't built in a day.
3. Miss U sprained her ankle two months ago, wearing high heels. She still has severe mid foot pain. Xrays and perhaps a CT scan.
4. Mr V is 86 years old and hurt his back helping his wife into the car. Just one treatment of the sacroiliac joint and he's eighty percent better. It's not always like that.
5. Mr W lay on his back knocking down a pillar. Turning his head causes severe vertigo. He needs the Epley exercises, not pills, research shows. Update, he's fine.
6. Mrs X, a young mother has severe lower back pain, with numbness down the posterior thigh, calf and side of foot. It started after a long drive in the car. Update, she's forty percent less painful after four treatments, but the leg is still numb. Update two; she 60% better, but it's slow and is going to take the full 6 weeks to heal. Further update; a setback, after lifting her child she now has leg pain. It's going to the be difficult.
7. Mrs Y, a 70 year old woman is on maintenance care fo a nasty lumbar stenosis despite having to do everything at home. Her husband has a hospital acquired infection in the shoulder. After 4 operations he is incapacitated and going rapidly down hill.
8. Mrs Z, an 78 year old woman is doing remarkably well with a bad sciatica. But at over 200 lbs she is not losing weight, in fact gaining despite my suggestions. She's high risk for a stroke. Referral to a dietician to crack the whip.
9. Mr A, a 73 year old engineer, still working, is doing fine after a long episode of lower back pain. Some pain on the side of the hip remains after five treatments. Reassured him it's not hip arthritis.
10. Mrs B, a 64 year old woman has had Scheuermanns disease; it's left with a spinal kyphosis and chronic middorsal pain. She responds well to chiropractic treatment, provides she come every six weeks or so for treatment.
11. Mr C, a young engineer fell off his mountain bike injuring his cervical spine and pelvis. Luckily both responded very quickly to a few chiropractic adjustments. Update: his neck is sore again. It all goes back to a whiplash injury ten years ago when he was rammed by a fully laden truck carrying a load of stone. Time for Xrays.
12. Mrs D, a middle aged woman with hip pain of one year duration, despite other treatment. Xrays reveal an impingement syndrome and early hip arthritis. There's much to be done.
13. Both Mrs E and I can't believe how much better her lower back and leg pain are. Surgery for a scoliosis and spondylolysthesis three years ago helped greatly for one year. But then her leg went lame and weak. He was responded extremely well despite all expectations.
And so the day goes. Chiropractors shouldn't be treating the elderly? Bunkum.
Have a problem that's not getting better? Looking for a different slant on your pain? Want to pose a question?
Greetings, Dr B.
You helped me quite some time back with a soothing and professional
response which turned out to be exactly correct. I now consult a local chiropractor.
You write a superb newsletter, too.
Your own unresolved problem. Pose a question
Knowing that up to 70% of the time the correct diagnosis is made with no examination, no special tests, no xrays, but just from the history, there's a fair chance I can add some insight to your unresolved problem. But at least 30% of the time, I may be quite wrong! Give plenty of detail if you want a sensible reply.
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