More dyslexia is about how it can be safely treated without drugs.
This page is all about some more of the funny mistakes that poor Christopher Robin made. He can't spell too well, and he's always getting into trouble at school.
Just see what he learnt about the Creation of the World in Sunday School. It really is important for Christopher to concentrate better. But he can't, can he? Ask Mom or Dad to help you iron out his mistakes.
Here's a tidbit for mom and dad from our dyslexia page.
As the world's largest drugless profession, we as chiropractors feel very strongly about the taking of drugs particularly by children. Ritalin has many undesirable side effects.
Is this perhaps time to take a good hard look at your child's diet? Perhaps a handful of lentil protein thrown in with the brown rice? New research confirms what we already instinctively know; white rice is junk food, and should be on neither your plate, nor your child's. It's devoid of vitamins, minerals and fibre, lower in protein and the healthy fats, and is proven to be associated with a higher incidence of vascular disease. Also, because of its extremely high glycemic index, it's very fattening.
Evening primrose and fish oil contain many of the essential fatty acids needed by the brain to function properly; they fit neatly into the group known as functional foods that promote health and prevent diseases like more dyslexia.
While there is certainly a place for taking medication, we strongly recommend you first consider giving your child a combination of fish oil and Evening Primrose Oil. It's well researched and is safe and effective. Story 4.
More dyslexia from the Sunday school class.
A team of researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital analysed about 200 000 adults followed for up to 22 years and found eating more refined white rice was associated with a higher risk of Type 2 diabetes. Simply replacing it with brown reduced that risk by over a third.
White rice should never be found in your shopping basket and should certainly never be fed to your child. Isn't it odd that we would be totally shocked at a parent who allowed their small child to have alcohol or a cigarette, yet we happily feed them sugary, highly refined carbohydrates that we all know are so bad for them.
It's vital for your child, and you too, to have some protein for breakfast to stop the 11 o'clock blues. Together with the healthy fats, they help to sustain the blood sugar.
There is so much research now confirming that too much animal protein, absolute maximum of red meat once per day, raises homocysteine levels in the blood leading to inflamed and clogged arteries. The easiest source of vegetable protein is the chickpea. You can make this authentic hummus recipe in your own kitchen in only four minutes; literally.
Making this simple authentic hummus recipe saves you buying it in the supermarket. Its value is in its anti oxidants, so itself it rapidly reacts with air; read goes off. Hummus just doesn't keep so manufacturers have to add various preservatives that ruin the taste and are bad for your health.
Make your own authentic hummus recipe, but do finish it within three days; I use the excess to make our low GI bread. That's also only five minutes' work. Healthy choice foods don't need to take hours to prepare.
I pressure cooker does save you a lot of time in cooking the chickpeas.
I hope you enjoyed working with your child through poor Christopher's mistakes. You see, if your child can't concentrate, he or she is going to get the wrong end of the stick all the time.
Is your child suffering from constipation? Kids do a lot, sometimes though not always giving them tummy cramps. Normal is a daily bowel movement. I remembering suffering awful constipation as a child and young adult, until I met she who must be obeyed and she came up with Helens 15 euro salad. For more information on constipation, and how it can be easily treated, click here. Beetroot constipation.
This is highly anecdotal, and scientifically not worth a jot, but
when we one year ago arrived back in South Africa from the Netherlands
our youngest grandchild was suffering from severe constipation. Severe.
She was obviously wanted to pass a stool, but it was very painful, even
some blood. She was on medication and there was talk of surgery for a fissure.
Before many weeks had passed the mulberries were ripening, and Granny made her way, mite in hand, every morning to the down the garden. Some medication was needed too for a month whilst the fissure healed, but since then Broccoli Beth hasn't looked back. Here's she enjoying our spinach soup recipe, with relish. May I have some more, please, Sir.
Broccoli, spinach, butternut and fish can be made into delicious soups and she
keeps coming back for more. More fibre, that's the solution to
constipation, particularly the water soluble kind found in fruit and
It's a very dangerous precedent to start your children on any chronic medication; do it with great reluctance. Obviously there are exceptions but, the norm for children, and adults too for that matter, is drugs only for acute episodes.
Remembering that medications are the direct cause of death for over 200,000 Americans every year. It's known as iatrogenic illness, or doctor caused disease, the third most common killer in Western society.
Drug companies, of course, have other ideas. Some will go to any lengths, legal or not, to promote their products to boost the bottom line for shareholders. You'll be astonished at the Pfizer bextra story.
The long and the short of it is do everything in your power to find alternatives to drugs for your children. And that certainly includes dyslexia.
Broccoli soup is so delicious.
Although Ritalin is prescribed for Attention Deficit rather than more Dyslexia, they have so many symptoms in common that many children with reading difficulties find themselves on the drug.
Currently well over a million children in the USA are on Ritalin.
When one reads what medicine itself has to say about the dangers of Ritalin, it seems to me vital to first consider getting our children on a fundamentally good diet and exercise routine before considering putting your child on any drug...
"Thirty years ago, Henry Gadsden, chief executive of a large drug company, told Fortune magazine he wanted his company “to be more like chewing gum maker, Wrigley.”
What did he
mean? Continuing, Gadsden said it had long been his dream to make drugs
for healthy people, because then his company would be able to “sell to
This is the starting point and central thesis of Moynihan and Cassels’
book, SELLING SICKNESS — that pharmaceutical companies are working to
turn us all into patients..."