Dyslexia is about funny spelling mistakes and how it can be helped with a combination of fish and evening primrose oils.

Hello Special Young Person,

Has a doctor or your teacher 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? Perhaps you find it hard to concentrate for very long.

There is good news for you.

There are some natural supplements that you can take that will make a world of difference; they will help you concentrate in school too. Natural foods are always safer than drugs.

Just look at the mistakes below that poor Christopher Robin made in his Bible stories test. Ask Mom or Dad to help you correct them.

A picture drawn by someone suffering from dyslexia.



Tomorrow night you can enjoy a few more of poor Christopher's mistakes.

For Mom/Dad

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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 fruit salad recipe below. An apple a day is not some urban legend; it's scientifically proven.

And, of course, plenty of water is important too. Below are a few imaginative ways in which you can get your kids to drink more liquid, without getting into colas laden with chemicals and sugar.

This is not the place for a discussion of the pros and cons of honey, but just to say that the raw, lightly filtered stuff from your local beekeeper is quite different to the processed sweetener that you get in the supermarket.

Nothing is more important, kiddo, than some good nosh before going off to school. If you're not getting the right 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. It's so easy; just a couple strawberries, half a banana, half a peach or apple and any of your favourite fruits. Add a slosh of yoghurt and you're home and dry. Oh, walnuts on your cereal add lots of flavour; yum, they are full of omega-3. 

Walnuts are hard to get in my country, but we have plenty of pecans. My granddaughter, Ruth, who is only seven can crack them; so could you.

A smoothie with your breakfast is a good option for those suffering from dyslexia.

Healthy breakfast menu

A healthy breakfast menu is very important, lads and lasses, whether you suffer from dyslexia or not; it helps keeps the blood chemistry right. When that gets out of kilter, we start to behave very strangely because it affects the way we think.

Olive garden salad is a good option for those suffering from dyslexia.

Olive garden salad recipe

Olive garden salad recipe is one of the big laughs in our family. Our son's friend came to lunch; when my wife asked our lad if he wanted more, he asked for more salad. His friend nearly fell off the chair.

Start them young and you will be astonished how children will take to salads. You should just see my grandkids, 3, 6 and 8 tucking into olives and salad! Here's an idea for a basic Greek salad. OLIVE GARDEN SALAD RECIPE ...

Interesting research shows that children who eat their greens perform better in school, thought to be due to the B vitamins; organic food greens should be on every mother's agenda, whether your kids have dyslexia or not.

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Growing avocado trees

Growing avocado trees is a major in our large garden. We have five; but have you got room in your garden for a minature? 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; then there are two wild trees.

Our grandchildren are having avocado every day for lunch at the moment - they adore them. AVOCADO FAT ... good stuff for the brain.

Growing avocado trees is an option for dyslectics.

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 ...

Tadpoles 1 by Lorraine Harrison for dyslextics
  • Go to WHAT DO TADPOLES EAT ... You will love this!

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Ways to cook salmon

Ways to cook salmon is important if you have a child with a condition like Dyslexia or Attention Deficit in the family; 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 include some fish in your packed lunch ideas.

Flax seed and walnuts are the best vegetarian options for omega 3.

Plus an Omega-3 1000mg every day for your child. For all of us really, it's just especially good for dyslectics. 

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Evening primrose oil

Research done in England found that a mixture of evening primrose oil and fish oil was extremely effective in the management with children with attention deficit; we have reason to think that it would with dyslexia too.


Every chiropractic clinic that treats children will be faced with dyslexia; it's doubtful that manipulation of the spine per se is likely to help.

I have a personal interest in the subject, having suffered all my life from ADHD, and have lived a very full life without medication. You can read about it attention deficit Bernie.

Do whatever you possibly can to keep your child off Ritalin is my best advice; the side effects are dreadful, and worse to my mind, is you are starting him on the road to a false belief that medication is the solution to all of our problems. Life without medication should be the norm, not the exception it is today.

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 cats very nice." Right? WRONG!

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Interesting challenges of the day

1. Mr S is a 76 year old man with neck pain of some 9 months duration. Luckily, most of the discomfort is upper cervical which is only rarely arthritic; his lower cervical spine is a degenerative mess that I've left alone. After seven treatments his pain and stiffness is 50 percent better, and he's happy in the circumstances. He can sleep through the night now and that makes a huge difference.

2. Mr P is 32 year old man with very severe lower back pain radiating to the big toe which is 30 percent numb. He had an episode three weeks ago, took anti inflammatories and was soon better as is typical of the medial disc herniation. But before it healed, after a trivia it came roaring back, much worse. The characteristic crossed sign was evident; sitting in a chair, straightening the right leg provoked severe left back pain and tingling in the leg. He's doing well.

3. Severe lower back pain is scary; just ask Mrs P. Just watching her get out of the car I she was in trouble; she had a slipped disc at L4 making her lean towards the opposite side; luckily she had no pain in the leg. Despite family pressure that this was far too severe for a chiropractor, she persevered. Within five days she was standing upright, and after two weeks almost painfree. 

Despite a hectic job, she wisely took my advice and stayed home for what I call exercising bed rest.

4. Mr S has had lower back, groin and back of thigh and calf pain for fourth months.

He has a pincer deformity in the hip causing the stabs in the groin, and a degenerative facet causing the sciatica. Both are responding well to chiropractic and he's well pleased; sixty five percent better after three treatments.

5. Mr T is a wise man; he's taken a warning TIA seriously and has lost 15 pounds, and has at least as much again to lose. A change to a low starch diet and half hour daily walk has made the difference; but the walking is making his foot and back miserable. The expensive orthotic is hopeless; luckily his hips and back are fine, but he needs a simple heel lift.

6. I too have had serious lower back issues, luckily fixed by my own chiropractor; so I too have to do my exercises, take care when lifting supers full of honey, gardening and using the chainsaw. Regaining the function of your spine is just as important as the pain.

7. My own granddaughter, only 7 is hypermobile giving her pelvic, knee and ankle issues. Xrays show a mildly dysplastic hip. Years ago we would have called it growing pains. She too regularly needs chiropractic care and luckily responds well. Increased range of motion is more difficult than too stiff in my opinion. Our care is for kids too.

8. This 65 year old lady is a serious gardener; every day she is bending, lifting and digging for 2 to 3 hours a day. It regularly catches her in the sacroiliac joint, so she has a treatment once a month that sorts it out. She does her lower back exercises faithfully.

9. This 88 year old lady is an inspiration; every day she is busy in the community. With a nasty scoliosis she manages very well with a chiropractic adjustment every six weeks and exercises faithfully done.  

10. Mr X is a 71 year old retired man who wants to continue with maintenance care every six to eight weeks; he had suffered from two years of lower back pain when he first came a year ago. He has no discomfort now after 8 chiropractic treatments, but is aware that danger lurks.

11. Mrs C has been having severe headaches, and taking a lot of analgesics. It's a non complicated upper cervical facet syndrome, and she's doing well.

12. Mr D is a 38 old year man with chronic shoulder pain after a rotator cuff tear playing cricket. It responded well to treatment, but he knows he must do his exercises every day; for two years he couldn't sleep on that shoulder.

13. Mr D, a 71 year old man, has a severe ache in the shoulder and midback since working above his head. Trapped nerve tests are negative but he has advanced degenerative joints of Luschka; after just two treatments he is 50 percent better. Can we reach 90?

And so the day goes; chiropractors shouldn't be treating the elderly most medical sites state but that's so much bunkum.

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Interesting questions from visitors

CLS writes:

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.

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