A Mother's Journey Blog


Organic Raw Chocolate GREAT For ADD/ADHD

I have found chocolate heaven! I have stumble upon a fricking delicious, simply pure, and completely raw organic snack….. Righteously Raw Organic Chocolate Bars.

This is a Vegan/Kosher bar that is FREE of Gluten and Soy. There are NO refined sugars in this bar!!! Raw Chocolate is a super antioxidant and because this chocolate isn’t roasted, the nutritional elements are not damaged providing an ABUNDANCE of minerals. Chocolate gets a bad rap because of the way it’s processed and it usually contains dairy. Let’s not forget that dairy is a common food allergy for ADD/ADHD and it’s ridicoulsy hard on our digestive system to break down too.

These bars are not only delicious but they are acutally good for you! Righteously Raw flavor Maca Bar (Chocolate) and 90% Cacao Bar (Goji) have ONLY 4g sugar per servings (each bar has 3 servings). 80% Cacao Bar (Acai) has 5g sugar and 90% Cacao Bar (Caramel) has 6g sugar. How fricking amazing is that???? It’s very hard to find a snack or energy bar out there today that doesn’t have a high sugar content and still taste good. Sugar is one of the major culprits in compounding ADD/ADHD issues. I eat one entire bar every other day or every 2 days. I like to break them up into their serving size and nibble on them thorough out the day.  Righteously Raw bars are sweetened with Golden Hunza Raisins and Bahri dates (lowest glycemic index than any other date). Your taste buds will not even notice the low sugar content. The raisins and dates pack just enough sweetness. Since ADD/ADHD are usually low in their neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin, raw Chocolate will benefit them because it stimulates their endorphins to produce these “feel good” neurotransmitters WITHOUT compromising their health. Plus these Organic bars are made in a nut free facility! Great news since majority ADD/ADHD have food allergies.

These are pricey bars they usually run you around $5.95 per bar on the net and over $6.99 in health food stores but they are well WORTH IT!! I order my bars from this site: http://www.coolrawfood.com/webstore/product.php?productid=16918&cat=352&bestseller=Y . You get 3 flavors (Chocolate, Goji, & Caramel) for $14.18.

Enthusiastically yours,

Shirley Highers

www.addnaturalremedy.com

When the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, it may be that they are taking better care of it.

 

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Should You Only Test For Heavy Metals With ADD & Food Allergies With ADHD?

Q: I read one of your old blogs that mentioned ADD should be tested for heavy metals and ADHD for food allergies. Does that mean I shouldn’t have my daughter tested for food allergies too?

Taylor

A:  Too many times children who DO NOT have ADD/ADHD but mimic those symptoms are quickly put on medication because parents are told that this is their only option. The reason I wrote ADD-heavy metals and ADHD-food allergies are because they both mimic ADD/ADHD symptoms. BUT that’s not to say that food allergies do not mimic ADD or heavy metals mimic ADHD symptoms. In my personal experience I have found it more common the other way around. For a child that actually DOES have ADD/ADHD, then food allergies, yeast overgrowth, heavy metals toxicity, deficiency in DHA, etc will only compound their problem. You will have to regain a balance with their body and brain chemistry by removing toxins (cleanses, eating organic, pulling artificial crap from diet) and maximizing nutrients (HIGH quality supplements).

If it’s food allergies, your child will make a quick recovery (within a week). If it’s heavy metals, well that could take much longer (6-12 mons or more). I suggest taking a natural chelator (chlorella or zeolites) and also clay baths for maximum results. I have listed my recommendation on my website. Also keep in mind that yeast overgrowth (which is probably the #1 mimicker of ADD/ADHD) can be a side effect of both food allergies and heavy metal build up. So you will need to do a cleanse for that too.

In my opinion, take both tests!

Enthusiastically yours,

Shirley Highers

www.addnaturalremedy.com

When the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, it may be that they are taking better care of it.

 



Organic Popcorn For Movie Night

We LOVE popcorn especially “movie popcorn.” Is that stuff the best??? However, I’m sure I do not need to get into how horrible this stuff is on your body’s filters (colon, liver, blood, etc). It’s definitely stuff that clogs you up not to mention it’s doused with MSG (which excites your neurotransmitters to death -verry bad for ADD/ADHD). So’s here a healthier alternative the next time it’s a movie rental night. With your popcorn machine maker you will still follow the exact same directions BUT you will substitute with organic ingredients:

Organic popcorn kernels

3/4 Cold Pressed Organic Coconut Oil 

1/4 100% Expeller Pressed Organic Avocado Oil 

1 tsp Sea salt

1 tbsp Walker & Sons “Slap Ya Mamma” (Cajun seasoning)

I’ve tried using only coconut oil but it made the popcorn way too soggy. I don’t know what your directions say as for how much oil to use so divided it up into the ratio of 3/4 coconut oil and 1/4 avocado oil cause it makes the popcorn taste just right 🙂. Experiment with a different ratio of these two oils until you find what taste best for you. Charlie’s friends love my popcorn!! I love it when they say, “I can’t believe organic food can taste this good.” They are always asking me to make this when they spend the night. Or they will ask Charlie to bring popcorn to school with him. When I ask Charlie to describe the taste he says it’s “In between crunchy and slightly soggy but perfectly salted and buttery. And the chocolate just pulls it all together.”

 I will usually sprinkle the sea salt and the Cajun seasoning over the popcorn while it’s turning in the oil. Once it’s finish popping, I will sometimes pour a small amount of melted Smart butter over it, then sprinkle more Cajun seasoning, and sprinkle in some Sunspire Semi-sweet Organic Chocolate Chips.

P.S I do not suggest putting chocolate in all the time (2 tbsp is 8g sugar) or the Smart Butter. This is a treat and should not be abused or you will continue to have yeast problems. Also this not something you need to eat when doing a yeast/fungus cleanse either. Even though making popcorn with coconut oil helps keep the yeast control down, you should omit all yeast food (corn) during a cleanse for optimum results.

Enthusiastically yours,

Shirley Highers

www.addnaturalremedy.com

When the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, it may be that they are taking better care of it.