A Mother's Journey Blog


2010 Envirnomental Working Group Latest On “Dirty Dozen List”

Purchasing organically grown produce is the ideal first step in gaining control of ADD/ADHD, however I do understand that for some of us it can become too costly for our budget. So knowing how to discriminate between the least amount of chemcials for certain produce needs to become an important part of your eating habits. I have updated this year’s Environmental Working Group’s latest 2010 list of the “Dirty Dozen:

 While carrots, pears, and lettuce are no longer included on the list, unfortunately, spinach, blueberries, and potatoes have taken their place.

Dirty Dozen(Always and I mean always try to buy these produce organic)

Celery Peaches

Strawberries

Apples

 Blueberries

Nectarines

Bell Peppers

 Spinach

 Kale

Cherries

 Potatoes

 Grapes (Imported)

Equally helpful when shopping is to know which fruits and vegetables have the least amount of pesticide residues, so when organic varieties of the “Dirty Dozen” are unavailable, you can choose these as great alternatives: (To Clean chemicals off of these produces, soaking them in GSE Grapefruit seed extract- follow directions from GSE website)

Onions

Avocado

Sweet Corn

Pineapple

Mangos

Sweet Peas

Asparagus

Kiwi

Cabbage

Eggplant

Cantaloupe

Watermelon

Grapefruit

Sweet Potato

Honeydew Melon

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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Are Ear Infections Related to ADD/ADHD Symptoms?

In the book “Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine” Revised 2nd Edition by Michael Murray N.D & Joseph Pizzonno, N.D on pg. 442, it says ear infections are an important consideration for ADD/ADHD because of frequent use of antibiotics. Ear Infections are common with kids age 6 and under. The most common cause for ear infections are stopping breast feeding to soon (should be a minimum of 4 months), day care, smoking, and wood-burning stoves. Over 90% of allergies are linked with ear infections. Because children’s digestive tracts are permeable to food antigens (especially the first 3 months) try to avoid in your diet: wheat, eggs, fowl, and dairy for the first 9 months. Allergic reaction causes the blockage of Eustachian tube by two mechanisms: 1. Inflammation of the Eustachian tube or 2.) Inflammation of the nose ( because swelling of nose this causes mouth and nose to close off forcing air and secretions into the middle of the ear). Humidifiers are a great remedy for ear infection treatment. Also a high quality probiotic should also be added daily especially after antibiotics use (minimum of 1 month use). Constant use of antibiotics kills all bacteria including good bacteria. This causes dysbiosis of GI flora which is manifested as an overgrowth of yeasts (fungus) and mold. In time this causes damage to the GI tract allowing partially digested proteins to enter the bloodstream and cross the blood-brain barrier to affect the normal development and function to the brain, thus leading to many characteristic symptoms of ADD/ADHD or autism. Persistent GI damage results in reduced nutrient, mineral, and vitamin absorption. Yeast overgrowth is the #1 ADD/ADHD mimicker. Enthusiastically yours, Shirley Highers http://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.

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.