No Student left behind
Many children are allergic to certain foods, artificial sweeteners, dyes, flavoring, etc. That can produce ADD/ADHD
See Acid and Alkaline Foods below.
Gluten and Casein-free diets should be started as soon as you become aware of food allergy symptoms.
If your child has ADD/ADHD or behavior problems, it is important to eliminate all sugars, artificial sweeteners (Aspartame, Nutrasweet, etc,
Artificial (synthetic) coloring, Artificial (synthetic) preservatives BHA, BHT, TBHQ, etc.
Those pretty red, blue and green colors are made from crude oil, which happens to be the source for gasoline.
These colors are listed as Red dye #40, Blue #1, Yellow # 5, etc. If FD&C precedes the number, it means Food, Drug & Cosmetics. It means that
this coloring is considered safe for medicine (drugs) and cosmetics, but not for food.
Research has shown a correlation between high levels of aluminum, cadmium, lead, mercury, arsenic, etc and ADD/ADHD and behavior
It is important to note that toxic metals and nutritional deficiencies can be passed from mother to child through the placenta.
It would be wise to eliminate all foods and products that contain aluminum. Check your cereal boxes.
Sources of Aluminum:
- Beverages from aluminum cans (soda pop and beer) Food cooked in Aluminum cookware
- Antacids and Acid Reflux Medication Antiperspirants can increase breast Cancer Risk
- Drinking water (aluminum is frequently added to municipal water) Baking powders
- Drying agents in salt and other products Processed cheese
- Body lotions Bleached flour, white flour
- Fluoridated water increases leaching of aluminum from aluminum pots and pans
Children today are commonly born with Aluminum, Cadmium and Copper toxicity passed from mother to child via the placenta.
Sources of Cadmium:
- Food grown on cadmium contaminated soil - sewage sludge, fertilizers, and irrigation water can contaminate the soil
- Large ocean fish - tuna, cod, haddock refined and processed foods processed meats, cola drinks and instant coffee
- Cigarette smoke Contaminated drinking water
- Occupational exposure - battery manufacture, dental materials Solder used in food cans
- Motor oil and exhaust fumes from cars Artists paints
- Air pollution - incineration of rubber tires, plastic and paints
See Mercury & Lead Sources below.
Some children are also being placed on drugs without a proper medical workup. Below are possible medical conditions that could produce
ADD/ADHD type symptoms.
Medical conditions that could be mistaken for ADD/ADHD:
- Anemia can cause symptoms that may be mistaken for ADD. A simple, inexpensive blood test, called a CBC (complete blood count)
should be taken.
- Low thyroid function or weak thyroid will have symptoms similar to ADD. A simple blood test can rule this out.
- Hypoglycemia or low blood sugar. This is determined with more extensive blood testing.
- Heavy metal toxicity. Hair analysis test for Aluminum, cadmium, arsenic, mercury, lead
- Cadmium is found in cigarette smoke.
If your child has been diagnosed with the Autism or ADD/ADHD, make sure your doctor has ruled out the above
Eliminate all Trans Fats from your diet. Eliminate all Fried Foods, especially in restaurants. All oils turn to Trans Fats when heated. If
you must fry foods at home, toss the oil after use. Do not reuse. Use real Butter, not Margarine. Extra virgin Olive oil can be used on salads.
Sources Of Lead Toxicity
Ceramic glazes --- lead water pipes --- cigarette smoke --- leaded gasoline --- colored ink ---nail polish - Manufacture of batteries --- food
cans soldered with lead --- mine smelting industries Lead-based paint - Grecian Formula and Youth Hair --- pesticide residues hair dyes ---
water contaminated with lead from industrial waste
Sources Of Mercury Toxicity
Dental amalgam (silver fillings) --- tuna fish and swordfish --- contaminated drinking water --- seeds and vegetables treated with mercurial
fungicides ---medications - diuretics --- Mercurochrome --- Merthiolate --- Preparation H --- contact lens solution
occupational exposure - felt --- algicides --- floor waxes --- adhesives --- fabric softeners --- manufacture of paper --- production of chlorine.
--- Children can be born with mercury toxicity that is passed through the placenta from their mothers. Mercury can also be passed to children
in breast milk.
ACID AND ALKALINE FORMING FOODS
We need to have the correct balance between alkaline and acid in our systems to be healthy. This chart is valuable as it lists foods which
have an alkaline or acid reaction in the system. Nutritionists agree that when the system is balanced, a diet of 80% alkaline and 20% acid
forming foods will keep the balance, and a healthier system. We highly recommend a good enzyme, especially if you eat cooked foods;
1. Vegetable (Alkaline)
Artichokes - Asparagus - Avocados - Bamboo Shoots - Beans (String) Beans - (wax) Beans - Lima (Dried or fresh)
Beets - Bread, Soy Bean - Cabbage (Red) - Carrots - celery - Chard - Chives - Corn - Cucumbers - Endive - Garlic - Herbs (All)
Horse-Radish - Kale - Kohlrabi - Leeks - Lettuce (Leaf) - Okra - Onions (Some) - Oyster Plant - Parsley - Parsnips
Peas (Fresh) - Peppers (Sweet) - Pimento - Potatoes (Red) - Potatoes (Sweet) - Pumpkin - Rutabagas - Sauerkraut
Soy Bean - Spinach (Raw) - Sprouts (All) - Squash (All kinds summer) - Tomatoes (Yellow) - Watercress - Yams
2. Vegetable (Acids)
Brussels Sprouts Broccoli Cauliflower Cabbage Egg. Plant Lettuce (Head) Mushroom (Fungus) Potatoes (Not Red) Radishes Spinach (Cooked)
3. Nuts Raw (Alkaline)
Cashew - Macadamia - Pecan
4. Nuts Raw (Acid)
Almonds - Hickory - Pine - Pistachio - Walnuts (Black & English)
5. Fruits (Alkaline)
Apples (Yellow Delicious) - Apricots - Berries (All dark) - Cherries (Bing) - Grapefruit (Pink) - Grapes (Flame & Concord) - Lemons (Tree
Ripened) - Kumquats - Mango - Kiwi - Logan Berries - Loquats - Lemon (Ripe) - Melons (All kinds) - Papaya Passion Fruit - Peaches - Pears
6. Fruits (Acid)
Apple (Red & Green) - Bananas Berries - Cherries (Light) - Coconut - Currants - Cranberries - Dates - Figs - Grapefruit (White) Grapes
(Thompson) - Limes - Lemons (Picked Green) - Nectarines - Olives - Oranges - Peaches - (Most) Pears (Bartlett) Persimmons - Pineapple -
Plums - Pomegranate - Prunes - Raisins - Raspberries - Rhubarb - Quince Strawberries - Tangerines
7. Starches & Sugar (Alkaline)
Beans (Pinto) - Carob - Corn Bread (Yellow) - Corn Meal (Yellow) - Corn Meal Cereal - Cornstarch - Crackers (Alkaline!
Whole grain) Hominy - Soybeans (Bread/dried) - Spaghetti (Egg Noodle) - Popcorn (Yellow) - Maple Syrup (100% Pure) - Pancake (Alkaline
Flour) Pastries (Alkaline Flour) - Peas (Dried Green ) - Rice-Brown (Organic - Short grain) Vegetable Pasta
8. Starches & sugar (Acid)
Banana Squash - Barley - Bran - Bread (Graham) - Bread (Rye) - Bread (White) - Bread (Whole Wheat) - Cereals (All kinds packaged) -
Cornmeal (White) - Crackers (White) - Doughnuts - Dressings - Dry Beans (Most) - Dry Peas (Yellow) - Dumplings (White) Flour (List) - Gravies
(Most kinds) - Hubbard Squash - Jelly (All kinds) - Jerusalem Artichokes - Molasses - Pancakes (White) - Pastries (White) - Peanuts -Peas
(Dried white) - Potatoes (Brown skin) - Preserves (White sugar) - Puddings - Pumpkin Rice (White/Wild Lg. Grain Brown Rice) - Rye -Soups
(Thick) - Spaghetti (White) - Sugar (All kinds) - Syrups (White sugar) Tapioca - Waffles (White) - Wheat
9. Flour List (Alkaline)
Artichoke - Chick Pea - Duram Flour - Masa Harina - Millet - Oat - Rye - Semolina - Soy
10. Flour List. (Acid)
Brown Rice - Buckwheat - Barley -Gluten Potato - Wheat (Whole)
11. Proteins (Alkaline)
Avocados (Ripe) - Beans (Pinto) - Buttermilk - Catfish (Farm) - Clams - Cheese (White) - Cornish Hen - Duck - Fish (White)
Goat Milk (Raw) - Lamb - Nuts - Rabbit - Raw Milk - Seeds (Sprouted all) - Turtle - Yogurt Plain
12. Proteins (Acid)
Avocados (Hard) - Cashews - Catfish -Cheese (Yellow) - Cottage Cheese - Crabs - Buck (Wild) - Eggs - Hazel Nuts - Hickory Nuts Lentils -
Lobster - Meats ( Beef, Pork, Veal) - Mutton - Olives (Green) - Oysters -Peanut (Legume) - Peanut Butter - Pine Nuts Pistachio Nuts - Poultry
(Chicken) - Turkey (Dark meat) - Shrimp - Scallops - Squab - Venison - Milk (Low protein)
13. Misc. (Alkaline)
Butter (Sweet) - Carob - Chocolate Bitter - Chlorophyll (NSP) - Herbal Beverage (NSP) - Herb Teas (NSP) - Olive Oil (Bertolli)
Proper food combining - Meat & Potatoes are bad
Proteins & Starches are a POOR combination.
Proteins & Green Leafy Vegetables are a GOOD combination.
Starches & Fruit are a POOR combination.
Starches & Green Leafy Vegetables are a GOOD combination.
Proteins & Fruit are a POOR combination.
Green Leafy Vegetables & Fruit are a POOR combination.
Acid Fruits & Sweet Fruit (Banana, Dates, Figs, Prunes, Raisins, etc) are a POOR combination.
Acid Fruits, Sub Acid Fruits (Apples, Apricot, Grapes, Cherries, Mangoes, Papayas, Pears, etc) & Sweet Fruits are Fair.
FOODS CONTAINING SIMPLE CARBOHYDRATES WHICH SHOULD BE LIMITED
Alcohol -- Applesauce -- Apple butter -- Cakes --Candy -- Canned Foods w/Sugar --Chewing Gum -- Chocolate -- Cookies
Cool Whip -- Corn Sweetener -- Cough Lozenges -- Cough Syrup -- Cranberry Sauce -- Deli Cole Slaw -- Dextrose -- Eggnog -- Fruits -- Fruit
Juices -- Glucose -- Honey -- Honey Roasted Peanuts -- Ice Cream -- Jams and Jellies -- Jello -- Juice Concentrate -- Karo Syrup -- Ketchup --
Maple Syrup -- Meat Fillers -- Milk -- Molasses -- Pastries -- Peanut Butter (Commercial) -- Pop Tarts -- Potato Salad -- Processed Meats --
Relish -- Salad Dressings -- Sherbet -- Soda Pop -- Sorbitol -- Soup (containing sugar) -- Steak Sauce -- Sucrose -- Sugared Cereals -- Sweet
Pickles -- Sweetened Yogurt
ADDITIONAL FOOD INFORMATION WHICH MAY BE HELPFUL
ACCEPTABLE COMPLEX CARBOHYDRATES
Barley - Buckwheat - Oats - Organic Blue or Yellow Corn - (Including chips and corn tortillas) Quinoa - Rice (Preferably organic brown rice) Rye
ACCEPTABLE PROTEIN TYPE FOODS
Beans - Brewer's Yeast - Eggs - Fish - Natural Peanut Butter - Nuts and Seeds - Poultry - Protein Drinks [Low Sugar] - Red Meats
ACCEPTABLE FATS AND OILS
Avocado - Butter - Cream - Meats - Nuts and Seed Butters - Nuts and Seeds - Olive Oil - Sour Cream - Unrefined Vegetable Oil
COMPLEX CARBOHYDRATES To BE AVOIDED
Corn Starch Flour Tortillas - Grits - Most White Rice, Except Basmati Rice - White or Wheat Flour
PROTEIN FOODS To BE AVOIDED
Processed Cheese - Processed Meats - Raw Wheat Germ is usually rancid
FATS AND OILS To BE AVOIDED - Commercial Peanut Butter - Cool-Whip - Margarine - Readi-Whip
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