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Journal of chaoticset (2105)

Friday March 25, 2005
10:23 AM


[ #23841 ]
The results of the extensive testing I took a few weeks ago have been discussed with me; among other things, it looks like they're positive I have ADHD.

I picked up some books on the subject; unsurprisingly, I'm finding it hard to read them.

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  • Hello!

    My son, who is now 10, has a food allergy that we didn't figure out until he was about two years old; if he has anything with corn or corn products in it (including the ubiquitous cheap All-American sweetener, corn syrup), he almost immediately exhibits ADHD-like symptoms -- hyperactivity, very low attention span, low frustration tolerance. It's amazing. My wife has learned how to cook without using corn products.

    NONE of the pediatric physicians were willing to entertain the idea that a food aller

    • Definitely check out the allergy possibility. It's amazing how many doctors still don't even seem to believe allergies exist.

      My father's best friend is an allergist and has been treating us for years. In that time I've had occasion to read a lot of pamphlets about the allergy ADHD connection while waiting around in his office.

      J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
    • As far as I know, my ears and nose do not get red. Of course, most of the time I can't see them. They don't generally get warm, like my skin gets when it's flushed, though.

      You are what you think.
  • While there are a few people with their brains wired somewhat different, there is good evidence to suggest that many people with ADHD are merely responding to poor diet. Highly processed foods are rich in fat, salts, sugars and addititives known to have side effects. Cut out the junk and processed food, and try a balanced diet. Even if it's not the cause of your problems it's worth avoiding junk food anyway...

    -- "It's not magic, it's work..."