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    Adult ADD

    Hello

    Just wondering if anyone out there has some resources on adult attention deficit disorder.

    I am getting worse. It's one of the only things I haven't managed to fix with primal.

    It is beginning to really affect my life in unreversible ways.

    Anyones experience on managing/eliminating it from effecting day-to-day life would be helpful.

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    I've never had it, but if I did I would meditate twice a day for 20 min, no sugar, no caffeine, no "multi-tasking", no internet.

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    If I never multi-tasked, I'd never get anything done!

    What precisely are you having problems with? I have tons of alarms set so I don't get off track in the morning. I have alarms to pick up kids. I have alarms for bedtime. I have alarms to quit playing and start cooking dinner.
    Most people don't realize how much energy it takes for me to pretend to be normal.

    If I wanted to listen to an asshole, I'd fart.

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    Nora Gedgaudas has a book called "Primal Body, Primal Mind" and a website by the same name. She is a neurofeedback practitioner with many ADD, ADHD patients.

    Dr. Georgia Ede is a psychiatrist and her blog "Diagnosis: Diet" might also be helpful to you.

    Also check out this article : Your Brain On Ketones | Psychology Today

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    Hi Nixxy, I was wondering where you have been. Do you drink any diet drinks ???? One of my daughters has just posted an interesting article on facebook. I will try and copy and paste it here..............


    A KILLER IN YOUR FRIDGE

    SWEET POISON..A MUST READ !!!

    In October of 2001, my sister started getting very sick She had stomach spasms and she was having a hard time getting around. Walking was a major chore. It took everything she had just to get out of bed; she was in so much pain.

    By March 2002, she had undergone several tissue and muscle biopsies and was on 24 various prescription medications. The doctors could not determine what was wrong with her. She was in so much pain, and so sick she just knew she was dying.

    She put her house, bank accounts, life insurance, etc., in her oldest daughter's name, and made sure that her younger children were to be taken care of.

    She also wanted her last hooray, so she planned a trip to Florida (basically in a wheelchair) for March 22nd.

    On March 19, I called her to ask how her most recent tests went, and she said they didn't find anything on the test, but they believe she had MS.

    I recalled an article a friend of mine e-mailed to me and I asked my sister if she drank diet soda? She told me that she did. As a matter of fact, she was getting ready to crack one open that moment.

    I told her not to open it, and to stop drinking the diet soda! I e-mailed her an article my friend, a lawyer, had sent. My sister called me within 32 hours after our phone conversation and told me she had stopped drinking the diet soda AND she could walk! The muscle spasms went away. She said she didn't feel 100% but, she sure felt a lot better.

    She told me she was going to her doctor with this article and would call me when she got home.

    Well, she called me, and said her doctor was amazed! He is going to call all of his MS patients to find out if they consumed artificial sweeteners of any kind. In a nutshell, she was being poisoned by the Aspartame in the diet soda.. and literally dying a slow and miserable death

    When she got to Florida March 22, all she had to take was one pill, and that was a pill for the Aspartame poisoning! She is well on her way to a complete recovery. And she is walking! No wheelchair! This article saved her life.If it says 'SUGAR FREE' on the label; DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT!I have spent several days lecturing at the WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL CONFERENCE on 'ASPARTAME,' marketed as'Nutra Sweet,' 'Equal,' and 'Spoonful.'In the keynote address by the EPA, it was announced that in the United States in 2001 there is an epidemic of multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus. It was difficult to determine exactly what toxin was causing this to be rampant. I stood up and said that I was there to lecture on exactly that subject.

    I will explain why Aspartame is so dangerous: When the temperature of this sweetener exceeds 86 degrees F, the wood alcohol in ASPARTAME converts to formaldehyde and then to formic acid, which in turn causes metabolic acidosis. Formic acid is the poison found in the sting of fire ants. The methanol toxicity mimics, among other conditions, multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus.

    Many people were being diagnosed in error. Although multiple sclerosis is not a death sentence, Methanol toxicity is!

    Systemic lupus has become almost as rampant as multiple sclerosis, especially with Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi drinkers.The victim usually does not know that the Aspartame is the culprit. He or she continues its use; irritating the lupus to such a degree that it may become a life-threatening condition. We have seen patients with systemic lupus become asymptotic, once taken off diet sodas.

    In cases of those diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, most of the symptoms disappear. We've seen many cases where vision loss returned and hearing loss improved markedly.

    This also applies to cases of tinnitus and fibromyalgia. During a lecture, I said, 'If you are using ASPARTAME (Nutra Sweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc) and you suffer from fibromyalgia symptoms, spasms, shooting, pains, numbness in your legs,
    Cramps,
    Vertigo,
    Dizziness,
    Headaches,
    Tinnitus,
    Joint pain,
    Unexplainable depression, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, blurred vision, or memory loss you probably have ASPARTAME poisoning!' People were jumping up during the lecture saying,'I have some of these symptoms. Is it reversible?'

    Yes!
    Yes!
    Yes!
    STOP drinking diet sodas and be alert for Aspartame on food labels! Many products are fortified with it! This is a serious problem. Dr. Espart (one of my speakers) remarked that so many people seem to be symptomatic for MS and during his recent visit to a hospice; a nurse stated that six of her friends, who were heavy Diet Coke addicts, had all been diagnosed with MS. This is beyond coincidence!

    Diet soda is NOT a diet product! It is a chemically altered, multiple SODIUM (salt) and ASPARTAME containing product that actually makes you crave carbohydrates.

    It is far more likely to make you GAIN weight!

    These products also contain formaldehyde, which stores in the fat cells, particularly in the hips and thighs. Formaldehyde is an absolute toxin and is used primarily to preserve 'tissue specimens.'

    Many products we use every day contain this chemical but we SHOULD NOT store it IN our body!

    Dr. H. J. Roberts stated in his lectures that once free of the 'diet products' and with no significant increase in exercise; his patients lost an average of 19 pounds over a trial period.Aspartame is especially dangerous for diabetics. We found that some physicians, who believed that they had a patient with retinopathy, in fact, had symptoms caused by Aspartame. The Aspartame drives the blood sugar out of control. Thus diabetics may suffer acute memory loss due to the fact that aspartic acid and phenylalanine are NEUROTOXIC when taken without the other amino acids necessary for a good balance.

    Treating diabetes is all about BALANCE.. Especially with diabetics, the Aspartame passes the blood/brain barrier and it then deteriorates the neurons of the brain; causing various levels of brain damage, Seizures, Depression, Manic depression, Panic attacks, Uncontrollable anger and rage.Consumption of Aspartame causes these same symptoms in non-diabetics as well. Documentation and observation also reveal that thousands of children diagnosed with ADD and ADHD have had complete turnarounds in their behavior when these chemicals have been removed from their diet.

    So called 'behavior modification prescription drugs' (Ritalin and others) are no longer needed.Truth be told, they were never NEEDED in the first place!Most of these children were being 'poisoned' on a daily basis with the very foods that were 'better for them than sugar.'It is also suspected that the Aspartame in thousands of pallets of diet Coke and diet Pepsi consumed by men and women fighting in the Gulf War, may be partially to blame for the well-known Gulf War Syndrome.

    Dr. Roberts warns that it can cause birth defects, i.e. mental retardation, if taken at the time of conception and during early pregnancy. Children are especially at risk for neurological disorders and should NEVER be given artificial sweeteners.

    There are many different case histories to relate of children suffering grand mal seizures and other neurological disturbances talking about a plague of neurological diseases directly caused by the use of this deadly poison.'

    Herein lies the problem: There were Congressional Hearings when Aspartame was included in 100 different products and strong objection was made concerning its use. Since this initial hearing, there have been two subsequent hearings, and still nothing has been done. The drug and chemical lobbies have very deep pockets.

    Sadly, MONSANTO'S patent on Aspartame has EXPIRED! There are now over 5,000 products on the market that contain this deadly chemical and there will be thousands more introduced. Everybody wants a 'piece of the Aspartame pie.'I assure you that MONSANTO, the creator of Aspartame, knows how deadly it is.

    And isn't it ironic that MONSANTO funds, among others, the American Diabetes Association, the American Dietetic Association and the Conference of the American College of Physicians?

    This has been recently exposed in the New York Times. These [organizations] cannot criticize any additives or convey their link to MONSANTO because they take money from the food industry and are required to endorse their products.Senator Howard Metzenbaum wrote and presented a bill that would require label warnings on products containing Aspartame, especially regarding pregnant women, children and infants.

    The bill would also institute independent studies on the known dangers and the problems existing in the general population regarding seizures, changes in brain chemistry, neurological changes and behavioural symptoms.
    The bill was killed.It is known that the powerful drug and chemical lobbies are responsible for this, letting loose the hounds of disease and death on an unsuspecting and uninformed public. Well, you're informed now!
    "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

    ...small steps....

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    G, I totally agree about aspartame. I have been told by my neurologist to avoid it like the plague.

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    Its interesting PB, because in my WW days I didn't think that I had consumed that much 'sugar free' food. But this particular daughter remembers shyte loads. So I do find it interesting how ones perception isn't always the same as the actuals !!!!!
    "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

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    Thanks for your replies everyone

    I am still around gwamma

    And no I don't drink any diet soda, or any soda. Maybe 1 glass a month, if that. It has never appealed to me at all. Hurts my throat.

    Things I am having issues with... my attention span for things I am not interested in is getting worse and worse.
    To the point where I answer the phone at work and literally cannot focus for even 30seconds to listen to the caller and figure out why they're calling. I cannot FORCE my brain to listen. I just zone out because I dont care. I almost panic because I can't respond to someone on the phone when I didn't even listen to what they just said! It's awful.
    My procrastination is the worst it has ever been, I think. Anything that I know is going to require a large amount of time spent focusing, and I put it off and off and off until the very, very last minute.

    I know these things sound like willpower issues but anyone who has experienced this will know that that is not what it is. Especially the listening thing. How hard is it to make yourself listen to someone for 30 seconds? It should not be such a struggle. Sometimes I can't even converse with people because I cant force myself to listen for even 10 seconds. I panic that I've forgotten how to speak english for christ sakes! I know I haven't but that is how it feels, because I cannot muster enough focus to form their sentences in my mind and understand the noises coming out of their mouths.

    This sounds ridiculous to even write down. I think i do a pretty good job at covering it up and most people haven't noticed... they just think i'm rude for not wanting to talk.
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    i have exactly the same probs Nixxy. the only thing i can really concentrate on properly some days is exercise. i do sometimes stop hearing words and they become a garble. in my defence i have been having to deal with my horrid ex way more than usual. which really pushes me over the edge. also what have you been eating? what is a typical day look like?

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    Bullet proof coffee with MCT oil and being in ketosis turns my focus from ADD like to super focused.

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