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Mercola Suggestions:
Eliminate ADD & ADHD

Dr. Joseph Mercola is one of the superstars of alternative health therapy. He sends out a bi-weekly electronic newsletter that is full of need-to-know information. Today's letter (9/18/04) has a story about a study which shows that chilren who play OUTSIDE after school and on weekends, reduce and eliminate their ADD and ADHD symptoms.

It makes lots of sense. When I was a child in the late 1940's, no one ever heard of ADHD. When my friends and I came home from school, we played outside till dark. And we sent almost all of our weekends outside. TV didn't become common until the early 1950's, and of course, there were no computer games.

In addition to lots of time outside in God's sunshine, Dr. Mercola makes three other suggestions which, he says, will eliminate the symptoms of ADHD from most children.

1) Increase the amount of Omega 3 fats in your child's diet (and yours, too). I choose to grind organic golden flaxseed to supply my Omega 3's, but you can also get them from cod liver oil and fish.

2) Drink ONLY water and fresh juices. Banish all the diet soda and processed drinks. Lots of pure water will eventually wash away the toxins in your kids.

3) Eliminate sugars and grains. Not easy to do, but vitally necessary -- especially the sugar.

For those who don't know Dr. Mercola, I suggest you visit his website (www.mercola.com) and read some of his newsletters.

Good luck with healing your kids!