|Back to Back Issues Page|
ADHD and Constipation
April 26, 2010
People with limiting and uncontrollable ADHD symptoms have very poor diets. With this, it is almost guaranteed that this person has a problem or is developing a problem with constipation.
Why is this a concern? I hope to at least introduce you to the concerns of this in this email.
There are a lot of opinions on how often one should have a bowel movement and what it should be like.
I have been told by people that you should have at least 3 a day (if you eat 3 meals a day), others say, you don't need to go everyday.
I believe that if you eat 3 meals a day, then your body takes what it needs and sends out what it doesn't. So, at least 3 a day is right.
Here is what happens. The body has its eliminatory organs and channels to rid of waste. You have the colon (lower bowel), liver, skin, kidneys, and the gall bladder.
Toxins get into your body from various means, water, air, food, chemicals in products that get on the body, etc etc. Your body does its best to get rid of these.
When your digestive system ingests food, it breaks it down and ships the rest out through the colon. It sends liquids out through the bladder.
When you eat foods that are processed, harmful, cooked, "dead", and the like, it starts to cause a breakdown in the eliminatory system. Your colon gets sluggish and things don't move through so well. Things get backed up in the colon and into the intestines. Organs start to get inflamed like the colon, intestines, and appendix (appendicitis).
Now the toxins and waste that once was being shipped out gets reabsorbed into the body. Now the blood is being contaminated and sent throughout the body (brain, heart, feet, you get the idea).
At this point, the kidneys and the liver can't fully function and they begins to malfunction.
The liver filters the blood but now it can't and bile can get into the bloodstream (jaundice) (instead of the gallbladder which is malfunctioning). Other problems can result from this like acne, eczema, hormonal problems, manic depression, anxiety disorder, depression, constipation, sluggishness, fatigue, and upset stomach.
For someone with ADHD who is already sensitive to foods, ingredients, chemicals, and toxins, this is a major problem. The body will react with increased ADHD symptoms.
This doesn't even include the problems from the bad ingredients in the food that is consumed.
Now this person is set up for a miserable life of severe health problems. Welcome to the Health problems of America. This is why we have the unhealthiest people in the world.
You see, almost all health problems are a direct result of constipation as a result of poor diet. We also have problems from the things dumped into our bodies from immunization shots, flu shots, and other types of medical shots and medications.
What to do?
1. The first thing you do is to make sure you eat as many raw foods as possible each day. Get your share of fruits, vegetables, seeds, and nuts. Make sure you eat a good amount of protein. You don't want to throw your blood sugars off and have increased symptoms. I have personally been discovering that meat makes me constipated. So I am eating less of it. Most processed and cooked grains are overcooked and over heated. They are killed and become an allergen to the body and causes inflammation in organs. They also dry out the body which is already not drinking enough water.
2. The next thing is to make sure you get good, clean water. I recommend a steam distilled water distiller. I bought a love distiller ($99) shipped to my door for $120. Be sure to get extra filters and change it monthly. For a family, you may want to get one of the self filling ones. The Love makes 1 gallon bottle of water every 3-4 hours. I don't recommend the plastic bottle that comes with it. I use a glass gallon jug from juice that I bought. Get creative on how to make it work.
Be sure to drink at least one gallon of distilled water per day for an adult of average size. You can use one ounce of distilled water to each pound of weight per day--20 ounces for a 20-pound child. One who weighs 130 pounds would use 130 ounces per day, or about one gallon.
3. Laxatives and colonix help to relieve constipation. The problem is that they temporarily relieve the problem but you will find yourself constantly using them for the rest of your life. I found a product that acts as a laxative but has herbs that will heal the bowel so eventually, it will work like it is suppose to.
This product that I discovered is helping me with a constipation battle that I have had for about 4 years. I have been using it for 4 months now. There is an adult version and a children's version. Let me know if this is something your are interested in obtaining or have questions about. These products are available with a donation to adhdawareness.com to help in the research.
Would you like to know which Liquid Vitamin and Mineral supplement that I use? Visit Powersession.com - Liquid vitamin and mineral supplement
I am not a doctor. Everything I share, I gained from my personal experiences and the experiences of others.
|Back to Back Issues Page|