reply to post by nanny
You are very welcome. I'm so happy to have gotten the positive response from everyone and for sharing your stories.
Your son sounds like a classic case of ADHD, more so than ADD, but I'm just basing that off of what you are mentioning. With ADHD, there is a
definite lack of dopamine production in the brain. Dopamine is responsible for the feeling of reward and punishment among many other things. My son
had the same problem, it drove us nuts. It didn't matter how much we took away or to what degree he was punished, it didn't seem to ever bother him.
This is also what medications do, is usually decrease norepinephrine or increase dopamine. Dopamine is tricky because you can't supplement it
directly, and most drugs do not cross the blood-brain barrier, so they have to find other ways to get the brain to produce it. This is why I mentioned
the protein shakes that we drink which contain a lot of the individual amino acid chains. The body will naturally synthesize dopamine but you have to
provide it with the ingredients to do so. The fish oil will help rebuild the basal ganglia that is likely deficient in size due to a lack of essential
fatty acids in the diet or a surplus of trans and saturated fats (omega-6) , or a deficient enzyme such as delta-6 desturase. The eczema as a child
and his mother having eczema are signs of that weak enzyme.
I would follow very much the same regimen that I outlined in the OP. It sounds hard to do, but it just takes a little discipline and once you're
committed and start seeing changes, you'll feel good about continuing.
Stop all sugar from your child's diet. Excessive sugar stimulates norepinephrine production and decreases the effectiveness of the delta-6 enzyme,
therefore allowing the inflammatory response of the body to kick in. This will prevent any fish oil or omega-3 that you take from being processed
correctly. Avoid chocolate as well. In the morning, have a breakfast high in protein. We do this by having an egg or two and a protein shake with half
of the suggested dosage. We also have a lunch that is high in protein as much as possible because it is what people with the weak delta-6 enzymes seem
to respond to. Once you have some small amount of food in your stomach, take the fish oil and vitamins, and make sure your vitamins are well-rounded
because most do not have calcium or magnesium, and ADHD children and people with eczema need both of these and are usually deficient in them. Drink at
LEAST 80% of your body weight in ounces of water. If your son weighs 100lbs, he should drink 80 oz of water a day, which is 10 8oz glasses. This is a
must in order to remove many less mobile elements such as heavy metals and stored sugars.
This is pretty much our every day routine. If I cheat, I break out. If my son cheats, he has a bad day at school. This is our body telling us it
should not have the crap that is force fed to us. When we eat like we live in the 1800's, everything is cool. When we try to live in the moment, eat
fast food, eat at a cheap restaurant, we all usually pay for it.
You can't "cure" a faulty gene, but maybe it's faulty for a reason? We are a part of nature, and maybe nature is trying to tell us something
through our children.... that we should be giving them better food and a better environment. I feel like a good father more today than when I was less
educated about these matters, and it seems like the medical establishment is betting on that with the majority of people. I can't stop my body from
malfunctioning when I give it garbage to work with, so the idea is keep the system clean and garbage free as much as possible. We truly are what we
I forgot to mention.... for symptoms of the eczema, tea tree oil works really well to take itch away. There is a creme called CereVe that also works
wonders with the dryness and cracking of the skin. You can also mix the two together with no worries. If you can find actual primrose oil as an oil,
mixing that in also provides relief.
I'm thankful that I can help others. I'll be checking this thread constantly and updating it, so I will continue to try to help as many people as I
can and answer any questions that I can.