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“Feeding” the ADD Brain

“FEEDING” THE ADD BRAIN Think about the foods you and your kids eat. Fruit Roll-Ups. Macaroni and cheese. Lucky Charms Cereal. Soft drinks. What do all of these and just about everything we eat have in common? Artificial dyes are in the majority of foods available. These colorings make food look more appetizing, at least […]

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Calcium, the secret to calm

This article is excerpted from the highly acclaimed Book by Jon Bennett. This book is available Here Calcium comprises of almost 1.6% of the human body weight. It acts as the human glue that binds the whole body together. Compared to other ions, the calcium ion has the ability to hold on to a single […]

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ADD/ADHD in the Classroom: Intervention #1 – Move it! (Part 1)

Imagine for a moment that you are hyperactive. You seem to be driven by some kind of hidden engine to keep moving. For you to live is to move and to move is to live! What would be the one of the worst forms of torture that someone could devise for you? Simple really: Make […]

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Is ‘Attention-Deficit’ at least partly due to ‘Nature Deficit’? (Part 2)

In my last article I focused on the negative impact that a lack of exposure to nature can have on children. I also profiled some research that showed dramatic increases in the ability of children to concentrate after they took a walk in a natural setting. It is an undisputable fact, although not one widely recognised in our society, that outdoor play should be one of the cornerstones of a child’s education. This recognition forms the basis of the ‘No Child Left Inside’ initiative.

The recommendations that form the basis of ‘No Child Left Inside’ are not revolutionary but rather a restatement of ‘back to basics’ principles that we ignore at our peril. The suggestions below may help you to get these foundational principles right:

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Understanding the Shifts in Human Nutrition – The Role of Chemicals (3)

You can be quite sure that previous generations would have used the word ‘natural’ somewhere in the conversation if they were asked to describe the characteristics of food. This is, as we have seen over the past few weeks, far from self evident in modern times. In fact, so many unnatural substances have entered our […]

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