Hyperactivity is caused by a low blood sugar level, which results in nervous tension and lack of concentration, and one becomes progressively more irritable, grouchy, moody, depressed, destructive and uncooperative. The brain cells can ONLY derive their energy from sugar (glucose), and certain vitamins and minerals are needed to convert glucose into energy. If the food intake is sufficiently adequate to cause the blood sugar to remain normal, energy is easily produced, one feels wonderful and full of drive. Thinking is quick & clear and one no longer has sugar cravings.

A balanced diet consisting mainly of proteins, vitamins, minerals, oils and some carbohydrates would help maintain a constant normal blood sugar level. Proteins are key to the diet as they are the building blocks for the body to maintain health and mental well being. Without adequate protein intake, other nutrients are ineffective.

Refined and processed foods (junk – offer nothing foods) have been depleted of the key nutrients and has the body starving for the nutrients it needs. The body is usually overwhelmed by the added toxins and they gradually destroy the cells of the organs and eventually make them dysfunctional (liver damage, kidney problems, lung infections, heart disease, cancer, muscle disintegration, etc.). Drugs accelerate the deterioration of the organ cells and worse cause one to become dependent on the drugs – now you have a drug addict.

A wholesome diet should consist of the following – choose your own combination according to your likes and taste.

Avoid refined sugar (excessive in cool drinks, cakes, sweets), as it’s presence in the body creates an excessive amount of blood sugar and it is regulated by insulin which reduces the sugar level to below normal and one gets sugar cravings and wants more.

Proteins – Eggs, Wheat germ, Milk, Soya milk, Yoghurt (unsweetened or sweetened with fructose), seed bread, cheese and cottage cheese, powdered brewer’s or torula yeast, whole wheat, free range chicken, fowl, fish, liver, glandular meats, red meats (in moderation).

A combination of grains (lentils, beans, chickpeas, peas, barley) – grains consumed alone can cause gas, bloating and indigestion.

Vitamins and minerals – from fresh fruits and vegetables – avoid packaged fruit juices and sweetened juices, they normally contain chemicals. Do not over cook vegetables, best steam them and do not discard the water as they contain water soluble vitamins.

Fresh fruits and vegetables contain enzymes and are very helpful to one’s digestive system and make vitamins and minerals work more effectively.

Oils – nuts and seeds – sunflower, sesame, linseed (must be ground), pumpkin, peanuts, or cold pressed oils, or Omega 3 and Evening Primrose Oil providing essential fatty acids

Carbohydrates – potatoes, rice, spaghetti, macaroni, whole wheat bread, oats, corn. Take carbohydrates in moderation, sufficient to maintain the blood sugar levels and always taken with proteins and oils so it allows the sugar it produces to gradually trickle into the blood.

Supplements:

Vit B1 – 100mg – for concentration and mental alertness

Multivitamin&mineral – for a balance of vitamins and minerals (min of 10mg of B2 & B6)

Cal Mag – to provide magnesium. (Calcium Gluconate and Magnesium Carbonate in powder form and dissolved in water with an acid base – the best recommended combination)

Cod Liver Oil – 2 tbs.

Vit E – 200iu – acts to protect the essential oils and serves as an antioxidant.

The general rule is to eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper

For more information, personalised diet plans, or where to obtain recommended supplements, contact Allan on  031-2092947 , or 4615416 or e-mail e-health@eca.co.za

Also available is literature on Learning and Behavior Disorders, and How Drugs Cause Addiction and the Solution.