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"If they could not concentrate on the written page or on the black board, they might be called attention deficit and treated for this. Treatment would be directed at improving perceptual performance but these would be difficult and not usually successful. Those interested in learning deficits would find one or another form of retardation and would "treat" them in special schools or classes. More polite terms for these children would be slow learners, underachievers, intellectually impaired, etc., terms more considerate of their parents feelings."
- Dr. Abram Hoffer, M.D., FRCP(C), Healing Children's attention & Behavior Disorders
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"Attention Deficit Disorder (with or without Hyperactivity) Disorders of mood and mind are also common in people who experience difficulty in maintaining their attention, but the most prominent feature of attention deficit disorder is the inability to maintain focus and attention where there is not a strong emotional motive. Whether the afflicted individual is lethargically disinterested in her or his surroundings or is hyperactive and unable to settle into a task, the attention-challenged individual in question may well be suffering from gluten sensitivity."
- James Braly M.D. and Ron Hoggan M.A., Dangerous Grains: Why Gluten Cereal Grains May Be Hazardous To Your Health (Get the book.)

"She appreciated attention but when held was very restless and tended to scratch and pull on things. She could say "mama," did respond to play, and laughed when her father acted in a certain way. She had a chronic runny nose, which improved when dairy products had been decreased. She had been drinking a lot of milk. Apple juice caused stomachache. When it touched her skin, it turned red. She had evidence of zinc pyridoxine deficiency, with white areas on her nails."
- Dr. Abram Hoffer, M.D., FRCP(C), Healing Children's attention & Behavior Disorders
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"I now know that for some patients up to 10 years of treatment is needed before one sees the maximum benefit from this vitamin and it must be combined with attention to nutrition and the use of other nutrients. We concluded that vitamin B-3, either niacin or niacinamide, individually or combined, could be safely used in 3 or more gram doses for many years. It could be taken by mouth, was readily available in these doses, and was relatively inexpensive. We later found that both forms were acceptable to most patients depending upon the orientation of the physicians."

- Dr. Abram Hoffer, M.D., FRCP(C), Healing Children's attention & Behavior Disorders
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"The efficacy of long-term acetyl-l-carnitine supplementation was investigated in a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial, in which acetyl-l-carnitine demonstrated the ability to slow negative cognitive changes and support memory and attention. A randomized double-blind study and a multi-center trial suggested that acetyl-l-carnitine supplementation provided statistically significant support for mental function, including memory and attention Deficit Disorder, Asperger's Syndrome (a form of autism) as well as behavioral and emotional support. Why Carnitine Deficiency?"
- Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D., The Sinatra Solution Metabolic Cardiology (Get the book.)

"Unfortunately, many doctors don't pay attention to iron deficiency until it hits rock bottom, resulting in frank anemia. This same lack of regard for subtle deficiencies is also true of zinc, which is a critically important nutrient for cognitive function, because it protects neurotransmitters. In fact, one of the aphorisms of neurological nutrition is, "No zinc, no think." Zinc, however, is typically depleted in ADHD chil-dren-by an average of two-thirds, according to a recent study."
- Kenneth Bock, Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma, and Allergies: The Groundbreaking Program for the 4-A Disorders (Get the book.)

"Belief Code 1: Experiments show that the focus of our attention changes reality itself and suggest that we live in an interactive universe. Belief Code 2: We live our lives based on what we believe about our world, ourselves, our capabilities, and our limits. Belief Code 3: Science is a language—one of many that describe us, the universe, our bodies, and how things work. Belief Code 4: If the particles that we're made of can be in instantaneous communication with one another, be in two places at once, and even change the past through choices made in the present, then we can as well."
- Gregg Braden, The Spontaneous Healing of Belief: Shattering the Paradigm of False Limits (Get the book.)

"When we focus our attention on a given place in a moment of time, we involve our consciousness. And in the vast field of consciousness, it appears that there's no clear boundary that tells us where we stop and the rest of the universe begins. When we think of the world in this way, it becomes clear why the ancients believed that everything is connected. As energy, it is."

- Gregg Braden, The Spontaneous Healing of Belief: Shattering the Paradigm of False Limits (Get the book.)

"Whether our attention is focused on a quantum particle during a laboratory experiment or anything else—from the healing of our bodies to the success of our careers and relationships—we have expectations and beliefs about what we're watching. Sometimes we're consciously aware of these preconceptions, but often we're not. It's these inner experiences that become part of what we're focused on. By "watching," we become part of what we're watching. In the words of Wheeler, that makes us all "participators." The reason?"

- Gregg Braden, The Spontaneous Healing of Belief: Shattering the Paradigm of False Limits (Get the book.)

"When we do encounter these feelings in life, they are indicators—personal gauges—telling us that we've had an experience that's asking for attention and healing. It's only when we ignore them, and the beliefs that underlie them, and they go on for months, years, or a lifetime without being resolved that they may become a problem. Could the answer to our question of why we die be that Belief Code 19: Our beliefs about unresolved hurt can create physical effects with the power to damage or even kill us. through the pain of life's disappointments we've hurt ourselves to death?"

- Gregg Braden, The Spontaneous Healing of Belief: Shattering the Paradigm of False Limits (Get the book.)

"In research studies, higher levels of DHA and EPA have been associated with a lower incidence of high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, depression, attention deficit disorder, and dementia. Omega-3 fats also improve insulin sensitivity. More importantly, polyunsaturated fats bind to a variety of nuclear receptors and behave like hormones (Cortisol, estrogen, vitamin D). In other words, both omega-6 and omega-3 fats influence what your genes do, right along with vitamin D and other steroid hormones. This is why diet has such a tremendous impact on your health."
- James Dowd and Diane Stafford, The Vitamin D Cure (Get the book.)

"Conversely, it pays close attention to loud, alarming noises and triggers a startle or protective response. Normal vitamin D levels help to keep the filter above background levels and yet sensitive enough to make sure that alarming noises set off protective responses. If you have normal D levels when your immune system is developing prior to birth and during childhood, you'll learn to tolerate your own proteins. Later, in adult life, normal vitamin D levels will help to ensure a vigorous immune response to infection and cancer."

- James Dowd and Diane Stafford, The Vitamin D Cure (Get the book.)

"A hyperope, on the contrary, is a person who turns his attention "outside," as if there were a danger to avoid—his sight and his inner world are directed toward the distance. There are as many kinds of characters as there are people: we could say that the character represents a kind of "imprinting" that reveals itself through the eyes. Psychotherapeutic techniques, like EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and EMT (Eye Movement Technique) work on ocular movements so as to resolve emotional conditions and trauma that influence the patient."
- David De Angelis, The Secret of Perfect Vision: How You Can Prevent and Reverse Nearsightedness (Get the book.)

"We should pay attention to stress, and the treatment of stress.127 A study by Nelson showed that psychosocial stress played a role in the chronic elevation of Cortisol, which results in increased plasma insulin levels. A hormone called leptin is secreted by the fatty tissues. High leptin levels appear to act on the hypothalamus to decrease body fat. But as the percentage of body fat increases, even high levels of leptin are unable to stimulate the metabolic processes. So in obesity, we have a leptin resistance.128 Leptin resistance decreases as a person becomes more sensitive to insulin."
- Gabriel Cousens, There Is a Cure for Diabetes: The Tree of Life 21-Day+ Program (Get the book.)

"Our carbohydrate metabolism requires attention and is one of the most important life extension factors. The diet and lifestyle we are suggesting helps us maintain healthy blood sugar levels. Proper management of carbohydrate metabolism is key to a healthy life and longevity. A normal fasting blood sugar, according to ADA data, is 100."

- Gabriel Cousens, There Is a Cure for Diabetes: The Tree of Life 21-Day+ Program (Get the book.)

"The best way to avoid this is to pay attention to any change in taste, smell, or color of the water, or a reduction in water flow rate. Duane Taylor, a water expert from North Coast Waterworks in Sonoma County, California, suggested in a personal communication that the main problem with charcoal filters is that the user does not replace the filter often enough. He recommends purchasing a filter unit that will stop the flow and make the user change the filter when its filtering capacities are used up."

- Gabriel Cousens, There Is a Cure for Diabetes: The Tree of Life 21-Day+ Program (Get the book.)

"American ginseng {Panax quinquefolius) was the center of attention in another study, in which researchers found evidence that the herb prevented the destruction of beta cells. Yet it seems that Asian ginseng also may be helpful, as studies with diabetic animals treated with extracts of Panax ginseng show improved blood glucose levels and glucose tolerance, and also weight loss. Although ginseng roots are traditionally the part of the plant used in remedies, a 2002 study at the University of Chicago found that an extract of the ginseng berry could be useful in treating diabetes and obesity."
- Steven V. Joyal, What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Diabetes: An Innovative Program to Prevent, Treat, and Beat This Controllable Disease (Get the book.)

"In men, this includes a careful assessment of prostate cancer risk, and in women, a detailed risk/benefit evaluation with careful attention to hormone-responsive cancers of the breast and endometrium. It is essential that you work closely with a qualified, experienced doctor well versed in hormone replacement/restoration to maximize effectiveness and minimize risk. All aging men should take the time to have their free and total testosterone, estradiol (a type of estrogen), and dihydrotestosterone (DHT; a testosterone derivative) levels checked."

- Steven V. Joyal, What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Diabetes: An Innovative Program to Prevent, Treat, and Beat This Controllable Disease (Get the book.)

"Because we want to get your attention; because it's true; because very few people realize or know about the interesting connection between accelerated aging and metabolic disease (including diabetes); and because we want to motivate you to take action today to prevent or reverse prediabetes or to better manage diabetes and prevent diabetic complications. No one wants to age any faster than he or she has to, and the information we share with you in this book has the added potential benefit of helping to slow down the aging process."

- Steven V. Joyal, What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Diabetes: An Innovative Program to Prevent, Treat, and Beat This Controllable Disease (Get the book.)

"Excess inflammation in the body is a serious health risk that demands immediate attention. Therefore, in our detailed discussion of food and diabetes in chapters 5 and 6, you will learn how to avoid dietary glycotoxins and the best ways to prepare foods to prevent their formation. Yet another way to deal with glycotoxins is through the use of pharmaceuticals."

- Steven V. Joyal, What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Diabetes: An Innovative Program to Prevent, Treat, and Beat This Controllable Disease (Get the book.)

"Try to eat only when you feel hungry and as time progresses, pay attention to see if you can develop the ability to distinguish true hunger—felt in the throat—from the symptoms of toxic hunger. Remember, the symptoms of toxic hunger, which are caused by withdrawal, won't turn off until you have provided your body with adequate nutrients and your body has had time to build up a nutrient reserve in its tissues. This could take a few weeks to a few months, so be patient. Eating when hungry usually translates into a three meal-per-day format, without snacking."
- Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Eat For Health: Lose Weight, Keep It Off, Look Younger, Live Longer (2 book set) (Get the book.)

"The size of the serving on the food package influences the number of calories and the nutrient amounts listed on the top part of the label. Pay attention to the serving size, especially how many servings there are in the food package. The amount specified by the manufacturer as a serving size might not be what you or any other consumer typically eats in a serving. The manufacturer may have stated an extremely low serving size to camouflage the high level of trans fat or sodium in the product."

- Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Eat For Health: Lose Weight, Keep It Off, Look Younger, Live Longer (2 book set) (Get the book.)

"Though this subject hasn't yet received enough attention, we do know that fathers with certain industrial and agricultural occupations are more likely to have children with neurocognitive problems. So from the very beginning, get your partner involved in the greening process. Give up smoking as a team, and take turns cooking healthier recipes. Pay a visit to your doctor together. Evaluate your health to determine the risk factors involved on both sides, and see what steps you can take to minimize these risks. Dr."
- Deirdre Imus, Growing Up Green: Baby and Child Care: Volume 2 in the Bestselling Green This! Series (Green This!) (Get the book.)

"We also need to be calling more public attention to the health consequences of thimerosal. Over the last few years, scientists have begun to focus on the possible correlation between" mercury exposure in early childhood and the rise of autism spectrum disorders. A recent primate study reported behavioral characteristics in infant monkeys injected with thimerosal that appear similar to autism. The Porphyrin Study found evidence of much higher than normal concentrations of heavy metals in children with autism spectrum disorders. Another significant new study by FDA scientist Dr."

- Deirdre Imus, Growing Up Green: Baby and Child Care: Volume 2 in the Bestselling Green This! Series (Green This!) (Get the book.)

"Some kids seem to do fine on it—it can even help control the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Insomnia. Boiron makes a product called Quietude. I also use Calms Forte, which is made by Hyland's (www .calmsforte.com). It works well at combating insomnia and nightmares, as well as general anxiety. Eye irritation, dryness, or itchiness. We like Boiron's Optique eye drops as well as the homeopathic eye drops made by Similasan (www.similasanusa.com). Similasan has different products for dry eye relief, allergy eye relief, computer eye relief, and even pink eye relief."

- Deirdre Imus, Growing Up Green: Baby and Child Care: Volume 2 in the Bestselling Green This! Series (Green This!) (Get the book.)

"Love-and all the attention, talking, teaching, helping, and work that comes with it-is the final element that brings these recovering children out of darkness, into light. It was love, ultimately, that held the key to Paul Avram's recovery. CHAPTER THREE THE RESULTS I KNEW PAUL AVRAM WAS LOST IN THE UNLIT CHAOS OF HIS OWN mind, but I didn't know quite how lost until I studied his lab work—work that no other doctor had yet performed. His mercury level was literally off the charts. He also had high levels of arsenic, as well as elevated cadmium, aluminum, and tin."
- Kenneth Bock, Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma, and Allergies: The Groundbreaking Program for the 4-A Disorders (Get the book.)

"A: Children usually don't complain of pain, fatigue, or poor sleep, so pay attention to their behavior and ask questions. As a pediatric rheumatologist, I often see children who have joint pain or swelling that's the result of vitamin D deficiency and inadequate nutrition. Signs of vitamin D deficiency in children include: ?Severe "growing pains" ?Joint pain or swelling ?Poor stamina ?Decreased activity ?Scoliosis ?Other bone and joint deformities ?Recurring infections ?Frequent cavities and/or gum disease ?Tonsillitis ?"
- James Dowd and Diane Stafford, The Vitamin D Cure (Get the book.)

"Braughman says, "the Drug Enforcement Administration learned of financial ties between Ciba-Geigy, the manufacturer of Ritalin, and CHADD (Children and Adults with attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder), a supposedly neutral parents' organization that was telling distraught citizens that ADHD is a disease and that Ritalin is essentially not addictive. Ciba-Geigy had given CHADD over a million dollars. The international narcotics control board expressed concern about CELADD's active lobbying for the medical use of Ritalin in children."
- Gary Null and Amy McDonald, The Food-Mood Connection: Nutrition-based and Environmental Approaches to Mental Health and Physical Wellbeing (Get the book.)

"Little attention has been paid to the possibilities of extending the cultivation of the crops of the Nicoyan garden, which require little land and slight care and yield abundantly . . . When the old ways disappear, as perhaps they must, it is regrettable that so little is saved from them, so that those who practice them suffer the penalty of obsolescence, as the poor folk of a new and more efficient world. For nine months, our team of scientists and researchers studied the amazing people of this tiny peninsula in northern Costa Rica."
- Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest (Get the book.)

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