Grammy Ginger wrote:
It's not only the hormones but the excess animal fats and proteins that cause premature puberty. While you can't reverse puberty, you can alleviate the other stuff quite a bit. Absolutely, a clean diet can calm mental illness storms just as a dirty diet (animal, processed, white) can contribute to them. Also, trauma is often manifest in children as these psuedo diseases of ADD/ADHD. Drugs only mask the symptoms they don't help people learn to deal with pain and out of control thoughts/behavior. Of course this is opinion, but I've worked with enough parents of hyper/depressed children to be pretty darn certain of my opinion.
First and foremost, removing all fake (processed and white) and animal foods from the diet brings peace to an over stimulated mind. Adopting a high-nutrient, starch diet with plenty of distilled water will clean out the bowel. A clean bowel makes often alleviates a nasty
disposition and if nothing else keeps one from getting colon cancer. Removing electronic entertainment and spending hours in the outdoors enhances this effect. Instead of video games, soda and potato chips spend time planting and maintaining a garden, picnicking, hiking, swimming, keeping nature journals, skiing, surfing, and all other sorts of outdoor activities together. Instead of Mom doing all the cooking, establish a culture of family meal prep and clean up. Chopping veggies is so calming. Learning skills of self-sufficiency is empowering and thus calming to children. Washing dishes together can be a delightful tradition, with all the singing, talking, joking, towel snapping, and learning about order. Finally, eliminating excess clutter and learning to keep an orderly environment leads to a more orderly, calm mind. Sure it takes time, but that's the reason you wanted children. Damaged children need extra love, which is spelled TIME.
I agree with this 100%. Thank you for posting. As a occupational therapist I work with children with disabilities. Many would not need my services if these ideas were in place.