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Mary Ann Block,
D.O.,P.A., author of No More Ritalin, believes that many of
the symptoms linked to ADD and ADHD could be due to hypoglycemia. She
states that this condition “is the most significant underlying
problem I find in children who exhibit behavioural problems”.
She lists the behavioural symptoms of hypoglycemia as “the
child who is agitated or irritable when he or she wakes up in the morning,
or before meals, and then is better after eating: and the child with
the Jekyll and Hyde behavior, who is sweet and fine one minute, and
then for no apparent reason, is agitated, angry, and irritable the next”.
Changing simple things in the diet are the key. “Make sure the
child never gets hungry, and eliminate refined carbohydrates, such as
candy, cakes, pies, and soft drinks”. Do not make children wait
for dinner if they are hungry. Give them a healthy snack.
In 1991, the FDA banned the importation of Stevia. The powder of the leaf has been used for hundreds of years as an alternative sweetener. It is used widely in Japan with no adverse effects. Scientists involved in reviewing stevia have declared it to be safe for human consumption - something which has been well known in many parts of the world where it is not banned. Everyone that I have spoken with in regards to this issue believes that stevia was banned to keep the product from taking hold in the US and cutting into sales of aspartame.(19)
Xylitol is another alternative sweetener that also has incredible health benefits. Extracted from birch bark, recent research has shown that it has many healing effects, especially for those sensitive to sugar. Although it looks and tastes just like sugar, Xylitol does not function in the same way. Where sugar has a negative effect on the body, Xylitol heals and repairs. It helps build a strong immune system, protects against degenerative diseases and even has anti-ageing benefits (20). It is an antimicrobial, therefore preventing the growth of bacteria. It is alkaline, whereas sugar is acidic. An alkaline digestive system is vital for good health. Sugar and related substances (sucrose, glucose, fructose, maltose, lactose etc) feed dangerous bacteria and fungi in the body which can lead to conditions such as candida.The most important aspect of Xylitol is how it stops sugar and carbohydrate cravings. Its use cannot lead to obesity because it is a slow releasing carbohydrate. Over 1500 scientific studies have found that the more you use Xylitol, sugar cravings become less and less. It also reduces insulin levels, so it is safe for diabetics. It is the perfect alternative to sugar, especially for children who have a ‘sweet tooth’.