The sole purpose for this blog is to serve YOU by sharing my recent life experiences and research. My target audience are soul conscious beings and those interested in improving their health both physically and spiritually for personal development. I will blog about lifestyle choices that I have found influence my overall health both good or bad. These topics will include exercise, diet, hydration, stress management, unhealthy habits, fun/recreation and meditation/prayer.
I seek to find the truth whatever that means to me which may not necessarily be the truth for you. You may find some things completely ridiculous, others you may consider, but my mission isn’t to convince you nor defend myself. My mission is to simply get this information out into the world for someone who is in the place I was a long time ago who may find this information helpful. You can take control of your own health! This applies to any condition you are currently suffering from because when the body heals it heals everything. I wish to inspire you to live consciously with great joy, peace and happiness. Now enough of all that, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty of how I got here by reading below.
For starters the major shift in my life has been curing myself of ADD/ADHD. If you suffer from this disorder you know it very well and you don’t necessarily need a doctor’s diagnosis to figure it out. Let’s be honest, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know your brain isn’t working properly. We also have the internet now where you can just google your symptoms and wait for the words ADD/ADHD to pop up. The treatment for this disorder in the modern medical community is medication, also known as lab cocaine, which screws around with brain chemistry in such a way that no one really understands – believe me I’ve done the research. Yes, we know they are dopamine stimulating and norepinephrine re-uptake inhibitor medications which do increase focus and concentration, but what else is going on in our biology? And is that in fact the root of the problem? How are intermediate and final metabolic products affecting us? There are so many ways that pharmaceutical drugs negatively affect our overall health that it is remarkable to me that some of them even exist! I’m not saying they’re completely useless, but I don’t fully support the majority of maintenance medications. The “need” for their use is mainly due to toxicity and nutritional deficiencies – so instead of putting a band-aid on the problem let’s promote health to avoid getting sick in the first place!
ADD/ADHD can leave you quite disempowered at times and that’s one time too many! I was willing to cope without medication until about the time I graduated college. My brain dysfunction attributed to this illness were mainly in the areas of focus, speech and memory. I also believe it affected my personal confidence and induced my urge to drink and do drugs. I engaged in these activities for temporary amusement but also to numb and relieve the emotional and physical pain I felt. However, at the time I was unable to recognize this concept. In my mind I was just being a “normal” college kid who was just looking for a good time. This in turn was taking over my entire life in other ways that I won’t get into on this intro blog. There are many other facets linked to the disorder which are described pretty spot on in the book “You Mean I’m Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy” – Kate Kelly & Peggy Ramundo for your perusing pleasure.
If you scan the medical literature there is plenty of research that finds inflammation and other weird brain chemistry occurring in those diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. The scientific literature can be found on PubMed and in alternative or independent scientific journal databases – but a good portion of it is nicely summarized in the book The LCP Solution: The Remarkable Nutritional Treatment for ADHD, dyslexia and dyspraxia – Jaqueline Stordy Ph.D and Malcolm J. Nicholl. And for you science dweebs out there this book does include references (Yay!).
Despite the short circuitry in my brain I have always been extremely curious and feverish to learn which eventually led me to become a first generation college graduate. I am the product of parents with very limited high school education. I don’t say this to brag, I say this because I am proud. I am proud because what was seemingly impossible TO ME through out all of MY LIFE became possible. The same has happened with my ADD/ADHD diagnosis. What seemed impossible to cure became possible and I am now cured!
My healing path began with small nutritional changes which turned into many drastic lifestyle changes. Although this conscious shift has been pretty extreme in every imaginable way they’ve been changes that I am deeply grateful for. I feel that now I live a life with a burning purpose and mission that I’m truly passionate about, instead of drifting around under the programming of our society and chasing things that don’t really make me happy.