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Motoko Kusanagi


September 20th, 2006

Apparently today is .... @ 11:52 am

AD/HD Awareness day!

I have ADD, I was diagnosed with it in 2nd grade. I had a very hard time learning math. I remember not being allowed to go camping with the other girl scouts as a punishment for my bad marks. I was treated for it, which worked very well until I got into college.
College was very hard for me, I had a hard time focusing, most of it felt like some weird bad dream. I was only able to manage to squeak by many of the classes I took.
Then last summer, I had an ovarian cyst and an infection in my colon. I went to see my doctor, and she asked me about my bowel movements. I was constipated most of the time, unbeknown to me. I changed my diet, eliminating wheat and gluten-containing food to fix that (my uncle's doctor told him that cutting out wheat helps the gut move stuff faster), and was already on a dairy-free diet due to lactose intolerance.
That, for lack of a better term "Cured" my ADD. A gluten-free casein-free diet (casein is a protein found in dairy products).
Now I'm medication free and function better than I ever did when I was on medication.
Anyway I figured I'd post this in honor of the day.
 
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From:sapphire_knight
Date:September 20th, 2006 08:59 pm (UTC)
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Our bodies aren't evolved to properly digest wheat, so that's why diets like those help a lot of problems. I was on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet for a few months.
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From:im_not_at_home
Date:September 21st, 2006 12:50 pm (UTC)
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it's odd because most people can take wheat well. (I mean to post that post on THIS account, since it's my new one, I'm very confused how it ended up on my old one, kusanagimotoko).
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From:phyrewall
Date:September 21st, 2006 08:36 am (UTC)
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I'm not sure I like this information.... I have horrible ADD/HD and I was on Ritalin as a kid... but no dairy, no breads.... you've put me in a very hard place. I want to be more clear headed, but I love so many breads and dairy products.... argh... choices.... Oh look! a kitty!
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From:im_not_at_home
Date:September 21st, 2006 12:48 pm (UTC)
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I doubt it would work for everyone, I'm guessing I'm a rare case as I had other health problems (like constipation, horrible allergies, and always being sick) in addition to my AD/HD (right now I'm trying to figure out how it got posted to my kusanagimotoko account as opposed to this one, especially since I haven't logged onto that one for probably at least a week).

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