|01-15-2009, 07:52 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Northern California
Raw makes my ADHD WORSE???
I'm not a raw foodist in the strict sense - my dietary philosophy is more along the lines of "paleo", and I tend eat about 50% raw food. For a few days, I ate exclusively raw.
During that time, I was practically manic. My mental activity stepped up about 90%, to the point of it virtually feeling like my head was going to explode!! My adhd was WORSE. No brain fog (which comes I'm certain from gluten) but I couldn't form a single coherent sentence because of all the thoughts flying in and out of my head.
Yet strangely when I eat "heavier" foods I am more "grounded". I seemed to have had the most control over my ADHD while on Atkins.
Wondering if anyone else has had this experience.
[It might be explained in macrobiotic terms; ADHD would likely be a very "yin" condition and for those few days I was eating a diet that would be described as "yin".]
|01-15-2009, 11:03 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Yes, the flow of ideas can go from a trickle to a flood. I especially noticed an increase after my juice feast. I've reached the point where I could literally sit down and write all day long, and the flow of ideas never stops.
The solution involves disciplining your mind a bit. As each new thought arrives, you can actually communicate with it, asking it to return later at a more convenient time, so you can stick with the current thread. If you accept, acknowledge, and dismiss each thought as it arrives, your mind won't be so crowded by distracting thoughts. If you try to resist or ignore those thoughts, they'll only persist.
Sometimes I'll even say to the arriving thoughts, "Yes, I see you. Thank you. Please return at a more convenient time."
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