Difficulty Focusing and Poor Attention

author avatar Dr. Eric Berg 08/31/2023

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I’d like to give you some natural solutions to


(Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).

I’m always amazed to hear that while the origin is “unknown” and there is “no cure,” the only accepted treatments are drugs.

If you don’t know what caused it and can’t fix it, then don’t mess with it!

And then you hear “scientists speculate” that it’s genetics or a chemical imbalance, yet they have no proof. “Studies are inconclusive; we need more funding to do more research. But in the meantime, until we figure out the real cause, we’ll continue to take your money and drug your child."

Let’s look at these symptoms:
1. Easily distracted
2. Difficulty focusing
3. Unable to control impulsive behavior
4. Forgetfulness
5. Not finishing tasks
6. Not appearing to listen
7. Fidgeting and squirming
8. Difficulty remaining seated
9. Excessive running or climbing
10. Feelings of restlessness
11. Difficulty awaiting one’s turn
12. Interrupting others
13. Excessive talking

Let me explain something. Many of these can be blood sugar- related symptoms.

The brain is quite different from other tissues of the body. The brain cells normally use ONLY glucose (sugar) for energy. Therefore, it is essential that the blood sugar level be always maintained above the critical level. When the blood sugar level falls too low, symptoms of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) develop.

These include excitability to the brain and nervous system in general, manifestations of which include extreme nervousness, feeling shaky, tired, confused, and irritable.

Most of the information above is taken straight out of Guyton’s Textbook of Medical Physiology, page 936.

I believe ADHD is merely symptomatic of an underlying blood sugar problem.

You take any child with these symptoms—in fact, take any adult with these symptoms—and ask them what they ate recently, and I guarantee you’ll find the following:
1. Juice, soda, sweetened drinks
2. Breads, pasta, cereals, cookies, candy
3. Alcohol, beer, wine
4. Foods with MSG (many processed foods)
5. Skipping meals
Do the following with your kids and yourself:
1. Always eat a protein breakfast (at least 6 oz or 20 grams).
2. Snack on raw nuts or seeds between meals.
3. Never skip a meal.
4. Do not mix bread or juices into the meal.
5. Avoid sweetened yogurt—consume only the plain one.
6. Avoid cereals, even granola and oatmeal.
7. Use only raw or Tupelo honey as a sweetener, because it is the slowest absorbing sugar.
8. Add in protein with each meal.
9. If you use bread in sandwiches, use spelt or Ezekiel bread only.
10. Fruits are okay as long as you keep in the protein with each meal.
11. Suspect allergies to milk and wheat products—avoid them and see if things improve.

In an article entitled “The Dangers of Prozac”, Gary Null, PhD, and Martin Feldman, MD, wrote the following:

“The clinical trials for Prozac were flawed, according to documents released under the Freedom of Information Act. Consider: Eli Lilly told physicians involved in the trials to record a variety of adverse reactions, including suicidal ideation, morbid thoughts, agitation, sadness, and insomnia, as `symptoms of depression,’ rather than as separate effects... Meanwhile, the FDA’s original efficacy review of Prozac found out that the drug was no more effective than a placebo... Documents also show that Eli Lilly and the FDA knew of 15 suicides that occurred during the drug’s clinical trials, even though the Prozac label said that three people died during the trials.”

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