Hyperactivity is a syndrome that is characterized by restlessness, increased muscular movement and activity, impulsive behaviour, short attention span and inability to concentrate. Another name for this syndrome is attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This condition may begin in early childhood but may not be diagnosed until after the symptoms have been present for many years.
The mental/behavioural abnormalities of ADHD occur when glucose supply to the brain is diminished – meaning that hyperactivity is a symptom of hypoglycemia. Two factors cause blood glucose levels to plummet – (1) ingestion of concentrated sugars and sweets, and (2) reactions to hidden food allergies/sensitivities. When all sweet foods and all allergenic foods are completely removed from the diet, hyperactive children’s behaviour returns to normal – but the elimination must be total in order for results to be total. Almost any food can trigger hyperactivity in a sensitive child; but the most common offenders are sugar, milk, aspartame, artificial food dyes and additives, and salicylates (e.g., ASA, Aspirin, Bufferin, raisins, prunes, berries, licorice, peppermint, nuts, curry, paprika, thyme, dill, oregano, turmeric).
Also see the chapter, “Hypoglycemia”, in NUTRITIONAL SOLUTIONS FOR 88 CONDITIONS (available at Amazon.com)