ADD, ADHD, and Colon Cleanse

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Craniosacral Therapy

 

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Massage Today March, 2007, Vol. 07, Issue 03 

 

Helping the Brain Drain: How CranioSacral Therapy Aids ADD/ADHD 

 

By John Upledger, DO, OMM and Tad Wanveer, LMT, CST-D

 

CranioSacral Therapy can have a profoundly positive effect on brain and spinal cord function. It has been used successfully in the treatment of attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) since 1975. Our clinical experience suggests that structural restrictions in the body, especially in the bones and membrane layers surrounding the brain and spinal cord, may be the primary factor in a significant number of such cases. 

 

These restrictions can interfere with the normal movement of fluids and vital nutrients into and out of the brain, which enable it to function properly. 

 

In a gentle manner, CranioSacral Therapy can help release restrictions to naturally enhance brain function, decrease levels of ADD and ADHD, and in many cases, alleviate the disorders altogether. 

 

Fluid Movement Is Essential to Optimal Brain Function 

 

For each task a person undertakes, multiple sites and integrated pathways within the brain are required to operate in harmony for normal function to occur. Often, in cases of ADD and ADHD, some of these areas actually are performing at abnormally high (hyperactive) and/or low (hypoactive) levels. 

 

What could cause such a dysfunction? It might well be a lack of fluids moving within the brain tissue. It’s essential for fluids to move in an unrestricted manner throughout the brain for it to perform optimally. Fluids (blood and cerebrospinal fluid) transport the vital and essential elements required by the cells, while also removing harmful waste products. When the delicate cells are unable to receive what they need, or they are unable to live in an environment free of toxic waste products, dysfunction may occur. 

 

Abnormal Strain Upon Openings and Vessels Can Compromise Normal Fluid Flow Into and Out of the Brain 

 

Traveling through openings in the base of the skull are vessels that supply blood to the brain, and vessels that drain blood and cerebrospinal fluid from the brain. Approximately 85 percent of this drainage occurs through two vessels that pass through two openings (jugular foramina) and become the jugular veins. 

 

Sometimes stressful physical events such as the birth process, trauma or whiplash can cause the base of the skull to jam forward on the top segment of the spine. When this occurs, it places strain on the bones at the base of the skull and the membrane layers within the skull, especially in the area that forms the fluid-drainage openings. The neck muscles also chronically contract to prevent further jamming. This often will maintain the compromised positions of bone and membrane, even for a lifetime. 

 

What happens when such adverse strain patterns are placed on the jugular foramina and the jugular veins? Abnormal vein pressure can occur, which decreases drainage and causes fluid back-pressure to build up in the brain. Such pressure can lead to cell congestion, intracranial toxicity, abnormal pressure on cells, and diminished blood flow to the brain. Stress such as this placed on the brain cells may cause them to react by becoming hyperactive in response to the strain, or hypoactive due to the injurious condition; or the same cell or cell groups can be hyperactive at some times and hypoactive at other times. Any of these responses can lead to a myriad of conditions, such as headaches, motor planning issues, speech issues, and one or more of the principal characteristics of ADD and ADHD: inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity. 

 

 

Body Cleanses

 

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How to Cleanse the Colon{C}{C}{C}[S1]{C}{C}{C} 

 

Start on a night when the next day or two you will be home. By day 3 you should feel comfortable with your “ideal” program that is just right for you.  

 

 

 

 

 

1.   Day 1

 

Before bed, take 2 or 3 Comfortone capsules.  Comfortone is designed to support the health of the digestive system by binding, eliminating, and “scouring” harmful residues and toxins from the colon and enhancing its natural ability to function optimally.

2.   Day 2

 

This morning you should also take 2-3 Comfortone tablets upon rising. Add Essentialzyme, 1-2 tablets per meal with every meal depending on the meal size and type of food. Raw foods use less tablets, cooked or processed foods will take more capsules. Essentialzyme is an advanced multi-enzyme complex that promotes complete digestion and assists in the assimilation of nutrients. As we grow older, our pancreas produces fewer digestive enzymes, and we become less able to digest vitamins, minerals and other nutrients in our food. Essentialzyme contains enzymes that support healthy pancreatic function.  

 

That night, again take the Comfortone. If you had stools that were too loose take one less, if you didn’t notice any difference in regularity add one more capsule.

 

3.   Day 3

 

Take 2-3 capsules of Comfortone when you get up. Continue taking Essentialzyme with every meal. You should be having stools 2-3 times a day.

 

One half hour before doing number 7{C}{C}[S2]{C}{C}  you should ingest one Digest + Cleanse gel cap. Digest + Cleanse is a powerful blend of essential oils designed to aid in comfort to the digestive tract while cleansing. The formula will soothe gastrointestinal upset and support healthy digestion.

 

Today you may start using the Balance Complete (or the ICP product). Use 1-2 scoops in water, apple juice or some other type of drink. This is the fiber product designed to clean out all areas of your colon while absorbing toxins. You may experience some gas, bloating, or constipation after using. If that happens, you need to increase the Comfortone accordingly. When this happens, be assured that it is because the Balance Complete has already begun its job and you just need to keep the colon working. This may happen at any point during the cleanse.

 

4.   Keep up this regiment of Comfortone morning and night on an empty stomach, Essentialzyme with every meal, and the Digest + Cleanse with every Balance Complete every morning. By day 7 you must be experiencing several stools a day. If not, increase the Comfortone. This program will need to be done 2-3 months for optimal value. You’ll know when you experience a stool 30-60 minutes after eating any and all meals that you are well on your way to a healthier colon that is better able to work properly.

 

5.   If you have problems when traveling away from home for several days, this is just the thing that you need to alleviate those problems. Just increase the doses as needed and enjoy your break from home!

 

6.   Your “ideal” program will be a level of comfort that involves no discomfort in the abdomen and soft stools several times a day, ideally within an hour after every meal.

 

7.   To make this more effective begin a program of using lemon essential oil by drinking 1-3 drops in 2 quarts of water, if you care for the taste, and also rubbing 1-2 drops of lemon oil on the bottom of your feet every morning and night. This will aid in cleansing out your blood at the same time.

 

8.   Also, to increase the effectiveness of your cleansing, eat only raw fruit until noon and lots of raw vegetable the rest of the day.

 

9.   Stay away from salt, processed white sugar, coffee, and soda. These foods will also clog up the digestive systems: chocolate, diet foods, fast foods, microwaved foods, and processed foods. Some cheating on these foods is allowed-add more Essentialzyme if you do want to cheat. I also like to add in Detoxyme (180 caps per bottle) another digestive enzyme.

 

10.   Drink, drink, drink lots of water.

 

11.   Exercise, exercise, exercise.

 

12.   Do not eat after 8pm. The best yet is to not eat after 6pm. This gives the liver added rest.

 

After you have been cleansing for a month, add the Life 5 product to your daily routine to restore to good bacteria in the digestive tract.

 

These last suggestions will help the body to rid itself of built up matter in the colon and make the cleansing even more effective.  All this combined will make you feel better and give you more energy.  After a month you will already begin to feel some positive results. Cleansing the colon will contribute to improved health overall. Many illness and disease originate from a clogged up colon. This may also lead to weight loss. 

 

Don’t be scared of this! This program will have only positive results!!  

 

 

‚ÄčA Total Cleansing Program

 

Young Living’s founder, Gary Young, is a Naturopathic Doctor. Most Naturopaths say that 90% of all illness begins in the bowel. One of the first steps a person should start with to improve overall health is cleansing. The organs of elimination must be open before toxins can be removed from the body. We are all "walking toxic dumps," according to medical researchers. Why? Because of the industrial wastes, herbicides, pesticides, additives, and heavy metals we unwittingly absorb from our food, cosmetics, air, water, and even mercury fillings. Within the last few years, the food chain has been altered with genetically manipulated food. Even our vegetables have been genetically altered. This is why we need to restore the metamorphic fields within the cells to cleanse our bodies, so that we can reestablish our balanced electrical fields to prevent these chemicals and genetically engineered foods from damaging us.

 

- Begin by nutritionally boosting you body’s health. Young Living’s Core Essentials Complete Autoship Pack is a great way to start. Use this for one month to help your body begin to rebuild.  

 

Code 3482  Dist. Price $199.75

 

 

- Month two begin by using the Colon Cleansing Program. Do this for one month. (See separate sheet.)  

 

Balance Complete Code 3292   Wholesale $39.75   (OR the ICP product Code 3208)

Essentialzyme         Code 3272   Wholesale $27.75 and/or Detoxyme Code 3203  

Wholesale $39.75

Comfortone           Code 3204   Wholesale $27.75

Digest + Cleanse   Code 3293   Wholesale $19.75

 

 

- At the beginning of month three use the 5 Day Nutritive Cleanse. Follow the protocol as indicated by Young Living.

 

Code 3296   Wholesale $94.75

 

 

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