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My mom had a stroke last year (she was 83 years old) when there was heat wave in her area.  Her symptoms then included cognitive impairment (disorientation), slurred speech, and weakness of the right hand and right leg.  I placed her on herbal and massage therapy in addition to her routine of prayers and a vegetarian diet.  She has been taking my herbal formulas religiously and doing low-impact exercises every day for the past year.  Now she is able to walk steadily on her feet, has remained very alert and coherent, and recovered a good appetite.  The only thing that keeps her from a full recovery is that her right fingers have not regained full flexibility.  For an 84 year old woman, I must say that she is doing exceptionally well.

People have asked what herbal formulas she has been taking and why.  Here is the regimen and rationale:

1. Herbal therapy

Herbal Detox: Yeast-Para Control and Cleansing-Balance Tea

When people have a stroke (cardio-vascular accident — CVA), their immunity is often compromised.  It’s important to remove toxins and build up their immunity to prevent complications such as pneumonia, colds and flu.

Hormonal Regeneration: Female Vitality

This product strengthens her connective tissues, improves her mental clarity, and increases her energy.

Weight Management: Fitness Regular

I placed my mom on a partial weight management program because she did not want to take too many items (sounds familiar?).  I was able to convince her to take the most essential item for her health condition.

I originally formulated Fitness Regular as a fat blocker.  Over the past 15 years, my clients have reported the side benefits of balancing blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol.  It also improves blood circulation.  My mom stated that she had never deviated from my instructions in taking this one.

2. Daily Exercise

My mom has been doing a form of low-impact exercise which is similar to Qi-Kong (Chi-Kong) – a Kung-Fu exercise to improve energy flow.  She also massages her curled right fingers with her left hand.  Right now her right fingers are not as curled as last year when the stroke first occurred.

3.   Prayers

Being a religious Buddhist, my mom’s daily routine includes prayers and chanting Buddhist Sutra.

4.  Dietary habit

My mom is a vegetarian.  Her diet is as healthy as it can get.  My new suggestions included reducing the intake of sugar (sugary food), wheat (bread and pastries), and yeast (mushrooms).

When I flew up to see her last week, I was very pleased with I saw.  Basically she is ambulatory and independent.  I am very grateful that she was able to recover from the stroke to a great extent.

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After working with children and adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) for the past three decades, I have found the most common physical factor, which may be shocking to many, is yeast infection involving the inner or middle ears.

Dr. Harold Levinson in his book, Total Concentration (1990) states that more than 80% of patients with ADD he has seen suffered from inner-ear infections.  He explains in great detail how the inner-ear system or the cerebellar-vestibular system (CVS) controls the flow of sensory information entering the brain.  When this system is impaired by infections of the inner ear, your vision, hearing, balance, sense of direction, motion, altitude, depth, and smell, and all motor information leaving the brain can be scrambled.  Consequently, this auditory drift results in problems in balance and coordination, concentration, memory, hyperactivity and impulsiveness.  In some cases, speech timing is off, which can result in rapid speech, or slow, slurred speech.  A malfunctioning inner ear has difficulty processing motor input; this in turn makes the affected individual prone to motion-related phobias such as fear of moving elevators, escalators, cars, planes, trains, buses and crowds.

What Dr. Levinson failed to address was what this inner-ear infection is about and what causes it.  In my experience, this inner-ear infection is a yeast infection that can be contracted before or after birth.  If a pregnant woman has yeast infections, she can give the infections to her baby through the blood stream and/or birth canal.  The baby can be born with yeast infections manifesting symptoms such as eye or ear infections, respiratory tract congestion and colic.

The goal of successful treatment should be to clear yeast infections from the inner-ear.  Our Herbal Detox (Yeast-Para Control and Cleansing-Balance Tea) works wonders to control the yeast overgrowth in the inner-ear.  Meanwhile, Male Vitality or Female Vitality improves mental concentration, uplifts the mood, and increases calm energy.

In addition to herbal therapy to eradicate the physical causes, it’s also important to adhere to a yeast-free nutritional program containing no sugar, no dairy, no wheat, no yeasts, no caffeine, no nicotine, nor chemicals.  It may be difficult to stay off the Standard American Diet which is loaded with yeast-favorite food.  So, the first item I place heavy emphasis on is NO SUGAR!  Sugar feeds the yeasts instantly, and the overgrowth of yeasts in the inner-ear causes children (or adults) to lose control physically and mentally.  To learn what to eat and what to avoid, follow my yeast-free cookbook, Healthy and Tasty: Dr. J’s Anti-Yeast Cooking.

For consultation on yeast-free nutrition, herbal detox, hormonal imbalance, weight management, drug-free holistic treatment for ADD or ADHD, please call us at (800) 715-3053, or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com.  Consultation sessions over Skype or the telephone are also available.  For more information, visit our website: www.drjsbest.com.

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Are you suffering from Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)?  Review the following checklist to find out:

  • Are you having trouble concentrating?
  • Are you forgetful?
  • Are you impulsive?
  • Are you hyperactive?
  • Do you talk very fast?
  • Is your speech slow or slurred?
  • Are you a smart thinker and yet a slow learner?
  • Are you prone to motion-related phobias (such as fears of moving elevators, escalators, cars, planes, trains, or crowds)?
  • Are you often depressed, anxious and irritable?

If you’ve checked off more than three items, then chances are you are among the five million Americans who suffer from Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or ADHD!  Despite the growing attention this disorder has received in the past few decades, the diagnostic and treatment process remains elusive, complex, and inclusive!

Possible Causes of ADD or ADHD:

ADD or ADHD can affect children, adolescents, and adults.  Each case can differ widely in terms of symptoms, causes, therapeutic process and prognosis.  After dealing with numerous children and adults with ADD or ADHD, I have found the following common factors:

Physical Factors:

The most common physical factor I have found, which may be shocking to many, is yeast infection involving the inner or middle ears.  Dr. Harold Levinson in his book, Total Concentration (1990) states that more than 80% of patients with ADD he has seen suffered from inner-ear infections.  He explains in great detail how the inner-ear system or the cerebellar-vestibular system (CVS) controls the flow of sensory information entering the brain.  When this system is impaired by infections of the inner ear, your vision, hearing, balance, senses of direction, motion, altitude, depth, and smell, and all motor information leaving the brain can be scrambled.  Consequently, this auditory drift results in problems in balance and coordination, concentration, memory, hyperactivity and impulsiveness.  In some cases, speech timing is off, which can result in rapid speech or slow, slurred speech.  A malfunctioning inner ear has difficulty processing motor input; this in turn makes the affected individual prone to motion-related phobias such as fear of moving elevators, escalators, cars, planes, trains, buses and crowds.

What Dr. Levinson failed to address was what this inner-ear infection is all about and what causes it.  In my experience, this inner-ear infection is yeast infection that can be contracted before or after birth.  If a pregnant woman has yeast infections, she can give the infections to her baby through the blood stream and/or birth canal.  The baby can be born with yeast infections manifesting symptoms such as eye or ear infections, respiratory tract congestion and colic.

Psychological Factors:

Most children and adults with ADD or ADHD suffer from psychological distress.  The following is a good example:        

Mary, a 19-year-old Caucasian college student was brought to my office because of her impulsive eating, which resulted in overweight problems, poor mental concentration, resistant behavior, constant chattering, rapid speech, poor academic performance and low self-esteem.  Mary exhibited the above behavior while she was in the elementary school.  She was doing fairly well while she was placed in a private high school with a structured routine.  After entering college, she was overwhelmed by the “complicated life of a sophomore” and her previous pattern of ADD behavior began to worsen.

Dietary Factors:

The Standard American Diet (SAD) has created many SAD stories.  Over-consumption of food containing sugar, dairy, wheat, yeast, alcohol, caffeine, nicotine and chemicals (including food preservatives and coloring, and heavy metals) has caused every American yeast overgrowth at one time or the other, to a greater or lesser degree.  Symptoms of yeast disorder that contribute to ADD include headaches, poor mental concentration (foggy mind), middle or inner ear infections, strep throat, nasal congestion, mood swings, depression and phobias.

Environmental Factors:

Many people with ADD live in an environment that contributes to or worsens their disorders.  Children with ADD or ADHD often have parents who also suffer from ADD.  Some parents recognize their disorders; however, most don’t.  Many schoolteachers also have ADD, but most don’t recognize or don’t want to admit to the affliction.  Stress due to parents’ divorce, illness, financial hardship, etc., also can complicate a child’s ADD or ADHD.

If ADD or ADHD is untreated during childhood, the symptoms will continue into adolescence and adulthood.  If the environment is non-understanding and non-supportive, the difficulty in dealing with everyday demands will be exacerbated.

In the next article, I will discuss the treatment of ADD or ADHD.  Stay tuned!

For consultation on yeast-free nutrition, herbal detox, hormonal imbalance, weight control, stress management, and spiritual counseling, please call us at (800) 715-3053, or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com.  Consultation sessions over Skype or the telephone are also available.  For more information, visit our website: www.drjsbest.com.

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