Not just bipolar – staying healthy by avoiding ‘ultra-processed foods’ #ADHD

Ultra-processed foods – I am thinking “ultra-processed” may be a useful term, as avoiding all processed foods is too difficult for most people.

e.g. Boiling organic potatoes at home and mashing these with organic butter is food processing…. But compared with… say, making the same potatoes into crisps with about 6 ingredients and cooking such as the water content gets so low the crisps can be stored for a year is surely a lot more processing

This morning I am thinking that, “As most people want to eat processed foods, health may be improved quite a bit just by avoiding the most processed (ultra-processed) foods and going for some really simple processing… e.g. oats cooked in a saucepan with only water and natural rock salt added. This would seem to be fairly low processing.

Article on ultra-processed foods: https://thehealthsciencesacademy.org/science-catch-up/science-catch-up-25/#topic5

((( based on this – after a quick look at where this information came from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27733404 I am thinking that any result other than the people who eat the most biscuits getting fattest would have been odd! )))

I am adding #ADHD to the title above because one of the best things to do for reducing ADHD and bipolar symptoms is to avoid foods with a lot of added chemicals.

How Psychiatric Drugs Can Kill Your Child – Documentary Video #psychiatry

Psychiatric Drugs

Think carefully before agreeing to take any drug. Many drugs can be more powerful than we think they are going to be.

This is a longish documentary film. I found it interesting to simply listen to this while working on something else – the spoken words speak for themselves.

Warning: Lots of mention of suicide

#ADHD and #ODD can be a way of getting the brainy ones to conform, but…

This site is about rethinking bipolar, so why the interest in ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder) and all those other mood disorders?

Could it be that all these diagnoses are just different ways of describing the same troubles?

Some people are emotional and some people are very emotional. When the world around us does not seem to be the way it should be, some of us become increasingly emotional. On our ‘understanding mood‘ course we share a view of how powerful emotions cause kids to start thinking too much. Unfortunately many schools and workplaces are not geared up for those who are ‘thinking outside the box’.

There is now a trend towards diagnosing everyone who challenges authority as mentally ill. In 1980 the ADHD diagnosis was created allowing children who are not fitting in with their family and school to be medicated with drugs such as Ritalin. Ritalin is a stimulant drug which over time tends to increase ‘manic behaviour’ and the likelihood of bipolar disorder diagnosis.

It is another driver for the bipolar boom

This is the article I read this morning that got me thinking about this. It is rather good:

Einstein: Being anti-authoritarian is being seen as mental illness