October 8, 2012 at 12:55 am #116600
bucklipeMemberOctober 8, 2012 at 12:55 amPost count: 31
You know I’m focusing on my “inattentive ADD” but I wonder if it would be good for the greater population of ADD’ers???
What if all any of us needed was a simple addition to our diet of medium chain triglycerides in the form of coconut oil???REPORT ABUSEOctober 8, 2012 at 3:04 am #116601
nellieMemberOctober 8, 2012 at 3:04 amPost count: 596
Interesting that your are experiencing this reaction. Did you change anything else in your diet?
Just read this interesting article related to a review of ADHD diet studies.REPORT ABUSEOctober 8, 2012 at 8:25 pm #116602
bucklipeMemberOctober 8, 2012 at 8:25 pmPost count: 31
nellie Interesting that your are…
I have not changed a thing about my diet or exercise and my psychiatrist has me on a meds fast (so no meds). I have been exercising 2-3 times a day by walking briskly whenever I have been at a task too long and I’m getting bored by it but still have to finish it.
Another thought here, I wonder if background studies were done on ADD-ers if we would find some commonalities, like a high fever as a kid, head trauma, severe emotional trauma before puberty or something along those lines or combinations of them?REPORT ABUSEOctober 9, 2012 at 3:19 pm #116603
AnonymousOctober 9, 2012 at 3:19 pmPost count: 14412
Can’t think of anything personally (head trauma, fever, etc.), though I’ve always been accident prone (whack my head off everything) and I. Had earaches a lot (though that might have been for the attention as much as pain). The one thing I know there’s always been. An issue with is sleep. I didn’t. Even as a baby. Though maybe that was caused by ADD like thought patterns.
Though. Thinking on the bodies inability to metabolise glucose or nutritional deficiencies (from the article posted by Nellie) those all could be caused by food intollerances/allergies. Maybe we should all do elimination diets, and see how we feel. I plan too as soon as I can work up the motivation, lol.REPORT ABUSEOctober 10, 2012 at 1:20 am #116604
ashockley55MemberOctober 10, 2012 at 1:20 amPost count: 229
kc5jck – HA! Thanks for reading!
Also, so far as head trauma – I feel off the back of a ride at a fair as a child. I wonder…REPORT ABUSEOctober 10, 2012 at 3:31 am #116605
nellieMemberOctober 10, 2012 at 3:31 amPost count: 596
Well as a kid I hit my head twice and needed stitches both times:-) Fell off lots of stuff thanks to my climbing proclivities but don’t remember anything terribly traumatic. And apparently I didn’t like to go to sleep either as a child.
bucklipe, exercise is supposed to make a huge difference for ADD. I don’t have what I would consider a workout ( keep meaning too though!) but I do walk my dogs several times a day. If I don’t I feel sluggish despite the fact that it’s really not more than a total of 45 minutes altogether. So that little bit of “brisk” walking that you do might be contributing to your feeling of well being more than you think..
Yesterday i watched this Dr J. video and highly recommend it:REPORT ABUSEOctober 10, 2012 at 5:15 am #116606
Misswho23MemberOctober 10, 2012 at 5:15 amPost count: 146
Loved the video from Dr. J I would also recommend it. Lots of great stuff I’ve applied.REPORT ABUSEOctober 10, 2012 at 8:24 pm #116607
bucklipeMemberOctober 10, 2012 at 8:24 pmPost count: 31
nellie Well as a kid I hit my head twice…
I have tracked both of the items; coconut oil and brisk walking:
When I withhold the coconut oil the brain fog is part of the day starting early in the day. With coconut oil it takes about 90 minutes of working at the computer for the fog to sneak up and mug me.
I can say with confidence that the walking will clear out the brain fog in about 300 steps (I wear a pedometer for tracking) although I walk at least 600. I’ve been trying to quantify how much exercise is necessary to be useful for me which is why I’m counting steps. I walk in the house since outside here in Florida it is in the high 80’s and humidity is at least 200%…
The video is great, good info. Much of what he tells us I’ve been trying and evaluating. I’m keeping track of what does and doesn’t work for me. The idea of a glucose uptake issue is just something that I’ve thought of to explain why coconut oil works. When I’m in a brain fog state I can take some coconut oil and it is gone in 15-20 minutes. Exercise is faster and burns calories rather than adding calories. Sometimes I have time to exercise, other times I must keep working and the oil is more convenient.
By the way, anyone trying out the coconut oil, it JUST gets rid of brain fog. If there is any stimulatory effect it is in the area of metabolism and not as heavy a hit as Adderall, etc. When you try it, look at whether the brain is clearer, not stimulated. I like the stimulated feeling it is easier to work in that state but my jerk index gets jacked up higher…REPORT ABUSEOctober 10, 2012 at 10:31 pm #116608
nellieMemberOctober 10, 2012 at 10:31 pmPost count: 596
Ok I’m game – so how much of this do you take?REPORT ABUSEOctober 12, 2012 at 3:06 am #116609
bucklipeMemberOctober 12, 2012 at 3:06 amPost count: 31
Not knowing how it would work, I tried taking a tablespoon prior to each meal. It goes down easy as a liquid. Right now I’m trying to take less of it to see if I can quantify the smallest amount to take in order to rid myself of “The Fog”. Taking 3 tablespoons equals 360 extra calories. There are some changes that seem to be happening… It seems that my fat distribution is changing… Well, how to say it? Since my weight hasn’t changed I’m not sure why my behind is smaller??? Another thing is that my hunger/cravings are much less. I’m less inclined to eat more than I need to. Not being a doctor or a nutritionist I can only speculate about any causality. What I can do is observe what is happening. I mentally feel better in any case!REPORT ABUSEOctober 13, 2012 at 1:04 am #116610
bucklipeMemberOctober 13, 2012 at 1:04 amPost count: 31
Hey out there, what about it? Any of you up to an experiment?
Try taking a tablespoon of coconut oil with meals.
You will be looking for your perceptions being unclouded, unfogged.
For me I can speed read at will, I couldn’t get through more than 5 minutes of reading before.
I can compose and type a sentence at the same time. Before, I had to get the sentence right and then type.
It might need to be those not using other meds so you can tell if it works for you.
How about a spontaneous field trial?
Except for those who are allergic to coconut. For you, look for other sources of medium chain trigycerides MCT’s. AKA medium chain fatty acids or MCFA’s.
Don’t worry if you hate coconut, the oil has no taste.
The oil goes down like water and does not coat your mouth.
The stuff is cheap to get at Walmart or your local store, it is in the cooking section for about $6 a quart…REPORT ABUSEOctober 15, 2012 at 5:38 pm #116611
bucklipeMemberOctober 15, 2012 at 5:38 pmPost count: 31
nellie Ok I’m game –
HEY! Is nellie the only one out there who is willing to give it a chance?
What about the rest of you? It is cheap to try and is immediate (OK 15-20 minutes) in getting rid of the brain fog.
Who wouldn’t pay 10 cents a dose for a clear head?
If you are not willing to give it a chance, why not?REPORT ABUSEOctober 15, 2012 at 6:00 pm #116612
CarrieMemberOctober 15, 2012 at 6:00 pmPost count: 529
Maybe this was already said above, but I didn’t read it all (of course hahahaha) but there was an article about how coconut oil helps battle dementia. One of the resident I care for has a tablespoon of it everyday… I havent seen any changes, but I think it may be too late in the game for her.
hahahaha Oh It was said above in your first post! oh my! Ah well. I was thinking about it… hmmmm I do LOVE coconut!REPORT ABUSEOctober 18, 2012 at 11:43 pm #116613
AnonymousOctober 18, 2012 at 11:43 pmPost count: 14412
And if anyone wants to try an alternative to staright olive oil, I found this recipe from drmyhill.co.uk:
Coconut oil chocolate
Warm up a pot (460grams) of coconut oil so that it just melts.
Stir in a pot (125 grams) of Green and Black’s organic cocoa powder (more or less according to taste).
Sweeten with 10 grams fo D ribose, or fructo-oligosaccharides. It mixes easily.
Pour into a plastic ice cube container to make bite-size cubes, place in deep freeze.
Consume direct from the deep freeze.
I didn’t have enough coconut oil left but I did try it with half coconut oil and half soy butter (could sub any seed or nut butters) and maple syrup to sweeten. Was very tasty.REPORT ABUSEOctober 19, 2012 at 1:27 am #116614
bucklipeMemberOctober 19, 2012 at 1:27 amPost count: 31
distractomom And if anyone wants to try an alternative to staright olive oil,
Can I presume you meant “straight coconut oil”?
I’m looking forward to doing this.
I’m thinking that putting it in the fridge would be sufficient to solidify it.
From freezer to tongue might be problematic, it might stick until it melts…REPORT ABUSE
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