Before packing up for my third and final trip this month (Greg had to travel for business), I was searching my many book shelves and spotted Robyn O’Brien’s book The Unhealthy Truth: One Mother’s Shocking Investigation into the Danger of America’s Food Supply–and What Every Family Can Do to Protect Itself, and thought, “I completely forgot that I bought this book!” So, I grabbed it and threw it into my purse and began reading it whenever I found a moment.
While on the plane heading to Las Vegas, this quote completely struck a cord within me:
[f]ood allergies are just the tip of the iceberg. They don’t just effect the kids that have them–they’re a warning sign from our kid’s immune system that something is wrong with our food supply. This toxic food supply has not only created an allergy epidemic, but also is linked to other types of health problems, such as asthma, autism, ADHD, and behavioral difficulties…a study in Great Britain discovered that many children with antisocial, disruptive, and/or criminal behaviors tested positive for food allergies. When the allergens were removed from their diets, their antisocial behavior declined significantly. (17)
When reading the above, I began wishing I that was back in the classroom (teaching 11th and 12th grade honors, academic, and special education English), so that I could pass this information along to my many students whom were struggling with autism, ADHD, emotional disorders, and schizophrenia to name a few. If given information regarding the potential cause, maybe with diet change, he/she could find huge relief while ending the vicious cycle of his/her body viewing a specific food protein as a poison while going into attack mode and ultimately attacking itself while causing ADHD, autism, asthma and behavioral disorder symptoms.
I know that we have talked many times on my Facebook page about the mental impact/symptoms that our children and/or ourselves experience after a gluten exposure (as with other allergies too), and how those horrid emotions (anxiety, depression, irritability, and even rage) are just a result of our bodies attacking itself after seeing a certain protein as poison. Since our immune system is confused, and in reality, that food protein is not a poison, but in fact, something done to our that food (and our food supply) is ultimately the cause for this confusion (all of the top eight allergens have been genetically modified by our government).
If you haven’t watched Robyn O’Brien’s Ted Talk, please take the 18 minutes to watch it now, and if we want more incredible information, please read her book The Unhealthy Truth.
I believe that we can get all of our kids throughout the world healthy again! There are so many kids that have a label slapped on them and a prescription is placed in their hands, when the cure may be simple – eliminating the culprit food.
Much Love! ~Priscilla