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Dr. Stoll re:anxiety attacks in 14 yr. old

Posted by christi on April 14, 2001 at 13:01:03:

Hi,
Thanks for the reply. He isn't a junk food addict in the sense that he eats lots of junk food but he does not eat healthy. He eats LOTS of cheese and bread and turkey-ham. Lots of carbs. He has never liked vegies and not much fruit. He used to gag on vegies so we only made him eat a tiny bit. He has been very difficult to feed. I suggested he take those capsules with the freeze dried crushed up vegies and he never remembered. I am now going to supervise him taking them. I know they aren't "as good" as the real thing, but figure they are at least better than nothing. He also really wants to exercise so I will be taking him to the "Y" at least 3 times a wk. I will also look up the books you suggested. Thanks again, christi



Re: Dr. Stoll re:anxiety attacks in 14 yr. old (Archive in brain chemistry.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 16, 2001 at 09:23:20:

In Reply to: Dr. Stoll re:anxiety attacks in 14 yr. old posted by christi on April 14, 2001 at 13:01:03:

Thanks Christi.

It has been interesting to me, as my awareness of what healthy eating really is continues to be forced upon me, how drastically the public perception of a "healthy diet" or a "junk food junkie" has evolved.

Twenty years ago no one would have said that his diet was not junk food. However, now, things have gotten so much worse that his diet seems almost benign in contrast.

MY definition of a diet bad enough to be a major cause of his problem is that he is at least enough of a "junk food junkie" to qualify. Many will still get away, for a while, with what he eats but they will be higher on the genomic Bell Curve than he likely is.

Let us know what you learn. Perfect adherance to the diet in Beth's book would totally change his personality for the good within a few weeks and even more within a few months.

You, and he, will be amazed. Your (& his) other options are pretty bleak. Once he experiences the difference, he will be a lot more likely to take over the responsibility himself. Until then, your biggest problem will be getting him not to cheat (critical for results within this time frame).

There is no doubt that this will help--only getting him to DO it.

Namaste` to you both.

Walt

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