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Tamar Yonah is one of Israel's most popular English-speaking radio show hosts. She made Aliyah from Southern California and after serving in the Israeli army began a prolific career in radio, including production, news and program development. She was the original creator and producer of 'The Aliyah Show' and still works whenever she can in that field. Tamar is a political activist, wife and mother residing in Judea and Samaria and currently hosts the top-rated shows of The Weekend Edition & The Tamar Yonah Show. Her award winning blog covers current events, religion, politics and anything else that's on her mind.
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Cheshvan 15, 5770, 11/2/2009
"No More Ritalin: Stop ADHD In 18 Days"
Dr. Robert DeMaria, known as "Dr. Bob" or the 'Drugless Doctor', joins me on my next show (tonight 12 midnight eastern time, 7am Tuesday morning Israel time. He exposes the dangers of Ritalin as well as many of the chemicals stuffed into the everyday foods we eat. Did you know that many of the ingredients in our food like MSG, and all those chemical sounding names are nasty food additives that are poisonous to our system? Food colors, flavor enhancers, artificial food preservatives, and many of those 'E's ( E 102, E 210, etc ) are dangerous chemicals added to our foods and are linked to Attention-Deficit Disorder (ADD), Hyperactivity, Asthma, Cancer and other medical conditions. Even the whole wheat bread that I buy is filled with 'E's - many of them carcinogenic. I now try to only buy whole wheat bread without any 'E's, and it is about 12 NIS a loaf ( $3 +) !!!
Ever wonder why the milk we drink has to have vitamin D added to it? Is it because many milk cows are kept in large buildings, never seeing the light of day, thus no vitamin D in your milk so it has to be added? True or false?
"Where did all the cows go? In a word, they have been “contained”–penned up on factory farms. Today over 60 percent of all milk cows grow up in containment, the equivalent of a solitary confinement in a maximum security prison. It’s a thoroughly miserable existence. Each cow gets a cramped stall, a bin to eat from, water, and that’s it. No sunlight, no fresh air, no exercise, no socializing. They’re pumped full of hormones to keep them producing and antibiotics to hold the inevitable infections in check. When they die (or collapse), they’re chopped up and used as feed for other factory-produced animals like chickens." See here for more.
Do the foods we eat contribute to making our kids hyper, and thus make parents then seek more chemicals like Ritalin to 'cure' their kids?
I remember once seeing a documentary of a school in the USA that eliminated from their cafeteria all sugared and processed foods. They started serving whole grains in their menus, and wallah! All of a sudden, all the behavioral problems they had at the school disappeared. Teachers were able to teach and not baby-sit, kids were able to sit and concentrate in class and not fidget, and the only problems that the school experienced since, were some students who were tardy getting to school. Their diet change was a G-d-send.
Though I don't have any kids on Ritalin (thank G-d) someone who is into health and liked the diet in the book suggested we read Dr. Bob DeMaria's book called, 'Stop ADHD In 18 Days' (read it online here ). In the book is a diet, with explanations on why dairy products are so unhealthy for our bodies, as well as information on the dangers of the additives in the foods that we eat. My husband borrowed the book to read and decided to try Dr. DeMaria's healthy suggestions for what foods to cut out, and why. My husband lost 20 pounds without intending to lose weight. He is 6'4" and wasn't considered fat. But he got very thin without even trying, and he didn't get strep throat or suffer from any allergies this last year since he went off dairy products and cut out all the processed foods. It is because of his great success and satisfaction with his new eating habits that I decided to invite Dr. Bob DeMaria on the show for an interview. --Now, it should only be for me. I love milk in my coffee (sigh) and the rice milk or soy milk I tried doesn't really seem to cut it. I'll have to get a hold of his book, as I can't sit at a computer reading e-books. Maybe it will inspire me as well to make wiser food choices.
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