to go low sugar. Even though in medicine we still fight about the role of sugar in
hyperactivity, most of you know very quickly the difference when your child is on sugar.
With many of these children, because of the sensitivity, you have to be suspicious of
sugar. Sugar also means fructose, corn syrup, and maple syrup. I have had parents come in
stating they werent giving their child "processed" sugar, but they would
put maple syrup on pancakes in the morning and think they werent giving sugar. Or
they were giving them loads of oranges or other fruits. Well, sugar is sugar. Once in the
body, it become glucose, no matter what form it starts out as.
You do want to get into good nutritional value, but, unlike how most of us grew up, you
do not necessarily want the whole grain, whole wheat products that we were told were
healthy for us. One of the peculiar things about this, and some of you have heard me say
this before, is that at conferences Ive asked researchers why all of this is going
on. Beside the idea of looking at the ozone layer and various viruses, what you are
probably looking at is the fact that weve changed our diet in such a way that we
tell ourselves that we should eat healthy things. Well, if you have an irritable system,
if you have a more sensitive system a baby when its born is the classic
example. If I give a baby milk, if I give them a whole wheat product, I will send them
"colicky" and off the wall. Many of these kids and many of you as adults with
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are that same way.