Home business, home education and health challenges: what makes us tic?

Supplementing for healing

I’m in a very “heal-y” place at the moment. It started when I read the package insert for Goldilocks’ tic medication.

Wow.

For a while, when we first switched to SCD and Paelo, I used to hate medication of any kind. I wouldn’t take any or give any to my kids. We were the hippy, holistic family who home-schooled their alternative kids. I’m not that way any more. Much.

In fact, Goldilocks has been on these meds for three months already. What’s more, I’d already looked up Clonidine on the web and it seemed okay. Also, so far we’d seen no side effects.

But when I read that insert, I realised there was no way I was giving any more of that to my baby girl. For starters, the insert says, “strictly not to be given to children or adolescents.” Um. Yeah.

So I did what I do when I need to fix stuff: research.

I looked up the main things we struggle with, and what dietary shortages they’re symptomatic of. (Sorry about the conjunction at the end of that sentence but … yeah. Not sorry.)

Then I looked up the foods with the highest concentrations of those nutrients.

Then I made a table of the two. As you do. Here it is. (You’re welcome ;))

(Basically: eat lots of oily fish, spinach, and lentils. Oh, and chocolate. Lots of chocolate).

Vitamins for tics, concentration and skin

Download the .pdf

Food Vit. A Vit. B1 Vit. B2 Vit. B3 Vit. B5 Vit. B6 Vit. B7 (Biotin) Vit. B9 (Folate) Vit. B12 Vit. C Vit. D Vit. E Magnesium Omega 3 Potassium Zinc TOTALS
Oily Fish 2 10 7 10 8 8 3 8 9 4 8 9 4 90
Mackerel/tuna/salmon 2 10 6 10 8 8 1 8 9 4 8 9 4 87
Kale/Spinach 8 1 1 1 10 8 8 9 10 1 9 7 73
Seeds 7 2 2 2 10 7 9 1 6 46
Pork 9 4 8 5 6 1 3 3 39
Beans,lentils,chickpeas 1 1 1 1 1 10 7 10 2 34
Red meat 8 5 4 4 4 9 34
Legumes 5 1 3 1 9 2 10 2 33
Avos 1 7 2 1 5 6 5 3 30
Mushrooms 3 4 10 8 2 1 28
Chicken 1 9 3 7 1 3 24
Eggs 1 5 6 1 7 2 2 24
Cod Liver Oil 10 9 19
Dried fruit 5 5 2 7 19
Dried Prunes 5 5 1 7 18
Carrots 9 9 18
Liver 7 1 1 9 18
Squash 7 4 1 6 18
Dried Apricots 5 4 1 7 17
Cheese 5 4 3 2 14
Brocolli 1 4 6 2 1 14
Sweet peppers 3 10 1 14
Pure yoghurt 1 1 3 2 2 2 2 13
Dried Raisins 3 1 7 11
Sweet potatoes 10 1 11
Berries 5 5 10
Flaxseed oil 10 10
Guava 9 9
Potatoes 1 8 9
Bananas 3 3 1 7
Oranges 2 4 6
Dark chocolate 1 4 5
Cantaloupe melon 4 4
Mango 1 3 4
Olive oil 3 3
Tomatoes 3 3
– Dates 2 2
– Figs 2 2
Butter 1 1
Califlower 1 1
Fruit 1 1
Ham 1 1
Onions 1 1
Orange juice 1 1
Papaya 1 1
61 50 44 60 62 69 44 44 36 48 44 36 62 43 87 37
If you crave bread or wheat products, you probably need more: If you crave chocolate, you probably need more:
– fibre – magnesium
– protein – zinc
– omega 3
– carbs
– vitamin B
– manganese
– selenium
– omegas
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Tag Cloud

%d bloggers like this: