How to Restore Focus

Hosted byLisa Garr

How to Restore Focus

About the show

Joining host Lisa Garr (email), John Gray, author of "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus," discussed his latest book, "Staying Focused in a Hyper World: Natural Solutions for ADHD, Memory and Brain Performance." Gray offered practical information to help increase brain focus, memory and restore love and passion in your relationships. He shared the case of a 13-year-old boy from Russia who had been abandoned by his parents, developed ADHD, and been on medication for it for five years. Gray said he gave the boy some natural supplements and the ADHD symptoms went away immediately. In addition, he pointed out that his own battle with the symptoms of Parkinson's had been arrested for the past 12 years by a protocol of natural supplements.

Gray spoke about the dramatic rise in children with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder), Asperger's, and Autism (1 in 50), all of which have increased 35-fold since 1980. Though the manifestation is different the same thing has happened to adults, he continued, noting that more than 50 percent of people over 84 have Alzheimer's. According to Gray, all of the aforementioned disorders are symptoms of a condition in the brain called 'oxidative stress,' which occurs when the body's natural antioxidants and detoxification mechanisms are overwhelmed by free radicals.

"The same thing that helps children get through ADHD, helps adults make commitments in relationships, keeps the libido going, keeps the brain functions going, balances the hormones," Gray revealed. He advised a cleansing regiment of liquids for a few days to help remove toxicity from the body. Gray recommended various supplements to deal with symptoms related to oxidative stress, including liposomal vitamin C, a memory supplement called Potential, omega-3 fatty acids, and Membrane Complex by Dr. Hans Nieper. He also warned about the dangers of taking acetaminophen, as it inhibits the manufacture of the antioxidant glutathione.

Food Revolution

In the first hour, author and heir to the Baskin-Robbins empire, John Robbins, talked about his work over the last 25 years looking at healthy lifestyles and the quality of our food supply. The industrial food system in the U.S. produces cheap processed food that is making us fat and sick, Robbins revealed, adding that it may ultimately bankrupt the country as an ever increasing amount of money must be spent on disease management.

He denounced modern meat production for its cruelty to animals, environmental destruction, and contribution to heart disease. Robbins blamed the introduction of genetically modified organisms on tripling the rate of diabetes and quadrupling the rate of food allergies over the last 20 years, and cited the need for mandatory labeling of GMO foods. He railed against Coca-Cola and pointed out that the corporation's Vitaminwater product is junk food disguised as healthy food. Robbins called for a food revolution in which we get back to what are bodies really need—whole live foods.

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