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 If you're diagnosed with ADD, what's your blood t?
Blood type O that suspects they have  ADD (31 votes)
28.70%
Blood type O formally diagnosed with ADD (29 votes)
26.85%
Blood type A that suspects they have  ADD (21 votes)
19.44%
Blood type A formally diagnosed with ADD (10 votes)
9.26%
Blood type AB that suspects they have  ADD (7 votes)
6.48%
Blood type B formally diagnosed with ADD (5 votes)
4.63%
Blood type B that suspects they have  ADD (4 votes)
3.70%
Blood type AB formally diagnosed with ADD (1 votes)
0.93%
108 Votes Total Last vote Saturday, August 2, 2014, 4:16pm by Tresa
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Easy E
Sunday, July 15, 2012, 8:05pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Not sure, i just have read in different places that high histamine levels can have symptoms that sound like ADHD symptoms.  Eating the wrong foods probably would increase histamine levels, and cause sinus problems, throat irritation, poor focus, even higher release of stomach acid, and probably many other things.  Histamine also effects mental health and brain function.  

Low histamine levels also have symptoms and problems too.

The livestrong website has some good info on it, i like reading stuff on that site.
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Cajun,

What Easy E is saying about histamine levels and food I feel may have similar symptoms to ADHD but it is not ADD. Attention Deficit Disorder  is way more than that.

If someone already has ADD and also sinus problems that would complicate matters even more.

Joy
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Thanks Joy. I have not been diagnosed with ADD but have always wondered....


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I would have thought that anything that onsets in adulthood would be to do with something in the body that is starting to struggle.

be it liver, brain or whatever it must be to do with the reason why it struggles be that food or toxins or I suppose a tendency in one or those areas due to you blood, body, genetic makeup or a combination of them. but unless it is a very big new toxin the tendency was likely always there, perhaps hidden by your bodies ability to get rid of what ever is causing the problem when you were younger.


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Paul,
After reading through the latest posts I am curious. Is it possible to develop "adult" ADD?
I was always a good student , loved learning, and received good grades.I don't think I was hyperactive but was always "tapping" my feet/fingers or jiggling my foot/leg as I sat.
As I grew older:
If I got excited about a subject I would sometimes stutter just a bit.
When I am involved in conversation my thoughts stray as I try to describe details of my story...I basically get distracted and lose my place.
When I try to multitask I seem to lose focus and then get frustrated.
Is there such a thing or am I way off base?
I have seen a least two children who have attention and other behavoiral issue after having tubes put in their ears.  Now, I have no basis for comparison.  There might be a pattern, however.

The mal-development can be hidden in intelligent children, but not for long.  It is possible that the mal-development is inseparable from mal-development of the intestinal environment, and that intestinal mal-development alone could be enough to drive some of the behavoir issues.



My weight loss goal: 220 lbs.  A 6'4" dyslexic oddball: the size of a line-backer, the silhouette of Winnie-the-Pooh.
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Paul,

I wanted to digest and assimilate your responses.  Learning disabilities do tend to get "lumped together" in alot of people's minds when they hear the words.  I feel that they assume its dyselxia or ADD with our without hyperactivity.  Unless they have or know someone well who is dealing with any of these conditions is another thing.  I do this myself with conditions I don't understand.  Categorize it in your mind and that's that.

Forgive me for misleading you with the phrase "surefire diagnosis".  There are definite signs and ways in which a professional can tell if someone has a learning disability.  My journey started with a book called "Driven to Distraction" back in 1996 (?).  It was written by two psychologists who both had ADD and learned coping skills.

I agree and like the turn of phrase "the human spirit cannot be uniformly contained".  

I will post more on this but I must do something now.

Joy

I am glad to hear that the method you chose by Dr. Tomatis worked.  Of course, Dr. D'Adamo gives us the nutritional help for our brains and bodies to help us cope.  Thank God for that I say.
You already have my forgiveness.  I am very interested in having Tomatis, and other successful modalities evaluated by which kinds of people benefit most from each.

Therapy selection-right-for-your-type.  It will be difficult to set up with even one modality.


My weight loss goal: 220 lbs.  A 6'4" dyslexic oddball: the size of a line-backer, the silhouette of Winnie-the-Pooh.
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Paul,

To continue.  I am not at all familiar with Dr. Tomatis' method but find it profound.  
I'd say it was "a guiding light " that led you to be helped before you even entered high school if I understand correctly.

I was blissfully and ignorantly unaware of my ADD and definitely missed opportunities to steer myself towards courses and interests that would move me forward.  I had fun but.................

Hearing and listening to me are two different functions.  When I am in listening mode I instinctively understand the gist of what someone is saying and usually what they really mean.  

No, if there were more than one loud conversation going on around me I would not be able to listen effectively.  I would probably be picking up a phrase here, a few words there, etc.  It would be very distracting for me.

When I first moved into New York City I tried ear plugs to block out extraneous noises then used cotton in my ears.  Sounds silly when I think of it now but the noise was so loud.  Then I couldn't stand the cotton in my ears and discarded that.  

Joy
It is not silly at all Joy.  Someone else on the board has benefited from plugging one particular ear.  It is not therapy, but it provides immediate relief from the neurological pressure of having you listening focus open to all sounds indiscriminantly.

Listening is hearing focused for the purpose of communication.

According to Tomatis, the ear that does not adapt to the sound environment craves the filtering protection of water.  A sonic return to the womb.  Gell-filled or water filled ear plug might work better.

You might also try putting a plug in just your left ear.  Humans are naturally right eared, because the neurological path for the air conduction listening on the left is longer.  Stutterers are mixed dominace listeners.  When you fix the way they hear the world, you automatically fix the way they speak.  The left ear seems also to have a function of listening to the body's internal sounds, since the nerve wraps around the heart and descends through the viscera before returning to the brain.

From your descriptoin of your experience, it sounds like you would benefit from the Tomatis therapy.  My father became a psychotherapist as a means to transition from his usual work-aholic lifestyle into full retirement.  His opinion is that the listening therapy, which he underwent as well, should always be accompanied by some sort of talking therapy for patients to relieve the emotions that are vented.


My weight loss goal: 220 lbs.  A 6'4" dyslexic oddball: the size of a line-backer, the silhouette of Winnie-the-Pooh.
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I would have thought that anything that onsets in adulthood would be to do with something in the body that is starting to struggle.

be it liver, brain or whatever it must be to do with the reason why it struggles be that food or toxins or I suppose a tendency in one or those areas due to you blood, body, genetic makeup or a combination of them. but unless it is a very big new toxin the tendency was likely always there, perhaps hidden by your bodies ability to get rid of what ever is causing the problem when you were younger.
That would be different from the understanding of inefficient pathways in the brain, which is the best description of poor neurological development.  It reminds me of the concept of neurological fluctuating asymmetry.

The brain gets stressed when it is rewuired and I felt that when in therapy at about 9 year of age.

The questions I would like answered are:

1 Does neurological plasticity mean that LD issues may develop as an adult or does intestinal balance replicate or create LD issues.

2 Do therapies that alter neurological organization work better when intestinal issues are simultaneously addressed.

3 Is it possible that the incidence of LDs reduce with maternal intestinal health?

By LD, I mean the whole group of behavoir labels than come from atypical neurological development.


My weight loss goal: 220 lbs.  A 6'4" dyslexic oddball: the size of a line-backer, the silhouette of Winnie-the-Pooh.
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Easy E,
Hmmm. Your message could relate to me. Swami has me as a "reactor" and I fight histamine on a daily basis with my sinus issues.
Any ideas/tests on how to know if I could possibly have ADHD?


There are a variety of material online to help determine this, although one normally wants to visit a professional is a diagnosis is important.

The online material include test you can take.

There are often fees for these tests.

Here is a free one:

http://www.adhdawareness.com/adhd-assessment-checklist.html

May need to adjust questions about performance in school to be appropriate to your context.


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I used to  have adhd problems but no ear or sinus problems.  I was sent to boarding school in sixth grade and found basketball, which turned me around and got me right.  

The genotype diet reminded me how important real exercise is for my wellbeing.  I was not really exercising in a cardio type of way.  Began cycling and playing tennis, and this made me not want to smoke anymore, and i got back to my roots!  The exercise seems to be very important in my case at least.
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Easy E,

I used to have earaches every year as a child but no sinus problems.  I was very high energy but didn't excel in any sport.  

In one of the books I read it said when ADHD people are bored it really affects their thinking greatly.  

I got out of a job like that a few years ago and it definitely affected me - not in a healthy way.
I'm just turning things around for the better in all ways right now.  Thank God for that.

So, I do understand your comment that playing sports helps you in many ways and also with ADHD.


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Paul,

Dr. Tomatis' theory of listening is worth taking a look at.  I did a quick search and it seemed to focus initally on children who were autistic.  I browsed very quickly so I did not retain alot during that time.

When you talked about plugging one ear to get immediate relief and the function of each ear internally my ears "picked up".   In your opinion, does it matter whether you are left or righthanded?

Relief  from the neurological pressure of having you listening focus open to all sounds indiscriminately was addressed in the book "Driven to Distraction".  It stated that ADHD was not the inability to concentrate on one thing but the ability to concentrate "on everything around".  Quite overwhelming!

As any ADD person knows unless a person is really interested in the subject matter they can be distracted by almost anything.  

I will look into Dr. Tomatis again.

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It makes a great deal of difference between being right or left ear dominant.  People have fewer problems integrating listening function when the right ear is dominant.

There are also muscles in each ear that control the degree of "openness".  Those muscles are under unconscious control so this is something that just seems to click into place.  Once unconscious control is achieved, listening requires less concentration not more.  Someone who has always been functionally "Dyslexic" will never understand what it is to have a "normal" world.  Someone who has never been Dyslexic will never understand what it is to have a Dyslexic one.

Another board member has already reported some level of success plugging the left ear to get relief from a noisy environment.  I only wish more could be done for that person.

Try plugging your left ear and see what it does for you.  Use a suitable plug though, because the ear canal does not heal from being scratched.


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Paul,

Please explain to me once more.  I am lefthanded.  When I talk on the telephone I hear better with my right ear.  

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Thanks for the info, Paul and C sharp!
The only 2 items I could relate to regarding the ADD test were that I am easily distracted and only really pay attention to subjects that interest me, which fortunately are many.
I have known children and an adult with ADD, so I do realize how serious it is.
My issues seem more to do with focus and concentration.


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Left handedness might be linked with left or mixed ear dominance.  Ears are used by the eyes for tracking and the ears are used for determining the passage of time and the orientation of the body.  Also muscle tone is affected.

If there is an activity that make you feel more physically and mentally tired than most people try pluggin your left ear to "shut down" the distraction.  We all develop coping strategies, so the activity that drains you most might be unique to you.  If plugging your left ear makes a positive difference in your energy and concentration, you would obviously benefit from Tomatis.

A listening test is usually included in the assessment before starting the therapy.  By pluggin your own ear you are making a weird and pragmatic "listening test" of your own.

Don't take my word for it; test yourself and learn about your particular situation.


My weight loss goal: 220 lbs.  A 6'4" dyslexic oddball: the size of a line-backer, the silhouette of Winnie-the-Pooh.
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Paul,

Thanks for the explanation.  The body is so interconnected.  You're right I'm sure I did compensate when I was younger.

Joy
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I think I know why your mother in law interrupted people constantly, when I'm talking to someone if something they say brings something to mind then I have to either say it almost immediately or I forget it. It's definitely rude to interrupt people, but sometimes it's the only way to participate in a conversation for people like us.


I can relate to this... a pattern in my family-- though my tendency toward this much less especially now. Have been doing the BTD for since the first book came out, and wheat is the one thing i don't do... well, maybe once a year?

I had never heard of this form of ADD, great thread, very helpful. Have to say most of the folks I know with a diagnosis of ADD are Os... some of them don't know their blood type.
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