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The LCP Solution: The Remarkable Nutritional Treatment for ADHD, Dyslexia, and Dyspraxia
     

The LCP Solution: The Remarkable Nutritional Treatment for ADHD, Dyslexia, and Dyspraxia

by B. Jacqueline Stordy, Malcolm J. Nicholl
 

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This important new book documents a major breakthrough in the treatment of the three most widespread learning disabilities—ADHD, dyslexia, and dyspraxia ("clumsy child syndrome"). Although these conditions have reached epidemic proportions, treatment has been limited to ineffective behavioral therapies or the controversial prescription drug Ritalin.

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This important new book documents a major breakthrough in the treatment of the three most widespread learning disabilities—ADHD, dyslexia, and dyspraxia ("clumsy child syndrome"). Although these conditions have reached epidemic proportions, treatment has been limited to ineffective behavioral therapies or the controversial prescription drug Ritalin. Now Dr. B. Jacqueline Stordy, a leading researcher in the field, reveals a stunning new treatment based on a simple nutritional supplement: LCP (long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids). The LCP Solution is the first book to describe this new natural treatment and to explain how children (and adults) can incorporate it into their daily lives.

As a member of a family with a long history of dyslexia, Dr. Stordy discovered in a pioneering experiment that dyslexic and dyspraxic children who began taking a dietary supplement consisting of LCP experienced dramatic transformations in the quality of their lives. At the same time, parallel studies conducted at Purdue University came up with similar results with children who had ADHD. The effect of this dietary supplement was nothing short of revolutionary: after only a few weeks, dyslexic and ADHD children became calmer, more focused, easier to teach, while dyspraxics improved significantly in dexterity and balance, showing markedly less anxiety.

In The LCP Solution, Dr. Stordy documents how this life-changing treatment came about and explains step-by-step how sufferers of each of the three major conditions can use it to change their lives at home, at school, and at work. Illuminating, vividly presented, and authoritative in its findings, this book will revolutionize our approach to learning disabilities. LCPs are natural, simple to use, and amazing in their benefits. If you or someone you love suffers from a learning disability, this book is essential reading.

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"This book is must reading not only for those suffering from ADHD and related disorders, but also for everyone interested in optimal brain health at any age."
—CHRISTIANE NORTHRUP, M.D.
   Author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom
Library Journal
The dramatic increase in learning disorders in children has prompted researchers to investigate underlying causes and try to identify effective, natural treatments. What they discovered is that people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia, and dyspraxia all seem to have a defect in fatty acid metabolism, which can be treated with foods and supplements rich in long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPs). In this well-written book, British nutritionist Stordy clearly explains how LCPs are essential for proper brain development, why harmful fats have such a negative impact on brain function, and why the typical American diet is so deficient in the healthy fats found in cold-water fish and algae. Along with information about the latest scientific research and about strategies to help children cope with learning disorders, Stordy provides real-life stories of the dramatic results that have been achieved by adding supplements. Because LCPs are so crucial during pregnancy and childhood, Stordy also discusses the leading recommended brands of supplements currently available. Marcia Zimmerman's The A.D.D. Solution (LJ 7/99) also emphasizes the advantages of diet therapy over harmful medications like Ritalin, but Stordy focuses more cogently on "the single most important element in promoting a child's ability to overcome a learning disadvantage." Highly recommended for public, academic, and medical libraries.--Ilse Heidmann, San Marcos, TX Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345438720
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
733,305
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

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Christiane Northrup
This book is must reading not only for those suffering from ADHD and related disorders, but also for everyone interested in optimal brain health at any age. (Christiane Northrup, M.D. Author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom)

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