Heinz, Detlef & Matthias
An adopted child, four years old, Heinz was very pale with sensitive skin, weak muscles and flatulence. His testicles had not descended. Otherwise he was healthy. He craved attention and affection. He broke toys. His hands were never still and he chattered incessantly. Heinz could not leave adults in peace, demanding their constant attention. He also behaved, in group situations, in such a way that he needed supervision. He could not relate with other children and the kindergarten found his behaviour unacceptable. After the introduction of the low-phosphate diet, Heinz was able to play alone for a long period of time. He drew his first pictures, no longer antagonised people, was calmer and more at peace with himself, slept more quietly without screaming and no longer presented a problem.
Reference: Hafer, H., 2001, The Hidden Drug - Dietary Phopshate, PhosADD Australia, Perth, Western Australia, ISBN 0-646-40644-2, p 54
Detlef was a problem child from a dysfunctional family when his sister, a doctor, read the article in 'Stern' about the ADD-children. The symptoms of the children described were the same as those of her brother. He too was hyperactive, with low physical endurance, was unable to concentrate and suffered from diffuse anxiety. With the aid of the diet Detlef's level of achievement stabilised within the first year; then it began to improve. Three years after being introduced to the diet he was consistently in the top half of his class. An exceptionally active child, well liked by teachers and fellow students replaced a restless but lethargic, indifferent boy.
His mother wrote: What thrills us most is that the atmosphere in the family has also improved. Detlef's wit and cheerfulness are highly contagious. Our problem child has changed into a human being who brightens up our days. It is impossible to describe how happy we are because of the changes created by the information in your book.
ibid, p 57.
The case of Matthias is one of a number which demonstrate that the sensitivity to phosphate is inherited and that beneficial changes can also affect other family members when a whole family goes onto the diet.
At eleven years old, Matthias was restless and acted in a strange way. He became irritable whenever he was in a group. He needed to be alone, required peace and quiet, and space to run. He suffered from circulatory problems, hypotension, heart rhythm and sleep disorders, was hyperactive, was aggressive. He called his mother an "old witch" and screamed: "I hate you!" He changed totally after a week on the diet. The diet was supplemented with a small dose of Ritalin during school. Before long he received an outstanding school report from the senior high school. In this family it was also observed that the father had changed as a result of the diet. A rather rigid man had become friendly and sympathetic and a troubled marriage was saved.
ibid, p 53.
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