Is Gut Microbiome a New Biomarker for PTSD Susceptibility?

We identified a combination of three bacteria (Actinobacteria, Lentisphaerae and Verrucomicrobia) that were different in people with PTSD. What makes this finding interesting, is that individuals who experience childhood trauma are at higher risk of developing PTSD later in life, and these changes in the gut microbiome possibly occurred early in life in response to childhood trauma."

Four ways diet could help reduce ADHD symptoms in children

While there are thousands of chemical compounds in our foods, and still more in our water, air, soil, and everyday environments, there are dozens of nutritional components that might affect ADHD symptoms for better or worse. Until we know more about how both the presence and absence of various nutrients and chemicals affect our children’s cognition, behaviour and health, providing them with more fresh fruit and vegetables, wholegrains and lean meats, fish, nuts and beans may be the most assured nutritional interventions.


In published research in the Journal of Restorative Medicine, compelling evidence is shown that acetaminophen (sold as Tylenol or Paracetamol) (does not cause autism) but increases the incidence of autism, attention deficit with hyperactivity and asthma in genetically and/or metabolically susceptible children. In the US, acetaminophen is sold over-the-counter, in spite of the fact that it results in death for hundreds of Americans each year.


Today, even US water is overly medicated—these scientists want to change that

Americans aren’t just putting these drugs into their bodies; they’re also putting more drugs into the environment. A growing body of research suggests all types of drugs, from illegal drugs to antibiotics to hormones, enter the environment through sewage and cesspool systems across the country. And while pharmaceutical drugs—when used as prescribed—are capable of curing disease and alleviating symptoms in people, they can wreak havoc on nature.

Harvard research links fluoridated water to ADHD, mental disorders

Building upon earlier research published in 2006 that dubbed fluoride as a "developmental neurotoxicant," the new review included a meta-analysis of 27 additional studies on fluoride, most of which were from China, that linked the chemical to lowered IQ in children. After thorough analysis, it was determined that fluoride obstructs proper brain development and can lead to autism spectrum disorders, dyslexia, ADHD and other health conditions, a "silent epidemic" that many mainstream health authorities continue to ignore.

This Popular Candy Is Linked To ADHD, Anxiety & Cancer!

  1. TBHQ

Tertiary butylhidroquinone is obtained from petroleum, and it’s toxic. TBHQ causes nausea, vomiting, ringing in the ears, delirium, and collapse. I can severely damage the lungs and the umbilical cells. Some researchers believe that it can cause stomach cancer. When it comes to children, TBHQ causes anxiety, restlessness, and intensified ADHD symptoms.

Youngest Children in Class More Likely to get ‘ADHD’ Drugs

A new analysis published in the Medical Journal of Australia finds that school-aged children who are younger than their classroom peers are significantly more likely to receive pharmacological treatment for ‘ADHD.’  The research adds to previous studies finding similar results in the USTaiwan, and Canada.

Is Magnesium a Secret Cure for ADHD?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is a behavioral disorder that might involve a magnesium deficiency. Although evidence does not reveal magnesium is a cure, the mineral may help improve behavior in those with ADHD.

Signs of ADHD include inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. The condition interferes with daily life, causing problems in school and social situations.

Long-term Usage of ADHD Drugs Linked to Growth Suppression

A recent follow-up study published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry contacted adults who began treatment for “attention-deficit/hyperactive disorder” (ADHD) as children to examine the long-term effects of stimulant drug treatment. Findings suggest that treatment not only fails to reduce the severity of “ADHD” symptoms in adulthood but is associated with decreased height.

The Evolution of ADHD

From studies of modern hunter-gatherers, we can surmise that learning took place through play, observation, and informal instruction, rather than through the highly regimented classrooms almost all of us have experienced. It is no surprise that ADHD is usually diagnosed in children who have trouble focusing “properly” in school, and it continues to be a problem for adults when their work or lifestyle requires focusing in particular, regimented ways. There is good reason to believe that in our evolutionary past, ADHD was often not much of a problem and was perhaps even an asset.

Some intriguing evidence for this hypothesis comes from work on the genetics of ADHD. One gene associated with ADHD is called dopamine receptor D4 (DRD4), alleles of which change the sensitivity of a subtype of dopamine receptors that are expressed in the prefrontal cortex. ADHD is a complex trait (regulated by many genes), and the ADHD-associated allele in the DRD4 gene (called DRD4 7R) only accounts for a small portion of the cases of ADHD. Nonetheless, a variation of the DRD4 gene provides a window into the evolutionary forces that shaped our brain.

The 7R (ADHD-associated) allele of the DRD4 gene is peculiar in that it seems to have originated about 45,000 years ago and was then positively selected for. That is, the 7R allele conveyed some advantage to those who carried it

Zinc and ADHD

As per a study published in Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, taking zinc supplements can alleviate the symptoms of ADHD or attention deficit–hyperactivity disorder in children. 

Researchers from Iran executed a controlled clinical trial to evaluate the benefits of prescribing zinc supplements alongside the more conventional methylphenidate treatment. 

The study involved 44 children who were diagnosed as suffering from ADHD; and none of these patients had taken any medication before the trail. 

For the six weeks, half the children were given zinc sulphate (55mg/day) in addition to the conventional treatment; while the other half were given a placebo. A child psychiatrist examined the children's improvements.