Compared with children who had high adherence to a Mediterranean diet, those with a low adherence were more likely to have received a diagnosis of ADHD, the researchers report.
Furthermore, the team identified a higher prevalence of ADHD among children who consumed high amounts of candy and sugary drinks, but low amounts of fatty fish.
...both conditions are related to increased inflammation induced by radical changes in the American diet during the past 40 years. To understand that statement, you first have to understand something about inflammation.
Our therapy animals aren’t just a bunch of cute faces. They are responsible for significant care enhancements throughout our hospital, with the ability to help patients with virtually any mental health condition.
When asked about her thoughts on the use of Ritalin in young children, Delia A Strondl, a registered counsellor and Health24 ADHD expert said: “For those where it doesn't work it leaves a child in a subdued, often withdrawn state where his/her personality ceases to exist.”
While the United States comprises less than 5% of the world’s population it consumes roughly 80% of the world’s supply of prescription stimulants... The mere existence of this disorder has been called into question by new genetic research uncovering the origins of ADHD.
A new global index that combines endpoints from studies of dietary supplements for brain health may help to scientifically validate claims being made on products, says its developers at KGK Science.
Akili Interactive Labs on Monday reported that its late-stage study of a video game designed to treat kids with ADHD met its primary goal, a big step in the Boston company’s quest to get approval for what it hopes will be the first prescription video game.
Interactions between gut bacteria and the brain may play an important role in human health and behavior.
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."
ADHD – clinical studies looking at children with learning and behavioral problems found that supplementing their diet with fish oils improved their behavioral symptoms.
He discussed his associated anxiety and depression, as well as what he called the ‘superpowers’ that could come with ADHD – in his case hyperfocus, ‘when you focus really hard on one thing and it’s impossible to distract you from it,’ being able to see the bigger picture and being able to pick out small details.
Brain scans of children with AHDH have shown that differences in the activation of the striatum could explain their difficulty in focusing. Read more from Asian Scientist Magazine at: https://www.asianscientist.com/2017/08/in-the-lab/adhd-brain-scan-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.
Research since then has supported the notion that people with ADHD characteristics are more likely to reach higher levels of creative thought and achievement than people without these characteristics
“But what we found was our athletes with ADHD were twice as likely to compete in team sports, and their rate of participation in contact sports, like football, hockey and lacrosse, was 142 percent higher,” he added.
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.
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.
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.
According to the findings by the consumer health watchdog As You Sow, which tested 50 chocolate products, including chocolate eggs and bunnies, 35 of them contain lead and cadmium above levels set by California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act.