Category: ADD/ADHD

ADHD and Vitamins

Various nutritional approaches may help ADHD. Nutrition remains controversial because scientific studies, by their very nature, look at a single constituent. The paradigm in medicine is to try to find a “cure”, one thing that fixes the symptom. There is an inherent flaw in this way of thinking because it assumes that any health problem Read More …

ADHD and Omega-3 Fatty Acids

There is an association between ADHD and other behavioral disorders and low levels of omega-3 fatty acids. Research appearing in the journal Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids (Volume 75, Issues 4-5, October-November 2006, Pages 299-308) looked at omega-3 levels in red blood cell and in plasma phospholipids. Symptoms associated with essential fatty acid deficiency Read More …

ADHD and Natural Therapies

A small pilot study was published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (2007 Dec;13(10):1091-7). The idea was to treat the 10 subjects with multiple natural therapies, including chelation, nutrition, environmental control, behavioral therapy, speech therapy, physical therapy and educational therapy. The subjects were aged 4-10 and had been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder Read More …

ADHD and Lead

Research appearing in Archives of Environmental Health, (May/June, 1996;51(3):214-220) indicates that there may be a connection between lead levels and ADD. Lead was measured in hair samples from 277 first graders. The data was correlated with questionnaires from parents and teachers. The researchers found a relationship between lead levels and negative ratings from teachers. They Read More …

ADHD and Allergies

Research appearing in the journal, Annals of Allergy, May 1994 evaluated 26 children with ADHD. The children were put on an allergy elimination diet. Along with eliminating artificial colors and preservatives, some foods were eliminated. These included common allergens like wheat, dairy products, egg, corn, yeast, soy, citrus, chocolate and peanuts. In addition. Of the Read More …

AK, ADD and ADHD

ADD is Attention Deficit Disorder. It is characterized by a poor or short attention span and impulsiveness inappropriate for the child’s age, with or without hyperactivity. (With hyperactivity, it is called ADHD.) Hyperactivity is a level of activity and excitement in a child so high that it concerns the parents or caregivers. The diagnosis of Read More …

ADD/ADHD

ADD is attention deficit disorder. It is characterized by a poor or short attention span and impulsiveness inappropriate for the childn’s age, with or without hyperactivity. (With hyperactivity, it is called ADHD.) Hyperactivity is a level of activity and excitement in a child so high that it concerns the parents or caregivers. The diagnosis of Read More …

ADHD and Allergies

Research appearing in the journal, Annals of Allergy, May 1994 evaluated 26 children with ADHD. The children were put on an allergy elimination diet. Along with eliminating artificial colors and preservatives, some foods were eliminated. These included common allergens like wheat, dairy products, egg, corn, yeast, soy, citrus, chocolate and peanuts. In addition. Of the Read More …

TV Viewing May Deter From Learning

Research appearing in July, 2005 issue of the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine shows that watching television can harm a child’s ability to learn. Several studies were looked at. One study looked at 400 Californian students in the third grad. It found that the students with televisions in their bedrooms scored an average of Read More …

Poor Diabetes Control Can Lead to Cognitive Difficulty

According to research appearing in Diabetes Care(August, 2006; 29: 1794-1799), elderly diabetics with poor blood sugar control may lead to cognitive dysfunction. Sixty patients, over the age of 70 were evaluated for cognitive dysfunction, using the Mini Mental State Examination and a clock-drawing test. The researchers found an inverse relationship between poor glycemic (blood sugar) Read More …