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ADHD Diet & Supplementation

Surprising research shows saffron treats ADHD as well as medication

Saffron versus ritalin in ADHD

In a very surprising research study just published in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Pharmacology in April 2019, they found that saffron was as effective as the brain stimulant Ritalin in treating ADHD symptoms. Bazziar & colleagues decided to examine alternatives to stimulant medication like Ritalin, given that about 30% of patients do not…

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ADHD Associated with Obesity

ADHD diet obesity

A study published in Feb 2019 from Gaziantep University in Turkey, examined the obesity/hypertension prevalence of children with ADHD as well as associated risk factors. They found that obesity was present in 16.9% of children, and hypertension was prevalent in 13% of ADHD patients. They also examined sleep and found in girls sleep duration on…

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Diet 101 for ADHD & a healthy brain

ADHD diet

Nutrition and diet play a key role in the management of ADHD symptoms and the health of your brain. It is always best to see a medical professional if you have any concerns, however here is a basic guide of what to encourage and what to avoid if you or your child has ADHD. Ensure…

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Food sensitivities & ADHD

Gluten intolerance and ADHD

Food sensitive signs and symptoms Gluten and casein are proteins with a similar chemical structure. When they are not adequately broken down by the body, they form substances called peptides. It is hypothesised that these peptides enter the bloodstream through a “leaky gut” and cross over to the brain where they affect brain function. As…

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Fish oils & ADHD: A Review

A study by Change published in February 2018, conducted a review of Omega-3 fish oils and its ability to help treat ADHD. The role of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in the pathogenesis and treatment of children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is unclear. A systematic review followed by meta-analysis was conducted on: (1) randomized…

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