- Food sensitivities
- Heavy metal toxicity especially lead has been linked to attention deficit and learning problems. Dr. H.L. Needlemen of the University of Pittsburgh Medical School has conducted scores of studies over the last 20 years clearly establishing the link between lead levels in children and specific hyperactive and attention deficit behavior traits. Follow-up studies indicate that these effects often persist into adulthood.
- Fatty acid deficiency
- Amino acid imbalances
- Methylation dysfunction
- Intestinal dysbiosis
Dr. J. Egger, head of a pediatric university hospital in Munich, and Dr. J Soothill, London, England, studied the effect of food on 76 hyperactive children. 79% had clear improvement in their mental activity, emotions and behavior and 28 became completely normal. To prove their findings, the researchers reintroduced the allergenic foods to the children and their hyperactive symptoms returned.
It is unfortunate that too many people suffering from the effects with ADD/ADHD are not informed of all the options. What are the long-term health risks taking prescription medications such as Ritalin and Adderall? Studies done on children taking Ritalin using a PET scan revealed that although the children had a reduction in their symptoms the PET scan was highly abnormal.
Many people are faced with their family physician who insists that pharmaceutical drugs are the only way to go and fail to offer any alternatives. Sadly, there are very effective natural routes that are being ignored by the mainstream allopathic community simply due to a lack of education and or interest in expanding knowledge. Volumes of medical research is quite over-whelming in favor of looking for the root cause(s) of these types of conditions concerning behavior, concentration, and learning. If your current physician doesn’t seek continuing education in the field you have concerns about, I would be looking for someone new.
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