Thursday, March 17, 2011

Food for Thought Thursday - Diet and ADHD

Recently, I read an article (thanks to Tara for sharing) that reported that diet may be more helpful than drugs in treating children with ADHD. That wasn't surprising news to me, but what I did find shocking is that the doctors and teachers involved in the study were "flabbergasted" by the results. Really???

Even if they don't know about the healing properties of whole foods, can they really not see how the Standard American Diet - full of processed junk with ingredients that don't remotely resemble anything we know as food - could interfere with a child's proper growth and development?

Admittedly, I don't know a lot about ADHD, but I like the way the lead researcher of the study framed it, saying that ADHD is (rather than a disease) a collection of symptoms . . . and that once you see those symptoms, it's time to go looking for a cause.

Know someone looking for that cause? Read the full article here.

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