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Are There Additives In Our Food That Cause Children To Become More Hyperactive
Maybe: This is a very significant debate in child psychiatry and pediatrics. My personal opinion is "no, " additives alone make little difference. But, refined, highly artificial foods, combined with a generally poor diet, compounded by poor parenting, and mediocre schooling, all can combine to create problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Linked in some cases: Like so many brain/behavior disorder, adhd is probably not one, "homogenous" condition, but reflects multiple causations, brain mechanisms and treatments, even tho they share similarities of course. Diet turns out to be a useful key for some children, but not a majority in controlled trials. When it works, it is worth the effort. The feingold diet is the most famous, indicting food dyes, sugar, . ...Read more
Undetermined: The to& fro on food additives first peaked in the early 70's. By eliminating dyes & additives parents often saw improvement in behaviors although most testing could not verify effects.Later studies show minor effects of food additives as well as various foods, exclusion of which improves performance. A subset of the population is probably sensative but identification of the subgroup is difficult. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if i suffer sometimes from sudden hyperactivity episodes and i want to know what food or drink causes that, sugar?
All that wiggles is : not just ADHD, although that's a possibility, especially with genetic loading, Anxiety Disorders, chaotic home environment, sleep apnea, inadequate consolidated sleep from a behavior disorder, prenatal exposure to alcohol, tobacco &/or drugs, neurodevelopmental disorders with ADHD as part of the neurobehavioral profile. Behavioral symptoms require diagnostic evaluation to determine treatment plan. ...Read more
My opinion,yes: I have seen hundreds of children with add, adhd and even autism where there is laboratory proof of vitamin b1 deficiency. This vitamin is of vital importance in the metabolism of sugar. This can and does affect the normal functions of the brain, particularly the part of the brain that deals with emotions. Please see my blog "oxygen, the spark of life". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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