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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
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
In some, yes it does: Yes, high sugar intake can genuinely affect some kids this way. If your child is having this kind of trouble, it's worth it to see if staying away from sugar as much as possible, might help. You can also take him or her for an evaluation by a pediatrician -- especially a behavioral pediatrician, or child psychiatrist or psychologist. ...Read more
Very different: Adhd attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is often caused or worsened by fluctuating blood sugars as a result of sweet drinks. Reactive hypoglycemia leads to inability to concentrate as the brain is temporarily starved for glucose. Then the low sugar levels stimulate the release of adrenaline leading to the hyperactivity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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