For children, is better nutrition instead of drugs the ADHD cure?

Posted on September 16, 2015

Dr. Ravenel and Dr. Rosemond reviewed the negative effects of pharmaceutical therapy and laid out an alternative, research-based treatment plan combining strategic discipline, restricting electronic media and diet.

"The plain truth is on numerous occasions we have seen ADHD symptoms disappear without medication," says Dr. Rosemond.

In 2012, the highly respected, peer-reviewed journal Pediatrics published a paper titled "The Diet Factor in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder" by two pediatricians -- Gordon Millichap and Michelle Yee -- who specialize in work with children who exhibit classic ADHD behaviors.

What the authors found is that nutrition plays a significant role, for better or worse, in how a child's brain works and that a proper diet (as opposed to the common refined-carbohydrate-saturated American childhood diet) helps children maintain focus and self-control and optimize academic performance.

"Public education regarding a healthy diet pattern and lifestyle to prevent or control ADHD may have greater long-term success," says Dr. Rosemond.

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Category(s):Child Development, Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.), Health / Illness / Medical Issues

Source material from Sun Herald