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New Thinking on ADHD and ADD

Postby gw » 22 Nov 10, 3:42 am

Gluten Sensitivity and the Impact on the Brain

Several years ago, parents of a lovely nine-year-old girl, Karen, brought her to see me because she had poor memory. They indicated that she had difficulty in thinking and focusing, and because of these issues she was falling further and further behind in her school work. Interestingly, they stated that at times she was fine, while clearly at other times her brain function seemed to be different. They indicated that she had difficulty keeping her thoughts together and that she became profoundly frustrated when this would occur.

Because of her significant issues with academic performance, her parents elected to home school her. Her academic testing revealed that she was functioning at or below a third grade level in a variety of areas, including math skills, reading fluency, story recall and overall academic skills. Fortunately, she had no significant medical problems in her past and her overall physical, as well as neurological examinations were entirely normal. Routine, typical blood studies were unrevealing, so I was left to reconsider her history to see if there were any clues as to what might be causing this child's problems.

What caught my attention was the interesting fact that her problems were not constant, indicating that basically her brain was intact but something seemed to be detrimentally influencing her from time to time, causing her to have these significant issues with respect to how her brain functioned. In considering what factors change day to day in terms of someone's exposure, certainly diet is at the top of the list.

the full story at huffington post - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-david- ... 85901.html
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Re: New Thinking on ADHD and ADD

Postby cerina » 22 Nov 10, 5:43 pm

An extremely interesting article. :thumb:
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Re: New Thinking on ADHD and ADD

Postby ppfletch » 02 Jan 12, 10:12 am

Yes, quite an interesting article, as we hear about this adhd more and more in every walk of life.
I did some research because a friend had a problem with her daughter some years back and after many long months of trying to convince the school authorities not to medicate her daughter. Her GP found that an allergy and a terrible diet was causing all the behavioral problems.

She was so relieved because she had heard about the detrimental side-effects of medications such a Ritalin and Prozac.... not very nice to say the least.
She told me later that trying to speak some sense into the School Social Worker was like: :banghead:

Most of her advice came from a little known booklet that she'd downloaded from: http://www.cchr-london.org/adhd-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder/
The best advice she ever had, she told me later.
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Re: New Thinking on ADHD and ADD

Postby Jack Flash » 02 Jan 12, 11:52 am

Interesting, I now someone who has been diagnosed with add and by coincidence they are also ambidextrous to a high degree
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Re: New Thinking on ADHD and ADD

Postby cerina » 14 Jan 12, 7:38 pm

Very interesting. I do believe that there may well be more natural remedies to help reduce the impact of the symptoms but, of course, they will never get the publicity they deserve because they aren't produced by the big pharmaco and so there is no profit in it for them.
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