People With ADHD Have Different Gut Bacteria

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Recent research confirms that people with ADHD have a different composition of gut bacteria than their neurotypical peers. A study published in the prestigious journal Nature a few months ago supports this finding. Researchers found that there are distinct differences in the gut microbiomes of children with ADHD, and that gut microbiota maturation coincides with […]

The Role of Nutrition in Mental Health

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The role of nutrition in mental health is vastly underappreciated. Even though the research is now undeniable, nutritional support for mental health is still not widely recognized. Of course, this is a complex topic. But it’s generally accepted that good mental health requires proper neurotransmitter metabolism and activity. That’s where nutrition comes in. Neurotransmitters are […]

Research Shows We Have Inborn “Nutritional Wisdom”

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Fascinating new research published in the journal Appetite shows that as humans, we have an inborn “nutritional wisdom”. This wisdom leads us to intuitively choose foods based on their micronutrient profile. Interestingly, we are naturally drawn to select foods based on the nutrients we need to support our health. Scurvy symptom provides a clear example […]

Diet Can Reduce Depression Risk by 41%

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Depression affects more than 264 million people worldwide Based on recent research, it will likely be the leading cause of years of life lost as a result of disability by 2030. Researchers note similarities between the causes of depression and cardiometabolic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, insulin resistance, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. These […]

High Sugar Intake and Children’s Mental Health: What’s the Harm?

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A recent study explored how children’s sugar intake affects their physical and mental health. Not surprisingly, overconsumption of sugar led to some adverse health impacts. The more remarkable study findings are those involving the effect of sugar on mental health. High sugar intake increases the risk of obesity and affects the nervous system Predictably, the […]

The Stress-Magnesium Connection: What You Need to Know

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Feeling stressed? Are you getting enough magnesium? Read on to learn more about the stress-magnesium connection. The stress-magnesium connection Stress has a significant negative effect on our body’s nutrient stores. Our natural stress response rapidly depletes existing nutrient levels and can also prevent the body from absorbing essential nutrients. This is a big part of […]

Special Diets for Autism & ADHD: Do They Help?

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Ten years ago, my son was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). He has made tremendous progress over the past decade, in large part due to holistic, nutrition-based therapies. The knowledge base on autism and other neurodevelopmental, learning, and behavioral conditions has advanced significantly during that time as well. One area of […]