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 […]

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 […]

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 […]