How Nutrition Can Affect ADHD
ADHD and nutrition have been extensively studied over the years to see if there is a connection. While a nutritional imbalance does not contribute to or cause ADHD, a good diet can potentially help an individual reduce the impacts of ADHD symptoms. Here's how.
The human body is a fully connected system: meaning an adverse effect in one area of the body can create a seemingly unconnected response in another area of the body. If one area of the body is not getting enough nutrients, the effects will be felt but not necessarily attributed to diet. If your hands are numb, you may not think it's because of a lack of foods that contain niacin or B3. Not only that, but food additives like artificial coloring can actually prevent nutrients from reaching certain areas of the body.
Food sensitivity is an important thing to consider. Food sensitivity is not an allergic reaction, it is an immune response to specific foods or ingredients. The symptoms are much milder, but long-term problems can arise. Problems in the gut can have an effect on the endocrine system, which can create a direct effect in the brain, triggering ADHD symptoms.
We already know that a good diet can balance the overall body and make it function better. And adding the right kinds of foods or removing the wrong foods may offer some relief to ADHD symptoms. The connection between the body and brain has already been. Scientifically established. An experienced nutrition and brain-based therapy expert may be able to help with the effect of ADHD. At Restoring Health, we offer a combination of brain-based therapies combined with nutrition. Such brain-based therapies can include neurofeedback, a computer based system for retraining brainwaves into making more healthy patterns. For those with ADHD or other neurological issues, neurofeedback is a sound, well researched method that may help reduce or eliminate ADHD symptoms with more permanent results.
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