According to research publicised in online news resource Nutraingredients last week, children with ADHD have a higher deficiency of essential fatty acids (EFAs) than children without the condition. This is in spite of all groups in the study consuming roughly the same amount of omega-3 oils.
The research, carried out at the China Medical University in Taiwan, involved 21 ADHD and 21 non-ADHD children. [Read more…]
With Christmas almost upon us once again, I’ve put together ten top tips aimed at maintaining a happy, more peaceful home during the holidays! [Read more…]
If you are a parent raising a child with a challenging behavioural difference such as ADHD, you may view the approaching Christmas holidays with mixed feelings, to say the least. [Read more…]
The Psychiatric Times recently published an interesting overview of lead toxicity and ADHD. To quote the top and tail of the article:
“Several neurotoxic chemicals can disrupt brain development, which contributes to neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders—including ADHD. Lead is among the most studied neurotoxicants relevant to mental disorders. Because lead is stable and inert, the total amount on earth never changes. Over the past 6000 years, people have mined about 300 million tons of lead; some 150 million tons are still dispersed in the environment in one form or another… [Read more…]
According to a recently released UNICEF report, five out of six children under the age of two lack adequate nutrition for their cognitive and physical wellbeing.
One in five have received no solid foods at all by the age of 11 months, and half of all children receive less than the minimum recommended number of proper meals. [Read more…]
I was delighted to meet and present to the members of the DC Neuroleadership group hosted by author and Executive coach Wendy Swire last month. The topic of my presentation was: Nutritional Neuroscience: Thinking Twice About the Foods that Feed Your Brain. [Read more…]