The quality of food we consume has a strong effect on our body health and function. This is profoundly true with ADHD. With some people, nutrition alone can effectively treat ADHD.
Essential fatty acids and amino acids are important in any diet, but studies have shown that they are even more so in individuals suffering from ADHD. For instance in one study, hyperactive children who where fed a meal high in protein did as well, if not better, in school than non hyperactive children. In another study, half of the children were given placebos and the other half were given essential fatty acids. The children that received the essential fatty acids significantly improved over those that received the placebo. There is a strong connection with essential fatty acid deficiencies and ADHD, especially Omega 3 fatty acids.
Physicians are not in business to prescribe natural remedies for problems, they are in business to prescribe prescription drugs that you can’t get except through a prescription from them. They normally prescribe stimulant medications such as Ritalin for ADHD, however, recent studies have shown that children under this type of medication regimine are at high risk of lawbreaking type mischief.
If you believe your child suffers from ADHD, you may want to find a holistic nutritional specialist and discuss the possibilities of essential fatty acid and amino acid deficiencies in your child’s diet and try to remedy the situation in a natural fashion.