More Doctors Diagnosing ADHD

From NPR comes yet another update on the ADHD diagnosis debate.  Note that there is a single reference to the impact of environmental toxins (pesticides, lead, etc.) and not a single reference to nutrient intake.  After all, neither of those topics provide well-funded research opportunities that would uncover insurance-funded solutions.

Besides, we already know about the pesticide link.  Even the American Academy of Pediatrics knows about it.

And we already know about the lead link, as is here outlined in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

And we already know about the nutrition link.  There are things in the food supply that shouldn’t be there, like aritificial colors (already banned in parts of Europe and Asia), and things that should be in the food supply but aren’t, such as Omega-3, critical minerals like magnesium, and healthy proteins.

Do such basic and inexpensive interventions always work to solve all the problems for all the kids?  Of course not.  (The complex and expensive interventions don’t fit that bill either!)  But nutrition-based interventions are less intrusive, less expensive, and have fewer side effects than the alternatives.  There is no reason not to start with them!

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About blair

Writer, educator, speaker, karateka, and proud single parent. Actively wondering every day.
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