According to an article in The New York Times, the diagnosis of A.D.H.D in children has steadily been on the rise. How come, I wonder? I read a Swedish book some years ago about A.D.H.D. and similar diagnosis, written by an author from their own experience, and the message was clear:
- Avoid sugar, gluten, milk, margarine and bad oils, soy and artificial colorings.
- Important to eat eggs, fat fish, shellfish, and nuts. Natural foods!
- Important to take a good Omega-3 (fish oil) supplement and probiotics.
- Sometimes magnesium and zinc supplements need to be taken.
The dietdoctor.com had a very interesting blog post on this subject last week. If you have four different maps of the U.S., one showing A.D.H.D. amongst children, one showing the obesity epidemic, one showing the soda consumption, and one showing the adult diabetes rate. Do they match? Read more about it at DietDoctor.