WE HAVE A SERIOUS PROBLEM!!!!!
ADD/ADHD – is one of the most commonly diagnosed disorders of childhood. There is about 10% of the kids between 4-17 years of age that have been diagnosed in the United States. These numbers are startling. For these children the dysfunction is, in part, biochemical. The individual with ADD/ADHD is distracted, forgetful, inattentive, distracted, hyperactive, and disorganized.
WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES FOR THOSE WITH ADD/ADHD?
There can be a diminished quality of life for those with ADD/ADHD and their families, increased economic costs, and increased risk for long-term academic underachievement.
FACTORS INFLUECNING THE RISK FOR ADD/ADHD
We must look at stress, infections, allergens, gut dysfunction, heavy metal toxic overload – mercury and lead and aluminum, oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, and nutritional insufficiencies. The Western Diet can play a role as it is high in red and processed meats and refined carbohydrates that affect the gut flora and can lead to a leaky gut. Milk protein, gluten, food dyes, food coloring, preservatives, and sugar play a role. The aforementioned factors lead to inflammation that may result in ADD/ADHD.
NOW THE GOOD NEWS – THERE IS HELP!!!!!
- Food sensitivity testing can detect diet induced inflammation.
- Vitamin and mineral panels can detect deficiencies.
- Wheat Zoomer testing can detect a leaky gut or intestinal permeability as those with ADD/ADHD may experience an unhealthy gut.
WHAT CAN WE DO?
- Eat a diet high in fresh, unrefined, unprocessed and organic whole foods.
- Eat fruits and vegetables, fish, whole grains, and legumes.
- The vitamin and mineral panel could detect deficiencies in zinc, iron, and b-vitamins.
- Eat foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids.
- Sat away from foods that create inflammation from the food sensitivity testing.
- Eat foods such as kefir and probiotics for leaky gut.
If you would like to know more about Natural Approaches to ADD/ADHD we would like to invite to our free seminar:
Natural Approaches for ADHD
June 22, 2019 at 11:30AM
Beyond Organic Growers
89 Howell Road
Dan Cardellichio, DC, MS
MS, Human Nutrition
Adjunct Professor, University of Bridgeport, Human Nutrition Institute
Chantea Goetz, MS
PhD(c) Applied Psychophysiology
MS – Sports Psychology
NPC Figure Competitor
Jim Goetz, DC, CSCS
Former Strength and Conditioning Coach Toronto Blue Jays, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and University of South Florida Football Team
The talk will include:
- Gut-Brain Axis
- Lab Testing
- Fight/Flight response
- Breathing Techniques
- Physical Activity