5 natural ways to sleep better
Researchers recently published an article in International Journal of Science and Research that recommended these 5 natural ways for dealing with sleep disorders.
Recently, Australian researchers published a study in the Journal of Attention Disorders examining the relationship between dietary patterns and ADHD.
After examining 1172 adolescents with an ADHD diagnosis, researchers identified two major dietary patterns in the sample: western and healthy.
Korean researchers recently published a study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior exploring any connections between snack consumption and ADHD.
The researchers enrolled over 220 children between the ages of 7 and 10. They had the parents complete a survey that asked questions regarding frequency of snacking, snack types, reasons for snacks, and snack preparation. Teachers screened the children for ADHD by using the Korean ADHD Rating Scale
While they found that both ADHD and non-ADHD children snacked,
Here at Truehope, we’ve been saying for over 20 years that nutrition and mental health are tightly linked, and improving nutrition can improve mental health.
Related to that is the idea that poor nutrition can lead to poor mental health.
Several peer-reviewed studies have shown that consuming high amounts of junk food can negatively affect our mental health. Here are 3 studies showing how junk food affects mental health in 4 areas: depression, stress, ADHD and general mental health.
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Last year, Indian researchers published a study in the Asian Journal of Home Science showing a connection between nutrition and the severity of ADHD symptoms.
The researchers studied 50 children who had ADHD symptoms and who were between the ages of 4 and 12. They were the split into two groups: a control group and a nutritional intervention group. During 6 sessions, researchers assessed their nutritional consumption and their ADHD symptom severity.
At the end of 2016, American researchers published a study in JAMA Pediatrics investigating the connection between ADHD stimulant use and bone mass in children.
Researchers analyzed 6 years of data collected from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey database, a series of cross-sectional, nationally representative health and nutrition surveys of the US population. Specifically, they looked at nearly 6,500 young people between 8 and 20 years of age.
This is a guest post by Dr. Rebecca Care, a board certified pediatric gastroenterologist with the Digestive Care Center in Evansville, Indiana.
For about the one hundredth time since this journey began, I say to my red headed freckled son, “You’re OK, you’ve always been OK, you’ll always be OK.” That has been my constant refrain to reassure and encourage him since I realized his psychiatric medications were making things worse for him, and more importantly that he can survive and even thrive in this thing called ‘life’ without medicine.