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Nutritional and dietary influences on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

INTRODUCTION - A Solution with Chill Pill A vast body of literature and research has been focused on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which is the most prevalent childhood disorder, estimated to affect 2–18% of children1 depending largely on diagnostic criteria. Core symptoms associated with ADHD are developmentally inappropriate levels of hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention. ADHD has a high comorbidity rate with other mental health problems such as anxiety and mood disorders, including depression, suicidal ideation,2,3 and bipolar disorder4; it is often particularly associated with antisocial problems such as conduct disorder and oppositional defiant disorder.3,5,6 When combined with these problems, ADHD can lead to antisocial behavior, substance abuse, and borderline personality disorder in late adolescence and adulthood.7–10 In addition, ADHD is...

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Can you imagine it by Samantha Vorster Gut health has been grossly misunderstood and underestimated. There is more activity in your gut than neurons firing in your brain! The link between the gut and the brain, which is being studied in-depth and revealing startling insights, is causing medical practitioners to call the gut the “second brain”.  As Dr Axe explains, “See, the gut is home to the enteric nervous system. Separate from the central nervous system, the ENS is made up of two thin layers with more than 100 million nerve cells in them — more than the spinal cord. These cells line the gastrointestinal tract, controlling blood flow and secretions to help the GI tract digest food. They also help...

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