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Does Diet Affect ADHD and Autism?

Does Diet Affect ADHD and Autism?

Some medical doctors disputed the notion that diet, food additives, and refined sugar had any effect on autism for years. In 2008, the American Academy of Pediatrics admitted they might have been wrong. In Alison Schonwalds article, ADHD and Food Additives Revisited,┬Ł she looks at a randomized study conducted in the UK that addresses the effects of food additives on children's behavior. In the fine print of that study, the editor states, the overall findings of...

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Study Links Chemicals to ADHD and Autism

Even Harvard now agrees

Parents, educators, health care professionals, and others are perplexed by the incredible increase in cases of ADHD and autism. A study performed by Harvard University suggests that toxic chemicals may be to blame. Furthermore, the researchers say the implementation of a global prevention strategy to control the use of toxic substances is urgently needed.

"The greatest concern is the large numbers of children who are affected by toxic damage to brain development in the...

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The Importance of Exercise

The Importance of Exercise

Childhood obesity is an ever-growing concern in our country. Many articles have been written substantiating the need for regular exercise for children over six years of age. In his article, Dr. Edward R. Laskowski of the world-renowned Mayo Clinic, offers some great suggestions.

With the introduction of off the shelf video games, there has been an alarming increase in cases of childhood obesity. It is the norm for a child to come home from school and plop themselves...

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ADHD Diet Tips: Foods That May Worsen Symptoms

Although we know that foods do not cause ADHD, it does seem that some foods may worsen ADHD related behaviors and symptoms. "Excessive caffeine and excessive use of fast foods and other foods of poor nutritional value can cause kids to display behavior that might be confused with ADHD," said Frank Barnhill, MD, an expert and the author of "Mistaken for ADHD." View more

Everyday Health and Healthline listed the following foods that people with ADHD must avoid eating.

Some foods to avoid...

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