There are many Springfield ADHD patients, and more are being diagnosed with it. Medications are the number one tool for helping manage the condition to better help children manage themselves and be able to learn how to cope, but there are many other tools that can be used to provide even more help. Chiropractic care was mentioned in a previous blog post in one way that it can help, but diet too is extremely important. A great deal has been written about how diet can help manage ADHD symptoms, and here’s a few more thoughts on that.
Preservatives and food additives are already a well known problem area with our foods at the best of times, but for the Springfield ADHD patient it can make things worse. Studies have highlighted elements of calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, selenium and omega 3 fat acids have a negative effect on the neural plasticity that is essential to brain development and its healing properties. Those children will be impacted with further learning problems, loss of concentration and even problems with memory.
Heightened sensitivity to additives and preservatives also play a function in inflammation of blood that causes poor sleeping habits, atropy such as asthma and hay fever and even high impulsive actions. Studies have also suggested that probiotics can help manage this inflammation.
But it’s the early childhood years which are most important to watch out for because these are the years where development are crucial and any dietary deficiency in the early years can have a larger impact later on in terms of ADHD development. Naturally, that includes having proper proteins and being liberal with carbs and sugars.
So while medication still forms the most popular way of treating and managing the condition, there are many natural tools such as the diet and even chiropractic treatment that can go a long way to help further manage it.
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