A new study from Holland published in “European Children and Adolescent Psychiatry” showed that symptoms of ADHD could be reduced by changes in the food eaten in one’s diet.
The researchers divided 27 children into two groups: an intervention group and a control group. The intervention group underwent a strictly supervised restricted elimination diet. The control group did nothing. The researchers used the Conner’s scale and the ADHD DSM-IV Rating scales to measure the possible changes. Those two questionnaires are used frequently in mainstream medicine to diagnose ADHD. After 9 weeks, there were significant changes in behavior in the intervention group compared to the control group.
The ADHD symptom scale was reduced by close to 70% in the intervention group!
Oppositional defiant disorder symtoms also reduced by 45%.
This is just another study on the growing list that demonstrate that nutrition is a powerful natural intervention to help children with ADHD.