6 Ways to Fight ADHD with Food

November 21, 2013 by Dr. Yannick Pauli

What we eat determines how effectively our brains work, but we rarely consider food when we talk about how the mind works. Children with ADHD who do not eat properly become impulsive, restless, and distracted, even with the best treatment plans in place. Therefore, any ADHD treatment should always consider diet as an essential component of the regimen. Here are some simple ways to fight ADHD with food.


Why ADHD Does Not Need a Broader Definition

November 14, 2013 by Dr. Yannick Pauli

Have you ever noticed how the number of ADHD diagnoses increases among children with each new edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)?

Some experts from Bond University in Robina, Australia are raising concerns that ADHD is being overdiagnosed because each edition of the DSM creates a broader definition for who has ADHD. This means that kids who only have mild symptoms of ADHD tend to get treated with medication with potentially harmful side effects. At the same time, this devalues the diagnosis of those who actually suffer from more severe symptoms.


Can a High-Fat Diet Cause ADHD?

November 3, 2013 by Dr. Yannick Pauli

A new study just confirmed some of my findings about the high-fat Western diet and its relationship with childhood ADHD. The brain requires  a healthy amount of essential fatty acids from fish in order to produce neurotransmitters needed for attention and concentration. But when you have a diet rich in unhealthy saturated fats, the production of these neurotransmitters decreases, causing poor impulse control, short attention spans, and memory issues.