Could it be Celiac Disease?

June 18, 2014 by Dr. Yannick Pauli

Can ADHD symptoms actually be a sign of food intolerance or intestinal problems? Some evidence suggests that ADHD is easily mistaken for celiac disease, a condition where a person is intolerant to the plant protein gluten from wehat products. When a child with celiac disease eats pizza, pasta, or any food with wheat in it, the immune system reacts by damaging the upper region of the small intestine. The initial damage only amounts to minor inflammation but if the child continues to eat foods with gluten, painful symptoms and impaired nutrient absorption can occur.

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Boys with ADHD are More Likely to Have Asthma

September 6, 2013 by Dr. Yannick Pauli

Stimulants are an inadequate treatment for ADHD because children with the disorder have problems that go way beyond their brain and behaviour. Research shows that they are vulnerable to conditions that target other body systems and have issues with fine motor coordination, allergies, and upper respiratory tract infections. More recently, a new published study discovered that boys with ADHD are more likely to also have asthma, skin infections, and allergies than those without the disorder.

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Kids with ADHD Experience Reading Problems

October 4, 2010 by Dr.Yannick Pauli

Is your ADHD child struggling with reading problems? Does he take a long time to read pages or paragraphs, only to realize that the words aren’t sinking in or that he doesn’t remember anything he just read? Don’t worry, he is not alone. According to a new study in Pediatrics, children with ADHD experience more reading problems than others without the disorder.

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