Is Fast Food Causing ADHD?

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Is Fast Food Causing ADHD?

ADHD has become a catch-all diagnosis for every unruly or misbehaving child in this country. Rather than reduce the sugar, soft-drinks and fast foods in the diet to correct the underlying blood sugar problems that are often at the root of ADHD, many doctors and parents seem to find it easier to rely on drugs to modify the behavior of these kids. I'm probably not telling you anything new here.

Children with suspected ADHD should be screened and treated appropriately for blood sugar handling problems, which are very often the root of the problem. A proper diet of low-fat, high-fiber and high-protein foods, the elimination of sugar and other refined carbohydrates, and a supplement pro-gram to strengthen the adrenal glands and thyroid will generally solve so-called ADHD problems.

These measures can also help adults suffering from fatigue, depression, mood swings, and similar problems. I have no doubt that millions of people are currently taking prescription medication for problems that are clearly caused by hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar levels.

Now it’s your turn: Have you noticed a change in ADHD management after improving diet?

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