Okay people . . . so I'm sure I'll get a lot of flack from conventional medicine on this one . . .
BUT . . . we need to "RETHINK" our theory about "ADHD"
BECAUSE . . . this illness should be put into the category of a "NUTRIENT DEFICIENCY" . . . NOT . . . a "MENTAL" issue.
Even WebMD . . . who I can't stand, says this . . .
"Some studies suggest that omega-3 supplements can improve inattention and other symptoms in kids with ADHD. For example . . . one study found that 3 months of omega-3 supplementation improved symptoms in a 1/4 of kids and teens with ADHD; by 6 months . . . 1/2 the kids had shown improvements."
You see . . . "Omega-3 fatty acids" plays an "important" role in "brain development" . . . and these fats are "essential" to the function of the immune system . . . the starting point for making the body's hormones that regulate blood clotting, contraction and relaxation of artery walls . . . controlling inflammation . . . and helping the body utilize vitamins like A, D, E and K.
Okay . . . so remember from the other day . . . we spoke about the key elements in "Omega-3 fats" called DHA and EPA???
Well . . . let's break it down
I've spoken about the brain chemical called "dopamine" many times in the past.
And that the role of "dopamine" is responsible for the feeling of "pleasure", "satisfaction" . . . and "motivation".
A good example would be when you achieve a goal . . . no matter how big or small . . . this feeling of "good" . . . is a surge of "dopamine" in the brain.
So how do we keep this level of "dopamine" elevated???
Well . . . that would be with "DHA" (Docosahexaenoic acid) . . .
You see . . . "DHA" protects motor function and "increases" dopamine in the brain.
"DHA" is "essential" for the growth and functional development of the brain in infants . . . and is also required for "maintenance " of normal adult brain function.
But . . . if "DHA" is lacking in the human diet . . . this "reward" center in the brain . . . now becomes "deficient" and is closely linked to "addictive behavior"
So the question still remains . . . Is "ADHD" really just a "nutritional deficiency" . . . and "NOT" . . . a "mental illness"???
Well tomorrow . . . let's discover the possibilities.
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