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Infant Probiotic Exposure Dramatically Reduces
ADHD or Aspergers

Chiro.Org Blog: Seventy-five infants were randomized to receive a lactobacillus probiotic for the first 6 months of their life, and were then followed-up for 13 years. At age 13, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or Asperger syndrome (AS) was diagnosed in 6/35 (17.1%) of the children in the placebo group, while none were diagnosed in the probiotic group. This result suggests that gut microbiota may alter function within the nervous system, and provides a new insight into the mechanism of neuropsychiatric disorders. […]

Chiropractic Care for Pediatric and Adolescent Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A Systematic Review

Chiro.Org Blog: To date there is insufficient evidence to evaluate the efficacy of chiropractic care for pediatric and adolescent AD/HD. The claim that chiropractic care improves pediatric and adolescent AD/HD, is only supported by low levels of scientific evidence. In the interest of pediatric and adolescent health, if chiropractic care for AD/HD is to continue, more rigorous scientific research needs to be undertaken to examine the efficacy and effectiveness of chiropractic treatment. […]

Too Sweet to Be Good? The Potential Health Hazards of Artificial Sweeteners

Chiro.Org Blog: With worldwide obesity rates doubling in the past three decades, is it any surprise that artificial sweeteners have been gaining popularity? Beginning with the creation of saccharin, “sugar substitutes” have become the supposed answer to a dieter’s prayer – and part of the daily diet of many of our children. Let’s review the various sugar substitutes on the market today to appreciate what they are and why they may not be the best option in terms of your patients’ – and your – health. […]

Complementary and Alternative Medical Therapies for Children With Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Chiro.Org Blog: Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) offers parents various treatment options for this condition, including dietary modifications, nutritional supplementation, herbal medicine, and homeopathy. CAM appears to be most effective when prescribed holistically and according to each individual’s characteristic symptoms. […]

New Study Ties Processed Foods To ADHD in 78% of Children

New Study Ties Processed Foods To ADHD in 78% of Children

The Chiro.Org Blog

According to a new study, just published in Lancet Journal, a diet free of processed foods significantly reduces the symptoms of ADHD in 78% of 4-8 year old children. This 5-week study involving 100 subjects found that 63% of them […]

Attention Deficit and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention Deficit and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

The Chiro.Org Blog

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) is the most commonly reported childhood behavioral disorder, affecting between 3 and 7% of American children. It is characterized by poor attention span, impulsive behaviors, and hyperactivity in some children. The diagnostic criteria are strictly observational, and there are no […]

ADD and or ADHD

ADD and or ADHD

The Chiro.Org Blog

SOURCE:   Am J Psychiatry. 2009 (Sep); 166 (9): 992-1001

This new study revealed that stimulant medications, specifically methylphenidate, are associated with a 6- to 7-times increased risk for sudden death in children and adolescents. UGH!

What does the FDA say about that? “Given the limitation of […]