THE TDHA
THE TDHA

The illusion that children's behavior problems can be cured with drugs prevents us, as a society, from trying to find the most complex solutions that would be necessary. Drugs get everyone - politicians, scientists, teachers, parents - out of trouble, to everyone, except children. (Sroufe, 2012).

ADHD is a disorder of neurological origin whose symptoms are excess motor activity, impulsivity and attention deficit. A term that is already part of our daily vocabulary and every rebellious child, with bad grades, clueless, ... has high chances of ending up going to class with a pill.

ADHD

The diagnosis of ADHD: there is no single test that allows its diagnosis. The evaluation should include:

  • A complete medical examination: for the discard of problems of visual, auditory, anemia, nutritional deficits, ...
  • A complete professional psychological evaluation.
  • A family assessment, with behavioral scales.
  • A school evaluation, with academic and behavioral history of the child.
  • Compliance with the DSM-IV criteria (American Academy of Psychiatry 1994 or CIE-10 1002).

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That is, the diagnosis is not so easy and fast and several parameters must be taken into account and evaluated by several specialists.

We can find children with perceptive dysfunctions, specific school difficulties, family problems, deficient nutrient assimilation, hyperthyroidism, metal poisoning, continued use of antibiotics or bronchodilators.

There are more and more doctors who reject the fact that ADHD exists as a nosological entity and accuse pharmaceutical companies of promoting it in order to sell more medicines. What is known in English as "disease mongering" (is an expression recently introduced in the medical literature, which refers to the effort that pharmaceutical companies would make to call attention to frequently harmless conditions or diseases in order to increase the sale of medicines through advertising campaigns, medical visitors, studies that try to medicalize any ailment, etc. wikipedia.)

The treatment of ADHD must be multifactorial, the best option is to combine changes in lifestyle, diet and if necessary, pharmacological. Family involvement is the basic pillar of treatment.
We have to be aware that nutrition plays a fundamental role in most of the functions of our body, especially our nervous system

"The wise doctor does not cure with medicines while he can do it with an adequate diet"
Maimonides (1135-1204)

30 years ago trying to treat ADHD with diet. One of the first studies was where it was proposed that ADHD could be triggered by some food additives, specifically dyes and artificial flavor enhancers. (Dr. David Katz, director of the Center for Preventive Research at the Yale University School of Medicine).
Other studies pointed to simple sugars (Johnson RJ et al., 2011), which affect the nervous system, with which some children could be sensitive to these by altering their behavior.
Other children were sensitive to dairy, soy, refined wheat, tomato, ... imbalances in essential amino acids, fatty acids, minerals and vitamins (Castells Cuixart P., 2007)
On the other hand, some studies also point out the positive effects of Omega 3 supplementation (Miller, 1997) (Sinn N., 2007) (Quintero, 2009) (Harding, 2003) (Richardson AJ, 2002) (Jarrin Motte, 2011 )
Genetic studies of these patients may also reveal abnormal dopamine / serotonin activity (Hutchinson, 2009).

ADHD reacts to the excess or defect of some substance / nutrient. But not in all patients it happens in the same way, and this is where we must insist; not everyone affected by ADHD should follow the same treatment !! Mercè Roca Farran, Nutritionist specializing in ADHD and Autism, treats each patient individually, analyzing each food reaction in the patient's nervous system.

Today Novamedicum-Dr Cabestany is treating ADHD patients nutritionally together with Dr José Ignacio Lao Medical Director of Genomic Genetic International. Doctor in Medicine and Surgery, specialist in Clinical Genetics (UNESCO Code 301.02), who performs a genetic analysis on the patient and with this, the Nutritionist Mercè Roca Farran, performs the individualized diet according to the results of the analysis.

"Let food be your food and food be your medicine"
(Hippocrates)

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ADHD is a disorder of neurological origin whose symptoms are excess motor activity, impulsivity and attention deficit. A term that is already part of our daily vocabulary and every rebellious child, with bad grades, clueless, ... has high chances of ending up going to class with a pill.

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Your Order
Nutrition in the ADHD
Type of service
Nutrition in the ADHD
Provider's name
Novamedicum,
C / Indústria 19,Sabadell,Catalunya, Spain-08202,
Telephone No.937260976
Agents
Nutritionist
Description
ADHD is a disorder of neurological origin whose symptoms are excess motor activity, impulsivity and attention deficit. A term that is already part of our daily vocabulary and every rebellious child, with bad grades, clueless, ... has high chances of ending up going to class with a pill.