Case Study: Victory Over ADHD

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Source 1
Source: book
Title: Victory over ADHD
Author: Merlin, D.
Publisher: Healthy Living Publications
Place of publication: Summertown, Tenn
Year Published: 2009
Citation: Merlin D
Accessed: 20th February 2015
This source explains that food is good for all children. It stimulates the mind and helps with energy and concentration. The source also discusses how food should be taken in moderation but it also directly affects how a child thinks and feels. Food builds up the brain and helps children function in their everyday lives. We have to take in the right amount of foods, called the “five essential brain foods.” The source discusses how you have to control the amount of sugar a child is given. You have to try not introducing sugar to a
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The best source to keep a child’s blood sugar even is carbohydrates, but the Glycaemic Load has to be less than 10. If higher it has to be eaten in moderation. Eating healthier snacks will make the child feel fuller. Fruit juices have become bad for children because of the amount of sugar, the best thing for anyone to drink is water. Anything that has sugar or caffeine should not be drunk at all. Omega 3 and 6 are essential fats, this keeps your child healthy and stimulates the brain. It states that phospholipids are “intelligent” fats for our brains. Protein helps the mind as well as a child’s mood and body because it provides amino acids. We have to feed certain neurotransmitters in our body which help with many different aspects. This is why we need protein because it provides 23 amino acids which help the body and neurotransmitter to function. Every child has to have vitamins and minerals, and antioxidants also protect the brain. Toxic metals such as cadmium, aluminium and mercury should not be taken. This affects the child’s brain as well as their body. Stay away from additives, colourants and preservatives. Gliadin is a type of gluten which is a sticky protein…show more content…
The one twin Erik had very mild ADD and Wesley had out of control ADD. Wesley was so aggressive, his moods would be up and down, he would hit people badly, inflict pain on himself and throw furniture around the house, and Erik on the other hand only had concentration problems and struggled to sit still. As we have seen in the other sources artificial food and cosmetic colouring as well as toxic metals are a problem. Children that have ADD should not have this in their diet, colourings make the ADD medication worse and the side effects will become worse. Toxic metals affect the body and affect your mental health, may be slow for people who don’t have disorders but it effects ADD children a lot worse. ADD children are still normal people they just struggle with certain things and to different degrees. We shouldn’t kick them out of school or disregard them just because they have a problem. We have to be patient and work with them. Vaccinations are injections of live bacteria or viruses into a child with a weak immune system, but vaccinations can cause a problem for the
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