Tuesday, 5 February 2013

ADHD is associated with a "western" dietary pattern

By  Associate News Editor from PsychCentral

Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on August 3, 2010
ADHD Associated With Western DietDiet may have an influence on the development of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Recent research from Australia suggests that teenagers with ADHD are more likely to have a “Western diet.”
“When we looked at specific foods, having an ADHD diagnosis was associated with a diet high in takeaway foods, processed meats, red meat, high fat dairy products and confectionary,” said Dr. Wendy Oddy, Leader of Nutrition Studies at the Perth Telethon Institute for Child Health Research who led the research with her colleagues.

ADHD is one of the most common problems in childhood; according to the National Institute for Mental Health, 4.1 percent of American children are diagnosed with the disorder.  Symptoms include hyperactivity, behavioral problems, problems in school, and difficulty staying focused and paying attention.  Difficulty functioning can continue throughout life.   The exact causes of ADHD are unknown, but genetics, brain changes, and changes in the levels of some brain chemicals, such as lower levels of dopamine, might play a role.  Recent research has also suggested thatchemicals found in common household products, such as packaging, may also play a role in the development of ADHD.

Oddy and her colleagues used data from the Raine Study, which collected a large amount of health, developmental, and environmental information on 2,868 children in Australia from birth.  Oddy analyzed the data on the children’s diets, and whether they had a diagnosis of ADHD. 
1,799 of the teens had information recorded about their diets, and the researchers divided the dietary patterns into two groups, ”Western” and “Healthy.”
A diet high in fresh fruit, vegetables, fish, and whole grains was considered ”Healthy” and the “Western” diet was considered as higher in fat, especially saturated fats, processed food, sodium, fried food, and refined sugar. 
There were a total of 115 adolescents with a diagnosis of ADHD.
“We looked at the dietary patterns amongst the adolescents and compared the diet information against whether or not the adolescent had received a diagnosis of ADHD by the age of 14 years. In our study, 115 adolescents had been diagnosed with ADHD, 91 boys and 24 girls,” said Oddy.
“We found a diet high in the Western pattern of foods was associated with more than double the risk of having an ADHD diagnosis compared with a diet low in the Western pattern, after adjusting for numerous other social and family influences.”
The “Healthy” diet was not associated with a diagnosis of ADHD.
“We suggest that a Western dietary pattern may indicate the adolescent has a less optimal fatty acid profile, whereas a diet higher in omega-3 fatty acids is thought to hold benefits for mental health and optimal brain function,” says Oddy.

Prior research has indicated that decreased levels of omega-3 fatty acids in the brain can be associated with worsened ADHD symptoms.  Omega-3 fatty acids are a type of fat found in foods like fish oil and flax seed that have a number of health benefits.  A diet high in omega-3 fatty acids has been shown to reduce ADHD symptoms,  improve symptoms of depression,  symptoms of schizophrenia, and may play a role in bipolar disorder as well.

“It also may be that the Western dietary pattern doesn’t provide enough essential micronutrients that are needed for brain function, particularly attention and concentration, or that a Western diet might contain more colours, flavours and additives that have been linked to an increase in ADHD symptoms. It may also be that impulsivity, which is a characteristic of ADHD, leads to poor dietary choices such as quick snacks when hungry.”
Although this study shows a link between a poor diet and ADHD, it does not necessarily prove that that an unhealthy diet causes ADHD.  It may be that ADHD is the root cause of a poor diet.
“This is a cross-sectional study so we cannot be sure whether a poor diet leads to ADHD or whether ADHD leads to poor dietary choices and cravings,” Dr. Oddy said.
Further research may help to better define the association between diet and ADHD, and help better develop dietary interventions.
Dr. Oddy’s results can be found in the July 14 edition of the Journal of Attention Disorders.

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Sunday, 30 December 2012

Your chance to practice The Sedona Method

I am very happy to post this link to a wonderful 4 webinars coming to you very soon, please read on..
Francoise Kingsley 

Goals in Action with The 5th Way Worldwide Teleseminar 
January 10, 17, 24 & 31, 2013

This New Year Teleseminar is an invitation for you to let go of all that stands in the way of your natural abundance to living a fulfilling life.
 So, why goals? Here are a few great reasons:
 *Goals are an integral part of life! Applying The Sedona Method to your goals makes releasing an integral part of all areas of your life: health, finances, relationships, career...
*Focusing on goals takes you deeper into your natural state of being, aspects of which are courageousness, acceptance and peace.
*Provides the opportunity to let go of stuckness, fear, resistance...and open to a successful life with confidence and ease.
*Clear the path of long-standing blocks (beliefs, patterns)...freeing energy to flow unobstructed as positive, supportive action.
*Learn powerful, effective ways to release in action. We will be using the latest, most advanced process of The Sedona Method: The 5th Way, a revolutionary approach to goal setting and accomplishment, as well as all the basic tools that are the foundation of TSM.
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Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Do you care about what you are eating?


Food Matters Free Worldwide Online Screening
Food Matters has now been translated into over 9 languages and seen by millions of people, this film will open your eyes even more to the power of food as medicine. Register your spot here:


Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Adult Stem Cells: Are they our "Built-in Repair Kit"?

Thank you to everybody who came to my talk on Adult Stem Cells and their role as the "built-in repair Kit" we all have.
There was so much interest, I have be run off my feet since then. 

Thank you very much Amanda Long for your lovely support during this talk on Adult Stem Cells, especially because you also brought news of exciting changes from the Stemtech company. 


 I can assure you, we are going to hear more and more about Adult Stem Cells in the news, but what is not mentioned at all at the moment, is that we can act NOW, on getting them working for us, in repairing whatever needs to be repaired.

If you did not have a chance to come, please let me know if you need any information on the topic, or any question.

Also, if you would like another talk to be presented (possibly end of January 2013) please let me know.
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Monday, 6 February 2012

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Treat your partner (and yourself) to a lovely massage in our peaceful clinic.

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Time goes too fast, we forget how good we feel after a massage..

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Friday, 20 January 2012

Another FREE screening of the film :"Letting Go" on 1rst Feb 2012




Many of you have heard me talking about the Sedona Method, for about 7 years now, and many of you  have already experienced its benefits.

Similar screenings of the film “Letting Go” took place late last year in Beenleigh, and on the Gold Coast and were a wonderful introduction to the participants of this gentle, simple, yet very efficient way of “Letting go”. The feedback has been very positive.

 It has been produced to give the chance to more and more people  to learn to let go of... The stress....The anxiety,,... The excess pressure inside .... The inner chaos,.....

The Sedona Method taps into your natural ability to release any unwanted or negative feeling IMMEDIATELY, leaving you calm and in control.

The Sedona method works for anyone, no matter your age, income, religion, marital status. It is easy, effective, and requires no special  tools or equipment. Just YOU.

Hale Dwoskin has been teaching the Sedona method for approximately 35 years now.  He is the author of the book: “The Sedona Method”. He summarises it by the following few words: “Your key to Lasting Happiness, Success, Peace and Emotional Well-being.
                                                                                      Francoise Kingsley in Sedona (USA) with Hale Dowskin during one of                                                                                                                                                                           the trainings she took there.

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Books and Workbooks of the Sedona Method will be available at reduced prices on this night only.

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