“ADHD and Food Dyes, Nutrition, and Supplements: The Latest Science On What Dietary Changes Improve (or Worsen) Symptoms” [Video Replay & Podcast #291]
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The role of diet in exacerbating or improving ADHD symptoms has been hotly debated for half a century. In the past decade, though, the evidence has become clear: aspects of diet do affect ADHD. Yet controversy over nutrition’s role in managing ADHD continues, especially regarding which diet interventions are relevant, and who might respond favorably to those dietary changes.
Dietary efforts typically include individual nutrient supplements, dietary exclusions, and food dye limits or bans. Today, researchers are busily refocusing and re-evaluating the effect of synthetic food dyes on ADHD symptoms.
- What are the types of dietary changes hypothesized to affect ADHD symptoms
- Which dietary interventions have some scientific evidence of efficacy
- The science behind synthetic food dyes’ effect on ADHD
- Results of the major meta-analyses of food dyes and ADHD
- How a family or an individual can remove food dyes from the diet
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Read More on Natural Treatment for ADHD from Dr. Nigg:
- Exercise and Sleep: The Better Brain Therapies Your Child Needs
- Beyond Genes: Leveraging Sleep, Exercise, and Nutrition to Improve ADHD
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Meet the Expert Speaker
Joel Nigg, Ph.D., is a professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience and Director of the Division of Psychology at Oregon Health & Science University. He is a leading researcher in the field of ADHD and the author of over 200 scientific papers. He is the author of a recent book for parents that addresses lifestyle and environment approaches to ADHD, Getting Ahead of ADHD: What Next Generation Science Says about Treatments That Work—And How You can Make them Work for Your Child (New York, Guilford Press, 2017). He also maintains a blog via Psychology Today. For more information, visit Dr. Nigg’s personal webpage here. | See expert’s full bio »
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- “Very well-presented. Dr. Nigg took a lot of technical information and broke it down so that it was readily understood & interesting.”
- “I really enjoyed the level of the talk and presenting of the studies, instead of it being dumbed down as is so often the case.”
- “Such a great mixture of scientific facts and interpretation into everyday understanding and application! Thank you.”
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