Natural Treatment for ADHD – Magnesium Supplements

In 1997 researchers reporting in the journal Magnesium Research, divided 75 children (ages 7to12) with diagnosed ADHD into two groups in a preliminary, controlled trial. The children had a deficiency of magnesium which was determined in blood serum, red blood cells and in hair. Fifty children, 20 of whom showed…

ADHD Medications Linked to Heart Attack, Strokes and Mental Problems

ADHD Stimulant medications increase stroke and heart attack risks and risks of adverse mental symptoms. On February 21, 2007, the FDA directed the manufacturers of all ADHD stimulant medications approved for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) to develop Patient Medication Guides to alert patients to possible cardiovascular…

ADHD: FSA Recommends Phasing Out of Food Additives

Association between the consumption of certain food colours (dyes) and children’s behaviour. On 14 April 2008 the Food Standards Agency announced its decision to recommend to Ministers the phasing out of six colours in food and drink in the EU. These six colours – sunset yellow (E110), quinoline yellow (E104),…

Hyperactivity in Children and Food Additives

A study by researchers at the University of Southampton has shown evidence of increased levels of hyperactivity in young children consuming mixtures of some artificial food colours (dyes) and the preservative sodium benzoate. The possibility of food colours [dyes] and preservatives affecting children’s behaviour has long been an unresolved question…