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Nutrients and Neurotransmitters – Their Commonly Overlooked Connection

Nutrient deficiencies that are directly linked to ADHD but all too often dismissed in mainstream medicine can change the game when it comes to treating this commonly misunderstood condition Intuitively, people understand that neurotransmitters play a key role in attention deficit disorders (ADHD = Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).   But micronutrients are arguably even more important in ADHD, although they are often dismissed completely.   Micronutrients are all ... Read More
at Monday, April 4, 2022

Nutrition Speaks: The Role of Micronutrient Deficiencies in Autism

When people think of autism and nutrition, the first thing that comes to mind is often food sensitivities, especially given the widespread attention to the impact of certain additives and common triggers (such as wheat or dairy) on that condition. But it is worth considering that micronutrient levels can have a profound impact on autistic symptoms. The list below includes specific micronutrients suggested to have a role in the development and treatment of autism: Vitamin D: High-dose vitamin ... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Tuesday, April 25, 2017

SpectraCell's Clinical Updates - volume 6 Issue 11

CLINICAL UPDATE – Nutritional status of mom has major implications for baby  Three recent studies emphasize the fallacy of the paradigm “baby gets what he needs at the expense of the mother.” In one study done in the Netherlands, researchers evaluated over 3200 mothers for blood folate levels and their children at three years of age for behavioural and emotional problems. Although the implications of low folate status of the mother on neurological development is well established, this ... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Thursday, December 13, 2012