Monday, March 27, 2017

Gluten and ADHD

Good morning all!  As we await for spring to really hit the northeast I have been thinking about what I am sure will be a controversial topic - gluten and ADHD. As you may or may not know my mom has celiac, but this blog is about gluten and how it has affected my entire family.  I choose to eat gluten free for many reasons, but my number one is how it effects my brain!  When I would eat gluten I would be living in a fog, and too often my thoughts would not match the words coming out of my mouth.  I would always be distracted thinking about the next thing and not living in the moment.  I have experienced, what I call, gluten and the brain.

There is no doubt in my mind that gluten free can help those that suffer from ADD and ADHD.  It is not only the gluten, it is also the sugar that is associated with the gluten in some of the products.  Meaning, white bread has a lot of carbs and just as diabetics can not convert that energy properly the sugar becomes an issue.  This is the same for those who have a gluten intolerance.  For much more in depth explanation check out this article

I am not a doctor and I am not giving medical advice. Gluten free is not always the answer, I am just suggesting trying a gluten free lifestyle before getting your child's prescriptions filled.  I know that may seem easier, and some may say cheaper, but in the long run is it?  Think of the side affects from the medication; do you really want to expose your child to all of that for the rest of their lives?

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