When Nathan Moscrop, a 12-year-old with severe dyslexia, suffered a bout of food poisoning, his GP placed him on a wheat-free diet. Almost immediately, his reading improved by leaps and bounds, and his attention perked up.
* Test for allergies, metal poisoning and other toxins such as pesticides, except in cases of autism. (The effects of autism are due to toxicity of foods, rather than allergies per se, and the tests won’t pick up any reaction.)
For an increasing number of children returning to school this fall, the experience of learning is a guilt-ridden, fear-inducing and often pointless exercise. The numbers of children considered to have learning difficulties
Paul Shattock and his colleagues first discovered the opioid-peptide connection with autism when studying the research on the behavioural effects of opioids, such as morphine, on animals.
Herbal remedies are enjoying an increasing popularity as alternatives to conventional drugs for psychiatric conditions. Nevertheless, most of the studies involved adults so their impact on children is not clear. Always seek the advice of a qualified...
Rule out any nutritional deficiencies or food sensitivities that may be manifesting as mental illness in your child - an unhealthy body often creates a sick mind. For good nutritional advice, get a copy of Dr Leo Galland’s book Superimmunity for...
For most of the last two terms, my youngest daughter Anya, now seven, has been struggling at school, particularly with maths. And although she could learn spelling perfectly, she was also struggling with writing.
ADDITIVES: more evidence to be ignored
Children with developmental and behavioural problems may have high blood concentrations of lead, according to a recent UK study.