Category Archives: 1996-2000

Arnold 1999: Treatment alternatives for Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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Journal of Attention Disorders, Vol. 3(1): 30-48 (1999) This review of “alternative” treatments was undertaken for the National Institute of Health (NIH) 1998 Consensus Development Conference on ADHD.  23 such treatments were identified.  Some were considered effective or possibly effective … Continue reading

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Breakey 1997: The role of diet and behaviour in childhood

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Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 1997 June; 33(3): 190-4. The author summarizes and discusses the research from the 1970s up until the 1990s.  She emphasizes that studies often only can deal with a single item but in actuality there … Continue reading

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Vally 2000: Alcoholic drinks: important triggers for asthma

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Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 2000 Mar;105(3):462-7 In this study, a questionnaire was filled out by 366 adult asthma patients.  Over 33% of them said that their asthma had been triggered by alcohol at least twice, with wine reported … Continue reading

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Horrocks 1999: Health benefits of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)

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Pharmacological Research, 1999.  Sep;40 (3):211-25 DHA  and EPA are long-chain omega-3 fatty acids.  This review lists the many benefits of these as well as the effects of a deficiency in both infants and adults. QUOTE:  “… deficiencies of DHA are … Continue reading

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Dykman 1998: Effect of nutritional supplements on attentional-deficit hyperactivity disorder

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Integrative Physiological and Behavioral Science, 1998,  Jan-Mar;33(1):49-60 This was a small study of 17 children, some on medications and some not.  During the study, some of those on medication had their meds reduced by half and some did not.  For … Continue reading

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Bennett 1998 The Shipley Project: Treating Food Allergy to Prevent Criminal Behaviour in Community Settings

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Journal of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine , Vol.8, No.1, Mar.1998, pp.77-83 All 9 children with disruptive and/or criminal behavior in this study were found to have a number of food allergies or intolerances and mineral imbalances, particularly zinc. Three also … Continue reading

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Starobrat-Hermelin 1998:   The effect of deficiency of selected bioelements on hyperactivity in children with certain specified mental disorders

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Annales Academiae Medicae Stetinensis, 1998;44:297-314 Deficiencies of magnesium, copper, zinc, calcium, and iron occur more in children with ADHD, and magnesium deficiency is the most frequent.   Starobrat-Hermelin studied a group of 110 hyperactive children who also had a variety … Continue reading

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Bennett 1997: The Health of Criminals Related to Behaviour, Food, Allergy and Nutrition: A Controlled Study of 100 Persistent Young Offenders

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Journal of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine, Vol.7, No.4 Dec 1997 pp.359-366 About 75% of persistent young offenders have behaviors linked to food sensitivity and nutrition problems; only 18% of young non-offenders have such problems. MedLine || Full Text || Get Password

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Schmidt 1997: Does oligoantigenic diet influence hyperactive/conduct-disordered children–a controlled trial

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European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 1997. Jun;6(2):88-95. Fig. 1 Study design Schmidt compared the effectiveness of an oligoantigenic (few foods) diet with Ritalin for hyperactive disruptive children (today called conduct disorder).   44% responded to Ritalin while 24% responded equally well … Continue reading

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Uhlig 1997: Topographic mapping of brain electrical activity in children with food-induced attention deficit hyperkinetic disorder

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European Journal of Pediatrics, 1997. Jul;156(7):557-61. Uhlig carried out EEG brain mapping on 15 children with food-induced ADHD, both when they were on their diet and when they had been given provoking foods. Consuming the provoking foods caused a significant … Continue reading

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Reyes 1996: Effect of organic synthetic food colours on mitochondrial respiration

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Food Additives and Contaminants, 1996. Jan;13(1):5-11 In this lab study, 11 artificial food dyes – not all of them used in the US — were tested to determine their effect on the mitochondria of rat liver and kidney. NOTE:  Mitochondria … Continue reading

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