European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2014 Jul;23(7):519-29.
Verlaet discusses the common causes of GI problems, asthma, eczema, ear infections, and ADHD – involving both genes, immunity, and inflammation. An immune imbalance can be related to food provoking ADHD-like behavior. Food dyes, however, may involve “pharmacological mechanisms” causing chronic inflammation and oxidative stress which can lead to ADHD symptoms.
QUOTE: “If immune pathways contribute to ADHD, both its diagnosis and treatment should be reconsidered. Modulation of immune system activity might have potential in ADHD treatment, for example by nutritional approaches providing safe and low-cost ADHD therapy …”