Monday, December 7, 2009
Omega 3 oils are an essential part of our nutritional requirement. We now know the single most important factor in chronic illness, even in kids, is inflammation and the single best treatment (but not the only one) for inflammation is Omega 3 oils. There are more than 100 health conditions now linked with inflammation and low Omega 3 oils in both children and adults. Unfortunately our kids (and adults) are deficient in them, and as a result will manifest various adverse health conditions. GP's should assess the Omega 3 status of all children they see and asses their nutritional status before making any recommendations for medication. This is both a simple and common sense approach. Our children are deficient in nutrients not pharmaceutical drugs.
There is a growing body of very recent scientific evidence that shows a strong correlation between ADHD symptoms and other health conditions including toothache, bruxism, bleeding gums, otitis media, sleep disorders, food allergies and intolerances, Tourette's syndrome major depression and bipolar disorder, allergic rhinitis ,Atopic eczema and asthma in both adults and children. The higher prevalence rates of these conditions with ADHD suggests a common etiology routed in nutrition rather than a deficiency in a pharmaceutical drug that may at best treat one symptom