Leaky Gut Syndrome Prevention Diet Janesville WI

There have been quite a few “gold standard” studies supporting the idea that for certain kids, dietary changes can be a big help for those who have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Lorna Lovett
(608) 741-6799
1010 N Washington St
Janesville, WI
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Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
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Nutrition & Health Assoc Inc
(608) 754-3722
32 E Racine St
Janesville, WI
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(608) 741-2430
1010 N Washington St
Janesville, WI
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Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
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Healthy Image Weight Management Program
(608) 884-9431
1010 N Washington St
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32 E Racine St
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1305 Woodman Rd
Janesville, WI
 
Tina Lynn Kosnar, MD
(608) 756-6000
113 S Franklin St
Janesville, WI
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Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
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Female
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Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1989

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About Kid Diets and ADHD

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By Timothy Culbert, M.D.

Q: My eight-year-old son has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Is there any chance that changing his diet will make a difference?

A:
There have been quite a few “gold standard” studies supporting the idea that for certain kids, dietary changes can be a big help.

One type of diet (known as oligo-antigenic) is fairly radical; it eliminates ingredients that are thought to provoke allergies, including dairy, gluten, refined sugars, dyes, preservatives, and additives. A theory as to why this might make a difference has to do with a phenomenon called leaky gut syndrome. Normally, the intestinal lining serves as a good filtering system for proteins like those that trigger allergies. But in some people, the gut seems to have a sort of “leak” that allows these proteins to get into the bloodstream. At that point the immune system reacts, and this can contribute to behavioral problems.

The pure form of this diet is very restrictive and can be difficult to stick to. It allows only two types of meat (lamb and turkey), two types of starches (rice and potatoes), two types of vegetables (cabbage and carrots), and two fruits (apples and bananas).

A more practical approach might be to test potentially troublesome foods one at a time. Eliminate dairy, say, for three weeks to see if any significant changes occur. For most people, this approach is pretty doable, and there’s very little downside to trying it.

As a general guideline, I’d also suggest giving the child unprocessed and organic foods, to avoid contributing any additional toxic load to the body.

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