So can ADHD be cured? If you believe proponents of the current mindset that ADHD is genetic then you might think not. But this hasn’t actually been conclusively proven. Researchers are yet to clarify whether the cause is a genetic predisposition or a similarity in diet and lifestyle between children and parents or grandparents.
I’ve long known that what goes into our mouths manifests itself in a myriad of ways through other outlets in our body such as our skin, brain, joints and muscles. ADHD is no exception.
It was discovered quite a while back that a low-sugar, low-inflammation diet such as the GAPS diet, coupled with detoxification and balancing nutritional deficiencies can have a hugely positive effect on ADHD sufferers. And it is having such an effect on many children now. It had such an effect on me.
Rebalancing the gut is key, especially if mother or child has had antibiotics. It is our healthy gut bacteria that enable our bodies to synthesize the amino acids required to keep us fully functional. As an example, dopamine is synthesized by the brain. To make dopamine the body needs phenylalanine. We cannot make phenylalanine by ourselves, we need to ingest it and our body transforms it into a form we can use – if our gut is in good shape that is.
ADHD symptoms are primarily caused by the brain's inability to release enough of the brain chemicals dopamine and norepinephrine. See the correlation?
While the processes are extremely complex, the concept is not: