Americans have to wonder: is poor diet contributing to poor mental health?
Comparing our performance against the Japanese may hold the answer...
Dr. Craig Wilcox has been looking into the Japanese way of life for many years. According to his research, a subgroup of Japanese people living in the lower island of Okinawa "have a lower risk of arterial sclerosis and stomach cancer, very low risk cancers including breast and prostate cancer."
Moreso, Japanese people have the longest life...
When you exercise, your brain releases chemicals called neurotransmitters, including dopamine, which helps with attention and clear thinking. People with ADHD often have less dopamine than usual in their brain.
The stimulant medicines that are often used to treat adult ADHDwork by increasing the availability of dopamine in the brain. So it makes sense that a workout can have many of the same effects as stimulant drugs.
Fitness can have the following benefits for adults with ADHD:
The growing number of adults being prescribed speed-like stimulants to help them focus risk becoming an epidemic of over-diagnosis, warns a leading Canadian doctor who says adult ADHD has become the newest “psychiatric fad.”
Once considered rare, adult ADHD is rising sharply. In Canada, adults now account for more than a third of all prescriptions for ADHD medications, and while children still surpass adults as the main users of ADHD drugs (64 per cent versus 36 per cent), the number of adu...
Around 10-50 per cent of people diagnosed as children and teenagers continue to be diagnosed with it in adulthood, meaning the condition is interpreted by many as something people ‘grow out of’.
From People with ADHD do not 'grow out of' the disorder, new research suggests - Science - News - The Independent
And just as people do not grow out of an ADHD brain, diet and lifestyle principles foster the development of such a condition in the first place. It's not only the Japanese who unde...