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    Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Gut Microbiota

    Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder with an estimated prevalence rate of 5.3% among children and of about 2.5% among adults. It is characterized by a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity, being associated with significant impairment of social, academic, and occupational
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    Insulin Resistance at a Young Age Predicts Metabolic Problems Later in Life

    The food choices we make, how much we exercise and the amount of body fat we have affects our health already at a young age. Although seemingly healthy, our metabolism might tell a different story. This can already be seen at a young age. The Estonian Children Personality Behaviour and Health Study (ECPBHS) started 20 years ago in 1998 and
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    What is Changing Your Gut Microbiota

    Our body is colonized by trillions of microorganisms that are important for vital processes. Gut microbiota are the microorganisms living in the intestinal gut and play an essential role in digestion, vitamin synthesis and metabolism, among others. The mouth and the large intestine contain the vast majority of gut microbiota whether the
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  • The Nutritional Diversity TipSheet

    Nutritional Diversity Tip Sheet

    How do you eat in a healthy fashion?  Anne Siegl, PhD writes that a big part about eating healthy is nutritional diversity.  Not eating the same thing every day, but providing your body with a rich variety of all kinds of foods and nutrients.  Part of our objective is to keep our gut happy, because our gut drives so much of our health.  And we
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  • The Gut Brain Axis

    The Gut-Brain Axis: An Important Key to Your Health

    Scientific Research has now shown there is a direct connection between your Gut and your Brain.  It's a two-way, high-speed connection, and your Gut and Brain are in constant communication.  Part of what makes up your gut is microbiota, and these tiny organisms perform important tasks in the body, such as digesting and supplying vital
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    Sick, Sad and Stupid? – Why to Avoid Sugar, and How!

    Every child knows: sugar is bad for the teeth. Nutrition with a high amount of sugar does not only put you at a risk of dental cavities but also affects your physical and mental health, mood and memory. Sick? Current researches associate sugar consumption with overweight and obesity, which increases the risk of various subsequent illnesses:
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    Unhealthy Diets and Food Addictions in ADHD

    Recent research (1,2) on children and adolescents has reported that elevated levels of ADHD symptoms are positively associated with unhealthy dietary habits, including a higher consumption of refined sugars, processed food, soft drink, instant noodles, and a lower intake of vegetables and fruits. However, the link between low-quality diets and
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    The Beneficial Effects of “Dry January” (or any other month).

    Dry January, a phenomenon that started in Scandinavia and has now gained more popularity in other parts of Europe. During “Dry January” people challenge themselves to temporary abstinence from alcohol for one month, in order to detox their bodies after the holiday season. The media states that one-month alcohol abstinence has a beneficial
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    How Ambulatory Assessment Can Help to Monitor What Someone Eats Throughout the Day

    Whenever I ask my patients, if they are eating their “5 a day”, the immediate answer is “Yes, sure”. However, sometimes I´m not sure if their “Yes, sure” belongs to their real eating behavior or if it is more like wishful thinking. This question applies for a broad range of behavior, like taking the stairs instead of the elevator, having
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  • Food Diversity

    Nutritional Diversity Tip Sheet

    The more diverse we eat, the more diverse our gut microbiome (i.e., the composition of trillions of microbes in our intestine) will become. Sounds reasonable, right? But - why is that a good thing? Well, research has shown that a diverse gut microbiome is less susceptible to diseases, such as the well-known western lifestyle associated
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