The reason why I look at impulsive behavior is because mental disorders are the single largest contributors to disease burden in Europe. Impulsivity and compulsivity increase the risk of psychiatric disorders, especially Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, alcohol and drug abuse disorders, conduct disorder and antisocial disorders Read more
The human gut is colonized by microorganisms in a similar number as the cells of the human body.
"Microbiota" refers to these microorganisms, and it maintains a symbiotic relationship with the host, contributing to essential functions such as food digestion, energy harvest and storage, the function of the intestinal barrier, and the Read more
It must have been mid-October 2017 that Oliver (8 years of age) and his family were referred to us by one of our co-workers. “Parents would like to know more about a dietary intervention for Oliver’s ADHD as opposed to medication. Oliver is falling behind at school due to attention difficulties and impulsivity. In addition to that, he has Read more
Nutrition as part of the solution to the mental health crisis!
Mental illness affects one in five people globally and, despite the wide availability of solid empirically supported therapies, these statistics are not getting any better. We appear to have reached an impasse improving outcomes, despite improvements in other areas of medicine. Read more
Is there any evidence for using micronutrients for the treatment of mental illness?
The notion that good nutrition is good for the brain is not a new idea. What is relatively new is that, until recently, there were very few well conducted studies examining whether a broad spectrum approach using doses of nutrients higher than what you could Read more
Isn’t it amazing what a regular breakfast habit can do for you?
An old German saying states breakfast as the most important meal of the day. And it might be right! A review by Rampersaud and colleagues (2005)(1) investigated the effect of a regular breakfast habit on a variety of outcomes. They concluded that children and adolescents who Read more
There is a well-documented relationship between dietary factors, health and human behavior. Severe malnutrition produces neurological and psychiatric symptoms. It is also assumed that dietary factors play a role in common mental disorders, such as ADHD, but this is less established and more difficult to investigate. A few studies have Read more
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