Quote of the Week…Diet & Violent Behaviour

"....if we really wanted to reduce recidivism [re-offending] rates, we need to change food access in prisons. Violent prison crime can be dramatically reduced by providing a healthy diet to prisoners. One study of 3,000 incarcerated youth replaced snack foods with healthier options and dramatically reduced refined and sugary foods. Over the twelve-month follow-up there …

NAC For Autism

Antioxidant curbs irritable behaviour in autistic children The antioxidant supplement NAC (N-Acetylcysteine) lowers irritability in children with autism, and reduces their repetitive behavioural patterns.  It seems to stop even extreme irritability, such as throwing, kicking and hitting. The supplements were tested on 31 autistic children, and over the 12-week trial period, their irritability scores almost …

ADHD Not Just Genetic

There have been several media reports over the last few days which give the impression researchers have confirmed ADHD is genetic. This is misleading. A study from Cardiff University found out of a hundred children who inherited the mutated DNA identified, only 4 were likely to go on to actually develop ADHD.  After originally stating this was confirmation ADHD was a …