This is insane. A New York Times article chronicles how up to one in five American boys get an ADHD diagnosis. Most of these kids are prescribed medication, stimulants similar to amphetamine (like Ritalin or Adderall):
Why? This is certainly not normal. Something is very wrong. But what?
Have a look at this US map of the rates of ADHD in children:
Doesn’t it look eerily familiar? It does.
Here are a few other maps:
Hmmm… the obesity epidemic matches the ADHD epidemic. Interesting.
And how about these maps:
Soda and disease
Of course, it could be one big coincidence. Perhaps soda, obesity, diabetes and ADHD have nothing to do with each other.
Or perhaps too much sugar and other processed carbs is the main cause of least three different epidemics: obesity, diabetes and ADHD. That’s my guess.
What do you think?
At least one well-designed study has shown that reducing sugar and other processed carbs (among other things) in the diet improved kids with ADHD.
Adding some omega-3 fats could help too.