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Hello and welcome to help talk on doctor Marc Siegel.
Many times we turn to medications.
For a quick fix.
But the truth is conditions like depression bipolar disorder anxiety may not even -- mood problems but rather they may even be food disorders.
Joining me now is nutritionist masters of science and author of what's eating your child telling Dorfman.
Thanks for coming -- -- my pleasure how often do you see children being miss diagnosed with -- anxiety disorders.
-- lot of children that have anxiety that come to me after they tried other medical treatments and they're looking to see if nutrition might offer solution give an example from your book.
I do have a good example from my book a child to was suffering from a lot of problems with -- and problems with that maintaining an even level of a functioning.
And we found that using fish oils was very effective at helping their brain operates what do you think was the problem in the first -- what what do you think caused -- I think that what happens is the brain is formed from the right kind of -- a lot of children in this generation are not lean right kind of -- bringing a lot of junkie.
Shelf stable -- -- found in processed food.
A study back in October -- just found that 40% of children's diets are kind of boxed up for it.
We know that I have three kids and I can tell you that for sure look at my own refrigerator and what about gluten sensitivity that's very -- were all talking about I think over 1% of the population.
Actually has that problem what do you have to say about -- Well -- sensitivity seems to be on the upswing and at Mayo Clinic -- also found that their finding.
That keep going down -- tested to -- possibly because of the way we produce it.
Because this present so many fans.
And some other genetic factors like think that the problem is that there's kind of sensitivity apart from Celia disease most people recognize at this Atlanta -- But if they don't have true disease could be -- be something like headache or behavior -- What about the stomach itself tell me tell you.
What more you see with gluten and the -- -- saying not full blown -- but maybe they're sensitive to gluten.
Right -- there is systemic issues of course it can -- gas and -- in distress and even chronic stomach aches.
And then -- -- logical symptoms and even studying neurological symptoms in -- act like headaches.
-- joint pain on skin conditions as a whole host as a -- also by apple releases -- there's a chapter in the book about it child that was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
The -- that was just coincidence.
So there you're out on a -- with more of these kids what do you do to real American how do you treat.
Well I think when it.
Professionals who know that nutrition if you questions certainly get the help that you need that's important.
Doctors like yourself that are interested nutrition and are going to be looking not for the whole idea the book.
It to help parents and doctors and other professionals think about nutrition as part of the things you should consider when looking -- medical problems.
And be aware of what your child is eating most people don't know what their kids are eating they need to give them certain sense.
I think Vegas is seeing -- running around like he sent between you open -- refrigerator there's nothing there to eat.
We're -- ADHD we talk about that all the all the time -- -- put -- out on a limb here and say that people are misdiagnosed with ADHD who actually have nutrition problems getting too much sugar or too much caffeine what do you think.
That's a pretty good it's funny bucket of Lawrence and I can't get on -- -- I think that.
Especially going back to fish -- since we've been on that subject.
The -- is formed from fats and it does have its with kids at eighty HD and the different fat composition in their diet and then into their bodies.
In children and adults without that and by adjusting the -- diet they can actually -- on the brain and brain.
The form follows the function file is important and still -- the -- went differently functions differently and and.
It gets to be reliant on certain foods that really shouldn't have that are bad for.
They've done animal studies in -- wanted this to kids -- -- given in the kind of shelf stable faster and injunctive.
The -- top off their head and look in the brain and -- had tangles like an alzheimer's disease so well lately starts to shift the way the brains form.
Because -- -- structural nutrient looks at a brick in the wall.
-- -- That brain.
Went -- adults let's talk about them for a second.
A few of us -- bill adults here what about same kind of thing anxiety disorders behavioral disorders ADHD dvd.
Bipolar but you're gonna see that would nutritional problems.
Absolutely kits are exciting because she can help them for their -- because it still quelling now at a shoot more like retrofitting your brain like your retrofitting.
An air conditioning unit that she built the house but it can still be time -- correcting your diet over time you can improve the chemistry.
What's feeding your child is the book -- -- you know a lot about adults you have a health question send an email to Dr.
-- at foxnews.com.
Until next time I'm doctor Marc Siegel have a great day.
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