Are gut bacteria the key to curing ADHD? A group of scientists is looking deeper into beneficial bacteria as a way to naturally regulate mood. According to Dr. Michael Bailey, the OSU study's co-author, gut bacteria, and the brain interact in such a way that impacts a toddler's mood.
The discovery may help regulate mood-regulating chemicals, such as serotonin, dopamine, and gamma-aminobutyric acid or GABA, among children suffering from ADHD.
Doctors should stop prescribing pharmaceutical drugs for children and instead “diversify their gut bacteria” and encourage them to spend more time outdoors, according to an Ohio State University study.
The researchers made the astonishing discovery that gut bacteria plays a profound role in influencing the temperament of toddlers. Mood, curiosity, sociability, impulsivity, and — in particularly in young boys — extroversion, are in large part determined by the diversity of gut bacteria in the child’s system.
The research proves that the microorganisms swimming around your pipes not only digests food and fights disease, they also secrete mood-regulating chemicals like serotonin, dopamine, and gamma-aminobutyric acid or GABA.
When doctors prescribe mood-altering drugs like Ritalin and Adderall, the diversity of a child’s gut bacteria is devastated, leaving the body unable to naturally regulate mood, thus forming a lifelong dependence on Big Pharma.
The study suggests that toddlers prescribed pharmaceutical drugs to regulate mood should instead be prescribed with healthy diets to diversify the gut flora.
Dr. Lisa Christian, one of the co-authors of the study, analyzed stool samples of 77 kids, ages 18 to 27 mont5hs. She said there is a possibility that the type of food children eat affects their temperament. Choosing certain types of foods may “affect their microbiome.”
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