Clinical research shows that children with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) who took krill oil for 13 weeks normalized their electrical brain-activity patterns through QEEG brain mapping.
As a specialist in brain mapping and neruofeedback, I have found that if the brain isn’t well fed, it can’t develop new patterns. The foundation for long-term brain metabolism is supported by the fats that we consume. The brain consists of 60 percent fat, and not just any fat. Most brain fat is an omega-3 phospholipid, like that in krill oil.
The brains of my ADHD and ADD patients need sugar, but the right kind. I tell them to limit their intake of sweet snacks and stimulants, and eat enough carbohydrates and protein. I also recommend they supplement with some form of omega-3, such as the phospholipids-bonded omega-3 in krill oil.
Apart from eating cow brains, eyeballs and liver, people with ADD or ADHD need to find a good source of omega-3s. Our brain phospholipids have mostly bonded omega-3 DHA, the very same omega-3 lipid that can be found in krill oil.
There are a number of tests available to parents to determine if a child has ADHD or ADD, from simple and cheap, to professional and expensive. Here are the four main categories of tests I recommend to peer into the brain of their child.
Essential fatty acids are important to the messengers in the brain and nervous system, the substances called prostaglandins. When there are too few omega-3s in the system to release their counter prostaglandins coming from omega 6s, the omega 6 prostaglandins run rampant throughout the system. Young people with developmental delays, ADD or ADHD have been found to have omega 6 levels nearly 50 percent above normal. Visit the WellWise Omega 6 Food site for everything you need to know about omega 6 corn oil how it is causing the ADHD, obesity, diabetes, and heart disease epidemics.
It is not widely known that our brain needs fat. This is part of our confusing history with fat. We’ve heard for far too many years that fat is bad. This morphed into the maturing realization that certain fats are good, especially specific unsaturated fatty acids. The truth is, we cannot survive without the proper type and the proper amount of fat. In fact, our brains are nearly 60 percent fat, with a great need for saturated fat, polyunsaturated fat, cholesterol, and other fats.
Brain health is profoundly affected by your fatty-acid intake. Blogger Michael Schmidt, author of the books Brain Building Nutrition, describes the remarkable case of a young girl with severe omega 3 deficiency. Her story shows dramatic evidence that nerve degeneration can be induced with omega-3 fatty acid deficiency and that neurological damage can be repaired with proper supplementation.