Rise in ADHD diagnoses

Mao Shing Ni, PhD Doctor of Chinese Medicine, explains what factors are behind the increase in ADHD diagnosis in children in America today
What Is Behind The Rise In ADHD Diagnoses In Children Today
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Rise in ADHD diagnoses

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The reason for the rise of ADHD in America, I believe, is due to the environmental factors, such as, toxins. Toxins as in pesticides. Pesticides kill bugs by paralyzing their nervous system. Imagine, cumulatively over time, you'll have all this neurotoxins in your body, you are going to be affected by it. Kids, in particular, are more easily and that's why focus and concentration is affected. Secondly, we look at the diet of American kids. We see lots of sugars, carbs, artificial flavoring, artificial coloring; and all of that contributes to a decrease in the ability to focus and concentrate. The sugar crashes. That doesn't hold up. Artificial flavoring and coloring have been shown in studies to affect brain focus and concentration. Thirdly, I think we are distracted. Kids have many digital distractions. As a result of that, it contributes to the ability to sit and focus on a target. That is an issue that I think schools need to look at and give a different way of getting them information.

Mao Shing Ni, PhD Doctor of Chinese Medicine, explains what factors are behind the increase in ADHD diagnosis in children in America today

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Mao Shing Ni, LAc, DOM, PhD

Doctor of Chinese Medicine

Dr. Mao Shing Ni, also known as Dr. Mao, is a bestselling author, doctor of Chinese Medicine and an authority on integrative nutrition.  He practices with his associates at the Tao of Wellness in Santa Monica and Newport Beach, California, specializing in family medicine, women’s health and pediatrics. Dr. Mao is the co-founder of Yo San University in Los Angeles where he trains healthcare professionals in acupuncture and Chinese medicine.  He is a highly sought after speaker and has been featured in numerous media including the NY Times, Dr. Oz, The Doctors and PBS radio.  Dr. Mao writes as a Health Expert on Yahoo and Huffington Post.  For more information on his best-seller, Secrets of Self Healing, log onto taoofwellness.com.

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