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ADHD Insights: Picky Eaters Outed Video

Posted Nov 01 2012 12:00am
  • picky 1 300x204 ADHD Insights: Picky Eaters Outed Video Picky Eaters Often Go Through Life In Complete Denial

    The mothers of every picky eater, unless they exist in complete denial themselves, often intuitively know that their kids suffer a significant stomach, significant gastrointestinal malady – that’s biologically based. My opinion?  The mothers are right, most of the time.

    They know it’s not mental, they know it’s not “psychiatric,” because the child often simply arrived with that picky eater problem. showed up early in childhood – in spite of every mother’s loving attempts to keep the child properly nourished. Picky presented as pre-verbal and even in the most loving, considerate parenting context.

    Yes, some picky eaters result from parents who remain too soft on discipline, but in my experience the psychological parenting contribution remains remarkably uncommon. More often a careful look at the biology of the parents as outlined in this video will underline the genetic contributions .

    Biological Considerations Break The Denial

    But, on the other hand, picky eaters almost always demonstrate mental, psychiatric issues, and quite often those issues fall under the diagnostic rubric of ADHD. They suffer attentional issues, and by the way, the ADHD medications almost always work exceedingly unpredictably…. but you already knew that. Those medications that work for everyone else so predictably, cause weight loss, serious appetite disturbances, and big emotional reactions, even in small doses.

    Often the treatment team throws up their hands and says: “We simply can’t get those meds right, we can’t do any more than this.” Enter Intuniv, the medication purported to fix kids with ODD, [one of my least favorite, most imprecise diagnostic labels]. But even our non-stimulant Intuniv doesn’t work if the picky eating arises, as is often the case, from food immunity, food sensitivity issues.

    Take a look at this brief video -  far too superficial for the entire complexity of picky eating – but it does cover one frequently observed, measurable contributory factor seen quite commonly in our offices, everyday: IgG allergens corrupting both the stomach and the gut.

    See what you think: Duration only 3:16 min.

    Do drop a note below to weigh in on this one – especially if you’ve seen food sensitivities related in your personal experience ↓


    Dr Charles Parker: Author, Neuroscience Consultant, Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist. His book “New ADHD Medication Rules” – Preorder Discount at These Bookstores is the *only resource available to the public* that describes more precise medical diagnosis and measurable treatment strategies for ADHD. Visit CoreBrain Books for reading recommendations. His CoreBrain Training platform provides a coaching system from high school students to medical professionals for transitions to these new realities of mind-practice. Join Parker on the radio weekly at ADHD Meds | Straight Talk for ADHD Med details that work. Then follow @drcharlesparker on Twitter for more fresh details.

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