that ADD ADHD is one thing
that food coloring has much effect on very many people
that “natural” substances are better than medicines
that stimulants are helpful to people who don’t have ADD ADHD
that medicines prevent kids from being themselves
that everything we read on the net is accurate
that people who don’t believe in ADD ADHD have any idea what they’re talking about
Ram’s good information on a food coloring study:
The Panel concludes that the McCann et al. study provides limited evidence that the two different mixtures of synthetic colours and sodium benzoate tested had a small and statistically significant effect on activity and attention in some children selected from the general population, although the effects were not observed for all children in all age groups and were not consistent for the two mixtures. The findings may thus be relevant for specific individuals within the population, showing sensitivity to food additives in general or to food colours in particular.
(” the target colours are more frequently used in sweets but also occur commonly in soft drinks and benzoate is frequently present in soft drinks.” – don’t soft drinks also often contain caffeine?)
Ram’s follow up on the study:
This study was very criticized for not being very scientific and not proving consistent results, but the comitee of the EU still passed a law in 2010, that these food coloring must have such a warning on the label.
Note: I may have finished the various treatments for ADD ADHD. Would love your suggestions about what I left out or comments on what I put in.