A Dallas nutritionist is in agreement with research findings that suggest a link may exist between pesticides and ADHD.
Dallas, Texas (WiredPRNews.com) – A nutritionist in Dallas is in agreement with a recent report that proposes a link between pesticides and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. As reported by CBS 11 News, Fay Elahi, M.S., M.A., whose area of specialization is special needs nutrition, asserts there is validity to the recent study published in the American Academy of Pediatrics publication that suggests pesticide exposure may contribute to ADHD.
Researchers of the study are quoted in the report as concluding, “the finding support the hypothesis that organophosphate exposure, at levels common among U.S. children, may contribute to ADHD prevalence.”
Elahi is quoted in the report as stating of the impact no longer giving her family foods produced with pesticides has had on her daughter’s behavior, “She had symptoms of ADHD” and after the change teachers were responsive to the improvement in her child’s behavior at school. Elahi further states, “They were congratulating me. They were saying she’s very much compliant. She’s able to focus at story time and math later on in first grade. She was a good student, able to concentrate better.”
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