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At first glance, there doesn’t appear to be a connection between gut health and your child’s ADHD symptoms. But what if I told you that it could be possible for an imbalance of candida yeast in the digestive tract to be causing or contributing to their struggles? It might sound too good—or maybe even too complicated—to be true. In this blog post, we will explore how gut imbalances may actually play a significant role in ADHD, as well as ways to help identify a candida yeast infection and steps you can take towards restoring balance and optimal health. So grab your favorite cup of joe (or tea!), pull up a chair, and let’s get started on our quest down the rabbit hole!

 

ADHD and the Opportunistic Candida Albicans

 

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common problem that affects many kids. But did you know that it might be caused by a type of fungus called candida yeast? 

Candida yeast can be a tricky little guest living inside our gut. But what seems like harmless fun can become too hard, and things can get out of balance. Overgrowth of the fungus can not only contribute to irritability and a weakened immune system but in more extreme cases, symptoms related to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have been linked to Candida yeast overgrowth.

Therefore, it is important to maintain a healthy ecology in our bodies and engage in mindful practices that bring us into balance.

The Holistic Care Perspective on Treatment 

Functional Medicine could be regarded as a fine-tuned medical practice.

Doctors practicing it pertain to treating ADHD in kids with an approach that goes beyond conventional methods. They believe the complexity of this ailment warrants a deviation from traditional protocols by attempting to ensure metabolic opportunities in individuals by addressing any imbalance in the gut. Chief among these is Candida yeast overgrowth, both recognized for its positive beneficial effects and its unwelcome ability to outgrow its boundaries due to becoming overactive.

This can be done by changing the diet, avoiding certain types of food, and increasing the intake of good bacteria in the gut.

Functional medicine doctors may also recommend supplements to help fight off the candida yeast. Supplements like Caprylic Acid, Oregano oil, and Berberine have been shown to have antifungal properties and can help reduce the growth of candida yeast in the gut.

 

Improve Overall Well-Being 

 

Functional medicine practitioners can help identify potential underlying issues that may be worsening ADHD symptoms, such as food sensitivities, nutrient deficiencies, and heavy metal toxicity. By getting to the root of these imbalances, we create an opportunity for improved focus and greater energy levels.

As a busy mom, it can be challenging to find effective solutions for children struggling with conditions such as ADHD. But functional medicine practitioners have the ability to identify and address any underlying imbalances that may contribute, allowing your child access to lasting relief—without relying on medication alone! It’s why I always encourage moms like you to explore this path when seeking answers.

While there’s no surefire way to know if candida is causing or exacerbating your ADHD symptoms, taking proactive steps to improve your gut health is always a good idea. And even if candida isn’t the root cause of your issues, supporting gut health is still an important part of management and may help reduce some symptoms. If you’re interested in learning more about how we can help you achieve optimal wellness, schedule a discovery call with us today. We’d love to chat with you about how we can support your journey to better health!

 


Is Candida albicans having an influence on your child’s ADHD? Take a few moments to discover the answer! Fill out our questionnaire and send it back over to info@covingtonpediatrics.com – we’ll help you get clarity, so you can make decisions with confidence.

 


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DISCLAIMER:  The information in this email is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. All content is for general informational purposes only and does not replace a consultation with your own doctor/health professional.