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Many parents of kids with neurodevelopmental conditions, such as autism and ADHD, have long suspected that there is a deeper biological connection to their child’s symptoms. Over the years, experts in the field have been digging into this potential link, and a growing body of research has begun to surface, pointing at an unlikely culprit: Candida overgrowth in the gut. If you are the parent or caregiver of a child struggling with ADHD (or Autism) and suspect something else may be going on inside their body, read on to learn more about what role Candida might play in manifesting symptomatically as cognitive behavior struggles. We hope this information brings some clarity around why certain behavioral traits often come alongside neurological-based challenges.


Candida, the Invader 

ADHD is a common condition that affects millions of people on the planet. But did you know that Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder  (ADHD) may be connected with the root cause of overgrowth of candida in the body?

Candida is more than just a type of fungus; it can potentially have an unwelcome influence on our lives. When Candida overgrowth occurs, it may lead to troubling side effects such as ADHD and other issues related to its imbalance in the gut microbiome.

With a functional medicine approach, treating ADHD can be done by working to balance the gut’s ecosystem, which means addressing excess levels of yeast and other imbalances in order to restore wellness.

How do we know Candida is a Contributing Factor? 

ADHD can wreak havoc on both physical and mental health, with effects ranging from impulsivity to brain fog and beyond. Insomnia, aggressiveness, tummy aches, and constipation are all common signs that a deeper ADHD-related issue could be at hand, one that should not be ignored.

The fact is, all of these symptoms can and are caused by candida overgrowth. Other bacteria, like clostridia, can also cause some of these symptoms. So it’s not proprietary just to one type of overgrowth of a harmful agent.

Functional medicine is a powerful tool to help us investigate the nuances of your health, especially when it comes to pinpointing and treating those pesky organisms. Our precision functional testing can get you on track so we can provide tailored treatment plans unique to each individual’s needs; no two cases are ever alike.

 

Now, what can you do in the meantime?

If you’re looking to take control of your candida struggle, speaking with an experienced functional medicine doctor can help. Plus, there are some steps and supplements you could consider: an anti-candida diet that eliminates high-sugar foods and those containing yeast; stopping the consumption of kombucha; taking caprylic acid (for potentially reducing inflammation); berberine supplements or oregano oil as a natural anti-fungal agent; and grapefruit seed extract for combating bacteria. With all these options, it’s easier than ever to find the right path toward taking back control. 

These are not as easy to give to a child, so we’ll need to talk about how to do that. But for adults, those are easy supplements to add to your diet and to also accommodate an anti-candida diet. 


Take the time to answer this

 

If you or your child are concerned about potential issues with Candida Albicans, we can help! Our repurposed questionnaire will shed light on whether Candida may be influencing symptoms like ADHD. You can access it through this link. 

Please take a few moments to go through the questions and send them back over to info@covingtonpediatrics.com – our team is here to provide insight that’ll ensure you make decisions confidently and assuredly.

If you’re curious about this topic, our website has plenty of insightful blog posts for your perusal! Visit covingtonpediatrics.com and explore the depths of knowledge we have to offer!

It’s key to stay educated and self-aware when it comes to our physical well-being and the connection between Candida and ADHD. While this link might not be discussed as often, it is just as real, if not more so, than many other conditions. It’s amazing to see how much progress has been made in the realm of testing when it comes to candida overgrowth detection, so we can take note of more specifics and better manage the situation for those affected by both ADHD and Candida Overgrowth. With that being said, we have only scratched the surface of what solutions are out there for helping with this condition for a clearer, healthier future. It’s never too late to reach out, so why wait any longer? Why don’t you take charge of your health today by scheduling an appointment in our office at (770) 787-7444? We strive to provide all of our patients with the best care possible, and we look forward to hearing from you.

 

Ready to make a positive change for your child’s developing years? Our approach offers relief from symptoms associated with ADHD, autism, and other special cases. Let’s discover together if our services are the perfect fit. Contact us at 770 – 787-7444 today! During this call, we can discuss your situation in more detail and come up with a plan tailored specifically for you.

 

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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