As a parent, it is only natural to want your child to be healthy and thrive—physically, mentally, emotionally, and even spiritually. However, when your child struggles with an ADHD diagnosis or other developmental disorder that may impact their ability to focus or think clearly, it can feel like you’re running out of answers and help. That’s why we at Covington Pediatrics believe in getting to the root cause of these issues through mitochondrial health optimization—understanding not just what symptoms look like but also what physiological changes may be occurring inside their bodies. By looking deeper into how things work so that we can gain a better knowledge of mitochondrial function as well as its relationship with concentration problems in children, together we can take proactive steps towards health restoration!
Mitochondria and ADHD
Mitochondria are tiny structures inside our cells that act like little power stations, producing energy for our bodies. They’re super important because they make a molecule called Adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which gives us the energy we need to do everything.
Dysfunction of mitochondria in your child’s cells could potentially lead to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This condition affects numerous children worldwide and significantly affects their ability to concentrate, manage their impulses, and remain calm. Consequently, it could make school and socializing a difficult task for them.
Shockingly, studies indicate that children with ADHD have lower ATP levels in their cells compared to their peers without ADHD – indicating that their mitochondria might not be functioning optimally. Factors such as our genetics, exposure to environmental hazards, and poor eating habits may cause this issue. It is wise that we ensure that we check our kids’ cells’ health too, to support their growth.
Nourishing the Cells
Eating a nutritious, healthy diet is an important part of keeping our mitochondria functioning optimally. Adding foods that are high in antioxidants and nutrients like A, C, D, E, and K to your diet can help protect the delicate mitochondria from damage.
Luckily for us, Mother Nature has an abundance of delicious options with these desired nutrients hidden within fruits and vegetables! To further give them the protection they require, adding omega-3 fatty acids, such as those found in fish or algae, can make them even stronger and better able to produce energy.
Re-Invigorating the Cells’ Powerhouses
There are reputable companies that offer special supplements that can improve overall health by providing crucial nutrients and antioxidants. New research suggests they might even work to benefit our mitochondria, the powerhouses of our cells, by increasing their energy production.
In fact, when tested on overweight adults, these supplements were found to reduce something called oxidative stress in their bodies. By limiting this damaging effect on cells and mitochondria, the supplements could help promote healthy function.
But that’s not all—another study showed that these supplements can even improve antioxidant levels in healthy adults. Think of it like a superhero for your cells, working to protect your mitochondria from damage and keeping you feeling your best. So why not give your body a little extra support?
Ultimately, we have reached the realization that mitochondria play a very important role in the cognitive functions of the brain for those with ADHD. Nourishing and re-invigorating the cells’ key powerhouses can help improve focus and behavior. By taking steps such as taking supplements of nutritional components, reducing environmental toxins, and exercising regularly – these small changes can make meaningful differences. It’s always ideal to try to boost cell energy naturally when possible and see how it affects performance before exploring medication options. If your child has been diagnosed with ADHD, make an appointment for your physician to fully evaluate and develop a lifestyle plan for successful daily management. Covington Pediatrics offers personalized plans tailored specifically to your pediatric’s needs so you can raise healthy children in this fast-paced world. Give us a call today at 770 – 787-7444 to schedule a consultation today to start them off on the right track.
Do you feel overwhelmed by your child’s unique requirements, such as ADHD, autism, or special needs? Our team understands the challenges that come with raising and supporting these children, and we want to help ease your worries. Let’s work together to find out if our specialized services can benefit your child and provide them with the best care possible. Call us now at 770-787-7444 to discuss your situation and create a custom plan that meets your child’s needs.
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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.