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Craig Roberts, Chiropractor, Grass Valley CA
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Tuesday 06/27/2006 Omega-3 Better than Ritalin

New research out of the University of Adelaide in Austrailia confirms the benefits of omega-3 supplementation in children with ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder). The study found that fish oil worked markedly better than the commonly prescribed drug Ritalin. Ritalin is a stimulant drug that binds the same receptors as cocaine in the brain. It has been blamed for dozens of deaths in the U.S., and for the deaths of 9 children in the U.K. The research has yet to be published, but you can click here to view a newspaper article discussing the research. Also, I recommend reading my omega-3 article that discusses the benefits of omega-3 supplementation in children and adults, and what to look for in a product. Remember that most children consume less than one fifth of their omega-3 requirement, and that the beneficial effects include improved cognition and memory, decreased incidence of cancer and cardiovascular disease, healthier skin and eyes and more!


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