ADD/ADHD Link to Gut Problems

The Gut-Brain Connection

ADD/ADHD Link to Gut Problems

In 19 years of clinical experience, Lee Rossano, CNC, of Advanced Nutritional Solutions in Lake Orion, MI, has noticed a pattern in children with ADD/ADHD. "We have seen digestive issues such as gas, bloating, diarrhea and/or constipation," she says. "They often were 'colicky’ babies who may have been put on acid blockers and antibiotics, and they were prone to ear infections."

According to Dr. Family Physician Mark Hyman, Chairman of the Institute for Functional Medicine and a six-time New York Times bestselling author, there is a gut-brain connection. As the digestion goes, so does the brain.

"Proper colon flora is so important for a healthy colon and immune system," explains Rossano. "Our current diets destroy the natural 80% good bacteria to 20% bad bacteria. When this happens we grow yeast, bacteria and parasites. This destroys the gut barrier and causes Leaky Gut Syndrome. The toxic microbes fill the blood and create congestion in the organs, glands and brain. Leaky gut is the leading cause of hidden food allergies and inflammation in the body."

Lee Rossano is a Certified Nutritional Counselor and owner of Advanced Nutritional Solutions in Lake Orion, MI. For more information call 248-652-6160 or visit For information on Dr. Mark Hyman, visit

This HealthBrief appears in the July 2020 issue of the East Michigan Natural Awakenings Magazine.


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