In the early 20th century, a number of isolated studies discovered a relationship between the diet and mental health. Now, over one hundred years later, it’s increasingly accepted that the bacteria inside our bodies could serve as a crucial link between the food we eat and how we feel. There is a very close, very remarkable connection between the gut and the brain – it’s known as the gut-brain axis. This bidirectional communication network is so correlated that when something is happening on one end, it’s likely to influence the functioning of the other end as well.
There are many factors that can contribute to ADHD via the gut-brain axis — all of which are unique to each individual. As a result, it’s important to consult with a healthcare practitioner who can provide tailored treatment that addresses ADHD and the gut-brain axis connection accordingly.