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Feeding The Brain : How Foods Affect Children - C. Keith Conners

Feeding The Brain

How Foods Affect Children

Paperback Published: 1st January 2002
ISBN: 9780738206202
Number Of Pages: 277

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"<>An informative look at how the foods we feed our children can shape the course of their growth, development and behavior.<>"

Food, Mind, and Behaviorp. 1
Beliefs and Emotions about Foodp. 1
Food and the Brainp. 6
Food and the World around Usp. 7
Problems in Studying Food and Behaviorp. 9
Behavior Patterns in Childrenp. 16
Hyperactivity and Artificial Sweetenersp. 25
A Case of Severe Reaction to Aspartamep. 25
The NutraSweet (Aspartame) Storyp. 28
A Controlled Case Study with Aspartamep. 38
Dieting and Aspartamep. 47
Other Controlled Trials of Aspartame in Childrenp. 49
Summaryp. 52
The First Meal of the Dayp. 55
Does Eating Breakfast Matter?p. 55
Supplementing Breakfastp. 57
Paying Attentionp. 64
Breakfast and Hyperactive Childrenp. 68
Breakfast and Hypoglycemiap. 70
Conclusions on Breakfastp. 71
Sugar and Its Effects on Behavior and Moodp. 75
What Is Sugar?p. 77
Sugar, Hyperactivity, and Attention Deficits in Childrenp. 79
Dietary Intake of Sugar and Behavior in Childrenp. 80
Why Scientists Disagree about Sugar and Behaviorp. 82
The Cause and Effect Problemp. 84
Studying Sugar Effects by Adding It to the Dietp. 87
Hormones, Sugar, and Breakfastp. 93
Some Speculations about Brain Growth and Sugarp. 94
Are All Carbohydrates Equal?p. 97
Summaryp. 98
Food and Violencep. 101
Hyperactivity, Aggression, Alcohol, and Criminalityp. 103
Diet and Killer Micep. 105
Hypoglycemia and Crimep. 106
Societies That Killp. 108
Blood Sugar and Aggressive Fantasy in Normal Adultsp. 111
Hypoglycemia and Violent Offendersp. 114
Diet and Aggression in Prisonp. 118
Conclusionsp. 120
Diet, IQ, and Learningp. 123
What is IQ?p. 123
Studying Food and IQ in Childrenp. 128
Malnutrition and IQp. 130
Mother's Diet and IQ in Her Childrenp. 132
Diet and IQ in Young Childrenp. 134
Diet and IQ in Older Childrenp. 136
Tired Blood and IQp. 139
Heavy Metalp. 144
Nutrition and IQ: What Should We Do?p. 152
Food Additives and Food Allergiesp. 157
Food Additivesp. 157
Feingold's Theory of Food Additives and Hyperactivityp. 158
Food Allergyp. 176
Advice on Changing Behavior with Dietp. 184
Megavitaminsp. 187
What Are Vitamins and Megavitamins?p. 188
Orthomolecular Psychiatry and Biochemical Individualityp. 189
Megavitamins and Schizophreniap. 192
Megavitamins and Hyperactivityp. 195
Childhood Autismp. 204
Mental Retardationp. 207
Where Do We Go from Here with Megavitamins?p. 208
Eating Disorders and Stress in Childrenp. 211
Eating Disorders in Childrenp. 211
The Experience of Stressp. 221
How Stress Affects the Body and Brainp. 223
Food and Stressp. 226
Stimulant Drugs, Sugar, and Proteinp. 230
Conclusionsp. 232
Tracking Food, Mood, and Behavior in Childrenp. 235
Observing and Rating Childrenp. 235
Doing Experiments at Homep. 245
Conclusionsp. 249
Food Changes Brain Neurotransmittersp. 249
Foods Protect the Brainp. 252
Food and the Developing Brainp. 253
Ideas and Emotions Control Nutritionp. 254
The Science of Food and Behaviorp. 254
Notesp. 257
Indexp. 263
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ISBN: 9780738206202
ISBN-10: 0738206202
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 277
Published: 1st January 2002
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.74 x 14.02  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1