ADHD – Nutritional Therapy for Mental Health – Dr. Jason Loken

ADHD – Nutritional Therapy for Mental Health – Dr. Jason Loken

September 27, 2019 0 By Ewald Bahringer


This is a relatively new area that I
came to a couple of years ago was this whole concept of advanced nutritional
therapy for ADHD and not just for ADHD but for all sort of mental health. There was one study in the notes that you sent me that just… blew my mind. So can you tell me a little bit about Dr. Walsh and what brought you into all of this? So I came across Dr. Walsh’s work, he’s… they have a nonprofit called the Walsh
Research Institute in Chicago brilliant brilliant fellow and
essentially he’s been working with mental health for decades and worked
also with a prominent psychiatrist Dr. Carl Pfeiffer, who was a psychiatrist and a
PhD researcher, they did a lot of really groundbreaking work around looking at
nutritional ideologies to ADHD, autism, anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar,
this whole big round mental health. So break this down for me, because I’m a newbie here. Nutritional ideologies. So looking at nutritional imbalances that
are affecting these conditions and actually playing a very important
cornerstone and and what the development of these conditions is. And so he had just sort of a guess of he thought there might be a predisposition, or he thought there might be something there? Well, where he originally worked, he was actually working… he started to do some volunteer
work working in a prison system and so he started working in the prison system
originally looking at what made aggressive behaviour and so he started to,
he got some funding to do this and he started working with it and he started
finding similar trends over and over again in different urine and blood
chemistries. And so after a while and then he could predict almost, he said with 90%
certainty, “Just show me the the lab work and I will tell you if that was a
violent or a non violent criminal,” based on the blood work and the urine test. And he could do that with pretty good accuracy? Yeah it was it was pretty amazing and so he did a lot of work there for quite
a while and then he basically sort of realized that all of these people that
are in jail were basically kids with really horrible biochemistry and he goes
we need to start focusing on if we can address kids early on we might
completely change the trajectory of their life, because if they have a — I know
I, every time I think about that… But think of that, like… You know my husband’s in
education you know and often works with kids that aren’t aren’t fitting into the
system as we’ve set it up or you know and they can’t get the attention that
they deserve and these kids fall behind, they become, there’s a stigma to
them, they label and that becomes of the fabric of their identity.