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Thursday, 28 April 2011

High manganese exposure associated with ADHD: Soy milk formula contains about 80 times the levels of manganese found in breast milk

This post includes a synopsis of a study published in Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics 2003 Mar;3(2):145-8 and a recipe for spicy pork.

Study title and authors:
Does soy-based infant formula cause ADHD?
Crinella FM.

This paper can be accessed at:

Health and Nutrition Secrets
This paper reviewed the evidence of the connection between soy and ADHD.

Crinella found that:
(a) The mineral manganese may cause behavioral problems if consumed in high doses.
(b) High manganese exposure results in lower levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine, which plays a key role in inhibiting behavior seen in cases of ADHD.
(c) Studies on manganese miners have shown that it causes a number of behavioral problems.
(d) High doses of manganese exposure have been known to produce a syndrome called "manganism," marked by tremors similar to Parkinson's disease and spasmodic, often violent, behavior.
(e) Soy milk formula contains about 80 times the levels of manganese found in breast milk.

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Recipe of the day

Spicy Pork

Pork Tenderloin
Food Mall: Pork Tenderloin
1 lb pork tenderloin cut in half

Rub with this mixture:
1 tsp salt (or to taste)
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp thyme
generous pinch of ground allspice

Preheat oven to 350. Put 2 tablespoons olive oil in a roaster pan and brown tenderloin pieces on all sides to seal in juices. Bake about 40 minutes.