Is your child struggling at school? Do they have difficulty concentrating? Does your child find it difficult to cope with stress? Do they experience emotional mood swings?
Are they sensitive to light and sound?
If your answer is ‘yes’ to some of these questions, there’s a chance your child could have a little-known condition that’s making it difficult for them to thrive in a classroom environment.
Pyrrole disorder is a genetic blood disorder that results in a dramatic deficiency of zinc, B6 and arachidonic acid (a long-chain omega-6 fat). It can make your child’s body inefficient at producing serotonin — meaning they are more susceptible to suffering the physiological effects of stress.
Never heard of it? I’m not surprised. Many GPs don’t know about it, even though 1 in 10 children are diagnosed with this condition. It’s even more common among people who also have mental disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), schizophrenia and depression. That means that in a typical class of 25 to 30 kids, two or three will be struggling with Pyrrole and won’t be learning or behaving well.
5 things to look out for if you suspect your child may have Pyrrole Disorder
Pyrrole presents itself differently among different age groups, but here are a my top 5 symptoms to look for:
- Emotional mood swings and anxiety
- Difficulty coping with stress
- Sensitivity to light and sound
- Pale skin that doesn’t tan and burns easily, bumpy skin on upper arms
- White spots on nails
Firstly, if you suspect your child might have Pyrrole, it’s important to put them on a low-inflammatory diet immediately. The symptoms of Pyrrole can be made worse by a poor diet, so I recommend removing all additives and preservatives from their diet, as well as gluten, dairy and processed sugar. This will help alleviate symptoms until you find out for sure.
The quickest and easiest way to find out if your child has Pyrrole is to call us and book in for a simple urine test.
The good news is that once diagnosed, Pyrrole can easily be treated using natural medicines such as zinc and B6 in combination with a low-inflammatory diet. This includes removing all additives and preservatives from their food, as well as cutting out dairy, gluten and processed sugar.
Do you suspect your child has Pyrrole Disorder?
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