There is little argument that diet has a contribution in the major diseases of civilization, such as heart disease and type II diabetes. However, the effect of diet on mental health disorders remains controversial in the conventional circles. I’m not entirely clear why, as it has been known for a decade or more that different kinds of inflammation mediate both metabolic syndrome and the depressive disorders and schizophrenia. It seems logical to me to look for dietary or environmental insults that would predispose one to develop these disorders, and not just in fringe journals, or Australia.
This may be a bit too geeky for some, but I’m a big fan of my friend Dr. Emily Deans’ “Evolutionary Psychiatry” blog. If you or anyone in your family is dealing with ADHD, this is a worthwhile read.