PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 30, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Darren Galesi
believes a healthy diet has the power to transform more than just our physical appearance, which is why he promotes a recent article
in Psych Central. As a personal chef and thought leader in the food industry, Darren Galesi is always looking for new ways to improve lives through food and a well-balanced, healthy diet. He is committed to educating individuals struggling with ADD, along with their families, sharing how they can cope with attention deficit disorder and its symptoms through food and a healthy lifestyle.
According to the article, "children who are exposed to 'junk food' before birth and during early childhood are at a significantly increased risk for developing mental health problems - including anxiety and depression - while still very young." A recent study conducted by researchers from Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia, found that a greater consumption of unhealthy food during pregnancy, as well as a lack of healthy food in children during the first years of life, was tied to higher levels of behavioral and emotional problems.
"This study comes from the largest cohort study in the world and is the first to suggest that poor diet in both pregnant women and their children is a risk factor for children's mental health problems," said lead investigator, Felice Jacka, Ph.D.
Darren Galesi frequently refers to the Attention Deficit Disorder Association to gather resources, networking opportunities and information for his clients, particularly for adults suffering with ADD. He also offers cooking classes as a way to teach children how to focus and learn a task while having fun in the kitchen. "There are many foods that can heighten the symptoms of ADD," he said. "I tell people suffering from this disorder to avoid processed foods that contain sugar, and to eat hummus, almond butter and carrot sticks. Other foods to implement into an enriched diet include beans and grilled vegetables along with milk and dairy alternatives, like almond milk."
Darren Galesi also recommends taking fish oil supplements, as they control symptoms due to the amount of omega-3 fatty acids. "Fish oil improves mental skill and helps children organize their thoughts better," he said. "If you add salmon, tuna and trout to your diet, the diet will promote a more natural boost to the amount of fatty acids required for brain processing."
Galesi partners with the association to raise awareness about ADD and the ways individuals can improve their condition and overall quality of life. He believes awareness is only successful through collaboration and support. Darren Galesi strives to come up with creative solutions and approaches through food for those struggling with ADD.
is a personal chef who has two decades of experience in preparing unique and flavorful meats for his clients. He resides in Nevada and travels frequently, using his abroad experiences to create delicious, innovative cuisine for his clients. He is passionate about food and its relationship to various health conditions. Galesi loves to eat and prepare food, discovering new ingredients and flavors. He relies on organic materials and inventive styles of cooking, which is why his clients rave about talents and ideas. He uses local ingredients to put together enticing fare.