LD Expert Podcast

Episode 36: Connecting Gut Health with Dyslexia – Lorraine Driscoll


    In this Episode


    Did you know that dairy could aggravate dyslexia?


    If you have food sensitivities, eating certain foods like dairy or gluten can affect your mood, behavior, memory, learning...The list goes on.

    This week’s podcast guest is Lorraine Driscoll, a registered Holistic Nutritionist and Educational Therapist. In her practice, she focuses on addressing the biochemistry of learning difficulties through identifying nutritional deficiencies, food sensitivities, gut healing, and toxicity to ensure the brain is nourished and has the ability to learn optimally.

    She shares our philosophy of getting to the root cause of learning and attention challenges, and talks about how gut health fits into that picture.


    In this week's episode, you'll learn:

    • Real life-examples of how food sensitivities and nutrient deficiencies can affect behavior and learning
    • Symptoms that might indicate food sensitivities or biochemical imbalances
    • How to make sustainable lifestyle changes in your family’s nutrition

    Episode Highlight

    "What does your child crave?

    When kids have cravings and so forth and they eat food that they are sensitive to, their body releases histamine, and histamine will affect the brain.

    And if there's enough of it, it can cause ADHD type behavior, OCD type behavior, SPD, all that type of stuff.”

    - Lorraine Driscoll



    Bonus Q&A

    How can you start flushing/detoxing your system safely?

    Tune in to the Bonus Q&A to hear practical advice and nutrition questions from other parents of children with learning challenges.

    Episode Transcripts