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Anyone have good receipes for an ADHD diet?

Our son was officially diagnosed with ADHD. We really dont want to put him on the meds they have. We would like to try to alter his diet. Anyone with good advice, or receipes, or sources of info ur help would be greatly appreciated. Thank You Very Much! :)

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T.J.76

Asked by T.J.76 at 11:46 AM on May. 6, 2010 in Diet & Fitness

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  • There are many therapists who work with people who have ADD/ADHD; they teach them not just coping skills, but how to use ADD/ADHD as an advantage in their lives. Thom Hartmann has written extensively on this topic; you should be able to find his books art your local library, there is lots of information at his website: http://www.thomhartmann.com/category/thom/adhd-education/.
    You may also want to explore how foods affect behavior, either from the Feingold Organization (www.feingold.org) or another source. We eat a "clean" diet; no processed foods, no chemical additives, no meat, very little dairy
    My daughter's attention issues were helped dramatically by fish oil supplements (though we have since switched her to hemp oil). It is important to use a good brand, like Nordic Naturals; it takes about 8 weeks to become effective.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:17 PM on May. 6, 2010

  • feingold site is a good one, some things to avoid are strawberries and all other berries, cucumbers, jello, jams and jellies, peanuts, dairy, candy.
    QandA

    Answer by QandA at 7:34 PM on May. 7, 2010

  • Take him to an allergist. Have him tested for food sensitivities. RAST testing for IgE, IgG & IgA antibodies. Then you will know which foods to eliminate. The Feingold diet is a good place to start. HOwever, it is an elimination diet to see which foods trigger the symptoms. Allergy testing would eliminate this step.

    For starters, remove all artificial colors & flavors, HFCS, excess sugars(including fruit juice). Dairy & wheat are common triggers also. Eat whole foods: meat, veggies, fruits, grains.
    motherofhope98

    Answer by motherofhope98 at 4:38 PM on May. 8, 2010

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