We've been avoiding artificial colorings, flavorings, and preservatives for years. Casein (milk protein) was a huge culprit in DS's focus problems so he's been on a casein-free diet for many years; dramatic change there. We thought gluten might have been impacting him so we tried gluten-free at one time also but it did not make any difference. For us, treating DS using a biomedical approach (vitamin/mineral supplementation) was what ultimately rid him of his ADHD diagnosis.
at 2:42 PM on Mar. 14, 2011