Are you at risk of becoming insane because of your
ADHD child? Apart from the question of ADHD meds, you know that the old adage
'you are what you eat' is true but how on earth do you find the time to put it
into practice. Here are five simple strategies which can change your child's
diet for attention deficit disorder (ADHD) without going crazy in the process.
1. Forget Feingold diet and other
elimination diets. There are too many restrictions in the first and there is
too much difficulty in the second! Feingold does not allow fruit which I and
lots of nutritionists disagree with, so the first strategy is to pile up on
fruits and vegetables in whatever form you like. Smoothies, soups, and
2. Get rid of all the processed
food which is full of additives, colourings and pesticides and all sorts of
toxins. There is enough evidence out there, believe me, which says that this
rubbish ruins concentration and hypes up kids so that they are hyperactive.
That means going organic when you can but without making it a big deal. Most
diets for attention deficit disorder make a big deal of this and say you have
to bake your own bread!
3. Either buy and serve lots of
fish and serve it up. If you cannot buy fish, or you hate the smell, then buy
a good Omega 3 and Omega 6 supplement or fish oil supplement. These are also
called essential fatty acids (EFAs) and they are just great for brain
function. A daily dose of 400 mg is enough. Flax oil comes into this category
and without making a big fuss, just put it into the smoothies you prepare for
the kids. If you do like fish and the kids do as well, it is better to avoid
the fish which have high levels of mercury. These are swordfish, shark, and
4. Reduce the level of glucose
and try and increase protein. The child's brain needs a steady supply of
glucose throughout the day. In practical terms, that means having smaller
regular meals throughout the day and favouring protein snacks with nuts and
whole grains over the carbohydrates, ice cream and chocolate snacks. Discover
your health food shops and buy snacks with nuts and other goodies there.
5. Get a good source of
multivitamins - this will cover all the things you haven't fed the whole
family with. I go for one which contains Gingko Biloba as well because I know
that research on that one says that it really helps the brain .
Finally get the whole family in
on this diet for attention deficit disorder - there are no great changes so if
you introduce these gradually over time, nobody will notice.Well, you will
notice because your ADHD child will be calmer and even lovable again! A diet
for attention deficit disorder is not going to cure your child but it really
does help and everybody in the family will be healthier as well.
The other thing which
probably keeps you awake at night is what sort of ADHD medication you should
go for. The side effects of the
are often so severe ( weight loss, irritability, anxiety, listlessness etc)
that your child has to take other medications to combat these side effects.
This is ridiculous! Why not find peace of mind by going for ADHD natural cures
which are not going to turn your child into a zombie ? Make an informed choice
- the link below will open your eyes!
Are you at risk of becoming insane because of
your ADHD child? Apart from the question of ADHD meds, you know that the old
adage 'you are what you eat' is true but how on earth do you find the time
to put it into practice. Here are five simple strategies which can change
your child's diet for attention deficit disorder (ADHD) without going crazy
in the process.
Locke is a Health enthusiast who specializes in Children's Health. He has
written extensively on ADHD. Discover what
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