Diet for adhd kids

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Avatar f tn The bottom line is that some kids do better with medications for add/adhd and perhaps adding to it with natural remedies will help. I do wish you well and commend you for addressing your child's issues through intervention early on. makes a HUGE difference down the road.
Avatar n tn My 9 year old son has adhd and is on meds for this, but the school can't not cope with his behaviour and keep ring me to pick him up!! I am looking for some help as i don't know what to do or where to turn! I feel as if i've tried everything and hoping you can help give me some answers?
535822 tn?1443980380 Instead of Drugs and behavioral therapy for ADHD try changing diet .instead.It does not take a rocket scientist to .figure out that many symptoms.associated with ADHD attention deficit hyperactivity disorder,the often over diagnosed condition tacked onto young people , can be treated by simply altering or supplementing ones diet .
Avatar n tn I've heard there is a link between kids who have ADHD and allergies or food sensitivities too, so you might want to get your kids tested for that. Some kids are sensitive to food dyes like red food dye. The more I lean about this stuff, the more fascinated I am with it all! It's really interesting stuff. I've also heard that a lot of the problems we have is because most of us are difficient in certain minerals, vitamins or the good fats. Just try and educate yourself on all of it.
Avatar n tn I have heard green tea is good for adhd. I have a 9 year old with adhd and would love to hear stories of others who have used green tea for adhd. How much a day and when is best. I heard later in the day is the best time but I am concerned about it might affect his sleep. He is going for an appointment with a Dr. tomorrow who wants to put him on meds but we are a bit uncomfortable with this.
Avatar f tn From personal observations, I think it is harder for really smart kids to deal with ADHD. The sense of frustration that they feel is huge, and this can progress to destructive behavior. All of the things that you have listed - I have seen in ADHD kids. What you need to do is to start to research what ADHD is and how to deal with the consequences of it. Understanding ADHD really makes a big difference in how you deal with the child. I mentioned the following books in a post below.
Avatar f tn hi, I just had my 4 year old tested for adhd, we made an appointment with an excellent child psychologist. He gave me a list of behaviour questions to answer and one for her kindy to fill out too. They have carried out a number of tests for IQ and behaviour. He told me that adhd is neurological and runs normally down the male side of the family, its more uncommon in girls but not completely impossible as I have found.
Avatar f tn This is on helpful foods. Its worth reading. I think you will find it helpful!
1453183 tn?1287852619 In addition to poor diet being mistaken for ADHD, so can lack of sleep which may be caused by sleep apnea. I note that ADHD is almost almost defined in terms of school performance. This can be very damaging to the child. He lives perpetually the doghouse, even though he may be a delight at home and a pal to his siblings. As a rotten student he loses his worth. When my child received this questionable diagnosis I decided to pay no attention to it. I told them I did not care about her grades.
Avatar m tn Does any one have any suggestions for diet ideas to help with hyperactivity? Our son is 8 and he doesnt get candy or fizzy drinks etc.Any advice would be great!
Avatar f tn I would try to see a psychiatrist over a gp for medication for kids and I think that studies show that a broad approach to treatment has the greatest benefit. That means trying things other than just medication (and I'd go there last) but even if medication is being taken, that other things are done as well. I'd have every child that has add/adhd signed up for swimming lessons year round for example. (the perfect neurological exercise). Okay, whew. Rambling like a fool here. Sorry.
1204383 tn?1265653338 I have heard from several people who have kids who have ADHD without or, with ODD, as our son does, that there are ways to control it and/or cope with it in that child through diet. Has anyone heard of this and/or does anyone know what that diet might consist of or avoid to better manage the child's moods and limit their stressors or anxieties?
1346724 tn?1282326504 I've read in previous forums that the Gluten and Casein Free diet has helped kids with Autism. My son's therapist hasn't concluded his dignosis but she's leaning to PDD-NOS and I was wondering if I should try a diet like that or the Feingold diet. Has any one tried either one or which one would be a better diet to follow?
Avatar n tn Also there is a good deal of evidence linking the few real ADD cases that exist to diet. Honestly though ADD and ADHD are two of the most over diagnosed syndromes that a child can be labeled with. It is a big cash cow for the drug companies though.
Avatar n tn Everything I have read says all criterta must be met for a diagnosis. No problem with the tags or clothes. Very restricted diet mac and cheese, cheeseburgers, P&B sandwiches, cereal and candy. A bit clumsy running. Big on any video games and tv. When he was younger he talked with a strange speech pattern...simular to "little professor" as discussed in asperger's documents. He's never done any of the repetative movements.
Avatar f tn Don't even bother getting the child tested until he/she is at least 8, unless they are causing harm to themselves or others because the tests were never meant for kids younger than 8 and the medication is certainly not meant for kids that young. My kids are 11 and 13 and they take the lowest does of Vyvance available.
Avatar m tn A new study suggests that pesticides in foods may be putting kids at higher risk for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. But before you ban all produce that could be laced with pesticides from your home for fear of an ADHD diagnosis in your children, hear what experts are saying about it. Then consider ways you can limit your kids’ pesticide exposure.
5757880 tn?1395581622 Hi there, Magnesium, Vitamin D and Zinc in studies showed to have a very positive impact on Children with ADHD. 95 % of ADHD Children have a low leel of magnesium. Your doctor should make a blood, a urin and hair sample to determine the level and set the dosage.
Avatar n tn While all children with ADHD are not deficient in omega-3 fatty acids, we believe that the addition of omega-3 fatty acids to the diet may be important for some ADHD children. In fact, studies show that children whose treatment program includes only medication, educational and psychological therapy continue to be at high risk for vandalism, petty crime, frequency of alcoholic intoxication, and possession of marijuana.
Avatar f tn Oh no, you don't need to apologize.. I think we all are looking for answers and help for our kids =) Have you taken your son to the Dr? why don't you try the OMEGA 3 Fish Oli Pills, try giving him 1 in the morning and 1 at night. It as help some kids, but not mine =( Let me know what you decide to do... I'm always up for new ideas...
Avatar f tn My son has ADHD. We have been successfully treating it with medication for 6 yrs now. A therapist recently said that ADHD has been proven to actually be an allergy to chlorine. I have tried researching this online but have not found anything that supports this. I have read where drinking filtered water that has removed the chlorine is helpful but this is the closest I have found online that ADHD might actually be an allergy to chlorine.
Avatar n tn At 6 months old he was dianosed w/ torticollis (head tilt) and got PT for that. He met all his mile stones with in the appropriate time frame (having 2 other kids i see he was on the later end then my other 2) when he became somewhat mobile he started to rock in his crib (on all 4's) and make a humming noise. we thought it was cute/funny b/c his crib would bang against the wall. I mentioned to his ped and he said it was a self soothing technique,not to worry.
1455599 tn?1285511500 my son also has adhd odd and ptsd he is on risperdol vvyanse clondine and zoloft he learned to out grow the clondine and also has circles under eyes
Avatar n tn Yes, ADHD kids often have tics because the drugs used to treat ADHD cause tics. You are kind of describing a child with tardive diskensia. The mouth movements, and lip licking sound like a result of over medication, not ADHD.
Avatar f tn I have a daughter that has Adhd,mild autism,Spd,and anxiety.She has been on a gf and dye free diet for about 18 months now.Although this has improved the melt downs because I believe she has sensitivities to these products.She is now in kindergarten and just diagnosed with all of this.I want to try everything first before medication.What medications have worked for your children??I don't want it to change who she is.She learns in motion.Will this make her change the behaviors that soothe her?
Avatar n tn I did want to add that the reason you don't hear about kids in Asia not having ADHD is not because of diet or drinking tea. There are plenty of Asian kids in the states with ADHD problems. Its just that there is a strong cultural bias against getting psychological help. Unfortunately, the situation is ignored in the Asian countries. If you know anything about most of their schooling situations, it must be hell for a kid to have ADHD and to be in school.
Avatar m tn ) and a nutritionist which is the route I had to take for my son who has ADHD. I wish you and your son well. Just remember to be patient, resourceful and don't give up finding what works for your son.
Avatar n tn Something that really helped me when I came off of adderall was lots and lots of exercise and a proper diet. For me, a low carb diet and lots of exercise helps me be more productive than adderall did. ...well not more productive than it did at first, but the initial superpowers of adderall quickly go away. Before you know it you find yourself "chasing" by taking more and more.
Avatar f tn Trust me, he'll get the point and in a very short period of time (probably about a week) he'll decide he dislikes conflict with you much more than you do with him! As for him not being too social with other kids at parties and the like, that I wouldn't worry about. Sounds like he's got an introverted personality, meaning large groups of people and excessive socializing just don't interest him.