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Dietary needs and Adhd

This is a place to discuss allergies or dietary needs and to share recipes. What contributes to adhd do you have any ideas or therories? What food avoidances help lessen your adhd, or what food intakes help with your adhd?

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What do you have for breakfast??? 2 Replies

Started by Thomas Linde Dideriksen. Last reply by Frances Talbott-White on Monday.

Feingold 8 Replies

Started by Marcia D. Last reply by Chris Ewing May 25, 2012.

LCHF 3 Replies

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Comment by Sarah Elizabeth cecil on July 10, 2012 at 5:24am
So for one adhdr, Starbucks is an addiction, yes I sometimes go for the caffeine but usually it's decaf and the fraps. Is there a way to get rid of this or any suggestions anyone has when they go there
Comment by Sarah Elizabeth cecil on June 27, 2012 at 6:08am
With this new diagnosis, I realize, I don't cook, I bake, I eat out a lot, I've tried to diet but not sure what diet is the best, I tried weight watchers, but what is healthy for us
Comment by Chris Ewing on May 25, 2012 at 11:07am

For Myself once I took away all trans fats and anything that says red40 or the like my head cleared and emotions seem to be way more even.  basically doing my own version of this http://www.feingold.org/ has truely helped. it is nice to be able to not be scatterbrianed. and on an add to my diet i added avacados and cook alot of things in coconut oil and of course fatty fishes.

Comment by cc on February 16, 2011 at 3:19pm
I have found out over the years that eating a healthy diet does clear my mind.  Protein (chicken) , sweet potatoes, brown rice (complecarbs,) green steated veggies,  green tea, and water don't forget the water!!! I keep my diet very simple.  This is hard for people with A.D.H.D.  We tend to eat when we want , what we want.  Get a notebook and KEEP it next to your frig at all times.  Start writing down what you eat.  You will be surprised how good you feel when you cut out the JUNK.  Eat Junk , become junk!
Comment by Kimi Stubblefield on September 10, 2010 at 12:32pm
Besides a test at the docs office..are there typical symptoms that would make one suspect a gluten allergy?
Comment by Amanda Gray on April 9, 2009 at 9:03am
My favourite recipe book is called "Cooking Without" by Barbara Cousins. Some good recipes that cut out all the nasties (yeast, sugar, dairy, eggs, etc etc). Some very yummy stuff... though I must admit that I have had to adapt some of the recipes to make them suit my palate.
Comment by Bryan Hutchinson on April 8, 2009 at 3:09am
I just posted a short review of a book called: Gluten-Free Girl

You can check it out on my blog www.adderworld.com
Comment by Curtis_at_bCalm on April 1, 2009 at 9:46am
One plug about sugar...

they less you eat of the bad kind, the more the good kind tastes sweet!

I was diagnosed hypoglycemic (i.e. my body burns sugar really fast) and I try to avoid soda and related junk. Regular Milk tastes like liquid ice cream when you're not drinking Coke everyday!
Comment by Amanda Gray on April 1, 2009 at 2:27am
I am a special education teacher now working at uni teaching undergraduates about ways to include children with diverse needs in inclusive classrooms. I don't have ADD/HD myself, but I do have chronic fatigue and a similar range of food allergies etc. I have been on a sugar, dairy, caffiene, red meat and yeast free diet since 1997. Lately I have also had to take gluten off my list.... so hopefully I can add some ideas about good recipes and still enjoying eating when so much is off limits.
Comment by Talitha on April 1, 2009 at 2:13am
yeah it's a major avoid if you ask me. getting past the desire for such poison is very worth the effort. besides natural sugars, organic sugars, and stevia are much better ways to grab a sweet taste... you stay both satisfied and sane. win win!
 

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