Good nutrition can make a significant difference in the lives of children who have been diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD).
I have used nutritional interventions for hundreds of children with ADHD during the past 24 years. In many cases, dietary changes have not only improved the symptoms of hyperactivity, concentration, and impulsivity, but also have calmed oppositional behavior.
Many parents are eager to try foods and supplements to help their kids manage ADHD symptoms, but they often don’t know where to start. Below are several dietary changes -- food to add to your child’s diet, things to eliminate -- that, I have found, deliver the most symptom relief.
This article appears in the Winter 2011 issue of ADDitude.
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