The Case (and Means) for Holistic ADHD Treatment

Omega-3 fatty acids. Behavior therapy. Zinc. Brain training. A high-protein, low-sugar diet. Medical professionals recommend a range of natural therapies to that can treat ADHD without medication. What you need to know.

Protein Is Critical

Diet is a component of managing ADHD symptoms. Protein prevents surges in blood sugar that may increase hyperactivity, and aids in producing attention-boosting neurotransmitters. High-fiber foods such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and legumes can help stabilize energy levels. If you or your child is taking a stimulant medication, a low-fat breakfast will maximize the effectiveness of the meds. Fats can cause the body to absorb the medication more slowly, delaying the drug’s effectiveness.
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