Re: Diet changes to treat possible adhd?
A traditional/ whole food diet has helped some families that I know. Avoiding processed sugar, HFCS, UHT milk and food additivest are a good place to start. Personally I buy very little food that even needs a label, if that makes sense. I buy vegetables, fruit, meat, dairy, and grains separatly, so that there is no doubt as to what is in it. ( no dyes, etc). Low sugar and a good amount of saturated fat from healthy sources is also really important, because the brain needs healthy fat and cholesterol. Think about breastmilk; it's raw, unprocessed, and contains healthy fat, protein, and sugar. It also contains healthy bacteria to keep the gut/ intestinal system working well. All of these things are necessary as we grow, but we have to get them from different sources.
Sara- mommy to Claire (01/10) and Micah (3/12) and someone new (10/14)
Birth doula and life-long student of Everything! Need a doula in the central VA area? Let's talk! www.beyondbirthsupport.com