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Old 07-05-2012, 03:36 AM   #21
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Re: Diet changes to treat possible adhd?

I would definitely try eliminating food dyes. Some countries have even banned food dyes in food marketed towards kids because of the links between dyes and ADHD-like behavior.

My friend's DD is sensitive to dyes and they've eliminated them completely. But if she does get some dye, it can take a couple weeks to work out of her system again. She says it's totally not worth it to eat it.

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Old 07-05-2012, 09:06 AM   #22
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We are going to try a 2 week elimination diet with both of the boys. Kearnan is almost 11 and high functioning PDD NOS, Tharen is 6 and as yet undiagnosed but suspected ODD/ADHD. We are going to try ultra strict, nothing but fruit, veggies and protein (no eggs, soy, dairy or gluten) and see how it goes. Does anyone know if tea and cocoa are allowed on the restricted diets? I am looking at some of the gluten free treats and want to be able to offer the boys some things they enjoy so they don't feel like the world is coming to an end. Chocolate almond milk, herbal teas and some of the gluten free treats using cocoa powder would really help ease this along.
I think unsweetened cocoa powder is ok (at least it is if you are following Dr. Fuhrman). He has an awesome recipe for chocolate pudding - 2 avocados, 1/2 c unsweetened cocoa powder, several large dates (10ish) - all blended in a high powered blender or food processor. I think the recipe calls for some vanilla extract, but I never put it in. It is really good. I have some in my fridge now (and my 15 month old loves it!).

Dr. Fuhrman's cookbooks have lots of nutrient dense sugar/processed food free deserts that are yummy. Bluevado pie is another good avocado and fruit based desert that is decadent and healthy!

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I think unsweetened cocoa powder is ok (at least it is if you are following Dr. Fuhrman). He has an awesome recipe for chocolate pudding - 2 avocados, 1/2 c unsweetened cocoa powder, several large dates (10ish) - all blended in a high powered blender or food processor. I think the recipe calls for some vanilla extract, but I never put it in. It is really good. I have some in my fridge now (and my 15 month old loves it!).

Dr. Fuhrman's cookbooks have lots of nutrient dense sugar/processed food free deserts that are yummy. Bluevado pie is another good avocado and fruit based desert that is decadent and healthy!
I think sugar is allowed as long as I don't go overboard, just no artificial sweeteners, which is fine since those are banned from our house because I can't have them (epilepsy). I was looking over the list of foods to take out and it looks like almond milk is out because almonds are out. Now I'm wondering about peanut butter. Tharen may mutiny if he can't have peanut butter. The peanut butter we use is just peanuts, sugar, palm oil and salt. I might be able to find a more "natural" version but it would be even more expensive I'm sure. I'm wondering about plain cashews as well since he eats those as a snack. The one snack bar recipe I found calls for cocoa powder but suggests using carob as an alternative. If cocoa is fine I will use it though. I will also try that pudding, sounds good and the boys love pudding. I'm hoping things go well and we can add most foods back in. I would rather just be able to take out the super processed stuff but I want this to have the best chance at working and I have a strong feeling that milk is going to be a problem for Tharen.
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There was a boy in a daycare center that I worked at who had ADHD. He was uncontrollable at times. As soon as he was dianosed, his mom made changes to his diet (rather than put him on meds) and we could see the results within a couple of weeks. He really was almost like a different child after the diet changes. I can't recall the book she used though.
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Re: Diet changes to treat possible adhd?

eliminating food dyes did wonders for my DS who has been diagnosed ADHD.
It can be overwhelming at first depending on what your diet consists of at the present time,
but well worth the efforts IMO

I will do anything to avoid giving my children meds
and the diet and fitness it easily under your control.
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