ADHD Diet for children: here is the top information for a hyperactivity diet. Foods to avoid and which foods are essential.
Kids have tons of non stop stimulation. Is your child able to focus on something he loves for a long period of time? If the answer is yes, then perhaps he/she simply gets bored easily with other things, school work etc., and perhaps with some natural adhd alternatives her/his so called adhd will be gone!
First, let's start with an ADHD checklist for parents
Some signs your child may have ADHD
Diet is 100% key:
A healthy diet with plenty of fresh whole foods, lots of water, no juice for your ADHD diet for children
*Very important: Reduce and eliminate all foods containing sugar, additives and preservatives, artificial flavour and food coloring. One of my clients tells her kids that they can have something sweet on Fridays and so they don’t ask for it the rest of the week, and they get a small treat once a week.
These kids almost always have blood sugar level
problems, hypoglycemia. Never delay a meal.
Kids need protein, protein, protein, Especially at breakfast. An egg and a piece of Kamut sourdough bread is perfect. The very Worst way to start the day is with sugar, cereal, wheat bread, jam, etc. Protein at every meal and protein snacks, and a protein snack at bedtime if needed.
No screens after dinner!
Getting enough essential fatty acids is also very important to help the brain:
Check for food intolerances to such things as wheat, milk, eggs, sugar, corn, peanuts, soya etc.
Could be deficient in some vitamins, a high quality, multi vitamin is important.
Sometimes it’s a way to get attention from mom.
Eliminate any sources of stress in their life.
Can be caused by parasites, do they complain of an itchy bum or itchy ears, itchy face or a little itchy all over?
Sometimes the body isn’t assimilating fats and minerals, which in turn inhibits the production of neurotransmitters. This metabolism happens in the liver. A weak liver is often the cause of food intolerances and allergies. A liver supplement can help.
And there are some completely natural kid friendly supplements you can try that are naturally calming and help focus.
Bach Flower Remedies can also help
Check if candida is present, an overabundance of yeast in the body
It is good to nourish them intellectually, physically, ensure they don’t have a leaky gut that is letting toxins through.
There are many natural adhd alternatives and a consultation with a trained certified naturopath like myself can help answer all of your questions and find the right way to help your child naturally!