Posted by Eileen Copeland
on December 15, 1999 at 11:21:30:
In Reply to: Nutrition and Attention Deficit Disorder posted by Robin on October 15, 1999 at 14:40:13:
: My 8 year old niece is now living with me. She had ADD and is on Ritalin. We are in the process of changing to Adderall but made the switch yet. What I'm interested in finding out about is the affects of different foods on ADD. What foods should I keep away from her and what foods would help her to get more of? If any one could give me some ideas, I would appreciate it.
Right now, I am reading a book by Marcia Zimmerman entitled A.D.D.: The Nutrition Solution.
Some of the foods she recommends cutting from the diet are: regular milk products (use soy
milk instead), sugar, caffeine, chocolate preservatives such as BHA and BHT, artificial coloring
(such asin Kool-aid and soda. She recommends using omega-3 fatty acids in the diet
(from flaxseed and flaxseed oil, as well as fish, but not fried--heat destroys this nutrient). For
more information, I recommend this book or a book entitled: Kid Smart by Cheryl Townsley.
Both of these books have recipes included.
I have not tried this diet yet, but intend to start the whole family on this diet soon.