Posted by robertajones
on October 16, 1999 at 20:44:29:
In Reply to: Nutrition and Attention Deficit Disorder posted by Robin on October 15, 1999 at 14:40:13:
:We have found the Feingold diet helps a lot, even though our pediatrician dismisses it. This includes eliminating all processed foods with additives, flavorings, colors, preservatives and artificial ingredients, including sweeteners. We have taken this diet a step further and eliminated yeast, dairy foods and natural sweeteners such as sugar and honey, all of which are allowed on Feingold. We know a family whose daughter has severe reactions to sugar - I mean off the wall with just a bit. You also need to watch medications, like over the counter cold medicines, especially chewables and liquids that have sugars and flavorings added. Consult your pediatrician for a prescription cold medicine without sugar if needed. You may want to eliminate a ton of stuff that may set your neice off and then add one food at a time to see if it affects her. Then you'll know which food is the culprit. Good luck. Hope this helps. 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.