It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

ADD / ADHD Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-16-2012, 02:24 PM   #1
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: BC, Canada
Posts: 1
sabu0711 HB User
GFCF for potential ADHD child

My son is just about 5 years old and has some symptoms consistent with ADHD. We haven't had any diagnosis.

Anyway, I'm wondering if anyone has had any experience with gluten-free and casein-free diet helping behavioural symptoms?

Old 06-16-2012, 07:06 PM   #2
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: NJ, USA
Posts: 9,381
Blog Entries: 32
janewhite1 HB Userjanewhite1 HB Userjanewhite1 HB Userjanewhite1 HB Userjanewhite1 HB Userjanewhite1 HB Userjanewhite1 HB Userjanewhite1 HB Userjanewhite1 HB Userjanewhite1 HB Userjanewhite1 HB User
Re: GFCF for potential ADHD child

If he's allergic to milk or wheat, or has celiac disease, the diet will work wonders. Otherwise, it won't do a thing.

However, there are a couple natural treatments that can help ADHD children a lot. It doesn't cure it, just helps.

The first is making sure they get enough sleep. At five, he still needs about 12 hours a night, and if he is ADHD, he may have trouble winding down to sleep, so try relaxing, quiet activities starting about an hour before bedtime, such as taking a bath or listening to you read a story.

The other is keeping his blood sugar stable. There's no single diet that's best for ADHD kids, but meals (with protein and fiber in each one) on a regular schedule, and not too much sugar at once, can help prevent hunger-related meltdowns.

In a couple years, you might decide he probably isn't ADHD after all. At age 5, it's tough to tell for sure! Or, he may continue to have problems as he starts schoolwork. If so, you'll face the difficult decision of whether to medicate.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Closed Thread

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.


There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added

Top 10 Drugs Discussed on this Board.
(Go to for complete list)


addprogrammer (94), janewhite1 (90), Thunor (48), marisuela (15), iluv (10), addventurous (10), Administrator (9), LessStress38 (9), CharBerry (6), Wootton (6)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1182), MSJayhawk (1015), Apollo123 (913), Titchou (862), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (763), ladybud (760), midwest1 (671), sammy64 (668), BlueSkies14 (607)

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:50 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!