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Posted by Mike on January 18, 2000 at 04:49:19:

In Reply to: Re: 9 year old ADD? posted by Sue on January 17, 2000 at 20:20:35:

Hi Sue,
You are on the right track but the common theme with your childs food group is processing.
Once they process wheat and grind it up to make flour the vitamens vanish.Discuss food types with a nutritionist first and learn what really constitutes a well balanced meal that supplies the daily needs of a six year old.The American Food pyramid is totally wrong and designed to fatten the pockets of the corn /grain growers thats why heart disease has never come down and the populace is getting fatter etc.
Have a look at the link below and follow the links on my reply to Mary below and I think you will have a head start on some of the other posters.Good luck. Regards Mike

: I am going through the same thing my son is 6. There is no hyperactivity and he is fine accademically. They can not make you medicate.He was tested by the child study team at school to see if they could pick up anything. They did not and he still can not focus, his attention span at school is not there and he comes home every single day with his work not done. The alternatives that I am working on are his diet. He mostly eats carbs; pasta, pizza, chicken nuggets, waffles, pancakes, cereal ect (he does have a well balanced meal at dinner) I have read alot about how the diffrent foods affecting our abilities and I have had him tested for vitamin deficiency's. There are alot of suppliments out there its just that where do you start.

: Good Luck

: Sue

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