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What are the best foods my child should eat, especially before school?

Food for Thought - Literally

Breakfast and lunch should be high in protein and low in carbohydrates. Serve a meal that consists of 60% protein and 40% carbohydrates for breakfast. Other meals should be 50% protein / 50% complex carbs. Breakfast makes a fine meal in the afternoon, too. A protein shake would be a great treat. Be sure to check with your health care provider about adding supplemental minerals, and the benefit of Omega 3/6 Fish Oil capsules.

   
What are the best foods my child should eat, especially before school?

Food for Thought - Literally

Breakfast and lunch should be high in protein and low in carbohydrates. Serve a meal that consists of 60% protein and 40% carbohydrates for breakfast. Other meals should be 50% protein / 50% complex carbs. Breakfast makes a fine meal in the afternoon, too. A protein shake would be a great treat. Be sure to check with your health care provider about adding supplemental minerals, and the benefit of Omega 3/6 Fish Oil capsules.

   
What are the best foods my child should eat, especially before school?

Food for Thought - Literally

Breakfast and lunch should be high in protein and low in carbohydrates. Serve a meal that consists of 60% protein and 40% carbohydrates for breakfast. Other meals should be 50% protein / 50% complex carbs. Breakfast makes a fine meal in the afternoon, too. A protein shake would be a great treat. Be sure to check with your health care provider about adding supplemental minerals, and the benefit of Omega 3/6 Fish Oil capsules.

   
What are good guidlines for an ADHD diet?

ADHD Diet & Fish oil or Cold water fish.

A great diet guideline for the ADHD child includes cold water fish. Tuna, salmon and herring are a few examples. These are good sources of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), an essential fatty acid that is thought to be vital for brain development and is often deficient in those with ADD ADHD. If your child will not eat fish like mine. I suggest getting a fish oil supplement. Nordic Naturals has some great child friendly supplements that you can find at your local health food store.

   
Do dairy foods cause ADHD problems?

Dairy could be a problem for the ADHD Child.

Limit dairy products if you notice behavior changes in your ADHD ADD child after they are consumed. Dairy foods have been known to cause behaivoral problems in some attention deficit disorder (ADHD ADD) sufferers.

   
What are good guidlines for an ADHD diet?

ADHD Diet & Fish oil or Cold water fish.

A great diet guideline for the ADHD child includes cold water fish. Tuna, salmon and herring are a few examples. These are good sources of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), an essential fatty acid that is thought to be vital for brain development and is often deficient in those with ADD ADHD. If your child will not eat fish like mine. I suggest getting a fish oil supplement. Nordic Naturals has some great child friendly supplements that you can find at your local health food store.

   
What are good guidlines for an ADHD diet?

ADHD children should eat 3 meals a day

A balanced diet for the attention deficit child is a must. Three balanced healthy meals a day along with healthy snacks can ease symptoms. This way the childs blood sugar is regulated and does not go to extreme highs and lows.

   
How to detect food or enviromental allergies?

Detecting Food & Enviromental Allergies

When detecting food or enviromental causes of allergies it is best to keep this in mind. Most foods and inside or outside contacts cause symptoms within an hour. Some delayed food and mold symptoms can occur in 8 to 24 hours after an exposure. This makes it more difficult to readily see cause and effect, relationships associated with the onset of eczema, bed-wetting, mouth ulcers, colitis or bowel disturbances, and arthritis, for example. Simply knowing this, however, will greatly help you pinpoint even these culprits. Chemicals, however, are more apt to cause illness within seconds to minute.

   
How can I tell if my child just has allergies?

Your Home, School & your ADHD child

Did you ever consider that your house may contain certain allergens that could causeing more harm than good? The allergies can bring on ADD/ADHD behavior. Even after the child leaves the house the allergies ussually do not clear up. What factors inside homes or schools can cause illness?
* allergenic substances, such as dust, mold and pets.
* Sources of heat (gas, oil, kerosene, wood, benzene,
etc)
* Modern chemical cleaning agents and construction materials
* Chemicals, especially formaldehyde, toluene, xylene, phenol, trichloroethylene and so on.
* Pesticides, termiticides or fungicides
* Sources of bacteria and viruses in old used sleeping cots, matteresses, carpets, and so forth
* hidden contaminant toxins or pollutants, such as lead, radon, flourescent lights, asbestos and electromagnetic energy from TVs, computers, microwaves and so on.
* poor venelation leading to an increased humidity or temperture that enhances mold, dust, mite an chemical contamination.
* the use of chemicals, odorous substances, or tabacco in unventilated confined spaces.

   
How can I tell if my child has food allergies?

Symptoms of food allergies

When your considering ADD ADHD please look at your childs diet. Many children that are labled ADD ADHD have food allergies. Symptoms of potential unrecognized food allergies are rubbing the nose upward with the palm of thier hand, eye circles,red ears, red cheeks, eye wrinkles, aggression, lack of alertness, mottled tounge & more. To treat this Dr. Dorris Rapp MD uses special diets and supplements of
amino acids & vitamins. The use of Becalm'd goes hand in hand with this. "Is This Your Child?" by Dr Dorris Rapp MD is available at most national book stores. Its a great eye opener and will help you detect possible allergies.

   
Can my cleaning & personal care products cause ADHD symptoms?

Can cleaning products cause ADHD symptoms?

When considering allergies as a possible cause for ADHD ADD do not forget your household cleaning & personal care products. Our regular laundry detergent, dish soap, floor & carpet cleaners, bath soap, hand soap, dyer sheets, fabric softeners, furniture polish, air fresheners, shampoos, toothpastes, mouthwash & many others all contain toxins that we are all sensitive to. Some children are extremely sensitive to them. They cause them to display ADHD behaviors. When these toxins are eliminated from thier daily regimen thier behavior improves greatly.
Allergies to these products are rarely considered when looking at the possible causes for ADHD but, are a very real possiblity.
If you would like more information on natural cleaning products that work even better than the general store brands please contact me.

   
What is DHA?

ADHD Diet with cold water fish or DHA Supplment

A great diet guideline for the ADHD child includes cold water fish. Tuna, salmon and herring are a few examples. These are good sources of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), an essential fatty acid that is thought to be vital for brain development and is often deficient in those with ADD ADHD. If your child will not eat fish like mine. I suggest getting a fish oil supplement. Nordic Naturals has some great child friendly supplements that you can find at your local health food store.

   
Can my cleaning & personal care products cause ADHD symptoms?

ADHD & cleaning & personal care products.

When considering allergies as a possible cause for ADHD ADD do not forget your household cleaning & personal care products. These are rarely considered when looking at the possible causes for ADHD but are a very real possiblity & should be considered.

   
How can I tell if my child has allergies?

Your Home, School & your ADHD child

Did you ever consider that your house may contain certain allergens that could causing more harm than good? The allergies can bring on ADD/ADHD behavior. Even after the child leaves the house the allergies usually do not clear up. What factors inside homes or schools can cause illness?
* allergenic substances, such as dust, mold and pets.
* Sources of heat (gas, oil, kerosene, wood, benzene,
etc.)
* Modern chemical cleaning agents and construction materials
* Chemicals, especially formaldehyde, toluene, xylene, phenol, trichloroethylene and so on.
* Pesticides, termiticides or fungicides
* Sources of bacteria and viruses in old used sleeping cots, mattresses, carpets, and so forth
* hidden contaminant toxins or pollutants, such as lead, radon, flourescent lights, asbestos and electromagnetic energy from TVs, computers, microwaves and so on.
* poor veneration leading to an increased humidity or temperature that enhances mold, dust, mite a chemical contamination.
* the use of chemicals, odorous substances, or tabacco in unventilated confined spaces.

   
Early as it may seem but my 3 1/2 yr son has been diagonised as ADHD. I have observed that his hyperactivity increases with sweets. He also becomes cranky. In general he does not have sweets, but can he be given jaggery instead of sugar in the sweets? Is it advisable to put him on Milk-free diet?

Diet and ADHD

There is no conclusive scientific evidence that a child's diet is a factor in ADHD. However, if you observe that there is a connection there is no harm in eliminating certain foods that may trigger hyperactivity.

Make sure that you try eliminating one item at a time. If you notice a connection between hyperactivity and sugar then restrict the child's intake of sugar. Don't eliminate other food products from his diet at the same time. This way you are able to target problem foods. If the hyperactivity continues after the sugar has been eliminated try restricting milk or other potentially troublesome foods from his diet.

You can try replacing processed sugar with jaggery for a few days. Make sure to keep track of your child's ADHD behavior.

It is important to note other factors in your ADHD child's behavior as well. You may find that there is something other than food triggering his hyperactive behavior.

   
What are the causes of allergies?

Causes of Allergies in the Home & School.

Did you ever consider that your house may contain certain allergens that could causing more harm than good? The allergies can bring on ADD/ADHD behavior. Even after the child leaves the house the allergies usually do not clear up. What factors inside homes or schools can cause illness?
* allergenic substances, such as dust, mold and pets.
* Sources of heat (gas, oil, kerosene, wood, benzene,
etc.)
* Modern chemical cleaning agents and construction materials
* Chemicals, especially formaldehyde, toluene, xylene, phenol, trichloroethylene and so on.
* Pesticides, termiticides or fungicides
* Sources of bacteria and viruses in old used sleeping cots, mattresses, carpets, and so forth
* hidden contaminant toxins or pollutants, such as lead, radon, flourescent lights, asbestos and electromagnetic energy from TVs, computers, microwaves and so on.
* poor veneration leading to an increased humidity or temperature that enhances mold, dust, mite a chemical contamination.
* the use of chemicals, odorous substances, or tabacco in unventilated confined spaces.

The suggested natural way to help manage these allergies other than getting rid of the causes is nutritional supplementation of amino acids & vitamins like Becalm'd. This information is a piece from the book "Is This your Child?" by Dr,. Dorris Rapp MD.

   
What are the best foods my child should eat, especially before school?

Food for Thought - Literally

Breakfast and lunch should be high in protein and low in carbohydrates. Serve a meal that consists of 60% protein and 40% carbohydrates for breakfast. Other meals should be 50% protein / 50% complex carbs. Breakfast makes a fine meal in the afternoon, too. A protein shake would be a great treat. Be sure to check with your health care provider about adding supplemental minerals, and the benefit of Omega 3/6 Fish Oil capsules.

   
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