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No: Only avoidance of foods and beverages that affect brain such as caffeine and chocolate. Some younger children react adversely to artificial red dyes, but "holistic" diets per se, will not improve adhd. That said i agree with the other posters who suggested good nutrition exercise and sleep benefit brain function, but again do not treat adhd. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rarely: See my health hints on adhd. Some adhd patients, particularly younger ones, are made worse by petroleum dyes, chocolate, and caffeine. However, the cause of adhd is neurobiological and not dietary. See http://www.Healthyplace.Com/adhd/nimh/adhd-in-children-and-adults-homepage/menu-id-888/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Many obese adhd kids eat themselves into obesity because they are unable to inhibit (a primary symptom of adhd) and lose weight when treated because they can learn to eat properly. Losing weight, per se, will not help adhd. The only dietary modifications that help adhd kids is the avoidance of caffeine or chocolate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No wheat or cow milk: Gluten free- means no wheat, rye, barley products. Casein free, means no cows milk products. He can have soy milk, rice milk or almond milk. The gluten is a protein found in the above mentioned grains, he can have rice, potato, corn as his carbohydrates as they are gluten free. He can have rice starch, corn and potato starch as well. ...Read more
Does my weight affect my response to ADHD meds and antidepressants ? If i follow a diet , will i respond better ?
Unlikely: Ritalin is not generally sensitive to body weight differences. The medications that you are taking (zoloft and ritalin) affect the availability of particular neurotransmitters in your cerebral cortex. Overall body mass has little relationship to the volume of your brain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son is 12 years old with ADHD problem .Now he is suffering from typhoid. What would be a good diet for him?
Is there evidence that diet changes (minimize sugar/carbs, gluten free etc...) can help a child with adhd?
Unless a child has: Gluten enteropathy (celiac disease) documented by specific laboratory tests, there's no medical reason to use a gluten-free diet. Likewise, removing milk/milk products is necessary only for a milk protein allergy. There's no scientific evidence of efficacy of dietary manipulation in treatment of core symptoms of adhd., except in a very few who are sensitive to food additives. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am taking Adderall 15 mg for very light adhd. I am taking leptopril which is a diet pill. Is this dangerous? I am a 18 year old female. Im 5'2 and 180 pounds. I am significantly overweight. I've tried diet and exercise for the past year and i've actuall
Possibly. Depends.: You don't say how much of the leptopril you're taking. Here's a nice summary of leptopril: http://sabah-karimi.Hubpages.Com/hub/leptopril-for-fat-loss--what-you-should-know it has lots of stimulants, which could add to the effect of the adderall. Leptopril is not proven to be either safe or effective. I'd suggest working with a nutritionist ove spending your money on an unproven product. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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