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If my child was diagnosed with adhd, what foods should I avoid giving him?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
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In brief: Stimulant foods

Avoid chocolate and caffeine to minimize side effects and minimize doses of medications needed for treatment.

In brief: Stimulant foods

Avoid chocolate and caffeine to minimize side effects and minimize doses of medications needed for treatment.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Mary Ann Block
General Practice
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In brief: Depends

Sugar can affect behavior. Allergies do too.
Finding the foods that trigger each person can be done by allergy skin testing one allergen at a time. Many say sugar doesn't do this but too much sugar causes reactive low blood sugar which causes the release of adrenaline which can cause behavior and focus problems.

In brief: Depends

Sugar can affect behavior. Allergies do too.
Finding the foods that trigger each person can be done by allergy skin testing one allergen at a time. Many say sugar doesn't do this but too much sugar causes reactive low blood sugar which causes the release of adrenaline which can cause behavior and focus problems.
Dr. Mary Ann Block
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Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Balanced diet

There is no evidence that adhd is caused or worsened by foods, some research has shown omega -3 fatty acids to be of help as also this can be used in bipolar disease.

In brief: Balanced diet

There is no evidence that adhd is caused or worsened by foods, some research has shown omega -3 fatty acids to be of help as also this can be used in bipolar disease.
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Recent report should statistical evidence for omega-3 in ADHD
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