Can Diet Ease ADHD Symptoms?

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ADDitude Magazine on Apr 15, 2013 at 11:27AM

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Can Diet Ease ADHD Symptoms?

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The Case For Changing Your Child's Diet


Do alternative ADHD treatments really work? Parents are finding that while they may not be a cure-all, non-medical treatments like diet changes are making a big difference in the behavior of their children with attention deficit disorder.

Poor diet and eating habits do not cause ADHD. And when it comes to controlling impulsivity, inattention and other symptoms, there is no substitute for medication and behavioral therapy, which are clearly the most effective approaches.

But recent research suggests a possible relationship between ADHD and the foods one consumes. Read on to find out how to make your diet -- or your family's -- ADHD-friendly.

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