ADHD

ADHD Protocol:

 Children and adolescents with ADHD tend to be deficient in certain vitamins, minerals and fatty acids. Our ADHD protocol supplies these nutrients which help calm the mind and increase focus. Diet is a factor when addressing ADHD. Kids with ADHD tend to have a difficulty digesting certain proteins like gluten and casein. Following a whole food diet that eliminates these two proteins often yields big changes.

Product Company Purpose Suggested Dosage
Zinc Citrate Pure Encapsulations Reduction of hyperactivty, impulsivity and antisocial behavioral symptoms One capsule daily with food
ProDHA Strawberry Nordic Naturals Supports healthy brain function Two soft gels daily, with food,
Magnesium Dr’s Advantage Supports muscle and nerve transmission Adults take one or two teaspoons daily. Children may use one half teaspoon daily or as directed by their healthcare practitioner.
Vitamin B6 DaVinci Laboratories Supports neurological function One tablet daily with a meal

Dietary Suggestions:

  • Avoid all processed foods, especially sugar. Sugar depletes the body of important minerals, especially magnesium and zinc, which are already lacking in most children with ADHD.
  • Avoid the following gluten containing grains: wheat, rye and spelt.
  • Avoid all dairy (except for butter). Healthy dairy-free milks include: almond, hemp and coconut milks.
  • Eat plenty of healthful fats, including: butter, coconut oil, olive oil, avocados, walnut oil, flaxseed oil, fish oil, etc. Avoid all hydrogenated fats and processed oils like: Crisco, margarine, soybean oil, cottonseed oil, corn oil, “salad” oil, etc. Avoid eating fried foods in restaurants as these are mostly prepared using low quality oils that are highly inflammatory. The brain is largely made of fats and children with ADHD are often deficient in quality fatty acids.
  • Eat quality protein like wild seafood, pastured meats, wild game, pastured eggs, organic poultry, etc. Quality counts!
  • Eat plenty of vegetables! Healthy vegetables include: leafy greens, asparagus, broccoli, cucumbers, artichokes, green beans, carrots, lettuce, cabbage, tomatoes, etc. Vegetables are an excellent source of minerals.
  • Eat low sugar fruits like apples and berries.
  • Eat nuts and seeds, but avoid peanuts.
  • Avoid soy in all its forms
  • Ditch your processed table salt and replace it with an unrefined salt like Himalayan salt or Celtic sea salt. Children with ADHD are often very deficient in minerals and unrefined salt is an excellent source of important macro minerals and trace minerals.