There are many simple diet and lifestyle changes you can make to help conquer your ADD/ADHD. Try to incorporate as many of these into your life as you can. You will see a tremendous difference –
The one thing that will make the biggest impact is cutting out as many chemicals out of your diet as humanly possible. Especially dyes, corn syrup, and artifical sweeteners.
Most A.D.H.D sufferers eat too many foreign chemicals and have nutrient deficient diets. Try avoiding packaged and processed foods and eating a diet of fresh real foods with no added chemicals that mess up your system.
Eat at constant intervals throughout the day to keep blood sugar levels even.
Make sure to get your essential fatty acids â€“ Omega 3, fish oil, with Vitamin E.
Many people with A.D.D./A.D.H.D. have low levels of Magnesium, Zinc, and/or B-Vitamins. Make sure to get enough of these as well as Vitamin C and Protein.
Cut out trans-fats
Cut out corn syrup
Cut out food dyes as much as possible
Get plenty of exercise, especially for ADHD
Selenium has also been found to be helpful.
Exercise is so important. Just taking a walk outdoors is amazingly helpful. It helps release pent up energy and anxiety and helps clear your head. Its kind of like a reboot!
If you are dealing with kids, most probably don’t have ADD. They don’t get enough physical activity to release all their pent up energy.
One time I had a party for the neighborhood kids so the parents could have a night off. When the parents dropped their kids off, the kids were all running around like banshees. Some asked, “Are you sure about this?” I assured them everything would be fine.
The kids ran it out in about 20 minutes. They settled into little groups. Some played game, some colored… And that’s how they were when the parents returned. Te parents were astounded.
The good news is â€“ many famous people would have been labeled as A.D.D. I’ve read that Thomas Edison and Einstein fit the bill. People labeled as A.D.D. or A,D.H.D. are energetic and inventful. We get bored easily. It takes some discipline to stay on track when something needs to be done. That’s why I use so many systems that break things down into little tasks to keep on track. Once you learn to harness your ideas and energy, you can accomplish great things.