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How Diet Affects ADHD Kids

Fast foods, sodas, and ice cream may be American kids’ favorite food items, but they are also probably the worst for those children dealing with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), a new study reveals.

According to two researchers from the Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, a relatively simple diet low in fats and high in whole grains, fruits, and vegetables is one of the best alternatives to drug therapy for ADHD. Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation has also been shown to help in some controlled studies, they noted.

The researchers reviewed almost 70 publications on diet-based interventions in ADHD and found that diet is one established contributor to ADHD that parents can modify.

One of the most provocative findings in recent years came from the Australian Raine study, which followed children from birth to age 14.

That study found that development of ADHD was significantly associated with the Standard American Diet (rich in saturated fats and sugar) compared to a diet high in vegetables, fruits, and whole grains.

“A greater attention to the education of parents and children in a healthy dietary pattern, omitting items shown to predispose to ADHD, is perhaps the most promising and practical complementary or alternative treatment of ADHD,” the study said.

Editor’s Note:

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD or ADD) is a developmental disorder characterized by the co-existence of attention problems and hyperactivity. It is the most commonly studied and diagnosed psychiatric disorder in children, affecting an ever increasing number of children.

I personally believe the primary cause of ADD and ADHD is the vaccines children receive.

The medical community treats the symptoms of ADD and ADHD with some very toxic drugs such as Ritalin and various derivatives. Every one of these drugs is capable of creating additional problems in the child receiving them – even death. For a sad account of a parent who lost their child as a result of Ritalin, click here.

But, it’s not just children who are being diagnosed with ADD and ADHD. Following is a testimony from an adult who had been diagnosed with “adult ADD” and the results he obtained after adopting The Hallelujah Diet:

“My own health challenges have also disappeared. I had been diagnosed with an Adult Attention Deficit Disorder and had been on Ritalin for five years to help me concentrate – but once I got refined sugar out of my system I was able to concentrate and no longer needed the Ritalin. I have also lost 30 pounds. We have seen other less dramatic changes as well – no more body odor, our hair is healthier, my wife has fingernails for the first time in her life, and our skin is clearer. No more hemorrhoids, no more sore feet, and I could go on and on. Dr. Malkmus, I thank God for you and your ministry!”

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