Attention deficit disorders challenge many children and their families. Symptoms may disrupt learning and interfere with social interaction, and parents often grapple with the difficult decision to give their children medication to help manage their symptoms.
ADD/ADHD symptoms can often be improved with dietary changes. Food additives, colorings and preservatives commonly exacerbate symptoms. Food sensitivities may be present as well, with some of the most common food triggers being dairy, wheat, eggs and soy. Consult an experienced practitioner before removing whole food groups from your child’s diet to be certain that your child will still be getting the nutrition he or she requires.