Dealing with ADHD naturally

med Before taking medications a change in your diet and daily routine can help a person deal with ADD or ADHD in a natural way. Many people have found that the Feingold Diet has been a beneficial treatment with treating ADHD. The diet is very strict in the foods that can not be eaten. Many people start off slowly removing the foods from the diet so that they are not overwhelmed by all the changes. Yoga and meditation are great was to calm the mind and the body. It also reduces stress and impulsiveness  helps regulate sleep patterns, and decreases depression. Exercise (swimming is a great option)  also releases a natural increases the level of dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin. These are the chemicals in the brain that regulate mood, anger, alertness, focus, and attention. This is similar to how medications like Ritalin work but done naturally. Music therapy also works to calm the mind and reduce stress.

Foods that should be eaten on a daily basis are foods that are high in

Zinc

Calf’s liver,  Oysters, fresh Crimini mushroooms,  Spinach

Summer Squash,   Asparagus, Pumpkin Seeds,  Yogurt ( Coconut)

Green Peas,  Broccoli

Magnesium

Pumpkin Seeds,   Spinach, Swiss Chard, Sesame Seeds, Halibut
Black Bean, Sunflower Seeds, Cashews, Almonds
Potassium
Swiss Chard, Lima Beans, Potatoes
Yams, Spinach, Papaya
Pinto Beans, Lentils, Kidney Beans
Iron
Lentils,  Spinach, Venison

 

Sesame Seeds,  Garbanzo Beans

 

Lima Beans,  Olives, Navy Beans
Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Sardines, salmon, flax seeds and walnuts
Vitamin B -6
Tuna,   Chicken, Turkey
Venison, Potatoes,Cod, Sunflower Seeds
Halibut, Spinach,Banana
Vitamin C with Flax seed twice a day
Cod Liver Oil
I Like to use BLUE ICE™ Royal Butter Oil/Fermented Cod Liver Oil Blend
Foods that should be avoided or eliminated from the diet are
Processed foods
Artificial coloring, sweeteners, flavors and preservatives
foods with Salicylates such as berries, apples, clove, oranges, peaches,grapes, peppers, prunes , plums, and tomatoes
Some people also have a problem with eggs, wheat,milk,chocolate, corn and soy.
After eliminating from the diet for 3 months foods can be reintroduced slowly. If a reaction happens eliminate the food from the diet.
 Get enough rest and choose foods that are warm, cooked, nourishing, and easy to digest. Sweet berries, fruits, small beans, rice, and all nuts are good foods to have a part of a balanced diet after the ADHD   is under control.
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