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
Calf’s liver, Oysters, fresh Crimini mushroooms, Spinach
Summer Squash, Asparagus, Pumpkin Seeds, Yogurt ( Coconut)
Green Peas, Broccoli
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