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Attention Deficit Disorder - Food Solutions



The nutritional approach is increasingly being considered by some experts. In the mid-1970s, Dr. Feingold recommended avoiding food additives and dyes. Since that time, the American Academy of Pediatricians has recommended not only to avoid these food chemicals but also to artificial dyes, especially red and yellow. Food additives such as aspartame, MSG (monosodium glutamate), sodium benzoate and nitrites are also thought to be linked to hyperactivity.


Lead poisoning is also pointed at. Although gasoline and paints have long been unleaded, children sometimes tend to wear their pencil mine to their mouth, a mine that contains lead, and water is piped through lead welding pipes. Soils, especially near highways and lead smelters, are contaminated. Some poor quality jewelry and some traditional cosmetics including khol are also contaminated. The stained glass windows and ammunition contain them. It is therefore strongly suggested that toxic minerals or heavy metals be tested.


Food? It's elementary! 

When attention deficit is caused by nutritional deficiency and sometimes the presence of a particular food additive or food. It therefore makes sense to propose to eliminate certain foods or substances considered toxic and to fill in the gaps when this is the case.


  • To be eliminated:
    • Lead and its sources of contamination including food from lead-contaminated land (organic eating);
    • Pesticides and toxic chemicals (phthalates and PBC...);
    • Food additives and dyes (natural and whole eating);
    • Food sensitivities for this particular child: sugar, dairy products and gluten-free cereals, of which wheat are among the most likely.
  • To be provided according to the deficiency:
    • Several nutrients such as B vitamins;
    • Certain minerals including zinc and magnesium;
    • Omega 3 fatty acids.

And the sugar in all this? Is it or is it not responsible, in part, for attention deficit disorders? We will talk about it in an article devoted entirely to him.