Attention Deficit–Hyperactivity Disorder
Also indexed as:ADD, ADHD, Attention Deficit Disorder, Hyperactivity
Hyperactivity—is it normal behavior or ADHD? When a child is more than rambunctious, it is important to know the facts. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
The right diet is the key to managing many diseases and to improving general quality of life. For this condition, scientific research has found benefit in the following healthy eating tips.
|Go hypoallergenic||Eliminating additives and allergenic foods from the diet has been shown to help children with attention problems. Read labels to avoid problem foods.|
|Look for sugar alternatives
||While further research is needed, some evidence shows that avoiding sugar reduces aggressiveness and restlessness in children with ADHD.
|Try the Feingold diet||Some parents of ADHD children have found success with the Feingold diet, a program that eliminates foods with artificial chemicals and additives.|
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The information presented in Aisle7 is for informational purposes only. It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage as cited in each article. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. Self-treatment is not recommended for life-threatening conditions that require medical treatment under a doctor's care. For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over the counter medication is also available. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2016.