What are you doing this year to help your child with ADD/ADHD?

It is that time of year again.  Kids are starting back to school and the questions come about ADD and ADHD.  Most parents I talk with do not want their child to have to take ADD or ADHD medications.  A few years back I provided a guide to help your child with ADD and ADHD.  You can see it here.

I have a bit more information on this subject, but for the most part, this regimen works if you can stick to it.

Exercise – Let them play outside
Eat right – See below for more on this
Sleep – Get to bed on time and wake up on time.  If you exercise enough you should sleep great.
Limit screen time

Here is some additional information:

Children on long term ADD and ADHD medications are altering their neurotransmitters.  This often times requires the child/teenager to have to take an antidepressant.  The reason is because the overstimulation of the serotonin receptor.  These receptors experience “burn out” due to continual sympathetic receptor stimuli from the stimulant add/ADHD medications.

There separate studies dating all the way back to 1985 showed negative effects on ADD/ADHD from items in the diet.  Those items include:

Artificial Colorings
Artificial Flavorings
Sugar
Dairy
Wheat (gluten)
Chocolate
Soy
Citrus Fruits
Yeast
Eggs
Peanuts

How about a short 2 week elimination of these foods from your or your child’s diet and see the response?  What are you doing for your child with ADD/ADHD?  Is it working?