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ADD/ADHD vitamins nutrients that are especially important!
lma33167 posted:
Resource- 3 stemps to conquering ADD/ADHD, by Jon Bennett

- B vitamins - B6/B5 bananas, lemons, melons, spinach, squash, okra, cauliflower, eggs, peanuts, soy beans, muchrooms, etc.

- Calcium - nuts again, lentils, breads, yogurt, milks etc.

- 5-HTP (tryptophan) - Amino acids, like flax, milk, eggs,

- Zinc - seafood, shelfish, peanut butter, asparagus, spanach, good veggies again, and whole grain cereals,

I looked up each Nutrient and made a list of foods rich in each of the vitamins/mineral

Fish Oil, and those new V8 juice drinks are a good source. I am continuing to do all I can dietary wise, but recently put my son on Adderall too. I don't know how I feel about it, but with school starting I felt we should try. My son has not had the best school experiences and is behind in academics. Language, all aspects including speech.
He is hypersensitive to his surroundings and highly intuitive. Still reacts before thinking about what he is saying and doing, but we talk about it all the time, and try to find ways to "self control".
Its been tough at times.
All the info, and other experiences are helpful to read about. Thanks for sharing what has worked and what did not.
I also just ordered us a poster of Famous Americans with ADHD, we'll frame it and put it up in our son's room. Maybe we should get one for his classroom too. Awareness = Understanding. I worry there will be someone who teases him because of it though.
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luvmy2babiesmuch responded:
thanks for your post, very helpful! my son loves the V-8 drinks,, and I am SO thankful and feel very blessed that academically he does very well. as for your sons school, his classmates should never know that he is ADD/ADHD,, unless he tells them! i would bet that their are at least 3 other children in there medicated for ADD/HD... i wish I could get my son to eat the fresh squash, okra and beans that our beautiful garden is producing!! he does love tomatoes tho.. thanks again!
kenfran44 replied to luvmy2babiesmuch's response:
Have you read the book by Dr. Amen? He also discusses different nutrients and medicines that help to supplement. He does break it down to six different types of ADD. I found it very interesting reading. Am trying to find a good doctor for my husband who has ADD. Thanks
lma33167 replied to luvmy2babiesmuch's response:
Yea, true.....I don't want the wrong kids to find out. I know its been helpful for him to talk to a couple really special friends in the neighborhood about it. I think they understand him better. I worry about him needing to take a dose of meds at school and doing so without everyone knowing?
lma33167 replied to kenfran44's response:
I have not read the book, but will look it up and do so. I find all the information extremely helpful. Any ideas to try, I will. I have found this website particularly helpful. Like a support group on the internet.
I go through bouts of sadness for my son, because this isn't easy for him especially. I think we are on the right track though.
thank you.
dazenconfuzed responded:
Hello there. I don't know if straterra can be used on children but it was the only one that did not make me feel so tired and zombied out. I suffer from adult ADHD without the hyperactive, so what works well for me is Vyvanse cause it gives me the energy I need. All the other meds drag me down intensely except for Straterra. Maybe you can ask your doctor. Another thing, thank you so much on the nutrients you posted because I have been looking like crazy for natural foods to help ease my problem.
hogsgirl92 responded:
Wow. Thank you. I have been looking for ways to control my ADHD, because it's becoming a bit hard for me to function like I need to as a teacher. Also, as a teacher, I think a poster is a great idea! Did you end up doing that? Where can I get one?

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