Food & Nutritional Advice for Kids with ADHD

Food & Nutritional Advice for Kids with ADHD

Dietary and environmental factors may be at play when children have trouble focusing, learning, communicating, or self-regulating.

Focus on Food

Kids with ADHD should cut back on the following foods:

Sugar

Sugar Cubes

It should be no surprise that sugar makes it difficult for kids to regulate mood & behaviour

Food Coloring

food coloring

Especially the red dyes, evidence is very clear on this

Dairy and Gluten

Bread and milk on the table

Many of these kids are sensitive to these– experiment.

Good nutrients include Zinc, Magnesium, Iron, Calcium, Phosphorous, Omega-3’s, B Vitamins

Recommended Supplements

Client-recommended supplements include multi-vitamins by Hardy Nutritionals, LTO 3, and products such as Focus Formula and Bright Spark by Native Remedies.

Of special note are the products at Hardy Nutritionals. This company prides itself on extensive medical trials proving their product line’s effectiveness in treating ADHD and Autism. They have 500 verified product reviews with an average 5-star rating.

One client, Luzia D, wrote us:

“Here is the link for the multivitamins I’m giving to Nicolas, since October 2017. Take time to watch some videos about their products and what it does for people with ADHD, anxiety, etc. I am not making any money on this, they don’t even know I exist… It’s just the fact that I want to share with you what also helps Nicolas and myself. It’s worth it every single penny you spend on it!”

You can purchase it on Hardy Nutritionals site Multivitamin Supplement

LTO 3 Supplement

L-Theanine increases the level of dopamine (the pleasure and reward neurotransmitter) and serotonine (the main inhibiting neurotransmitter) in the brain, which are both decreased in a dramatic way in stress and overwork situations.  You can feel an increase in awakening and alertness, and improved mental and emotional states, which lasts for 8 to 12 hours.

You can purchase it on Amazon LTO 3 Supplement

Focus Formula

NuLife Vitamins 4962 Focus Formula an aid for concentration and mental acuity

You can purchase it on Amazon Focus Formula

BrightSpark

Tablets for attention problems & hyperactivity.  Natural medicine for symptoms of attention deficit, distractibility, and hyperactivity.

You can purchase it on Native Remedies site Bright Spark

Food sensitivities, mineral deficiencies, blood sugar levels and metal toxicity affect our children’s health and cognitive function.

Nutritional Advice

Utilizing Food Sensitivity Testing, over 200 foods can be tested on your child to see which foods are their particular culprits.

For example:

  • Children with Autism, ADHD, Learning Disabilities or emotional issues often have Inflammation in the brain from foods to which they are reacting adversely.
  • Sensitivity to Corn contributes to Dyslexia.
  • Sensitivity to Eggs can decrease a child’s Concentration.

Utilizing Hair Mineral Analysis, we can see:

  • Which minerals your child is deficient in. For example,
  • Zinc and Magnesium are often deficient in children with ADD
  • If there are any heavy metals in your child’s body i.e.
  • Aluminum is a huge contributor to learning disabilities.
  • Mercury is a huge contributor to Autism.

If any aspects of your child’s body are out of balance. For example:

  • Blood sugar which affects behaviour, mood and learning.
  • Mineral absorption which affects both the intestines brain function.
  • Liver congestion which impairs copper excretion, which in turn harms brain function
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Nutritional Advice

Utilizing Food Sensitivity Testing, over 200 foods can be tested on your child to see which foods are their particular culprits.

For example:

  • Children with Autism, ADHD, Learning Disabilities or emotional issues often have Inflammation in the brain from foods to which they are reacting adversely.
  • Sensitivity to Corn contributes to Dyslexia.
  • Sensitivity to Eggs can decrease a child’s Concentration.

Utilizing Hair Mineral Analysis, we can see:

  • Which minerals your child is deficient in. For example,
  • Zinc and Magnesium are often deficient in children with ADD
  • If there are any heavy metals in your child’s body i.e.
  • Aluminum is a huge contributor to learning disabilities.
  • Mercury is a huge contributor to Autism.

If any aspects of your child’s body are out of balance. For example:

  • Blood sugar which affects behaviour, mood and learning.
  • Mineral absorption which affects both the intestines brain function.
  • Liver congestion which impairs copper excretion, which in turn harms brain function

Nutritional Advice

Utilizing Food Sensitivity Testing, over 200 foods can be tested on your child to see which foods are their particular culprits.

For example:

  • Children with Autism, ADHD, Learning Disabilities or emotional issues often have Inflammation in the brain from foods to which they are reacting adversely.
  • Sensitivity to Corn contributes to Dyslexia.
  • Sensitivity to Eggs can decrease a child’s Concentration.

Utilizing Hair Mineral Analysis, we can see:

  • Which minerals your child is deficient in. For example,
  • Zinc and Magnesium are often deficient in children with ADD
  • If there are any heavy metals in your child’s body i.e.
  • Aluminum is a huge contributor to learning disabilities.
  • Mercury is a huge contributor to Autism.

If any aspects of your child’s body are out of balance. For example:

  • Blood sugar which affects behaviour, mood and learning.
  • Mineral absorption which affects both the intestines brain function.
  • Liver congestion which impairs copper excretion, which in turn harms brain function

Nutritional Advice

Utilizing Food Sensitivity Testing, over 200 foods can be tested on your child to see which foods are their particular culprits.

For example:

  • Children with Autism, ADHD, Learning Disabilities or emotional issues often have Inflammation in the brain from foods to which they are reacting adversely.
  • Sensitivity to Corn contributes to Dyslexia.
  • Sensitivity to Eggs can decrease a child’s Concentration.

Utilizing Hair Mineral Analysis, we can see:

  • Which minerals your child is deficient in. For example,
  • Zinc and Magnesium are often deficient in children with ADD
  • If there are any heavy metals in your child’s body i.e.
  • Aluminum is a huge contributor to learning disabilities.
  • Mercury is a huge contributor to Autism.

If any aspects of your child’s body are out of balance. For example:

  • Blood sugar which affects behaviour, mood and learning.
  • Mineral absorption which affects both the intestines brain function.
  • Liver congestion which impairs copper excretion, which in turn harms brain function

Enlist an Expert to Help You Optimize Your Child’s Health and Cognitive Function

A Registered Holistic Nutritionist will interpret the lab results for you and provide your family with effective recommendations to help you replenish your child’s body with the minerals they lack, improve the health of their intestine, cleanse the organs, clear any heavy metals, and more. She can also teach you the healthier alternatives to the foods that adversely affect your child.

Maxi Mind recommends Holistic Nutritionist Meredith Deasley with the analytical services of Can Alt Labs.

Meredith Deasley, BA, RHN, RNCP is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Certified Life Coach. She has taught Pediatric Nutrition at The Canadian School of Natural Nutrition for the past 10 years and has helped children nutritionally for the past 15 years. She has authored and published two books, The Resourceful Mother’s Secrets to Healthy Kids and The Resourceful Mother’s Secrets to Emotional Health. Please see www.TheResourcefulMother.com for more information.

CanAlt Health Laboratories is the only accredited laboratory in Canada dedicated to providing trace mineral and toxic metal screening. The company’s president, director and lab technician each have over 30 years experience in analytical chemistry, biochemistry and high-quality lab testing services. For more information, please see www.canaltlabs.com.

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As a health professional and counselor who works with children but more importantly as a mother with two daughters and a son who went through your program, I give my full endorsement to the Maxi Mind program.

Ora Stebben RHN, NNCP Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Maxi Mind Mother