More and more children are diagnosed with attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity, until today, approximately more than 10% in Europe and the United States.
In conventional medicine you are being used methylphenidate, which are practically amphetamines. In children with ADHD, paradoxically, it has soothing, regulatory effects of the activity and improve concentration. In short, not much is known about the side effects or efficacy when used in prolonged treatments.
There is another scientific side that believes that the therapeutic feeding and orthomolecular side should be the medicine of the future, coupled with the emotional well-being induced by humanistic therapies. Increasingly proven mind-body relationship, the grievances of the soul can harm the body and body problems can condition the welfare of the soul, starting with the smallest of the house.
Correction food and essential nutrients, whose activity is known fairly accurately, can be not only a good alternative to drugs, but the basic treatment.
There are several dietary interventions that have been used in the treatment of ADHD, additive-free diet and diet restriction sugar, in addition to the introduction of omega 3 fatty acids.
Free diet additives, involves the removal of consumption of dyes, artificial flavors, artificial sweeteners and foods rich in salicylates (the latter are present naturally in fruits and vegetables such as apples, cherries, oranges, grapes, wheat, almonds, milk or tomatoes). The problem is that food restriction is too high and therefore it is difficult to adhere to these diets.
Low blood sugar diet should be generalized to the entire population but even more in a child with hyperactivity. After a glut of sugar, children experience a rapid rise of adrenaline, a stimulating hormone that causes hyperactivity. A recent study by the School of Medicine at Yale University reveals that when children ingest sugar twice sugar is released into the bloodstream in the case of adults. After a few hours a sudden power failure occurs, as refined sugars break down quickly in the body leaving them tired, irritable, anxious and poor concentration. In addition, foods rich in sugars are poor in nutrients and high in calories. Typical artificial fruit juices, even natural, so common in breakfasts and lunches children are basically water and sugar that reach the bloodstream faster even if a croissant is swallowed, they do not add vitamins or any basic nutrient child growth.
In addition to the refined sugar should be avoided, brown sugar, corn syrup, rice malt, fructose, dextrose, fruit juice concentrate, honey, lactose, molasses and glucose.
Breastfeeding and Omega 3 acids.
Breast milk contains fatty acids Omega 3, absent the necessary maternizadas and milk in particular for the maturation of the nervous and immune systems of children. Omega 3 are nutrients that the body can not synthesize and therefore have to be provided by feeding. Its deficiency can lead to problems of hyperactivity, learning difficulties and emotional disorders school.
Although these acids are found mainly in oily fish such as sardines, wild salmon (farmed salmon contains barely), mackerel, tuna, etc., in cases of children with ADHD may not Suphan the needed to act much, so it is advisable to consider supplementation with EPA and DHA (Omega 3) in children with learning disorders and hyperactivity, as have lower blood levels and are also essential nutrients in brain function . The correct dose would be between 2 and 3 capsules of 1000 mg each.
Other causes could be due to poisoning and the presence of parasites in the body, such as intestinal candida, in these cases you have to make an anti-candida diet free of sugar, yeast, fermented foods and some cereals such as wheat and also adequately repopulate the intestinal flora through probiotics and prebiotics.
In summary, the diet for hyperactivity and attention deficit should be as follows:
When you can not give breastfeeding, add to milk quality Omega 3 adapted.
Avoid the most of the sugars, dairy, wheat, food additives (colorants, preservatives and sweeteners), highly processed foods, chocolate, eggs, yeast, shellfish, soy and corn.
Grope tolerance citrus, apples, grapes and other fruits.
When cereals are incorporated, these must be complete and preferably gluten (brown rice, buckwheat, millet and quinoa).
Incorporate consumption of PUFA (polyunsaturated fatty acids) family of Omega 3 and 6.
Breakfast should be protein-free, fast sugars such as fruit juices.
Food should start by raw or cooked vegetables, followed by whole grains and fish or white meat quality.
The fruit tolerated should be taken between meals.
rich in tryptophan (Precursor of serotonin) as turkey, sesame, nuts, bananas and whole grains.
Vitamin B complex adapted to age. B3 and B6 mainly magnesium and zinc intake.
And exercising regularly.
Besides these dietary changes, you need to ensure that hyperactivity is not due to lack of discipline. Parents need to give encouragement, praise and rewards when goals are achieved reasonable. It is imperative that the family environment conducive to the goals they want to achieve, you never have to see the child as a useless or condemn to failure by their inability which, if treated appropriately, could be transitory.