ADD/ADHD: Nutritional Support Protocol

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ADD and ADHD are common diagnoses that now are reported to affect at least 5% of our children and many of these kids suffer from family or other social dysfunction that masquerade as these conditions. It is important to support our children with psychotherapy, general and targeted nutrition. While optimal nutrition with whole, unprocessed, unrefined foods without additives and preservatives is critical, there are specific essential fatty acids that are critical to replace to avoid biochemical defects that not only lead to the commonly appreciated symptoms of these conditions but also to the commonly under-appreciated findings that include dyslexia, dyspraxia, night blindness and dry skin. Obtaining an essential fatty acid profile is a good idea for everyone who has one of these diagnoses. 

*Dr. Saputo recommends the Lifestyle, Dietary, and Supplement protocols listed below as considerations for treatment for ADD/ADHD. All the information on this site is intended solely for educational purposes exclusively for your health care practitioner to consider with you. It is neither ethical nor appropriate for any health care practitioner to give medical advice to anyone who is not their patient.

 

 

 

ADD/ADHD: Nutritional Support Protocol

  

Lifestyle Recommendations: 

  

1. Avoid video and computer games, minimize Tviewing.

 

2Do interactive metronome, biofeedback and neurofeedback, Brain Gyexercises. 

 

3. Include physicaexercise involving coordination.

 

4. Take Dr. Saputo's ADD/ADHD Assessment

  

Dietary Recommendations:

  

1. Avoid candy and desserts. Xylitol is an excellent sweeteneand helps to prevent cavitieaneainfections.

 

2. Avoid NutraSweeand otheartificial sweeteners and colorings. Replace sugar with the polyol sugaxylitol.

 

3. Avoid white flouand all refined carbohydrates including cereals and pasta  especially those thaare made with yeast such as bread, bagels anEnglish muffins. Replace these with brown rice, sweet or white potatoand oatmeal.

 

4. Increase consumption of omega 3s (salmon, mackerel, herring, tuna, or flaoil).

 

5Eat protein aevery meal including eggsfish, chicken and lean meat.

 

6. Avoid hydrogenated vegetable oils.

 

7. Includhealthy snackof vegetables, nuts, olives, avocadocelery with  almond  butter.

 

8Eat 5-­9 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables daily.

 

9. Check IgG anconsider a trial of no gluten and dairy for 3 months.

  

 

 

ADD-ADHD Overview

 

ADD and ADHD are characterized by distractability, impulsivity, and disruptive behavior. About 5% of school kids are diagnosed; this is massive overdiagnosis. The influence of Big Pharma and drug therapy is revealed and the drugs used reviewed. The role of essential fatty acid metabolic defects and the importance of psychotherapy highlighted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADD-ADHD Overview

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