Gluten Free/Sugar Free Diet Helps Child With ADHD

Child in trouble in school for bad behavior whose mom did not want stimulant medication for son is greatly improved on gluten free/sugar free diet.


Comments from the NEUROLOGIST, 

A 9 year old boy who has ADHD and was overweight came to my office. He was in trouble in school for bad behavior. He was not staying in his seat and was pushing things off the desk of the boy sitting next to him. While in my office he was playing with some of my instruments and would not stop when asked to do so. His mom did not want him put on any stimulant medications. I put the boy on a gluten free/sugar free diet.

In two months he returned to my office and was 99% improved. He was losing weight so kids were not picking on him at school. His behavior both at home and at school was greatly improved. So much so that his teachers commented on it.

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Sugar and Diet September 23, 2012 at 05:06 AM
I had a similar experience but from the teacher point of view. Parents of one of my students put their son on a gluten - free, sugar - free diet to help with his behavior problems. Within a short period of time, the child was calmer and could maintain his concentration for greater time segments. He liked how he felt and did much better in school. That was my first year of teaching, and I have told that story to other parents who were in similar situations.
Michael Kaufman and Madeleine Kitaj September 24, 2012 at 12:27 PM
Many thanks for your comment. I've had the same success with other kids.


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