Find out from a doctor if it’s worth keeping your ADHD child away from gluten foods.
For this article I consulted with Dr. Robert Myers, creator of the Total Focus program at Legacy Publishing. Dr. Myers is a clinical psychologist with 25 years of experience working with children, adolescents, families and parents, specializing in children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Dr. Myers explains: “There are no known diets that have been found to help or cure ADHD during controlled research studies.
“Some children may have food allergies and some of the symptoms could be similar to ADHD.
“If a change in diet eliminates the symptoms, then the diagnosis would be a food allergy, not ADHD.”
Untreated food allergies can cause behavioral deviances that are similar to those seen in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.