Find out from a doctor if it’s worth keeping your ADHD child away from gluten foods.
Parents who aren’t too thrilled about the idea of giving their child a drug to manage ADHD symptoms may be wondering if eliminating gluten foods might improve the symptoms.
“There are no known diets that have been found to help or cure ADHD during controlled research studies,” says 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.
“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.
Dr. Myers has 30+ years’ experience working with children, adolescents and parents, specializing in children and adolescents with ADHD. Total Focus is a comprehensive program to improve attention, concentration and self-control in children.
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