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What are your best go to books for ADHD diet, nutrition and meals

I am looking for cookbooks, menus, books on ADHD diet suggestions that you have found helpful. How long did it take before you saw an improvement in ADHD symptoms?



One book I found incredibly helpful when I first got diagnosed and was making changing to my diet with nutrition/supplements was The Diet and Exercise Solution” by Dr. John Gray.  He speaks of the importance of regulating dopamine and serotonin levels through the foods we eat and daily exercise.

Both dopamine and serotonin (important feel good chemicals in our bodies) are impacted by ADHD.

I never knew my constant need to give to others, even when I had nothing to give most of the time, was in direct relation to low serotonin levels.

It is a simple to read book and I found it help me to understand myself better.

Because of this book, I make sure to have a solid diet based in protein and whole foods.  I limit refine sugar and processed foods.

I feel like I am more in partnership with my brain now.  I try to give my brain the basic building blocks it needs daily to regulate serotonin and dopamine levels.

I hope this might be helpful to you.


Posted by Mitzi Maine on Apr 29, 2014 at 2:48pm

I think any book on “clean eating” would be a helpful guide for ADHD. The basic premise for ADHD is to cut out processed foods and chemical additives. Some people find removing gluten and/or dairy helpful as well (neither of those helped my son’s ADHD symptoms). If you follow the Paleo diet, you would be eating clean and eliminating gluten and dairy. I hear the Against All Grain cookbook is phenomenal—I’ve tried many of her recipes from her blog and they are great.

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Posted by adhdmomma on Apr 29, 2014 at 5:25pm

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