Alternative Treatments – Diet

This section focuses on alternative health treatments. Please note that I am not a medical expert, you should definitely consult a medical professional regarding how these may affect you. Refer to the main page on Alternative Treatments for bibliographical information.

  • Increase Protein ADHD – Dr. Daniel Amen, Dr. Sandy Newmark, ADDitude Editors.
    • Used to create neurotransmitters.
    • Prevents surges in blood sugar.
    • I consume Soylent (referral link) for probably 75% of my food consumption. It has high levels of protein.
  • Increase Complex Carbohydrates ADHD – Dr. Sandy Newmark, ADDitude Editors.
    • Simple Carbohydrates are quickly converted into glucose but just as quickly are consumed and exhausted resulting in a high/low effect. Complex Carbohydrates provide more stability.
    • What are complex carbohydrates? Millet, oats, barley, spelt, potatoes, whole wheat bread, sprouted grain bread, whole wheat pasta, quinoa, brown rice, farro, lentils, and green peas – see this Women’s Health article for even more complex carbohydrates and information on each.
  • Decrease Sugar ADHD – Dr. Sandy Newmark.
  • Increase FiberADHD – Dr. Sandy Newmark.
  • Reduce ChemicalsADHD – Dr. Sandy Newmark.
    • Additives, Preservatives.
  • Eliminate Foods Causing SensitivityADHD – Dr. Sandy Newmark.
    • Common Culprits: Dairy, Wheat, Soy.