It is theorized that many ADHD patients also may have a form of a food allergy, and this is causing some of the problems that mainfests itself as ADHD symptoms. Popular diets to treat ADHD often limit consumption of milk, wheat or additives. If a patient consumes only fresh ingredients, it is thought, ADHD symptoms will decrease. Additionally, ADHD patients should be mindful of consuming a well-balanced diet, as obesity is known to inflame ADHD symptoms.
The popularity of diet to correct behavioral problems began with the Feingold Diet. This diet eliminated many food products, including food additives. According to proponents of this approach, this diet help improve concentration, impulsiveness and other ADHD symptoms. In 1982 the National Institutes of Health held a scientific…