Natural Remedies for ADHD

November 3, 2017

child_ADHD_schoolwork.jpgMany people don’t realize that food really does affect our ability to learn, focus and concentrate. Not only is this confusing to many people, but it automatically leads to a follow-up question … so what foods help you focus and which hurt your focus? With those questions in mind we created a new class The Food Connection to ADHD Seminar to cut through the clutter of a complicated brain-based condition and also discussed this topic in depth on a recent Dishing Up Nutrition entitled, Nutrition for ADHD.



Attention disorders are on the rise; in 2011 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention an estimated 6.4 million children between the ages of 4 and 17 had ADHD, while 4.4% of adults also showed signs of ADHD. Needless to say, ADHD can frequently interfere with relationships at home and on the job.

Common ADHD Symptoms

  • Difficulty being organized
  • Difficulty wrapping up projects or tasks
  • Trouble remembering appointments or obligations
  • Easily bored
  • Restless sleep
  • Internal sense of restlessness
  • Easily overwhelmed or frustrated
  • Lack of attention to detail
  • Procrastination and avoidance of new projects
  • Hyperactivity
  • Fidgeting
  • Inefficiency at work

To help combat symptoms, the CDC reports that 70% of Minnesota children with ADHD were receiving ADHD medication treatment with many unwanted side effects. Understandably, these symptoms and side effects leave many adult and children with ADHD seeking more natural remedies for ADHD.

The Food Connection to ADHD

At Nutritional Weight & Wellness we always turn to food first when dealing with anything from ADHD, anxiety to acne. Anecdotally and through research such as this study from The Lancet, we’ve learned that sensitivities to gluten, dairy and sugar can all have negative consequences for someone trying to manage their ADHD.

After clients remove one or all of these foods from their diets, they report improved concentration, calm mood, less brain fog and increased productivity at work. One young man was struggling with ADHD and migraines, but by changing his food and adding select supplements he rose to the top of his math class.  Another woman ended a lifetime of night terrors and enjoyed better focus at work after changing her diet.

Inspired to experiment with your own changes? Listen in to our Nutrition for ADHD podcast for a short list of ideas and sign up for The Food Connection to ADHD Seminar for many more ideas.  

You’ll leave the class armed with knowledge such as:

  • An awareness that ADHD has a multifactor cause and food sensitivities can play important roles in brain dysfunction.
  • Six ways to feed your brain and what a real breakfast of champions is.
  • How to keep your family’s blood sugars balanced for better brain function.
  • Our number one recommendation for a better night’s sleep, critical for brain health.
  • Suggested supplements and vitamins clinically proven to help with ADHD.
  • Access to our Nutrition Educators to answer your questions.

The seminar is Saturday, November 18 from 9:30 – 1:00, which is broken into three hours of class time and two healthy snack breaks. Learn more here or call 651-699-3438 to chat with us about the seminar. 


Christine Stephansen
Where is the 11/18 class and what is the cost?
November 8, 2017 at 3:40 pm


The class on November 18 is at our Nutritional Weight & Wellness St. Paul office (45 Snelling Avenue N, St. Paul) and the cost is $99, but if you register by Saturday, November 11 you can save $20! Here is a link to the class page to enroll 

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