Here’s The Poop On Food, Diet, Dyes and ADD ADHD — ADD Tip O the Day 607

How Many Helped?  How much help?

There’s nothing wrong with a good healthy diet. I’m skeptical that it makes much difference for very many people with ADD ADHD.

Research shows that the food dyes do make a small difference for a small number of people and special diets do not.  However, I’m sure the special diet has helped some people somewhere.  The studies of course are talking about on average and there are always outliers.  And if you’re the one, its 100%.

Follow the links below.


Good Links :

clik  dr Kinsella on foods and medicines

Dr. Farone on foods

One woman’s kids and diet

Dr. McNeal makes some sense here – some

Dr. Brezin doesn’t

Another ADD ADHD Denier

There are still those denying the existence of ADD ADHD.  You’d think that would have faded into the distant past by now.

This kind of nonsense doesn’t help. Is he just trying to get publicity? Is he really unaware of the research?  And he has good credentials?????

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Sometimes it drives me up the wall. Or beyond.

About doug with ADHD

I am a psychiatric physician. I learned I have ADHD at age 64, and then wrote two ADHD books for adults, focusing on strategies for making your life better. I just published my first novel, Alma Means Soul. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at, or (for e books) Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD: 365 Tips O the Day ( e-book). This is one tip at a time, one page at a time, at your own pace. It's meant to last a year. As a child, I was a bully. Then there was a transformation. Now I am committed to helping people instead abusing them. The Bully was published in January, 2016. It's in print or e book, on Amazon.
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12 Responses to Here’s The Poop On Food, Diet, Dyes and ADD ADHD — ADD Tip O the Day 607

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  2. Diet plays no part in the cause or treatment of ADHD other than a traditional “good healthy” diet. If ADHD is a proven inherited right brain dominance and/or a left brain immaturity, how can food make one side of the human brain work better and the other not. Medically speaking if the left brain is not damaged or lacking in talent, a stimulant will make the left brain work better giving a better balance, provided the dose is optimal. The right side will not be boosted as it is already working at optimal level. QED.


    • Dr. levin-
      I agree. There’s a lot of confusion about terms, like “cause” or “treatment”. If an improved diet makes you feel better and improves your ADD HD symptoms, does that make it a “treatment”?
      Could you post some more information about their right/left brain issue? It’s a new concept for me.
      Thank you for commenting.


  3. rammkatze says:

    Hi Doug. Did you mean “scoop” or are you being ironic about the validity of the mentioned subjects? 😮

    Liked by 1 person

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