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ADD Diet

If you’ve seen Video I, Way 1: Feed Your Brain, you know my mantra that, “If you’re eating a donut for breakfast, you’re kicking your own ass down the street!” Diet is — along with exercise and proper sleep — the most POWERFUL and FUNDAMENTAL of all natural ADD remedies for adult ADHD symptoms, in my view. Our YouTube channel and ADD Crusher™ Video I  have more on all three of these key brain feeders.   But in this post, we’re focused on ADD diet…

Lots of research has been done – and continues to emerge – on the unique dietary needs of adult ADDers. This research is helping to define the ideal diet for adults, and of course, foods/ingredients that seem to exacerbate ADD symptoms.  There are four principles that Crusher™ teaches in the curriculum, and they’re easy to remember and implement:

  • Sugar Sucks – it generates a quick burst of mental energy but then fades quickly, leaving you with an energy crash.
  • Carbs Kill – simple carbs, in particular, act much like sugar on our brain. Look instead to complex carbs.
  • Protein is Power – it provides sustained mental focus compared to the quick flashes produced by sugar and carbs.
  • Omegas are Mega – certain cold water fish in particular contain omega-3s and -6s that are shown to improve cognitive function. But lots of nuts and other foods also contain these brain-boosting essential fatty acids.

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Protein is Power! Omegas are Mega!

There’s a lot more info on diet covered in the Videos and Audio Companions, but these four principles are a good start. And know that there are a helluva lot of claims out there contending that this food or that food, a certain natural herb, etc., is a remedy for ADHD symptoms – many of which are just plain bogus BS. And speaking of herbs…

Supplements, Herbs and Homeopathics

Another natural ADHD treatment many people try is herbs and other supplements. Regarding supplements as natural remedies, I’ll just say two say two things. First, the only supplements I recommend are research-supported, no-baloney brain aids, easily remembered as ZIMB6 (pronounced, “zimbee-six”, for easy memorization). It stands for Zinc, Iron, Magnesium and B6. Get some good supplements and take the recommended daily allowances. Second is: Research the crap out of claims that sound too good to be true about supplements, herbs, etc., because 99 times out of 100, such claims are…crap.

Natural is good. As long as it’s…well…GOOD – and not BS junk you found on some dicey website or spam email. You can help yourself to escape the overwhelm and start living to your potential by putting as many ADHD treatment options to work for you as possible. ADD Crusher™ videos and tools only teach alternative and natural strategies. And they’re all…naturally GOOD.

Bottom Line: Be careful about your diet (including vitamins and other supplements) – because along with exercise and sleep, it’s the most important thing you can feed your busy brain. And be just as careful about falling for any marketing promises that are not backed by rigorous scientific research.

 

P.S.  If you haven’t yet heard of www.CrusherTV.com, I hope you’ll check it out. Each Monday night at 10pm we “air” another episode chock full of useful productivity tips and “brain hacks”, and our Guest Experts provide more great ideas. Tons of other benefits for members, including free group coaching sessions. Hope to “see” you there!  – Team Crusher

4 Responses to “ADD Diet”

By Julie - 4 February 2017 Reply

What are recommandation for adult women witz adhd about zimb6 for each of it ??
Thank you 🙂

By ADD Crusher - 6 February 2017 Reply

Hi Julie — there may be some nutritional guidance specific to women re: Zinc, Iron, Magnesium and B6, but we are not aware of anything worth mentioning. The important thing is to be sure you are getting enough of each of these in your daily diet, and if not, get some quality supplements. As you may be aware, there are many issues that are unique to women vs men, and I encourage you to explore that!! -Alan

By Matt - 29 November 2017 Reply

I will saywithin myself i do notice a difference when taking the ZIMB6, next step is adding vigerous excersize and treating as the daily requirement such as a shower and whatever else that happens daily in the bathroom. if i dont treat it the same it wont happen. next plan is to structure it!

By ADD Crusher - 10 December 2017 Reply

Sounds like a plan Matt! Keep the diet clean and all the other stuff will be easier. Keep the exercise going and all the other stuff will be easier. Keep getting more/quality sleep and all the other stuff will be easier!

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