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Old 10-30-11, 11:18 PM
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Re: How I cured my ADD

Agree, it can't be cured but I'm suspicious that fish or omega-3 might help me sometimes some what.

Raw food? Doesn't sound right.

A neuroscientist i talked to was a bit skeptical about omega 3; its shown to work in young kids. I'm not sure but salmon makes me feel better sometimes. At worst, I just like it.
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Re: How I cured my ADD

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Agree, it can't be cured but I'm suspicious that fish or omega-3 might help me sometimes some what.

Raw food? Doesn't sound right.

A neuroscientist i talked to was a bit skeptical about omega 3; its shown to work in young kids. I'm not sure but salmon makes me feel better sometimes. At worst, I just like it.
Omega 3 does help me, but it's not a cure. If I skip even two days I find
myself with brain fog again. It doesn't work for everyone of course. None
of the meds that have been developed for ADHD work for everyone. That's
why they keep trying new combinations as there are still about 30% who
haven't found any meds to be helpful. Maybe those people should try
Omega 3?
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Re: How I cured my ADD

I would agree that diet could be the "cure" to a variety of physical maladies -- heart disease, diabetes, obesity, for instance, but ADHD? No, not really. There are probably certain dietary additions or deletions that could improve a person's mental state. There is no denying a diet rife with processed grains, sugars, meats and fats is BAD. Anyone would be foggy-headed on a fast-food diet, for instance.

Like the OP, all I have to go on is personal experience, but my personal experience is much different. My ADD doesn't stem from food allergies. I have tried a raw diet, an all veggie and nuts diet, a vegan diet. I'm still primarily vegetarian, eat almost no dairy, and eat meat and fish maybe twice a month. Eliminating dairy helped tons with my environmental allergies. I take Omega 3 for good measure. However, when I was at the peak of a raw, veggie diet, losing weight, health just oozing out of my pores, I quit caffeine. Quitting caff was pre-meds. And mentally, I pretty much fell off a cliff. I had all sorts of vital energy and no place to direct it. I was an unfocussed, cluttered mess. I tried to add better supplements to my diet, ramp up the quality of the food, be more committed, exercise regularly...and it just didn't work. Going through caffeine withdrawal was a fairly horrible experience to boot. And, you know, I didn't beat myself up that I couldn't "fix" myself through diet or discipline. I didn't feel down that I need drugs to function better. I just took it for what it was -- that we're not all stamped out of cookie cutters and I can only do what works for me (and by researching what everybody else does, of course!)

If it weren't for my spouse, I would pretty much be eating only fast food and leaving the grocery store with nothing but microwaveable appetizers. So, I'm incredibly thankful to have someone that loves to cook and helps keep me healthy.
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I cured myself of AIDS by eating only watermelons for a year.
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Re: How I cured my ADD

Monkey Bean, there is no actual "cure" for ADHD and while some relationship to omega 3 can exist, its apparently genetic not environmental. (Eating salmon makes me feel good and I just had one. Whether that's gourmet taste or ADHD I don't know).

On the bright side, people manage it and/or adopt to in different ways. This depends on several factors: how serious their individual symptoms are and personal philosophy.

Like many people with ADHD, my life is not fully managed. In essence, I "cheat" and do what I have to avoid drowning. My problem is mostly one of organization but have some with focus as well. I can manage the focus problems with caffiene, some heuristic tools but the organization thing has been kiling me for a long time. I may take medication in the future; unsure.

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Re: How I cured my ADD

The OP hasn't returned since 10/06/11.

My (personal) take is that he dropped

his attention seeking "bomb" and split.

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Re: How I cured my ADD

New discovery, chicken is no problem.
Chicken is a good friend of ADHD.
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Re: How I cured my ADD

^^ Not true! Chickens are terrible friends.

All they care about it social climbing and grain-pecking.

And they *never* call.
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Re: How I cured my ADD

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I cured myself of AIDS by eating only watermelons for a year.
So a guy comes on and does his best to share what worked for him and you can do is take the ****?

What a bunch of intolerant people!

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Re: How I cured my ADD

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The OP hasn't returned since 10/06/11.

My (personal) take is that he dropped

his attention seeking "bomb" and split.

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Oh yes, because perish the thought that he might have actually been trying to help people out.

Not with you bunch of negative nellies!

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Re: How I cured my ADD

Well this thread has been a tremendous learning experience for me.

If you want to fit in on the addforums: never mention anything positive that worked for you and **** all over anyone who does.

I can see the "culture" of this place, and it's not about trying to make a positive difference.

Anyway enjoy your sarcasm and remember - always keep your minds closed to anything that could possibly be of any help.

Oh wait a sec, I don't really need to tell you that, do I?

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Well this thread has been a tremendous learning experience for me.

If you want to fit in on the addforums: never mention anything positive that worked for you and **** all over anyone who does.

I can see the "culture" of this place, and it's not about trying to make a positive difference.

Anyway enjoy your sarcasm and remember - always keep your minds closed to anything that could possibly be of any help.

Oh wait a sec, I don't really need to tell you that, do I?
There's a big difference in saying "This helped me" and "This cured me so it will cure everyone."

There is no cure for ADHD at this time. There is nothing positive about giving false hope.
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Re: How I cured my ADD

We openly discuss and enthusiastically support the idea that when you have ADHD you have to be more careful and particular with your eating and exercise habits. By the way, I am a HUGE organic enthusiast and IMO as a society we all probably have no idea how poorly we are eating.

And pardon our sarcasm towards the OP, but there is no amount of organic soy that will reshape your prefrontal cortex.
(but improved brain chemistry though healthy living can partially ameliorate symptoms of the misshaped cortex.)
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Re: How I cured my ADD

I've just come across this thread and I'm saddened by the lack of understanding many have about the impact of food on our mental wellbeing. This comes down to a lack of information provided to those at the front line trained in medicine.

As someone who is trained in this area and has spent years researching the mind, I can confirm that a serious change in diet can not only lessen symptoms but can also bring about what some may call a "cure" although this may suggest we are terminating something, when we are really strengthening.

We now know that our gut has many of the same chemicals as our brain, and not only does our brain communicate with our body, but our gut also communicates with our brain. This is incredibly important to understand as we now see this how this results in many problems with the mind.

Gluten, sugar and caffeine are the main food types that are suggested to avoid, but in reality the cleaner our diet is, the better our mind will function. Not to mention all the other improvements on other health problems.

There is plenty of research and lived experience to back this up. Please do research and speak with specialist trained in these areas. Someone trained in medicine can't be expected to know about research into food and mood which is a completely different and complex subject.
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