Life Extension Suggestions
The following lifestyle changes may be helpful:
- Diet. Aim for a well-balanced diet. Avoid unnecessary simple sugars. Avoid artificial food colorings including the “Southampton 6” (ie, tartrazine (E103), quinolone yellow (E104), sunset yellow (E110), carmoisine (E122), ponceau 4R (E124) and allura red (E129)). Use specific elimination diets only in partnership with a physician.
- Exercise. Try moderate-intensity activity for 30 minutes almost every day and a minimum of 30 minutes of vigorous activity 3 to 4 days a week.
- Mind-body techniques. Try massage, biofeedback, and meditation. Avoid information overload. Some individuals with ADHD benefit from predictable, rigid schedules.
In addition, the following nutrients may be helpful. Please note that the dosages provided below are for adults.
In addition, the following blood tests may provide helpful information: