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A Love Letter to my ADHD

Contributed by Kate, author of Memoirs of an ADHD Mom, located on our Facebook page.

love adhdIt is easy for all of us to complain about our issues, to talk about the things we don't like about our ADHD or our children's ADHD. It disrupts our lives, makes us work harder, causes turmoil.

But not this week! No, this week we are celebrating Valentine's Day, the day of love. It's time for us to talk about all the things we love about our ADHD. C'mon let's celebrate it!

My ADHD makes me spontaneous and a...

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Eat Avocado

smoothie with avocado banana It's good for your brain!
+ Ideas to easily add more avocado into your meals  

We used to be told to avoid fat when planning our meals.  However, we now know that there are different kinds of fats, many of which are healthy and should be added to our diets for heart and brain health.

A Brigham and Women's Hospital study reported that that women with more monounsaturated fat in their diets performed better on cognitive training tests than women who had more...

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ADHD Diet Tips: Foods That May Worsen Symptoms

close up appetizing chocolateExperts don't believe that foods actually cause ADHD. However, certain foods can make your ADHD symptoms worse. "Excessive caffeine and excessive use of fast foods and other foods of poor nutritional value can cause kids to display behavior that might be confused with ADHD," said Frank Barnhill, MD, an expert and the author of "Mistaken for ADHD." View more

Everyday Health and Healthline listed the following foods that people with ADHD should avoid eating.

 

Some foods to avoid...

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Impulse Control, Binge Eating & ADHD

If you have ADHD, you probably find that you have to work twice as hard as your peers to produce the same results. Losing weight is no exception. In order to lose binge eating boy SMweight and eat healthy, you need to have impulse control and the ability to stay consistent with your diet plan. A study from the University of Toronto found that almost 30% of overweight individuals had ADHD symptoms.

The ADHD brain is often looking for ways to trigger more dopamine.  This can make it difficult to control our...

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