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Good sources of Vitamin B6
Good sources of essential fatty acids
Hyperactive children are always zinc deficient so add plenty of zinc rich foods and get rid of the junk food. They are often thirsty which can be a sign of deficiency of essential fatty acids. Another sign is 'chicken skin' over the elbows and back of the upper arms.
Elimination diets are essential. I usually do a step wise progression:
Expect a response within a week for any dietary change except in the case of wheat and dairy products. Often these cause delayed reactions and the diet must be enforced for one month.
Do a good chemical clean up as chemical sensitivity is a common cause of hyperactivity.
Some kids are sensitive to salicylates and respond to a low salicylate diet
Consider an anti-fungal regime - many children seem to react in an almost allergic way to yeast in the gut.
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