Does a Child’s Diet Impact Their ADHD Symptoms?

Douglas Cowan Psy.D., Counseling TehachapiADHD, Christian Counseling, Teenagers

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There is a dynamic conversation within “ADHD circles” on whether what our children eat actually impacts their ADHD symptoms. Does consuming sugar make a kid “hyper”? or does consuming a soda make a youngster “impulsive”? Our Original article is here at the ADHD Information Library:

Of course, after helping children, teenagers, and adults¬†with ADHD for over 25 years to be more effective at school, at home, and in relationships, I have no doubt that “Yes” – what somebody eats does affect their state of mind, their health, their cognitive capabilities, and their ADHD. Exactly what we consume affects all of us, whether ADHD or not.

ADHD Diet Video by Dr. Douglas Cowan, MFT of Tehachapi, CA

A short article of interest has actually been released at … entitled, “How does diet plan impact ADHD signs” by Dr Hector Perera in London. He concentrates on the effect of food colorings, so this is a beneficial short article.

Our ADHD Diet program is readily available right here. And as we work to modify it for 2015 we will certainly be including in a lot more info on a “Gluten Free” way of living – as I’m ending up being a growing number of persuaded that this can truly assist some individuals (possibly not everybody, however definitely a great deal of individuals).

We do see children, teenagers, and adults for ADHD. We can provide TOVA testing, counseling in how to deal with the ADHD and even how to overcome it and be successful in spite of it. Offices in Tehachapi and Bakersfield. And to find an experienced therapist who provides counseling in Tehachapi for ADHD please give my office a call at (661) 972-5953.

Our ADHD Diet Program is available for purchase here, and our old original information is available here.


Douglas Cowan, Psy.D., M.S. is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (M24381) who has been a skillful counselor to children, teens, and adults helping them to overcome ADHD, find relief for depression or anxiety, and solve other problems in life from his counseling office in Tehachapi since 1989. He served on the medical advisory board to the company that makes Attend and Extress from 1997 through 2011, and he is the Clinical Editor of the ADHD Information Library online resource. His weekly ADHD Newsletter goes out to 9,500 families. His website is for more information on achieving greater health, personal growth, Christ-centered spirituality, stress management, parenting skills, working out the stresses of being a care-giver to elderly parents and also being a parent to teenagers, or finding greater meaning in retirement years, Dr. Cowan can be a valuable resource to you.

Douglas Cowan, Psy.D., MFT
27400 Oakflat Dr.
Tehachapi, CA 93561
(661) 972-5953

Douglas Cowan Psy.D., Counseling TehachapiDoes a Child’s Diet Impact Their ADHD Symptoms?