The previous post on ADHD & Autism Foods To Avoid provoked a lot of reader comments and page views. It can be overwhelming to see what foods cause behavior problems but the bottom line is there are a lot of foods that are healthy for ADHD, autsim and bipolar disorder. The goal is to eat nutrient dense foods. These kids have bodies that do a poor job of detoxing and if food-ish ingredients are ingested thier bodies have a difficult time eliminating them. Plus their bodies are deficient in many nutrients begging the need to fill them with as much nutrition as possible. As a mom with a child who suffers from all of the above listed ailments, it’s my goal to have every bite filled with nutrient dense foods. The foods listed below are packed full of vitamins and minerals that their bodies are starving for and desperately need.

This list should help:

almond butter

almond flour

almond milk (without carrageenan)

apple cider


cashew butter 


cheddar cheese (good quality in block form)

chicken (free ranging, not soy fed, NO injected soulutions)

club soda

coconut butter

coconut flour

coconut oil

dates (in moderation- NOT date sugar, medjool dates)  


extracts (vanilla, lemon, etc)

figs (in moderation)


fruit (eaten separate from other foods, on an empty stomach, the lower the sugar content the better)


gelatin (unflavored) 





juice (juiced from your juicer)


lard (from pastured pork)

lemon juice (without sodium benzoate)

meat (not processed – preferrably grass fed, grass finished)

navy beans (properly prepared)


nut butters (almond, peanut, sunflower, cashew, etc)

olive oil

olives (all kinds)

peanut butter (store bought brand ingredient list should read: peanuts, salt)


pine nuts



spices (be sure there is no wheat (filler), sodium ferrocyanide, yellow prussiate of soda, or any other anit-caking, free-flowing agents)

tallow (from grassfed beef)

tea (looseleaf)

turkey (not processed)

vegetables (all except startchy ones from previous post foods to avoid)


yogurt (made at home from Greek starter)

In a nutshell if God made it, we can eat it; if man altered it, we can’t. If it was made in a plant, don’t touch it but if it was grown on a plant, eat it! (edible plants, of course). Think of products grown in nature and keep the endproduct visibly viable to that original. Consider vegetable oil. If you took a basket of vegetables and squeezed out juice you wouldn’t get vegetable oil. The processing has changed the molecular structure of the food. If it’s not food, don’t put it in your mouth.  Butter, on the other hand, comes from cream and is stirred until it forms butter. Eat butter, not vegetable oil.

For this reason we do not touch stevia.

Food preparation is hard and it takes a lot of work on your part. Some days I spend the great portion of my day in the kitchen. However, your family will be healthier and most importantly things like ADHD, autism, bipolar disorder, dyslexia, chrones, flatulance, erutations will all dissappear. Mental disorders are on the rise. Child behavior problems are on the rise. Processed food has directly risen with the rise of disease.

If it’s not food, dont’ put it in your mouth.



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2 Responses to Foods TO Eat to Curb ADHD & Autism

  1. This article just described the diet of Holistic Chef Barry “The Good Earth Chef” to the letter with a few exceptions but really close. Lets stay in touch and yes the Chef does runaway the opposite direction of the over valued and hyped up misinformation coming out of the mainstream medical backed certified dietitians that are totally clueless about nutrition. Just have a good look at Hospital Foods that they are in charge for.

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