The nutritional therapy of ADHS

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Syndrome, Fidgety Phil Syndrome, Psychoorganic Syndrome (POS), Hyperactivity Syndrome, Hyperkinetic Syndrome (HKS), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, ADHD, Attention – Deficit – Hyperactivity – Disorder (ADHD), minimal brain syndrome, behavioral disorder with attention and concentration disorder, Fidgety Phil, ADHD.


Children with a distinctly inattentive and also impulsive behaviour can suffer from ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). Not all children who show such behaviour can be classified as ADHD children immediately. It requires an extremely complex observation and diagnosis.

As a rule, one does not begin with a more precise diagnosis until the inattentive and impulsive behaviour has been shown over several months (approx. half a year) in different areas of life. Here one already notices that a close contact of all persons involved in the upbringing is important.

There are also children who suffer from such a syndrome, but who do not show hyperactive behaviour patterns. This attention deficit syndrome without hyperactivity is called ADD for short. A mixture of both symptom areas is also conceivable.

In this case we speak of the so-called mixed form. It is easy to explain that a variable and sometimes even below-average attention deficit can also be reflected in other learning areas. ADHD children are often affected by LRS (= reading and spelling weakness) and / or arithmetic weakness.

This does not mean that ADHD children in general are not gifted. Due to the accompanying symptoms, however, it is much more difficult to suspect a high aptitude. This is one of the reasons why intelligence measurement is given a place in the diagnostic process.

Nutrition therapy – What is it? Nutritional therapy is a form of therapy in classical naturopathy. In principle, it is aimed at sick people who suffer from nutrition-related illnesses.

As the name suggests, the aim of nutrition therapy and the associated intake of food is to cure or alleviate the illness. The main thing is the optimal composition of the food, which is adjusted according to the underlying disease. The nutrition therapy is therefore individually aligned and therefore belongs in experienced hands!

With regard to ADHD there are different opinions regarding the use of a targeted nutritional therapeutic measure. Some of these measures may be very controversial or demonstrably ineffective. As already mentioned above, nutrition therapy belongs in experienced hands, for example in the hands of a doctor or a nutrition therapist.

A diet that is too one-sided can demonstrably damage the body and put it in stressful situations unnecessarily. You can find general information about nutrition therapy in our Nutrition Therapy section. This is based on the viewpoint of research, which states that ADHD is caused by an imbalance of the messenger substances serotonin, dopamine and noradrenaline in the brain.

Research has also shown that, in addition to the imbalance of the messenger substances, ADHD patients also show above-average nutrient deficiencies in the form of a lack of certain minerals and brain fatty acids. This deficit should be compensated with the help of nutrient therapy and a special diet. It is assumed that – especially in combination with a multimodal therapy (combined therapy), in the form of simultaneous application of therapeutic measures, mood swings and aggressions can be reduced.