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          Audit for Diet-related Symptoms of ADD

          October 30, 2015

          Audit for Diet-related Symptoms of ADD

          Go through the checklist to assess those ADD symptoms that might be diet related. Since metabolism is often a heredity factor, this study might be helpful in starting a family project to establish support and enthusiasm for a healthier diet.

          Frequency of Occurrence
          Behavior Often Sometimes Never
          1. Craving for food with high sugar
          2. Having very deep lows in energy
          3. Lacking in concentration
          4. Unable to entertain oneself with an activity for long periods
          5. Disorganized in work matters
          6. Confused in receiving information
          7. Quickly fatigues mentally
          8. Restlessness and boredom with high needs for stimulation
          9. Wide variation in memory capacities
          10. Highly sensitive to criticism
          11. Refers to need for food to restore energy
          12. Consumes food rapidly
          13. Drinks large amounts of fruit or sweet drinks
          14. Avoids competitive intellectual games
          15. Obsessed with high action drama

          Scoring

          For each “Often” you marked, give a score of 2, and for every “Sometimes,” a score of 1. Sum up your scores for a raw score in a range of 0-30. Consider the interpretation of the final score:

          For final scores in the range of 0-5, the individual may not have a metabolism issue that relates to ADD.

          For final scores in the range of 6-15, the individual has ADD-type symptoms that are related to metabolism issues and ADD symptoms.

          For final scores in the range of 16-22, there are significant issues of metabolism and ADD symptoms, and a diet is recommended.

          For final scores of 23-30, a nutritional assessment would be recommended, especially in regard to foods that may have allergic properties for the individual and may be promoting ADD symptoms.

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