What is a Registered Dietitian?
A dietitian has met the requirements to use the title of RD or RDN and is bound by a code of ethics Dietitians are experts in dietetics; human nutrition and the regulation of diet. Additionally a dietitian alters a patient's nutrition based upon medical conditions and an individual’s needs. Dietitians are regulated healthcare professionals licensed to assess, diagnose, and treat nutritional problems.
Why see a dietitian who specializes in ADHD?
A Dietitian specializing in ADHD evaluates and interprets an individuals’ diet and nutritional intake. Upon evaluation, a dietitian determines what types of dietary modifications can be made to enhance one's life . An effective dietitian works with a client, in a team-like manner, to create a manageable eating plan filled wil necessary nutrients needed to alleviate ADHD symptoms. This is not one size diet that fits all. Every nutritional plan is based on each the individuals’ needs, food preferences and way of life. Because nutritional deficiencies can affect behavior, dietary changes can help to improve ADHD symptoms.
Nutrition + ADHD
Performance is directly affected by one’s nutritional intake. Although data is limited and results are not consistent, some studies suggest individuals with ADHD may have lower levels of Zinc, Iron, Magnesium, B6 and Omega-3’s. If deficiencies are present, difficulties with focus, healing, sleep, and stress are likely to emerge. A dietitian assists in making better and healthier choices through education allowing one to enhance their diet improving ADHD symptoms.
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