I know I started an ADHD diet before ( didn't work - I did something wrong or not long enough?) even tho my son has not been diagnosed yet ( Wed another dr appointment I pray we get help this time) another member here just mentioned this diet in another post- but I have a few questions-( didnt know if this went here or watercooler) I have slipped a few times the last couple weeks with the types of foods/ drinks aloud ( gave OJ, he had caffiene free root beer, tv dinner, sprite didnt realize the stuff in oj) but he also ate jello thinking I wouldn't find out but now Im trying even harder. I know its done in steps but sadly with my son, he wouldn't be able to handle it that way. I told him we will cut it all out, and slowly add an item back after hes been on it a few weeks, he wasn't happy but agreed. I know its harsh but he will argue even worse every step as he did before. So hes actually doing a lil better this time dealing with it. ( Still no improvement yet- maybe once he has stayed solid on it. I am trying to really understand the labels and have multiple web sites and other people discussing best food, eliminated foods, etc but to be more exact- Ketchup, mustard, ranch dressing, mayo what about those? I have been reading the gluten-free, casein-free diet list of approved foods here on this website from 2001, can I use this as a guideline as well? Well, same ol here, can be happy, play nice, play rough and hit poke etc and then there's angry! Im writing it all down and trying to record all "three" moods as I call em. Can ADD/ADHD have the violence? Oh my plan is ( yes Im telling the Dr MY PLAN ) is Sleep testing, Neuropsch evaluation from specialist, behavior therapy whether or not he ever gets diagnosed with anything, Tutor to help him ( we can/do help him but maybe on outsider help concentration more), and this Adhd diet. This diet will be helpful to us all. Lastly, I think some sports or Cub Scouts ( even with his germ issues that he may have- but I think its attention thing cuz he doesnt say it much anymore- he slips up and carries on like normal My dad and Grandpa say no because he wont do his work and thats the cause, and no because violent tantrums hes but sooooooooo active even when hes been going and going inside- wii dance constantly( hours off and on all day) and yard, scooters etc! And no, he didnt have the drinks before this! My dad really physically cant handle my son being this way ( his last heart valve is tearing, other two are calcified together and half heart because of the strokes has been ruined- having chest pains-high blood pressure too among other issues and kids are fighting worse. My daughter is done with my sons issues and just gives in to constant fighting back with him Sorry soooo long and repetitive once again!