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Diet to help with Tourettes

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It is very important to follow a nutrition plan that includes healthy, wholesome foods that can address all your nutritional needs. I recommend concentrating on stress reducing, nerve helping foods for those with Tourette.

Remember the expression ” you are what you eat” ? Well the nutrients you choose to eat are very important. Vitamins are essential to life and are considered micronutrients (the term micro is for small amounts.) There are three Macronutrients, essential for the body to function, proteins, fats, and carbs.

I found out our son was very sensitive to what he ate. His tics would get worse after going out to eat Chinese. He got Tourettes after a year of school cafeteria food. When we stopped vinegar, peanuts, and malt for three days we saw a marked improvement. The fist week of November was horrid, perhaps due to the Halloween candy!

After all these observations we have changed our son’s, and ours as well, diet. Fruit smoothies, almond milk, no candy, organic eggs, grass fed meet… Etc…

I would say that this helped tremendously and helped get rid of the tics his medication did not alleviate. After a year, we started reducing his meds in fact.

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August 5, 2012 at 8:11 am

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  1. I would agree that what you eat truly affects the amount and types of tics. We noticed that our son’s tics increased and new tics developed when he ate M&M’s and other foods with dyes. Eating too much fast food in a day or too much sugar caused an increase in tics. We have eliminated all dyes in his foods, toothpaste, shampoos, etc, eat a very well balanced diet (always a struggle to add more and more veggies), take 3 times the amount of recommended Omega 3 (pure), take Juice Plus vegetable blend and have removed Gluten and fake sugars from his diet- as well as ours. Removing gluten from his diet was an amazing site! His tics decreased tremendously! We also try to minimize dairy products as I have researched that dairy for some kids can be the culprit. Worth trying some of these ideas for 3 months to see if there is any improvement.

    Stephanie Kaderli

    October 8, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    • Wow what wonderful news. Thank you for sharing this. Have you tried chia seeds for the omega 3 supplement? Not tainted with toxins that fish may have….


      October 9, 2012 at 4:54 pm

      • Yes, I will sneak them into our smoothies- but he always finds them!! ha! Our specialist said to grind them and throw them in! My daughter (who does not have TS, loves to put them in her water and just drink them. They are better for you when chewed though. Our specialist also feels fish has too many toxins so we limit the amount we eat.

        Do you have a green smoothie recipe that you like? I’ll typically use frozen strawberries, blueberries & bananas, pomogranate juice, fresh avacado, T of flaxseed oil, ground up chia seeds and atleast 1 1/2 cups of fresh spinach. Everyone drinks them in our family.

        Stephanie Kaderli

        October 9, 2012 at 8:31 pm

      • MMM your smoothie sounds delicious. I don’t have a recipe per say, we just add spinach to our smoothies, and I use the fruits available at home that day.


        October 12, 2012 at 4:40 pm

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