Does your child suffer from allergies or food/chemical sensitivities?
He never seemed to have any outbreaks but I noticed that he got more active after he had lunch at school. That day, they served spaghetti, corn and fruit (canned).
Are you ensuring adequate Omega 3 intake?
For the past week I have been giving him a liquid suppliment.
Is your child's physical health good, generally, or are there some issues with this? (for example, any gastrointestinal upsets?)
His father had childhood asthma and he has had a few breathing problems in the past. Example: Pollen season he will have one or two episodes in a year where he would need a inhaler. His doctor never diagnoised him with asthma.
Is your child's psychological health good, generally, or are there other issues with this, aside from the attention issue?
He loves to ride his bike and play at the playground. He likes Playstation 3 video games. He communicates well and plays well with other children. No one has ever had anything negative/ or concerns about his mental/psychological health.
Have you considered that a low fat raw vegan diet may be your choice but that your child might have some right to decide what he eats? Yes, I do not force him to eat raw. I am adding alot of raw fruit and veggies to his diet but he is not limited to only raw. It would be a great shock to him if I were to drasticly take away everything. I am quickly eliminating junk foods. (provided it's wholefoods, not junk). I'm not criticising or patronising here, I'm just pointing out that raw veganism is a relatively narrow dietary philosophy which an adult can comprehend but which a child may struggle to comprehend. There are potential pitfalls if one is not very widely-read on the subject (Shazzie discusses some of these on her website: http://www.welikeitraw.com/rawfood/2...e-on-rais.html and partly in Revvell's interview: http://rawkinradio.com/2008/07/15/re...views-shazzie/). The developing brain, for example, has quite specific nutrient requirements.
These are just a few of many possible avenues one might explore before resorting to medication and I respect your desire to avoid medication if at all possible; your son is fortunate that you care about this.