Expanded from the Nootropics thread, some quick stuff for you NorthShore and others with ADD kids (or those with adult ADD). Where to get EFAs? (Essential Fatty Acids) ...it's getting easier and easier these days. ANYTHING that has Flax oil is damn awesome. But good luck getting a kid to gulp down that stuff straight, hell I have a hard time with it (yes, I supplement Flax Oil daily). Look for Omega-3 eggs, SmartBalance Omega Natrual Peanut Butter (made with Flax oil... my kids and I eat it almost daily), any fish, but especially Tuna and Salmon. Cut out margarine (for a ton of reasons!!!) and replace with Smart Balance Buttery Spread, there's several varieties, but look for the one with Flax Oil. Try to replace potato chips with nuts... peanuts are good, but almonds are awesome, this will help with the EFA issue, along with another issue in some other studies, namely getting rid of High GI (glycemic index) foods from the diet. (I'm looking for that study now). Along those same lines, replace breakfast cereal with Kashi brand cereals (can find at Walmart) with a bit of Splenda to taste. You can NEVER go wrong with real oatmeal, the less processed the better since it means a lower GI rating, steel cut oats, or regular Quaker Quick Oats are great. Splenda for sweetness, or even a little protein powder for flavor (my kids and I LOVE a little Rocky Road, or Cookies 'n Cream flavored whey powder mixed in with the oats). Plus, adding protein to it slows down the digestion of the carbs, which lowers the overall GI rating even more (to that end, natural peanut butter mixed into it works well and is tasty too). The magnesium thing really catches me eye... it keeps cropping up on research for my mother's diabetes, wife's depression and TMJ, and my insomnia and Night Terrors, and just about every where. Turns out that we are getting much less (some say around 50%-70% less) magnesium from our grains than we did 100 years ago because of the overfarming and the nitrogen-rich fertilizer we use has lowered the magnesium levels in the soil. Combine that with the fact that most of us eat refined white flour, which removes the magnesium rich content from the flour, and you've got some serious dietary magnesium deficency as 'status normal' in American diets. Increasing Magnesium in diets is as easy as replacing white flour/refined wheat products like bread and cereal with whole grain and whole wheat alternatives. and again, dump the chips in favor of magnesium-rich almonds. Even that may not be enough though (because of the soil issue) so when supplimentation is desired, look for magnesium supps that use something other than Magnesium Oxide (which has very low bioavailablity) and go with Magnesium aspartate, malate, or citrate. More later.