When I was in high school I worked at a camp for little kids. One day I was assigned to shadow a kid that they told me had something called dyspraxia. He was from England, where the condition is quite well-known. Apparently it's not much diagnosed here. But I think I was assigned to shadow him because we were so similar. I've always been incredibly uncoordinated. My mother pulled me out of school because she didn't want me sequestered in special ed, so I've never been evaluated for anything. But I've never really been able to play any sports that involve throwing or catching. I have always tripped a lot and just been derpy. I'm 25 and still don't have a driver's license despite having had MANY instructors. I really want to pass that test. It's also kind of expensive to constantly break/destroy things.
I am able to get things eventually if I work really hard on them for a long time, but any kind of boost in the area would make a huge difference to me. I have noticed that my coordination issues ebb and flow, so I think diet does make a difference. I was trying to remember one of the best times for me and I think that was when I did the Movnat workshop. I didn't injure myself very much there and managed to keep up with the group somewhat, which was highly unusual for me. Super 100% clean paleo diet, tons of exercise, tons of sunlight and fresh air, and good sleep. Kind of the opposite of now. So I'd like to run a self-experiment to see what works best. I think I'm at the perfect baseline right now because I'm eating a mediocre diet and not taking any supplements.
I'm probably going to do Seth Robert's balance experiment. But what dietary changes to test? So far I'm thinking of increasing omega-3 slightly (through food since I seem sensitive to fish oil supplements), decreasing omega-6 (I've been eating A LOT of that lately), increasing saturated fat from coconut and butter, going 100% gluten-free (lately I've been eating out and probably getting some trace amounts), and really instituting strict sleep hygiene. Any other ideas? Has anyone else noticed that diet/lifestyle changes effect their coordination/dyspraxia.