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Adhd Alternative Medication

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

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Adult Adhd Diet Plan

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

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I have adult ADHD?

im 23 years old and I'm very confused. Litterly I do not have the ability to organize or put things in order. It's like a whole. My brain's not working, im always spaced out. im so spaced out that I almost walked out of the shop and forgot to pay for items. It's very difficult for me to do well in the discussion. My attention. And the memory is too bad too, they can talk to people. I have been on zoloft 10 years old. 13 The drug does not work. All doctors say. zoloft can cause changes. permanate of mind, but I think it can. I have to stop worring about it and consider my attention deficit problems. im still kind of clumsy. Im very worried about how bad my mind is. I do not know what I am. Actually trying to plan out an extensive over the past year. I kept it up for 8 months, but have not seen much improvement in symptoms.

Sorry, I know I just answered. Thanks for your quesiton and answer the best. .. I'll be just you. But you do not have a mail enabled. = (Just curious, what are you trying to plan a meal? It is the only limit. Calorie of food? I know what has helped me a blood meal. There is also a simple carbohydrate limitting and cut gluten out of my diet made a huge difference too. You take supplements? Probiotics can help with that. Spacey, I remembered that I use to get that much. Or it may be a problem with your endocrine system or the thyroid gland. adrenals, when your hormones are out of balance. It can cause many problems. Sorry, I hope I will not let annoying noise just want to help you begin to feel better.

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Adhd Diet For Children

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

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Adhd Blood Pressure

Friday, July 29th, 2011

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My blood pressure /. Heart health

I just started. without a prescription adderall XR for ADHD. It lists one of the common side effects are increased heart rate. Right now I'm about. 105/69 with a resting heart rate is about 100bpm I realize that's not bad and I tend to have high blood pressure. lowish I was just wondering of anyone in the medical field in this case. Is sustainable. How do I go about this a few years if the plant is no other side effects. Up and I do not want to damage my heart or whatever it is that Thanks, I know that my heart rate is higher because the. adderall I'm just curious if this is a long-term heart rate without causing lasting damage.

bp, which is great, but your heart. Rate is low / normal, you might be dehydrated. Try to drink more water if it is still telling your doctor.

Reducing High Blood Pressure by Juicing Spinach, Grapefruit, Celery

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Adhd Herbal Remedies

Monday, July 18th, 2011

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Need help with side effects. Dexedrine … The problem with insomnia and the appetite is not it.

I take dexedrine 3x5mg day and sleep beside the classics and no appetite. I have this effect with other meds ADHD. Such as concerta – and like concerta, I get the benefits and want to do about trying it. The side effects are not so good. I end up with any of the meds that will add to the mix to increase appetite and sleep, thus allowing the counter drugs have side effects. If you can not do anything more than other proteins. It is obvious that shakes and herbs. Life easier?

All of motivation to perform well with the increase But they have side effects. Most of my clients now use the extra time to care for a natural supplement that is everywhere. Has been shown to work the same way. adderall in a head to head clinical studies Amen. It matched or beat the performance of stimulants in SPECT imaging of the brain and test impulsivity Conner added. Most of my clients want to stimulants. It can also be carried out after that. 16:00 because it is interfering with sleep, appetite or not. Most can not be activated after that. 4:00 and the evening, it usually is. Effective for the home. It can also be implemented with an incentive to reduce their side effects. The test can be seen at.

The Sunflower Therapy – for dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD and learning difficulties

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Herbal

Friday, July 1st, 2011

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Adhd Supplements For Children

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

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Supplement the best option for ADHD?

My daughter is recentlt diagnosed with ADHD. While I was not familiar with it,. I ask around, I can answer the following. Eat – rice less avoid milk formulas. – Look therapist dont – do something. You can eat nectar man I bear. Should I follow these instructions? I appreciate the feedback they need. But I'm not 100% sure that they give advice is good or bad. In particular, I bear water, sweet man. Less told me that I bear a child nectar Man calm down. Autism, attention deficit disorder and should be a bear to eat manna This bears manna Superior to? All of the U of experience in the same manner as manna Bear? If I bear water, sweet man is good to,. y doesntg hospital instead suggest that the drug or not? Thank you for everyone who take the time to read and respond. -.

First, how old is this child. If they are telling you to avoid milk, formula milk for babies? I do not know anything about water, sweet man I bear. I can see it and it's products. mannatech I've never used their products. I see that they are "gummi" I seriously doubt the nutritional availability of nutrients in these gummi is not good form to be used by the body. The best absorption of vitamins and minerals in a liquid intended only natural. There is also a natural sugar cane crystals. If you are trying to reduce the sugar (add sugar, sugar is not naturally occurring as well as in fruits). Then this is definitely not a good product. I do not see any vitamins or minerals. I was on the other products. Willing to bet that you'll see products with the help of your daughter. 1 thing to remember. Do not depend on hospitals to better health. Training specialist in medicine for Not to treat people with health Let me tell you what I can do to help yourself with ADHD. I changed out a food sweetener ingredient milk Gluten, fructose, corn syrup, high and types of these What that means is, I am fresh East I ate fresh vegetables, fruits, meat,. Beans and other processed foods I avoid. Most of the 2 I started using vitamin supplements and liquid mineral supplement. It changed my life like nothing else. People with ADHD tend to have minerals and vitamins. This liquid vitamin deficiencies of nutrients such as vitamins I need. B, minerals, amino acids and such. I also use omega-3 supplements, but that came to change. 3 Exercise Exercise is a great way to burn energy. That can run around outside. You should see your daughter do better after this. This is why one medication or dietary supplements. Used to help one person. Please let us know if you have additional questions.

Are we Giving our Kids Too Many Drugs?

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Adhd Vitamins For Kids

Monday, May 30th, 2011

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I found that Vitamin Chewable Omeg 3?

Fast Recently I was in line with the answers to the members do not want to take her son to add or ADHD meds a child she lived with her. And others with her past, she did not want the child in what will hurt him and did not like. meds for ADHD at all. I told her that omega fatty acids. 3 will help, or so I say good, I have found. Chewable Vitamin "gummi" The airport was the acid Omega. 3 I have found them at a local Target store in my part of their vitamins. I can not question her in the history of me. So if you meet any That you read this and know that one about me amtalking please do not hesitate to forward it to her for purposes of your own. Khokhobcunduu!

I am me. Kids Omega 3 Fish Oil Chewable and they love it. You can also get them in Coles or Woolworths brand I buy is "Nature. 'S Way, smart kids, Omega 3 fish oil,. Fruit Property Burstlets Chewable ".

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Natural Adhd Remedies For Children

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

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natural adhd remedies for children

Hubby is 55 yrs & just found out he has ADHD since childhood.?

Are there any natural remedies for this. The prescriptions given to him have not helped. Still cannot focus, very short attention span, angry, very forgetful. Now realizes why he had so many problems as a child. Also, needs help in how to cope with this problem. If anyone has any info on this please help.
thanks and God Bless YOU

Go on line and research herbal rememdies for ADHD. Also, is it possible that you just haven’t found the right combination of perscription drugs for your husband yet? Sometimes it takes a lot of trial and error. My son is Bipolar and ADHD and we have been through many medication changes over the years. He is currently on Adderall and Risperdal and it seems pretty effective.

Do Homeopathy Treatments For Children with ADHD Work?

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Natural Adhd Supplement For Children

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

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What ADD meds have you tried and how did they work? I am looking at some of the natural supplements vs adderal

My son is 8 years old. Adderall 15mg seems to help but brings out angry agression and times of just busting out crying for no reason. Adderall has been banned in Canada but my Doctor insists that it is safe. I’m worried about my baby. I have been seeing natural alternatives and nerotherapy but don’t know if any of it works or if it’s just junk.

My 15 year old son has ADHD, he has been on ritalin, adderall, concerta, and Daytrana patch which he is currently on, the meds work differently for everyone, if the adderall is causing gthose symptons, you need to find a different med, the patch and concerta is a once a day thing, the ritalin is 2 to 3 times a day. As far as the naturals, try them and maybe they will work for you, I tried all sorts of natural remidies from diet changes to vitamis and everything in between. They did not work for my son, but that doesnt mean they will or won’t for your son. If you need to talk, since having any child with any disorder is stressful, email me, I will be happy to talk and offer you support or suggestions from one mom of an add child to another. Also, do not be afraid to switch doctors, if one doesn’t want to listen to you get a different one, I went through seveal doctors and specialists before I found one willing to help and not have him committed, yes I actually had a doctor tell me to just have him committed at 7 and forget about him, Thank God, I was smart enough to get up, take my son, tell the doctor to go to H*** and find another that did not belive in the psychatric hospitaliation of a child. Good Luck to you and hang in there, with proper treatment and medication, natural or otherwise, it does get better, just remember, if the doctor is not willing to work with and for you and your son, he is not the right doctor for you and with a little research and time you can find one that is willng to work with you and not for his checkbook.

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Adhd Celexa

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

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A mental health issue a couple of questions?

I have bi-polar for many years I was manic and now I am in a depressive cycle. I have reason to believe that I may also have ADHD, can you tell me more about this disorder and the treatments for this and what are the direct symptoms of ADHD?

I recently have been put on celexa and it is a wonderful medication, it is for depression, I recently started synthriod for an underactive thyriod also.

I am also on a small dosage of Melarill and on 1200 mgs of Lithuim, do you know if Lithuim causes weight gain?

My dr says he wants to increase the celexa and eventually take me off the Lithuim and I think that would be great.

What is your take on this?

Follow your Doctor’s advice…the medications you’re on can cause weight gain, like many psychotropics. You have to watch your diet and exercise…also, Lithium is a salt and tends to retain water. Watch for swelling, etc.!!! kjl

ADD and the TOVA, an Objective Assessment of ADHD

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Adhd Weight Gain

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

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Adhd Herbs

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

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There are alternative legal capacity. Adderall?

I've taken adderall before, but it is stupid. med if you do not actually possess more. / ADHD have any herbs. Or supps at GNC you can take to improve concentration and performance? Biloba ginko coffee or not, or B12.

Anything. dopamine increased …… phenylethylamine, dopamine increased phenylalanine. l – dopa can help some people. Just to find herbs and supplements. dopamine increases that many people will occur.

Herbal Remedies : How to Treat ADHD With Herbal Medicines

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Adhd Natural Medications

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

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Adhd Vitamin D

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

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How do I load.

I'm 15 and I weigh less. Since I use concerta (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder using stimulation). I've been eating less because of reduced appetite. Side effects are. I would love to get more weight. But I have trouble eating a lot. I know the obvious would be to eat. But there are any vitamins or taste good or I could shake and make it. Will help you get weight?

I think going to the gym is the way they are thinking in comparison to more nutrients and weight program.

Vitamins: D and the Diet

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Adhd Alternative Medications

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

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adhd alternative medications

Professionals also have attention deficit behavior modification in the area. Middle Tennessee?

My son has been diagnosed with ADHD and he was not able to use the drug. I am looking for help options, such as behavior modification.

Check what these are. CHADD Web site for A great organization that should be able to help you. I recommend this magazine. Full of lots of information. Good to read online too. I am not from Tenn. So I can not speak specifically. But I think that these will help. I do not know why your son can not use the drug. But I know that many people will have lots of opinions. Adult education is very good to begin drug use. At 31 I can say that it helped me a lot. But not the magic bullet that I always feel I must say that because so many people who have never experienced input in connection with what Those with abnormalities should do. I think that parents of children Only have it and those who are wrong should be able to talk about UPS and downs of meds. I wish they would have Lucky girl too aware the disease twenty years ago. Well I hope that my thoughts are not too strong. I just hear a lot of negative talk med. (Not from you), but for those who are. Never walk mile in my shoes. I had to try three different meds. And thank God I'm an adult and realize the people who make me angry or too emotional. I can not imagine what it would be like. For the child they say that the very behavior modification. My advice is to read everything,. Support groups to visit and do everything you can to educate myself. That is soooo much more information there. I read the article in the magazine put behavioral change.

Zero In On ADD/ADHD With Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment

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Adhd High Protein Diet

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

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Natural way of dealing with ADHD?

Ok, so I have a short attention span, and since I have insurance,. I am looking for tips on what I can do to make the problem of concentration. Less annoying. I enrolled in a program to assist dental and need to know what I can do. I exercise by running pretty often and I try to eat foods with high protein low carbohydrate. I also see a life coach who specializes in this. Any suggestions would be great.

Use at least. 4 Omega 3 fish oil supplements every day. (Certified free of mercury). It is best if consumed with antioxidants such as oranges,. Fresh fruit juice or squeeze it. If vitamin E is added, it should be recognized as. 100% from natural sources or may be synthesized. : –. Avoided by eating more food type is your "diet". (20 Answer questions), or free registration. and fill in your profile. 100% Free E book to put their small, oil krill "," CDC albicans ", (have been inspected and treated if necessary)" probiotics ". And "ADHD". Eliminate or reduce the use of sugar instead of with xylitol or stevia. (Health food stores) to avoid artificial colors,. Flavors, sweeteners, preservatives,. Cow's milk (goat milk using the 's), and MSG. Processed grains, at least,. Drink alcohol and use. Check the 22 – 25, the shaneris ~ in ADD / ADHD attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Read: "How to. BEAT TO with no drug added to the list, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in 20 days, "said Michael Sichel & Greta Sichel. 2001. Declaration. Bookbound. ISBN 1 74011 010 2, you can try the bookstore your (also entered in their searchbar: "ADHD; Natural treatment "), or at : Most people are suggestible, to a certain extent for both of you have asked. professional hypnotherapy or faster, cheaper and more convenient. : Http:// Management, or ADHD. : Perfect Partners: management of ADHD. + Update Impulse Control, and / or: the perfect partner. : Concentration and focus on improvement. + Do not get distracted, and passion in the classroom.


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Best Vitamin For Adhd

Friday, October 1st, 2010

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holisitic How do you tell your long-term psychiatrist that you want to go anywhere.

I know he does not support this practice. But after two weeks and lots of rough. Research, I decided with my husband and I really wanted to try this. I treated patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and mild. depresson to Wellbutrin, which is good and has no side effects. But just kinda does not work anymore, I've tried. other meds, and there are side effects of seemingly I still get ambien for insomnia for 3 years already, I feel that my body may thank me for going. With herbs and vitamins. But if they do not work, I would like to return to my doctor. Think the best way is a way to explain this without insulting him and making me sound like a total meds are bullpuckey? Thanks!

ผมปรบมือคุณในการตัดสินใจของคุณ! Polite about it to him. I applaud your hubby to support you in this Tell your dr what you tell us Firmly.Tell him gently, but if it does not work, you will come back to him. They are trained to talk someone out of something. It is what they do (I do not like shrinks, Dgyieheuผeamakynr!), but I told him that you researched this, and will not be what motivates. – Of – the – moment he would think that you are not serious,. Tell him that you are. Print out some things. ที่จริงเขาเห็นดังนั้นเขาจึงรู้ว่ายูจะร้ายแรง! My opinion is that they need the money so they say. ppl they are sick to be able to continue the drug, the body is not required. U do not like what the heavy protection. psychotics – ดังนั้นฉันพูดไปได้! Depression. – ST John 's Wort, try it. I have friends who have what you have and not be discouraged. ADHD, but she used St John wort and succeed with it. Good Luck!

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Vitamin Supplements For Adhd

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

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ADHD? What vitamin should I be taken?

You also know that any good reference content. That is wrong. I want to stay away from drugs. If at all possible. But I will not go the organic food or something like that. Please do not comment on how to change my life. I want to know that vitamin Accessories (Please note! Shower, etc.). The guide

I was looking for the same answer. The best information I have found through research is "effect. – Based Comparison Ritalin Versus Food PEDIATRIC. AD / HD "(see link).'ll Find supplements that are equally as effective. Ritalin! This article also shows the total added. Now, they are designed for children may be a little different for adults. But I think that is gonna same basis. . They use multi-vitamin multi-mineral. phytonutrients, essential fatty acids and phospholipids, and probiotics, amino acids. . I think the important part. tyrosine (which is the L – and is held in the body. and dopamine in ฟ เน Prince – low or no performance of the last two are thought to make. AD / HD) and other vitamins that help hope tyrosine synthesis in the body. That helps!

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Adhd Screening Tool For Adults

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

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Adhd Genetic Link

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

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ADHD amino acid supplement: They may help

Different people have different theories about the cause or causes of ADHD theory that genetics play a big present. Factor in the development of ADHD supports the argument for ADHD amino acid supplement.

It found that many children. (And adults) with ADHD to the neurotransmitter. Defects Neurotransmitters. Found in the brain and controls our behavior, memory and can learn. Deficiency will lead to unstable behavior and learning. Rigor

Amino acids are the basic building made. neurotransmitters. If the lack of amino acids in the body and number neurotransmitters affect

Not necessary amino acids that can be produced by the body and amino acids are important people that can not be produced by the body.

The amino acid supplement can help resolve some Chemical balance in the brain and promote neurotransmitters. To work as appropriate. Deficiencies in amino acids can lead to a focus on lack of focus on insomnia.

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Therefore, supplemented with amino acids and on changes in food to increase the amount of amino acids or The amino acid supplement may help relieve some symptoms of ADHD.

The return of any defects. In amino acid production and editing. neurotransmitter which the body can restore balance and help with behavior disorders. This is opposite to drugs aimed at increasing the level of neurotransmitters artificial

So how do the amino acids. Affect the brain or not. They make it relevant. What is ADHD.

Good brains and thought processes, mainly due. neurotransmitters. Most people with ADHD born with Lack of neurotransmitter.

Supports the theory that disorders are genetically linked. Add acid to use. neurotransmitters. Lack of help in treatment Clear thought processes. This means that is easy.

The added acid is not just about adding something to protect and relieve your symptoms. Truth about what your body needs to function normally.

What does this mean?. Well, it can be translated as meaning that even people who do not. ADHD can benefit. Of added acid

This of course depends on the needs of individual amino acids. Although people can increase the amount of essential amino acids, some Through food may be the case that not enough people what they want.

Balanced diet can eliminate the need acid ADHD supplement but sure children eat Balanced diet can sometimes be difficult, especially notorious was a kid. picky eaters met with your doctor whether you should be supplemented with amino acids.

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Type of genetic abnormality is. ADHD?

It sex linked gene mutation do you get or not If you have a source, please indicate that. If this helps me write. Paper about ADHD, but I will write as if a genetic abnormality. (Will be proven in a lot of potential genetic disease). So how you get ADHD – my question is a teacher. "Kind of a genetic abnormality. ADHD?

It will not inherit the same as other behaviors. Other – the influence of genetic mixing multiple interaction With environmental factors.

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Adhd Physical Therapy

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

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Those with symptoms of memory suppression?

Barrels per day and I was diagnosed with symptoms of trauma. Post Stress Disorder, but no clear answers to First criteria: open to accidental events. I have my father's youth unstable drug the body against my mother would eventually divorce. But my mother suffer from major Depression and my brother was diagnosed. ADHD (type I genes and the brother from my father). And children more aggressive and difficult, sometimes very aggressive, and sometimes my Body against me and my mother. I've been in and out of mental hospitals and treatment. But it seems like not that I want to talk about youth and I do not deal with it and learn how to get more. " All things seemed very deep and hidden in the night I held back my Many psychiatrists suggest I might be hurt since I was a kid showing signs of strength. Victim clear mistake and a nightmare about being attacked as a child. How can you know that you are. repressing injury?

What are the doctors you see and talk to talk about Nightmare of abuse? I'll have no heed of them. I think you might try hypnosis or meditation, try yourself to see what happens only from the contemplative state. I must admit that my own traumatic past before I can go for treatment after I have memories of the abuse. I "feel" of real memory. . Not made progress to indicate that You have certain rights regarding the undermining hide your treatment. I will especially try journaling about your dreams as soon as you wake up. Journaling is one way I understand myself. You are lucky enough pain. I wish you well.

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Adhd Alternative Medicine

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

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Medical Resource A List of Alternative Medicine

A list of some of the alternative medicine practices you’re likely to encounter in the United States. Some of these are considered border-line acceptable even in the professional medical field, and many understand that this is unfortunate. Mostly these are just scams, quackery, and nonsense, which unfortunately gullible people believe in if they are desperate and grasping at false hope. Keep your eyes peeled for any of these, and be prepared to stamp out the harmful ones.

Applied Kinesiology
Applied kinesiology is the term most commonly used to identify a pseudo-scientific system of muscle-testing. It was initiated in 1964 by one George J. Goodheart, Jr., D.C., and has become quite elaborate. Its basic notion is that every organ dysfunction is accompanied by specific muscle weaknesses, which enable diseases to be diagnosed through muscle-testing procedures. Most practitioners are chiropractors, but naturopaths, bogus nutritionists, massage therapists, nurse practitioners, and multilevel distributors such as Nature’s Sunshine are also sometimes involved.

Aromatherapy is described by its proponents as the therapeutic use of the essential oils of plants. The word ‘essential’ doesn’t refer to nutritional value but to the volatile, aromatic components that are the supposed essence of the plant. Essential oils are said to be highly concentrated substances extracted from the flowers, leaves, stalks, fruits, and roots, and also distilled from resins of the plant. They are alleged to contain hormones, vitamins, antibiotics, and antiseptics and to represent the “life force,” “spirit,” or “soul” of the plant. The oils are administered in small, holistic quantities through inhalation, massage, or other applications to the skin. The products include a wide range of products such as diffusers, lamps, pottery, candles, pendants, earrings, shampoos, skin creams, lotions, and bath salts, and shower gels.

Subliminal Tapes
Thousands of videotapes and audiotapes purported to contain hidden repeated messages are being marketed with claims that they can help people to lose weight, stop smoking, enhance athletic performance, quit drinking, think creatively, raise their IQ, make friends, reduce pain, improve vision, restore hearing, cure acne, conquer fears, read faster, speak effectively, handle criticism, relieve depression, enlarge breasts, and do just about anything else. At least one company has offered a subliminal tape for children; a toilet-training tape for toddlers. Many tapes contain music said to promote relaxation, and all are claimed to contain messages that are inaudible or barely audible. Videotapes have the same concept; they may feature images, said to be relaxing, combined with repeated visual messages shown so briefly that they cannot be seen at normal playing speeds.

Body Wrapping
Salons and spas exist where clients supposedly can trim inches off the waist, hips, and thighs. These facilities use wraps or garments with or without special lotions or creams applied to the skin for their treatment. The garments may be applied to parts of the body or the entire body. Clients are assured that fat will “melt away” and they can lose several inches from the problem area. Some claim that wrapping works because cellulite is water-logged fatty tissue.

Ear Candling
Ear candling, also known as auricular candling or coning, refers to various procedures that involve placing a cone-shaped device in the ear canal and supposedly extracting earwax and other impurities with the help of smoke or a burning wick like a candle. The origins of this candling are obscure. Ancient Tibet, China, Egypt, the pre-Columbian Americas, and even the mythical city of Atlantis are cited as possible origins. The procedures supposedly create a low-level vacuum that draws wax and other debris out of the ear canal along with whatever the ailment is. Some proponents even claim that impurities are removed from the brain itself, which is somehow connected to the canal.

Coral Calcium
Coral calcium is alleged to be a dietary supplement said derived from “remnants of living coral that have fallen from coral reefs, as a result of wave action or other natural processes.” It is also said to be mined from the old ocean beds at the base of the coral reefs in Okinawa, Japan. Actually, these “coral remnants” are limestone, which coral organisms originally manufacture as a protective shell. Since coral reefs are protected by the law, “coral calcium” is made by grinding up limestone that no longer contains any live organisms.

The Feingold Diet
In 1973, Dr. Ben F. Feingold, Chief of Allergy at Kaiser Permanente in California, presented his findings that an allergy diet he was using (called the K-P Diet) also had the effect of improving a variety of psychiatric conditions including childhood hyperactivity.  The diet eliminated foods, medications, and toiletries containing artificial colors and flavors, certain preservatives, aspirin, and specific salicylate-containing foods.  Once the patient was doing better, the salicylates foods could be reintroduced one at a time, testing for tolerance.

While some of the early research did not agree with Dr. Feingold’s conclusions, all the research done in the past 20 years supports the use of this diet for hyperactivity.  The American Academy of Pediatrics, in their February 2008 issue of Grand Rounds, wrote that for ADHD, “a trial of a preservative-free, food coloring–free diet is a reasonable intervention.”

Since Dr. Feingold’s death in 1982, the non-profit Feingold Association of the United States carries on his work, providing information and help for people wanting to use this diet, now called the Feingold Program. 

Gerson Method
The proponents of the Gerson diet claim that cancer can be cured only by way of toxins being eliminated from the body. They recommend “detoxification” with frequent coffee enemas and a low-sodium diet that includes more than a gallon per day of juices made from fruits, vegetables, and raw calf’s liver. This method was developed by Max Gerson, a German-born physician who emigrated to America in 1936 and practiced in New York City until his death in 1959.

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Looking for alternative medicine for ADHD?

There is a great alternative to using medicine for ADHD
Try taking all sugars away. My mom did that for my nephew because sugar is way to processed and cause symptoms of ADHD also you need to think about what other things these medicines can be causing.

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Adhd Diet Books

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

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Can some one suggest a web site , book or any ideas for a special diet for ADHD ? Thank you?

My grandson has been diagnosed with ADHD. May have Asburgers (which is a form of Autism). I’d be grateful of special diets or hints to stop my beautiful 12 year old (almost 13) grandson having mood swings.Or any hints that will help him. I live in Australia. Thank you


Let me try and answer this about ADHD first, and then a little about Aspergers. I want to do this because there is a lot of inaccurate information and myths being circulated about diet and ADHD.

First and foremost, you want to decrease the sugar intake your grandson gets. I am NOT suggesting you eliminate it – but you sort of watch his behavior and activity level, and adjust accordingly. If you think about it, all people are affected by sugar. It can make anyone appear more hyperactive.

Next, please know that a Gluten-Free diet will not cure ADHD or treat ADHD. If you were to follow this diet and see changes – then something else is happening or you are treating something else. And that is entirely possible because ADHD does not just occur alone.

Aspergers is not my area of expertise, but I believe I have heard that gluten-free diets have made a difference with Autism Spectrum conditions.

In terms of dyes and additives. This has long been speculated but research has been inconclusive. Of course that doesn’t mean there isn’t a direct correlation.

Best advice I can give on this is what they call an exclusion diet (I think that’s the term). You remove a bunch of foods or additives, and slowly introduce them very systematically. You watch changes in behavior very closely and see what impacts the individual person.

Most importantly, you want to focus on a healthy and balanced diet, particularly with protein in the morning. Protein will provide the body with good energy, whereas sugar provides a quick boost and then an energy crash as the sugar is turned to carbs.

One more thing – it has been suggested in the past that you might try a Feingold diet and others… Those largely do not work.

Your best bet is to talk with someone who specializes in ADHD and nutrition. But the easiest rule to live by is decrease sugar, increase protein (everything balanced of course).

Hope this helps.


Rory F. Stern, PsyD
ADHD Coach & “Former” Therapist

The Autism/ADHD GFCF Diet with Barrie Silberberg on Lifestyle Magazine

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Best Supplements For Adhd

Saturday, July 3rd, 2010

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Is medication the best answer for my son who has mild ADD -diet changes and supplements not working? He is 10.

I always suspected my son had some aspect of ADD/ADHD – After much frustration with the schools/teachers, he was diagnosed with mild ADD – Attentive Feature. Teachers and schools have done nothing to address the problem and have subtly pushed for medication. I have tried dietary changes – no sugar, no preservatives or food additives, as well as giving supplements and while his attention and ability to concentrate/ focus may have improved minimally, he continues to struggle at school. He is too smart to qualify for help – he scores within the average range on his tests, and yet can’t function within the classroom. His teachers don’t help only telling me what he can’t do. I have conferenced with them on strategies to help him overcome his weaknesses and capitalizing on his strengths, but nothing is working. I am not the kind of parent who doles out medications freely, but I’m at a loss as to what to do. My naturopath would be flabergasted that I’m even considering meds.

The school is not being upfront with you. It is not unusual for kids with certain issues (like ADHD or Asperger’s) to have average to high intelligence. That does not mean they are ineligible for extra help. The first thing they did with my son was provide a one-on-one teaching assistant (called a “para” or paraprofessional) to help him out throughout the day – keep him on track, help him transition between assignments/events, control his emotions, etc. For him it was not enough and by 5th grade he was put in a “behavioral class” (special ed). He’s a very bright child, but he does not function well within a classroom setting and as of right now, nothing has worked.

He is 12 and has more dx’s than just ADHD. He is on medication and it makes a world of difference (they used to be able to tell if he had missed meds the moment he walked through the classroom doors in the morning), but seems to help less the older he gets. It does not sedate him or anything like that. A lot of people think that is how the meds work in kids with ADHD, but what the medical field reports is that it actually “wakes up” an area of the brain involved in focus that is not very active in ADD. Meanwhile other parts of the brain are active/overactive. I am not completely comfortable having him on meds, but speaking from the point of view of somebody that should have been medicated as a child and was not, I can not allow him to struggle the way I did when there is something out there that can help. I agree with you that natural methods are preferable.

I am meeting with a special ed advocate in the next week or so to find out what options we have. They are supposed to place children in the least restrictive environment. He is in the most restrictive and the public school still is clueless how to handle him (to be perfectly honest, so are we). You may find it helpful to talk to an advocate.

My experience has been within NY state, and the way the school thing works varies by state. I would definitely suggest looking into the specifics for your state. I am fairly certain he should be eligible for extra help no matter where you are located. Sometimes the schools are very helpful – for the first 5 years or so they were. I didn’t have to fight them for anything. Things are changing now and I am starting to understand the struggle many people have in obtaining appropriate services for their individual child.

There are things that can be done in the classroom to help. The structure of school does not allow much flexibility in how children are taught, but not everybody learns the same way. Sometimes they need to make modifications.

Is he classified as disabled through the school? I think that would be the first step to getting him the services that can help him.

You might be interested in books by Thom Hartmann (I think it’s spelled that way). He has a very different, very positive view on ADHD. Another book is Healing ADD by Daniel Amen.

Here are some links that may be helpful. Good luck 🙂 (this is NY state specific) (the very end has suggestions for school)

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Adhd Testing Online For Adults

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

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adhd testing online for adults

Where to Take the Best Adult Dyslexia Test Online

Maybe one of the Problems with the dyslexia adult learning disability is that educational programs frequently teach to the majority, ignoring different kid and adult learning styles. Dyslexic people are sometimes really smart, but are branded as “slow learners” since they’re nervous, distractible and confused. Later in life, folks are fearful of taking an adult dyslexia test because they do not want people to judge them. Yet, understanding how one’s brain is wired and which systems can help an individual overcome a road block can be very beneficial.

An adult dyslexia test can be useful to explain one’s condition. Often times, someone with dyslexia signs gets a false diagnosis. Right off the bat, many people are perceived as “underachievers” who just don’t care about achieving quality marks in school or getting ahead in life. These stigmas and stereotypes can forestall an individual from rising above the labels. Kids are often diagnosed with ADHD nervousness because they’re perceived to be smart but fidgety and under-performing. Being put on medication such as Ritalin is no way to triumph over basic reading problems. Other people with dyslexia are even seen as having adults Asperger syndrome, depression or even mild psychological retardation since they seem “different” from others. With a correct diagnosis, individuals can expect more reasonable goals and achieve more and more before.

There are 2 primary places to find an adult dyslexia test; either through a therapist or on the internet. Chartered therapists may own a practice or operate through a local college. College psychologists are generally doubtful of evidence of dyslexia and wish to send disabled adults to their one-size-fits-all reading and writing centers instead. Private practice therapists are often much better with their assessments and reporting, though they’re also more dear.

Online adult dyslexia tests may seem dear, but not compared to an office visit. Once the test is finished, the results will be determined and you will then get a diagnosis and be informed about the different adult learning styles. There’s more than one adult dyslexia test used to diagnose adult learning disabilities, but one of the most frequently recommended is the Amidyslexic Adult Dyslexia test. It takes about 25 minutes to complete and, unlike most dyslexia screening tests that can be taken on the internet, assesses your performance, against one of the largest samples ever collected for dyslexia testing.

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Adhd Pi Treatment

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

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What is the treatment of ADD (adhd-pi)?

What is the pharmaceutical treatment for ADD(adhd-pi)? I’ve googled it, but all I get is medications for ADHD-I, and not ADD. What is the ADD treatment and could you provide a link with information and side-effects?
I need the name of the medication for ADD, I know that it is called ADHD-PI more formally, and has nothing on the medication. I need to know the medication so I can see the side-effects.

First of all the American Psychological Association (APA) distributes a diagnostic manual called the DSM-IV-TR and there is no longer a diagnosis of ADD. There is only a diagnosis of ADHD with three different sub-types.
There are several treatments for ADHD. Medications such as Adderall, Cylert, Ritalin, Straterra, Concerta… If you go to walgreens website there is a great little feature where you can look up medicatoins and it will give you all the side effects ad other useful drug information. There are other forms of treatment though, there is behavioral or cognitive therapies in addition to or in combination with the medications.

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Adhd Alternative Medicines

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

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adhd alternative medicines

Adhd Alternative Medications – A Wide Choice

When parents sometimes look at the range of ADHD alternative medications available, they are a bit bewildered and I am not surprised. These alternative treatments for children with ADHD range from medications (psychostimulants) to herbal remedies, homeopathic remedies, Bach flower remedies, diet and nutrition, EEG biofeedback and behavioural therapy. Educational support and parental skills are generally regarded as an essential parachute for the ADHD child and the other treatments can be regarded as options. But where do you start ? Strictly speaking only the conventional medicines and homeopathic treatment could be regarded as medications in the strict sense of the term. Three of the options caught my attention as they are not often mentioned in the literature on ADHD alternative medications.

I have used Bach flower remedies with great success for anxiety and stress. Any disease according to Dr. Bach is brought on by negative emotions such as fear, sorrow and anger. As a homeopath and herbalist Dr. Bach found that certain extracts from flowers affected our mood and negative feelings, thereby restoring balance and healing to the body. Many people find this strange but there are many parents who swear that this type of non-invasive treatment is effective and is one of the more valid alternative treatments for children with ADHD. Perhaps the most distinguished Bach flower enthusiast is Queen Elizabeth II who has been treated with Bach flower remedies for many years.

With EEG biofeedback, the patient can see on a video screen how his brain waves are working when related to how he or she is feeling or what emotional state or level of attention she is experiencing. Therapy consists of making the patient work with the brain waves for optimal results. With ADHD patients, they generally have to attend up to about forty sessions but the treatment has no side effects at all. Certainly one of the ADHD alternative medications worth considering.

Because of the side effects of psychostimulants an the risk of substance abuse, many parents are attracted to homeopathic remedies for ADHD. We now know that up to 20% of children on the ADHD drugs just do not respond initially to the treatment and may have problems with the side effects which range from sleep problems, fatigue, weight loss and a host of others too numerous to mention here. With such a high percentage and with FDA warnings increasing daily, it is no surprise that alternative treatments for children with ADHD are gaining ground.

The British Homeopathic Journal have published a double blind trial results which showed that homeopathy is effective in treating some of the symptoms of fidgeting, restlessness and inattention. Learn about what exactly goes into a homeopathic remedy and the processes involved in their preparation. You will be pleasantly surprised that they are just as effective in treating ADHD as psychostimulants and carry no risks of drug abuse which is such a relief to many parents. It is now widely regarded as one of the safest ADHD alternative medications in existence today.

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Robert Locke is a Health enthusiast who specializes in Children’s Health. He has written extensively on ADHD. Discover what Natural ADHD treatment is available.

Looking for help with alternative to meds for adhd 3 year old?

My 3 year old son is Very energetic! Not only that but we have been having a lot of behavior problems. If you would have asked me a year ago what i thought of adhd in a young child I would have said there is no way. However I have been through a lot at only the age of 3… will be 4 in july . I feel bad for him cause he is constantly being redirected or I am explaining why the things he is doing are wrong. I have tried everything in desperation…. spanking, time outs, even hot sauce a couple times. NOTHING works. I really feel like he doesnt mean to be this way. He is constantly trying to escape from wherever he is. He was recently kicked out of daycare. I feel bad for him but yet I have a hard time too. I need some alternative medicine to work with as I do not feel comfortable at all putting him on the regular adhd meds at his age. He was diagnosed with adhd 2 weeks ago and they want to medicate him Please help any ideas i will be researching! thanks

Poor kid. He’s doing the best he can. Don’t let your frustration about his actions affect your feelings for him. He is an innocent kid.

I would say he needs more love and attention, less TV, and more outside time. Make a schedule and follow it, where he is awakened and fed at the same time. He needs to have a nap time in the mid-morning and after lunch.

He needs to have activities that challenge his intellect. No TV, at least limit – passive entertainment is NOT what he needs. That’s creating a couch potato. He needs to try physical activies like sports and building or creating things.
Reward him for positive things that he does, don’t punish him but for negative reinforcement, a form of time-out is helpful.

Above all, he needs love. Through attention, praise, and fun, he needs to know that you love him. Day care can be one of the worst things for a toddler. Find a provider who can give him individual attention and have love for him, although a professional love, not personal, unconditional positive regard is what children are craving today – the lack of which is producing the generation of delinquents that we are seeing.

New Herbal Remedy found to treat ADD / ADHD better than Ritalin, and much safer!

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Adhd Vs Bipolar In Adults

Monday, May 17th, 2010

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adhd vs bipolar in adults

How do you know if you have ADD or ADHD?

Hi Taylor –

I am going to answer this question first by “assuming” you want to know the difference between ADD and ADHD. I hope I am reading this right. And if not, I’ll talk a little bit about how you find out if you have the condition in general.


There is a lot of confusion and misunderstanding about the differences between ADD and ADHD. A lot of people just assume that ADD is the condition “without the H”…meaning they do not have the hyperactive symptoms.

But, the reality is that both ADD and ADHD are the exact same condition, and the medical community who is responsible for naming this condition in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders (DSM), currently in the 4th edition, keep changing the name.

Mix that with the fact that the professionals, public, and media use these terms interchangeably, it is perfectly understandable why the two terms are used and confuse people.

Not to confuse you more, but the medical community is currently working on the 5th edition of the DSM, and there is talk that the condition will once again get a new name….including a separate diagnosis for Adult ADD / Adult ADHD.

You see, the current criteria for diagnosis focus on symptoms being present in childhood, and overlook a lot of the other more common symptoms that we see in adults who are often not getting diagnosed or who have managed not to meet the criteria for one reason or another until later in adulthood.

Getting Diagnosed

An ADHD diagnosis is actually an incredibly difficult diagnosis to make. The common symptoms of hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention are far more common than most people realize, and are often symptoms associated with many other conditions, illnesses, medical diagnoses, and more.

So the best way to really get diagnosed is to a specialist who really knows ADD / ADHD. Not a lot of pediatricians or primary care doctors are trained at the level that is necessary to truly diagnose ADHD. Because of what I mentioned above, ADHD is really a diagnosis of exclusion. In other words, the diagnostician must rule out a whole list of other possibilities before knowing that it is in fact ADD / ADHD.

To make matters even worse, ADD / ADHD rarely ever exist alone. It is more common that ADD / ADHD occur with what we call co-morbid conditions (or co-existing conditions) which further complicate the diagnosis.

Here are just a few of the conditions that are often present with ADD / ADHD:

Bipolar Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Non-Verbal Learning Disability
Sensory Processing Disorder
Auditory Processing Disorder
And the list really goes on…

So this is the main reason you want to see a specialist who truly understands ADHD. That is the best way to get diagnosed.

Otherwise you risk being misdiagnosed, mistreated, or even worse…just left to suffer and struggle.

I know that’s a lot of information, but I wanted to make sure I covered as much as possible for you.

Hope this helps.


Rory F. Stern, PsyD
“Former therapist” and ADHD Coach

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Supplements For Adhd Children

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

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supplements for adhd children

Have You Tried Herbal Supplements for Adhd?

When a child is diagnosed with ADHD, it can be a confusing and devastating blow. Prescription drugs are often the first line of defense for the disorder. Common side effects such as insomnia, restlessness, anxiety, decreased appetite, allergic reactions, and unforeseen long-term complications lead many people to seek alternative therapies.

Luckily, there are many herbal supplements for ADHD that can balance the brain chemistry without the unwanted side effects of prescription medication. Studies performed on the psychological effects of herbs have revealed benefits for many brain and performance parameters. These benefits also extend to ADHD patients as they have natural stimulating properties and positive effects on the nervous system.

Some of the most effective herbal supplements for treating ADHD include Ginkgo Biloba, American Ginseng, St. John’s Wort, Grape Seed Extract, and Pine Bark (Pycnogenol). These herbal supplements for ADHD have been reported effective time and again by children and adults diagnosed with the disorder, and most have been validated by scientific studies.

Ginkgo Biloba is one of the most effective herbal supplements for treating ADHD. It improves blood flow, brain function, memory, and concentration. Studies have shown that combining Ginkgo with American Ginseng can treat symptoms of ADHD in many children.

St. John’s Wort is one of the classic herbal supplements for ADHD. It has been used for years to increase serotonin availability in the brain. Not only is it the most popular alternative anti-depressant prescribed, it is also very effective in the treatment of ADHD. St. John’s Wort is particularly useful in the treatment of the limbic system sub-type of Attention Deficit Disorder.

Grape Seed Extract is another of the most frequently used herbal supplements for treating ADHD. It is becoming increasingly common for physicians to prescribe this extract instead of prescription medication as a first line of defense. Although the exact mechanism that makes grape seed extract so effective is unknown, it is believed to inhibit the breakdown of dopamine in the brain, which happens faster than normal in ADHD patients.

Pine Bark is also an up and comer in the world of herbal supplements for ADHD. Also known as Pycnogenol, this supplement is a complex of flavanoids from the French maritime pine tree. It is a powerful antioxidant that increases circulation, improves capillary health, and reduces free radicals. These properties combine to increase duration and effectiveness of the brain’s neurotransmitters. Pycnogenol can cross the brain’s blood barrier, which almost no other substance can do. It has been found especially helpful in treating children with ADHD.

Diet, exercise, and herbal supplements for treating ADHD may be the answer to your prayers if you are searching for an alternative to drug therapy. These are just some of the many herbal supplements for ADHD that have been proven effective. Find what works best for your child and speak to your doctor about any changes in medication or the addition of herbal supplements for treating ADHD.

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Child with ADHD, has anyone used natural remedies for their children? and have they worked??

My daughter is 6 years old now but since she started school the teachers have been telling me she has adhd. The first year I didn’t do anythign about it. The second year The teacher still pushed it so I brought her to a pediatrician who sjust basically medicated her right away without any testing. I took her off the drug because things were not improving after a few months. I recently went to see a different pediatrician and received the same diagnosis that she has adhd. I have been researching it as much as I can but I still have mixed feelings. I went today to see a naturopath to get her blood analyzed. I was amazed at what she told me, without me even telling her why I brought her there in the first place. She was able to tell me what was going on in her body and what would be affected by it. she recomended some supplements and a body cleanse. has anyone else tried this for their child and has it helped???

This will be a bit long, but I’ll try to give you my best understanding on the problem since it seems like information would be appreciated 😛
Hope you find this helpful!

ADD is a relatively recent phenomena that has been getting progressively worse. Those critical of the conventional approach towards the condition believe the following may be true;
The condition is overdiagnosed by zealous psycologist (the reasons for this are debated, they include payments from drug companies)
A lot of previously normal behavior (ie. boys naturally don’t like to sit down at a desk all day long), is now considered a mental problem. Some people claim this is linked to the fact the new model of schooling wants to process students into mindless workers for an industrial system, hence previous indepenedent habits that prevent toiling in a factory all day long are not acceptable.
Environmental pollution causes it (ie. food additives were shown irrefutably by a UK government study to cause learning problems including ADD).
The nature of our current society creates it. For instance the rapidly changing stimuli on TV (one thing is only focused on for a few seconds before the next one is jumped to) causes a child’s attention span to be conditioned to be very short.

Regardless of the cause though, the biggest opposition towards the ritalin treatment is the fact that the stuff is an amphetamine (ie. think of methamphetamine aka crystal meth). A lot of the effects of ritalin mirror those of fairly bad drugs, and I know quite a few people raised on ritalin, who are for lack of a better term fucked up and disfunctional.
An old tactic (I never did it but I had friends that did) for doing well on important exams which were not primarily memory based and timed was to take cocaine or speed before the test. Ritalin has now become a much popular drug for this approach. The state of mind you go into can be useful occasionaly for situations like that, but forcing continually on the nervous system just messes it up, strains it, makes you completely dependent on the drugs, and puts you into a completely unnatural/abnormal state of mind.

I have heard of a few people who have seen naturopaths successfully (as another poster mentioned, naturopaths only count in states that accredit them, in other places the title is almost worthless) to treat it. I would advise looking into that before you tried anything else.

Quick aside on Kalos.
He goes on here, and gives a brief flame (slander) to anything to do with an alternative medicine practice. Once that flame has been made, some responds and points out why it’s false, and then Kalos edits his post to write a long tirade and flaming whoever claimed that.
I would estimate this has happened over 100 times, just ignore him.

5 Facts You Should Know About Zinc Supplements For ADHD

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Adhd Biological Causes

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

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adhd biological causes

Check Accessories ADHD Treatment Options.

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Adhd Doctors

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

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ADHD in Adults: Coping with Social Gatherings

While ADHD is commonly recognized in children, most people expect adults to be able to hide the fact that they have a problem. Social gatherings and meetings can cause a lot of anxiety in someone who suffers from ADHD and this can even cause them to avoid social situations. It doesn’t have to be this way, though. There are coping strategies to make even the most important meeting go well.


Most ADHD adults have difficulty staying focused on conversations for any length of time, so it’s not hard to imagine how trying it is to understand an entire meeting or speech. Unfortunately, those moments when the mind wanders are often the most important ones and this can cause problems later on when the facts are needed.

A social function, be it a picnic or a company party, can be emotionally and mentally exhausting if you are struggling to pay attention and to avoid blurting out something inappropriate. What should be fun turns into something more like work and requires a lot of energy just to make it through a couple of hours. This is the reason that many ADHD adults avoid social gatherings and prefer to spend their downtime away from other people.

Fortunately, there are ways to stay more focused during these social outings, making them less stressful and easier to deal with.

Strategies for Social Situations

– Keep it simple. Whenever possible, keep the social situation as stress free as possible. Choose to go to a movie or show instead of hosting or attending a party, which can be very distracting.

– Take notes. While this is not something you’ll want to do in front of people, it can be handy to keep a notebook on hand to jot notes on people throughout the event or meeting. This can be invaluable when you need to contact someone again or talk to your boss about the meeting.

– Listen more than you talk. Even if your attention tends to wander, it’s a lot easier to be in a social situation where you don’t really need to say anything. Most people are more than thrilled to talk about themselves, so all you need to do is ask a question now and then and you’ll be rewarded with plenty of talking.

– Find a way to be interested. Think about how you can use the information gleaned in the meeting for future projects. Many ADHD adults find that when they are interested in something, they really can focus on information input quite well. All you need to do is find the method of promoting interest in yourself.

– Opt for enjoyable outings. Rather than force yourself to go to a dozen corporate Christmas parties over the holidays, why not look for something you enjoy more, like a concert? Attend only the social gatherings that you absolutely must and the rest should be ones that you enjoy and feel comfortable with.

– Take someone along. Having a spouse or good friend with you allows you to break away from time to time when you simply can’t stick to a conversation. Also, having someone who understands you can be a big help when you are feeling uncomfortable and lets you join someone who will understand if you are in need of a break.

ADHD in adults can cause some serious problems in social situations if you don’t have a plan. Know what you can do to stay focused and to avoid embarrassing situations before you go in. This, coupled with support from a loved one, can help make all the difference in how you approach these gatherings.

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Any advice for SPOUSES of people afflicted with Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, ADHD, behavior or actions?

My wife has many of the typical characteristics of the diseases I mentioned in the question. Mostly, I’d say she matches those of ADHD. Her doctors have prescribed an endless series of bad diagnosis and arbitrary prescriptions–mostly VERY high price and addictive medications. Particularly suspect are EFFEXOR and NEURONTIN.

What rights or challenges to the “industry” are available for those of us that are innocent…..but very much become victims ourselves because we have to deal with the consequences of the actions of loved ones?

Help your wife find a GOOD psychiatrist for this. Bipolar was the diagnosis for my ex-husband not long after our marriage broke up. Now, almost 10 years later, the psychiatrist he’s now going to found that he isn’t bipolar, but actually severely depressed with some paranoia mixed in, among other issues. When asked about the changed diagnosis, she told him that it’s very easy to diagnose someone as bipolar, but when you dig into the actual problems, you may find that it’s not. Good luck with this one. It’s a very difficult thing for you and her to deal with. I agree with the person who advises that you get counseling too. It will help you to deal with what’s going on with your wife and will help you be able to understand and assist her.

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Adhd Diets Behavior

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

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adhd diets behavior

ADHD Diet For Children

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a condition wherein a child has an inattentive, hyperactive, and impulsive behavior that is severe. The common features include anxiety, mood swings, impulsivity, poor concentration and sleeping disorders. The ADHD diet for children is a very important factor that may contribute to treat ADHD. This kind of diet helps the brain to be focused and organized. This must be good for children. It must contain nutritious foods and ADHD medications. It must be free from all the food allergens because it may cause negative effects not only on the development of the child but also his overall health. If one of your children has ADHD, you are probably looking for information on how you can help him get focused and succeed in school and how to feed him the right food for his condition.

The main allergens include eggs, milk, fish high in mercury, food with coloring, preservatives, artificial sweeteners, food additives, and others. The diet must exclude foods that are rich in sugar and chocolates.

Go organic. It is best to feed your child with organic foods. These foods bypass the pesticides, toxins and additives that may impair the concentration in some children.

Balance the carbohydrates and proteins. Carbohydrates include loads of vegetables, and fruits such as pears, apples, kiwis, tangerines, oranges, etc. Give this to your child in the night to encourage sleeping and will be helpful to provide rest in children. But never give them carbohydrates like candies, sugar, white rice and potatoes with skin on. It may cause malnutrition.

Add DHA supplements. DHA is a fatty acid that is essential for the reduction of cardiovascular disease. It plays a key role in the brain function. Doctors recommend 400 mg a day. It is essential for the brain eyes and heart. It naturally exists in sea food, walnuts, flaxseed oil, cold water fish like tuna, salmon, sardines, trout and herring.

Add multivitamins. It is effective and a must for the ADHD children. It is a valuable tool to dietary imbalances. People with a dietary imbalance are those who have problems in their diet like they can’t eat or won’t eat a nutritious meal. Vitamins and minerals like iron, amino acids, organic acids, ferritin, provision of vitamin B complex especially B6 and B3, magnesium, zinc, must be given to your child to help his body become healthy.

Avoid fishes that are high in mercury. Most fishes and shellfish contain mercury that can affect children’s ability to think and concentrate. High in mercury fishes include swordfish, shark, tilefish and mackerel.

The main point here is how you can attract your child to eat the right food. Make sure when you prepare food for them, it must me in contrasting colors like orange and green. They will get attracted to it and eat it right away.

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Herbal Supplements For Adhd Children

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

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Is there any natural herbal medicine etc to give my child rather than give him Ritalin for ADHD?

My son is very very active, and I dont want to put him on ADHD medication at all, it isn’t an option for me. So I would like to know if anyone has given there child any supplements from there local health food/care store that helps to calm there child down a bit.
I have already had my son on elimination for two years! It is excellent, we know straight away when he has eaten something he shouldn’t have.
And, we do not allow him to have fizzy drink or sweets. He eats a very healthy diet and any vegetables and fruit he can get. We know that we have done everythng we can as far as diet goes to help.
My husband and I work with a number of children who have been diagnosed with ADHD and other issues, and diet definitely is an issue in most cases. However, ADHD does exist.

Your son has energy.. he has a personality flaw.. i’m starting to think that’s what doctors are saying about ADHD.. for a kid to be a kid, hyper and active is now becoming wrong. ADD and ADHD is a load of crap. Maybe he can lay off the sugar, soft drinks and sweets. And start a more nutritional diet with exercise.

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Symptoms Of Adhd In Kids

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

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How do you help an ADHD friend?

I just met a grade seven kid who has ADHD (Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder).
Once in a while we go to church together, but he does all the symptoms of an adhd kid… I have to be seated away from my family and his sister with him so he’ll be less adhd-ish.
What do I do instead of of saying ‘no’ or try to make him sit still all the time? I unintentionally laugh at what he does which i think encourages him = =;;;
How should I act around him in general?

The ADHD should be treated in his diet and possibly with medication. As for how to act around him…one of the biggest things you can do is to be patient with him. As you know try not to laugh and encourage his behavior by giving him more attention but rather correct him when needed in a loving way. Just being friends with him probably helps.

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Adhd Environmental

Friday, January 29th, 2010

adhd environmental

is the number of kids with ADD, ADHD, OCD etc ??

A. an excuse for parents who cannot dicipline their children?

B. always been the same but now we can diagnose and treat the conditions?

C. The result of environmental factors such as excess TV, excess exposure of EMF to fetuses, parental drug use, lack of exercise, inadequate diets etc?

Please provide your answer and expound.

C. The amount of toxins in today’s lifestyle are enormous. As you can see, I have four kids of my own. My daughter (eldest) used to go completely hysterical whenever she didn’t get what she wanted. She could not control her emotions. My first son (I have 3), would NEVER do what he was told. I thought they just had difficult personalities, like me. I had depression for years, and I was so “up and down” all the time. I could never predict how I would react to any given situation.

My husband put us all on the FAILSAFE diet and it changed our lives. I now have stable, happy moods. My daughter (6yo) is very helpful, considerate and stable emotionally, my son (4yo) actually considers the things that we say and can be talked around. Previously he was completely stubborn and defiant.

The toxins we removed from our diets include all artificial additives (preservatives, anti-oxidants, colours, flavours). We also removed salicylates, amines and glutamates, which are all naturally occuring chemicals in natural foods. Tomatoes and cheese are some things that used to be staples in our diet, but now we avoid, as they cause bad behavioural reactions in all of us. My son also reacts (behaviourally) to dairy products. (My other two kids are still a bit too young to have diet modification… one still breast fed).

Anyway, IMO, toxins in food and household products (eg shampoo, coloured play-dough, paint, soap, detergent, etc) all play a major role in behavioural problems in both adults and children.

I actually read a study on prison inmates whose diets were changed, and their behaviours became normal!

While parenting skills does play a part in some situations, you’ve got to ask if the “bad parents” are, like their children, suffering from food intolerance reactions. Getting the diet right helps so much for the whole family.

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Adhd Uk Forum

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

adhd uk forum

I think I might have aspergers?

I ran into an old teacher the other day who told me she believes I might have aspergers. I understand that nothing short of a professional diagnosis will prove this but I have taken some of those on line “assessments” and everyone says I have it.

My question is it even possible to have aspergers and not be diagnosed until adulthood? I was diagnosed with ADHD and bipolar at 14, could that be wrong?

Is this even worth looking into? Do I contact my primary care doctor or a specialist?

I wasn’t diagnosed with any think until in my late 40s, I also have bipolar, ADHD and other co morbid, associated conditions. Autism is the center, the differently minded part, as for diagnosis.. we are all unique individuals just like any one not on the autism spectrum… so it can take some time. Some things you can do:

Most of us are self diagnosed at first and then its finding a professional who understands and can diagnose us. So before being diagnosed, write down as much information as you can will really help, back to when you were a child. As we get older we learn to change and adapt, does not mean we do not still have those differences, but often have to keep or learn to conceal them..

Some things you can do, list, criteria ands test:
AS Symtoms (Full Official Criteria):…
The Official Aspergers AQ TEST – Could you be on the spectrum !…
My list of Characteristics of Children to Adolescences AS symptoms…

Good luck, as it can take some time.. finding a good specialist really helps, highly recommend.. If in UK contact National Autistic Society UK one of the more helpful bigger national sites…

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Natural Adhd Medications

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

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natural adhd medications

Facts About ADHD Medications Doctors Never Mention

One of the most respected researchers on ADHD, William Pelham has now come out strongly against ADHD medications and asserts that research shows they are practically useless in the long term. This is just one of the facts about ADHD medications which may or may not get publicity, depending whose website you happen to be visiting. He also claims that fellow scientists were unwilling to acknowledge that there was evidence which showed that the usefulness of ADHD medications was somewhat limited over a number of years.

Alarmed by the number of doctors giving psychostimulants and antipsychotic drugs to children with ADHD which was not strictly necessary, the state of Florida decided to ask the doctors to go through a review process. The number of prescriptions dropped dramatically in a year. When the situation was getting out of hand, the authorities found that 23 babies less than a year old had been prescribed antipsychotics ! With e review process in place, the number dropped to zero last year. Why do you think that facts about ADHD medications like these are not given wider coverage in other States or in the media?

Why do you think that the FDA has a warning on the front page of their website which states very clearly that the drug companies must issue what they coyly call ‘Medication Guides’? These guides are to warn patients that psychotic events and/or cardiovascular risks have been linked to the ADHD medications. There are no such warnings or risky side effects with ADHD natural cures.

The other facts about ADHD medications that parents want to know is what are the long term effects on the neural development of their children. One of the most alarming facts about ADHD medications is that nobody knows exactly how they work on the brain transmitters which control our impulses, moods and concentration. So, we have drugs which are basically mind altering ones (they are a sophisticated dose of ‘speed’ in many cases) which have not been studied for their effects in the long term development of children generally. Loss of appetite, stunted growth and anxiety are all linked to the ADHD medications, yet the number of prescriptions seems to be spiralling out of control. Facts on ADHD meds tend to get a very patchy coverage.

Wiser parents are not going to be taken in by this state of affairs much longer. They now know, no thanks to Big Pharm, that there are alternative therapies available. They now know that a combination of ADHD behavioral therapy with proper home and school support will work wonders.

With a natural cure, this will work even better, given that the side effects are non-existent. Facts on ADHD meds will always be censured to a certain degree as long as we have a flourishing drugs industry.

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Any advice to help my son with his ADHD?Natural ways if possible.?

He takes medication but would like to help him in other ways as well.

Go to ; he wrote a book called “Healing Children Naturally” It’s a national best-seller.

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Adhd Cymbalta

Friday, December 4th, 2009

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adhd cymbalta

New Drugs In Familiar Places

Many of my therapist colleagues complain that it is difficult to know about and/or understand new drug releases before their clients. The Internet gives patients access to good and erroneous information about pharmaceuticals often before their FDA approvals. Patients then expect their therapists to render informed opinions about these drugs. To this end, we will periodically review new entries in the marketplace so that our opinions will appear “informed.”  Antidepressants    Cymbalta and Pexeva represent the newest antidepressant entries. Pexeva is an alternative to generic paroxetine (Paxil) with a slightly different formulation of the active ingredient. Its selling point is that it is priced between generic and branded Paxil for patients who cannot tolerate the generic.  Cymbalta is a facilitator of serotonin and norepinephrine transport in the brain. It has been found to be an effective antidepressant with the suggestion of lower sexual side effects in many patients, especially females. It may help with physical symptoms of depression such as pain. It is FDA approved for diabetic peripheral neuropathy pain and is used off label for a variety of painful syndromes such as fibromyalgia, headaches and pinched nerves in the back or neck. Nausea is the main side effect. A new technology, implantable vagus nerve stimulators, is seeking to add a surgical alternative to antidepressants. This will be discussed in a future column.

Antianxiety/Sleep Aids  In the antianxiety arena, the focus has been on taking older drugs and marrying them to different delivery systems that would allow for quicker performance. Thus we have two older compounds, alprazolam (Xanax) and clonazepam (Klonopin) that were placed in orally dissolvable wafers for more rapid onset of action. Niravam is the alprazolam wafer and Klonopin wafers speak for themselves. These drugs are particularly helpful in anxiety or panic situations where water is not available —such as rush hour in a car—as they dissolve on the tongue. Niravam is more short acting (4-6 hours) than Klonopin wafers (6-8 hours). Sedation or short-term memory difficulties can be side effects.  Lunesta is a drug that is designed for sedation, as it is a sleeping pill. It is designed for long-term usage whereas the other sleeping pills are FDA approved for shorter terms of usage (though they are also used off label for longer periods of time). Feeling drowsy in the morning after usage is the most common side effect.

ADHD  Again the focus here is on a new delivery system for an older drug. Focalin has existed for several years as a “chirally switched” form of methylphenidate (active ingredient in Ritalin). This means that it possessed the active molecule (isomer) of methylphenidate without the inactive molecule that was therapeutically inert. The thinking here was that a more “purified” molecule would be more effective at a lower dosage with less side effects. Focalin, however, would only work for 2-4 hours and was never popular due to the need for multiple daily doses. Focalin XR is the “new” focalin with a sustained release delivery system that allows it to work for 8-10 hours on average, leading to one dose per day. Provigil is also pursuing FDA approval at the time of this writing for ADHD. Several studies have indicated that a metabolite of Provigil may be effective for ADHD at higher dosages (300mg/ day).

The new drug was supposed to be called Attenace, but the FDA has asked for a different name if approved. It will represent another non-stimulant alternative for ADHD. Provigil is currently indicated for excessive daytime sedation from narcolepsy, sleep apnea or shift work disorder.    Alcoholism  A truly new drug is Campral, which is FDA approved for alcoholism treatment. It is the only drug that seeks to decrease the desire to drink by decreasing craving. Antabuse would make you sick if you drank. Revia (naltrexone) would block the euphoric effects of drinking (i.e.—no buzz). This drug seeks to keep the patient from drinking in the first place. Its effects are complicated, but seem to revolve around several neurotransmitters, especially glutamate. It has been well tolerated so far. _Michael R. Lyles, M.D., is an AACC Executive Board Member and is in private practice with Lyles & Crawford Clinical Consulting in Roswell, Georgia._

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Is it ok for a individual to be taking Cymbalta (an antidepressant) and Adderall (for ADHD)?

Some one that I know is prescribed both of these medications and it seems that they would some how interact negatively… I am not a doctor but I know that the person is still really depressed and it seems that they are more depressed with the increase in antidepressants can anyone shed some light on this for me? Could it be a negative drug interaction or do either of those drugs have depression as a side effect?

Well, Adderall is pharmaceutical speed (it is amphetamine salts), so (as with most amphetamines) it can have pretty odd effects on people. Doctors shouldn’t be prescribing amphetamines still, but oh well. It’s the essence of Big Pharma to push harmful drugs.


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Adhd Drug Free

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

adhd drug free

I have an ethics ? on disability…are we wrong or right?

My bro-in-law is a single dad of 3 kids, he goes to school full time. Ignores his children. My mom in law lives and basically raises the kids. Here’s the problem. THEY ALL GET DISABILITY. Just bro in law and kids pull in over $2800.00 a month! Plus foodstamps and full medical. He has an addiction. 2 kids ADHD and 3rd Autistic….bad enough the disabilty but I don’t think the youngest has autism…I think it was all the drugs….My daughter does have ADHD, BUT we do not! recieve benefits for it. My mom in law keeps after us saying it’s free money and she will help us through the process. My husband and I discussed it and decided that it is not a good idea being that we know it is something she’ll prob. out grow and we do not want our children thinking that they do not have to work for a living. Whose right? Am I just being stubborn? Am I crazy? BTW she would be looking at $600.00 a month. we could def use it…I need feed back……….

If your brother-in-law is going to school then he needs all the help he can get. Single parenthood and full-time school is tough, very tough. I am assuming he is going to school to get a good job and to some day build a better life for himself and his kids – at least he’s working towards a goal, right? (maybe I’m wrong)

Students tend to get more aid because State and Federal agencies want to support future contributing citizens.

An addiction is a disability – that isn’t meant to garner pity for the guy, but it is something that impedes his life, hopefully he is spending some time trying to handle it and to stop using.
As for drugs impacting the children…that may be true, but I don’t know how much that really happens from father to children.

I agree that ADHD is often over-diagnosed and that we are seeing more and more children growing out of it…but in the meantime, your brother-in-law probably needs the help. He could be putting some of that money away for his children to use in the future for college – that’s a noble reason.

His attitude about it being “free money” is wrong and pretty crappy…somewhere he missed the boat on having a work ethic and in taking pride in himself and in his work – it certainly isn’t free, it is generated by all those working around him. But, if he did ever work he has paid into the very system that is supporting him and his children – so he is getting back some of his own…

Part of a government’s job is to look after its citizens and how often have any of us ever needed a hand up? We all need help sometimes.

As for your situation – I understand how you feel – but remember, you and your husband have paid plenty into this system – why not reap some benefits for your child, why not open a college fund? Why not ask if you can end the payments some time in the future…

You are not crazy – just a normal hardworking person with a good question.

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