Quick Action Steps for ADHD/ADD-like Symptoms…
Quick Action Steps for ADHD/ADD-like Symptoms
- Avoid the use of dangerous pharmaceutical drugs, such as Ritalin and Adderal.
- Recognize that the majority of ADHD/ADD diagnoses are inaccurate, and can be based on little or no scientific evidence.
- If you, your child or teen suffer from ADHD/ADD-like symptoms, be sure to explore all possible factors that may be causing hyperactivity. Essential to consider is poor diet, nutritional imbalances, undiagnosed learning disabilities and/or vision problems, lack of emotional support, heavy metal toxicity, and food and environmental allergies, all of which should be screened for.
- Avoid all sugars, wheat products, refined carbohydrates, sodas, processed foods, preservatives, artificial sweeteners, corn syrup, alcohol, and hydrogenated and trans-fatty oils.
- Avoid foods high in salicylates such as apples, almonds, oranges, peppers, and tomatoes.
- Emphasize organic fresh fruits and vegetables, organic whole grains such as amaranth and quinoa, organic free-range meats, poultry, and wild-caught fish, and drink plenty of pure, filtered water.
- Nutritional supplements include vitamin B-complex, vitamin B3, vitamin B6, folic acid, essential fatty acids (EFAs), omega-3 oils, digestive enzymes, and probiotic supplements such as acidophilus and bifidus bacterium, tinctured zeolite and chlorella.
- Chamomile, linden flower, milk thistle, and red clover may be useful herbs.
- If heavy metal toxicity is a factor, consider working with a physician trained in the use of chelation therapy.
- Many excellent books on healing ADHD are available; we recommend “Children with Starving Brains” by Jaquelyn McCandless, M.D., and “A Path to Success” by Lawrence Weathers, Ph.D.