Treating Children Suffering From ADHD - Naturally
The figures has been rising for the past 20 years and presently ADHD affects mostly boys up to 70% in some areas.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder better know as ADHD has been traditionally treated with drugs such as Ritalin. These prescriptions usually provide little more other than a temporary solution that doesn’t last. There are also side effects to consider which can be hard on the child and his or her family.
There are other options available to you besides drugs. Although doctors mean well they are often too quick to write a prescription without a complete examination.
As a parent, can help your child by looking at all the options available to you including natural and alternative treatment. There are some very good herbal remedies for ADHD which improve concentration, behavior and alertness and also help calm the child’s active minds. Natural remedies such as Focus Formulaa lso help Reduce impulsiveness and aggression in children with ADHD.
More than often ADHD is caused by the child’s diet and life style and the way others interact with them.
A child with ADHD symptoms can acquire a bad self image if he or she is constantly yelled at and reprimanded without the proper nurturing. They need to be shown careful love and attention to help them feel more secure. The trust you give you child is very important.
Praising your kids more often than questioning him or her will help them develop in a more positive way.
To help avoid ADHD Breast feeding is said to be very important so to give your child a good head start in life. This provides the very best nutrients for him while building closeness and the bond to you which or she he needs.
Although their diet is important, If you breast feed then be sure that your diet is a healthy one too. The milk you buy at your local grocery store is probably not the best choice for you or your child.
Nutrition is also important for a growing child. Try eating organic products as much as possible. This is not always feasible due to the higher prices. If not then make sure you wash your produce well to remove as much pesticide as possible.
Let’s face it the British diet is far from perfect. It’s filled with unhealthy calories and poisonous additives. Just make sure you try and find the healthiest food possible for your family.
If your whole family starts eating healthier meals then it will be a lot easier for your ADHD children to do so as well. The great benefit will be that your health will improve as well.
Here’s a list of some of the things to avoid:
Of course there are many more not included here.
Here are some supplements, herbs and foods to add to your diet:
500mg Magnesium (May help with ticklish kids, bed wetting and chocolate cravings.)
50mg Vitamin B6 (Help with dream recall)
Essential Fatty acids (Fish oil, or better yet Krill oil. Mercury free. Great for the brain and skin.)
Probiotic (Can repair damage from antibiotics.)
Ginkgo Biliba (Healthy circulatory system and memory.)
Skullcap (A nerve tonic that promotes a calm attitude. Helps with even moods.)
Chamomile (Soothes frustration)
Gotu cola (Supports healthy brain and nervous systems and memory.)
Wild oats (Alleviates irritability)
Annual nettle (Maintain blood sugar levels and mood.)
Rooibos (Contains magnesium, zinc and iron. Great for the nervous system and brain.)
Even organic food can be deficient in nutrients because our top soil is lacking in these. That’s why a good natural supplement is necessary.
Have your whole family eat healthy to make it easier for your ADHD children. This way everyone will benefit. You will all be healthier and happier.
Don’t forget. There are many things which you can do which will you’re your children avoid ADHD and also to improve the lives of those who live with it. Prescriptions are not always the complete answer. You do have other choices.
Author: RA Lovegrove – MD - Copyright © 2009
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