How to Naturally Treat your Child’s Attention Deficit Disorder

We all know that hyperactive child- the one who constantly stomps his or her foot and who can’t seem to focus. In fact, ADD and ADHD rates have only risen in recent times. As parents, we are left with all of the chaos to sort through and fix.

Doctors are quick to prescribe amphetamines, Ritalin, Adderall and other harsh stimulants. These drugs dumb down the child’s mind, making them more relaxed and seemingly focused. This becomes a part of the child’s life and routine; pop a pill in the morning and pop a pill in the evening.

This may seem like a quick-fix, but not without horrible side-effects associated with such medications. These quick-fixes are not only highly addictive, but can permanently alter the developing child’s brain. Some people experience ADD as children and then grow out of it. The problem with these stimulants is that after taking them for many years, the now adult is left with even more problems than before. This can lead to adults with serious anxiety and physical dependence.

Side effects of these dangerous medicines include:

  • Dizziness
  • Increased heart-rate
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sweating
  • Loss of sleep
  • Altered mood
  • Depression
  • Seizures
  • Anxiety
  • Heart palpitations
  • Nervousness
  • Boredom
  • Impulsiveness
  • Anger
  • Mood Swings

What seemed like a an easy cure actually causes many more significant problems, some of which may become permanent. And what is even worse are the withdrawals that a child might experience if he or she runs out out of medicine or decides to quit the medicine.

How to Naturally Help your Child

Parents who have a child experiencing ADD/ADHD should first start healing the child by holistic and natural remedy. It is important to weed out the possible sources of the issue before jumping on the expensive, pharmaceutical bandwagon.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

Diet

Your child’s diet is a key factor in how their brain functions. In order to have a clear, focused brain, the body requires proper fuel. A balanced diet rich in nutrients, vitamins and minerals is important for children suffering from ADD.

Foods to Embrace

Fish- Fish such as salmon is packed full of fatty acids, which help to keep the body regulated and control the metabolism.
Fortified cereal- Cereal is rich in vitamin B, a vitamin for mental and central-nervous health.
Milk- Calcium and magnesium strengthen the body. In addition, magnesium supports proper nerve function.

Foods to Forget

  1. Sugar– Excessive sugar affects the child’s mood and metabolism. Sugar is also responsible for giving your child that crazy, excited high that leads to a drowsy, cranky low.
  2. Additives– Processed foods that contain chemicals and preservatives have an adverse affect on the body.
  3. Hydrogenated oils- Some oils are good for the body while others aren’t. Hydrogenated oils affect the child’s nervous system.
  4. Caffeine– Caffeine is a stimulant which should be avoided at all costs. Caffeine has been proven to stunt growth and affect a child’s nervous system. In addition, caffeine is a diuretic which dehydrates the body.
  5. Excess salt- Too much sodium affects a child’s balance of minerals.

What Else can I do?

Seeking out a qualified, holistic healer is always an excellent idea. Most holistic clinics have trained specialists, such as chiropractors, who are determined to help your child naturally. Diet, exercise and nerve-function will be examined and monitored. Many children reap the benefits of chiropractic care in as little as one month.

What will the Chiropractor do?

Your Placerville CA chiropractor is a specialist of muscles, bones and nerves. Chiropractors will administer a series of pressures and adjustments to release any stress which may be affecting the child’s brain. Because the body is controlled by the brain, the goal of the chiropractor is to make sure all nerves are firing correctly. In addition to the physical treatment of the chiropractor, the clinic will consider diet, everyday stressors and exercise. The goal of these experts is to help your child naturally, as opposed to invasive, mind-altering stimulants.

ADD and ADHD is mentally disabling children all over the world. The standard “prescription” does not fix the issues, but creates larger issues which mask the original problem. Good health and proper adjustments from a holistic clinic is the key to fixing the problem from within.

About the Author

Allie Meehan is a freelance writer working from her downtown, city apartment. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering at her local animal clinic. She is an avid biker, and she enjoys reading, writing and painting. Holistic medicine has always been an interest of Allie’s, which is why chiropractic treatment is something that she stays updated on.

About Arlene Martell

Arlene Martell is the publisher of EpilepsyMoms.com and the author of Getting Adam Back – A Mother's triumph over Epilepsy and Autism. She resides in a seaside suburb on Vancouver BC Canada with her husband James and their four children Adam, Justin, Shelby and Victoria.