Is there any known natural remedy for ADD that's been proven effective?

I’m an adult with ADD, and it’s really had a detrimental effect on my work life, not to mention my ability to get things done around the house. I was never diagnosed as a child, but realized what my difficulty was once both of my children were diagnosed in elementary school (dad also has ADD). None of us have the hyperactivity, just EXTREME distractibility and difficulty focusing. Adderall has been a godsend for my son, who’s taken it during the school day for about four years. I asked my doctor to prescribe it for me just to see if it would help. It did help me to be WAY more productive, but also caused pretty bad mood swings that made it not worth taking. Is there any herbal or other natural remedy that really helps adults with ADD? I’m desperate to find something now that I’m back in school and already struggling to focus and absorb new information.

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  • Healing Oneself

    Hi Joe Friday’s Gurl

    Here are some ideas to heal the issue.

    Causes of ADHD/ADD-like Behavior
    A variety of factors can cause the hyperactivity symptoms that can lead to a diagnosis of ADHD or ADD. They include undetected learning disabilities, food and environmental allergies, gastrointestinal disorders such as leaky gut syndrome, systemic yeast overgrowth, known as Candidiasis, heavy metal toxicity, poor diet, nutritional imbalances, and emotional upsets such as those caused by family problems. In some cases, the problem can also be due to undetected vision problems, such as the need for eyeglasses for reading. The overuse of antibiotics, as well as vaccines and immunization, can also cause symptoms of hyperactivity and/or ASDHD/ADD. Antibiotics can trigger allergic reactions and cause the gastrointestinal tract to become depleted of healthy bacteria, leading to candidiasis, while vaccines can severely compromise a child’s still- developing immune system, and cause other serious health problems, including neurological damage.

    Quick Action Plan for ADHD/ADD-like Symptoms

    1. Avoid the use of dangerous pharmaceutical drugs, such as Ritalin and Adderal.

    2. Recognize that the majority of ADHD/ADD diagnoses are inaccurate, and can be based on little or no scientific evidence.

    3. 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.

    4. Avoid all sugars, wheat products, refined carbohydrates, sodas, processed foods, preservatives, artificial sweeteners, corn syrup, alcohol, and hydrogenated and trans-fatty oils.

    5. Avoid foods high in salicylates such as apples, almonds, oranges, peppers, and tomatoes.

    6. 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.

    7. 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.

    8. Chamomile, linden flower, milk thistle, and red clover may be useful herbs.

    9. If heavy metal toxicity is a factor, consider working with a physician trained in the use of chelation therapy.

    10. Many excellent books on healing ADHD are available; recommend "Children with Starving Brains" by Jaquelyn McCandless, M.D., and "A Path to Success" by Lawrence Weathers, Ph.D.

    Best of health to you

  • CuriousGeorge

    try herb my friend has add and he smokes herb and he doesn’t take no other meds and it helps him alot

  • dairdee

    Please go to http://www.glycostory.com

    This website will explain a new technology called Glyconutrients and why it is important for our health.
    Click on the "Stories" tab to find those with ADD who have used glyconutrients.

    Then go to http://www.mannapages.com/terry08 and watch the 6 part video "Healthcare Disrupted". Contact the representative through that site if you need assistance.

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