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If your child has ADD, ADHD, or is on meds for behavior...

I am wondering if you have heard of or read the book "The NDD Book" by Dr. Sears (or will you read it now since learning about it?)... or if you have tried to alter your childs diet before using medicines?
I think this is a book that every parent should read!! :)
Here is a link thats a great starting point.
http://www.askdrsears.com/html/4/t042800.asp

 
MommaTasha1003

Asked by MommaTasha1003 at 8:35 AM on Sep. 17, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • IMHO, doctors are quick to diagnose, along with teachers who say 'you daughter/son needs to be examined' hey..they have to degree to do such.
    My son was on Ritalin years ago..took him off, it did more harm than good, excercise and diet did the best and he's fine, has been since we took him off of it.
    Head's up here, watch out for fruit snacks and dyes, they are being proven to actually have a direct link with AD/ADHD!
    Also..there is a med..Strattera..please please read before EVER considering your child using it. DON'T@@@!!
    Tink122861

    Answer by Tink122861 at 11:27 AM on Sep. 17, 2009

  • Thanks for the link.
    We actually have a book by Michael Savage that explores diet changes and such that we are working on using for our son.
    Amaranth361

    Answer by Amaranth361 at 11:14 AM on Sep. 17, 2009

  • There are many therapists who work with people who have ADD/ADHD; they teach them not just coping skills, but how to use ADD/ADHD as an advantage in their lives. Thom Hartmann has written extensively on this topic; you should be able to find his books art your local library, there is lots of information at his website: http://www.thomhartmann.com/category/thom/adhd-education/. You may also want to explore how foods affect behavior, either from the Feingold Organization (www.feingold.org) or another source. We eat a "clean" diet; no processed foods, no chemical additives, no meat, very little dairy
    My daughter's attention issues were helped dramatically by fish oil supplements (though we have since switched her to hemp oil). It is important to use a good brand, like Nordic Naturals; it takes about 8 weeks to become effective.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 1:25 PM on Sep. 17, 2009