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How can I treat ADD naturally?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:09 AM on May. 14, 2010 in Health

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  • You can try the Fiengold diet but dietary changes only help in 5% of children.


     http://www.feingold.org/


    You have to jion to get current food lists.  I think it was around $80.  It didn't work for us.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:14 AM on May. 14, 2010

  • My brother takes choline and says it really helps him. I don't know much about it....
    Adelicious

    Answer by Adelicious at 1:18 AM on May. 14, 2010

  • Detox your home as well as the food and drink your child takes in. By eliminating chemicals your cells are allowed to grow stronger and healthier. There are links to chemicals in our environment and ADD and ADHD.
    http://www.evelyn1.fourpointwellness.com Here is where you can check out the link to ADD.
    nanaevelyn

    Answer by nanaevelyn at 1:25 AM on May. 14, 2010

  • 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 8:18 AM on May. 14, 2010

  • We have tried all kinds of Food/enviornmental "cures" For adhd. No additives, dyes, sugar etc.. I switched out all of out cleaners and put my DS on a very scheduled routine including daily exercise. After trying all kinds of things we started taking a medication from the doctors and there was a dramatic improvment in him that everyone including teachers and neigbors could see. Im not saying that medication is the only answer because obviously people have been sucsessful with other things but it was the only thing that worked for us.
    Casarah13

    Answer by Casarah13 at 2:33 PM on May. 16, 2010

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