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My son is 5 years old and has severe adhd. everyone keeps saying to put him on medication but I refuse to "drug" my son and make him into a zombie especially at this age! Does any have any tips on how to regulate this on my own?Answer Question
IF your son truly has ADHD, then the proper medication and dosing will NOT make him a zombie. BUT as his mother, this is your decision.
^^^ Outlines a program. But do remember if you severly restrict your son's diet, you need to alert your doctor.
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Answer by kimigogo at 9:32 AM on Jul. 30, 2011
I, too, absolutely refused to medicate; childhood is not a disease that is in need of dangerous psychotropic medication.
I was able to rid my son of his ADHD diagnosis using a biomedical approach, which involved specialized diet and vitamin/mineral supplementation (I wrote about it in one of my journals here on CafeMom; check out my homepage). I had the help of a DAN doctor but many moms can do the protocol on their own (in fact, I will be doing it on my own from this point forward as my doctor's practice is closing). If you are unfamiliar with the topic, check out the Biomed group here on CafeMom and/or read Dr. Bock's book Healing the New Childhood Epidemics - Autism, ADHD, Asthma, and Allergies. There are many books out there on the topic but Bock's book is a great place to start. Good luck!
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