Anyone here use a natural remedie for treating ADD and/or ADHD that they find is successful and works aswell as stimulant prescription meds but without the risk of serious side effects and other side effects???
I found that taking fish oil everyday along with eating healthier and having support from friends and family keeping me on a structured day helped A LOT. After a month or so I was to go through my days without forgetting to do things and could concentrate better and the plus side was I didn't have to risk hurting myself anymore with stimulants. Hope this helps
Here are some home remedies you can try for ADHD:-
1. Regular schedule for naps, bedtimes and meals
2. Good rest
3. Working out with the person and helping him organize and plan
4. Taking steps to improve self esteem of the person suffering from ADHD
5. Use of simple words during communication
These remedies are to be used only in mild conditions, in case of severe or chronic conditions you should visit your doctor.
My son has ADHD. We have found wonderful products that work. The ones we use now is DHA ( by Nordic Naturals), Attentive child and L-theanine. These have worked wonders for my son. The proof was when I took him to see his psychologist and she couldn't believe the difference in him. He is like night & day. No more mood swings, does his homework, sits still, etc. These products together are the answer.
Here's something I found that could be of great help for ADD/ADHD:
"Brain power is definitely boosted when taking Omega 3 fish oil supplements, regardless of age. In children, it is found that learning is enhanced when Omega 3 fish oil is taken on a regular basis. Omega 3 fish oil helps with focus, concentration and memory in all kids.
"Those children that suffer with the issues and symptoms of ADD or ADHD can especially benefit from Omega 3 combinations supplements and the provided boost with focus and comprehension. With so many positive effects on the bodies of children and adults alike, it is no wonder Omega 3 fish oil is gaining quite a following."
ADHD refers to a range of behavioural-patterns suggesting poor attention-span. These may include restlessness, hyperactivity, inability to concentrate and impulsiveness.
It is a chronic and persistent condition, for which there is no definite medical cure available.
ADD/ADHD impacts many adults and its frustrating symptoms can hinder everything from your relationships to your career.
There are many allopathic ADD/ADHD treatments like methylphenidate (such as Ritalin and Focalin), amphetamine (such as Adderall, Dexedrine and Dextrosta). However these Allopathic treatments do not cure ADD/ADHD. They are merely a way of suppressing symptoms.
The resonance homeopathic remedies and advanced biotechnology Pancreatitis therapies like B Factor(Brain 200), C40 Brain Formula, C55 Neuro Homeopathic Formula, T19 Serotonin Dopamine Liquescence and TNMC - Neuro Medulla Complex are traditionally believed to support the brain's normal structure and functions and to support normal structure and function of neural tissues.
Also we use the best herbal combinations like Tab Cognium, a compilation of Ayurvedic herbs traditionally believed to support normal concentration and cognitive functions
This ADD runs in my family. My father had it, but he just died. My elder brother dropped out of high school in 9th grade because everyone thought he was the dumbest kid on the planet. My son has it too and has been on vyvanse and adderall. I was sick lately and needed some ginger which I learned to love as a child, but this is the crystalized ginger (like candy and awfully hot). I too stared out the window, could never pay attention or anything in school, but when my mother introduced me to crystalized ginger, I became an A+ student. I have one year of college and married in 1975 and had to give back 2 full-ride scholarships. I am an A+ student because I learned go love crystalized ginger. Give it a try. Better than caffeine anyday!
I have come to know about this ADHD and here are a few things that one should know. Now this is fully biological explanation.
1.) ADHD explanation:
Usually a neuron sends signals continuously to the other neurons when this signal is interrupted by some unknown forces it results in ADHD or ADD.
2.) ADD or ADHD
ADD is very rare if a person is suffering from ADD he surely must be having an another disorder(Psychological).
If you wanna recover ADHD to an extent of 50% then follow the process as follows
Sit in a closed room and try not moving any of your body part(i.e controlling hyperactivity manually) After 10 to 15 seconds you will feel some strong feeling in your head don't get afraid just sit for a long time say 30 to 40 mins and then see the effect you will notice something different like as if you never had ADHD. but this effect lasts for only a few weeks continue the exercise and please do tell me your feedbacks on this. I will definetly help you a lot more on this
Diet can have an effect with what would be considered "problems" with AD(H)D. So the same in other areas of other individuals. All the same things may not have the same effect every time as well. The human diet , anyone should eat, would be choice. Mostly in fruits and vegetables. Fresh highly desired, not processed, canned, or frozen. Cost permitting of course, at times have to eat what you can. Things that exist only because man exists should really be avoided in any diet.
Items I have found to flare the "problems". MSG (mono sodium glutamate). It is labeled under many differing names but mainly has to do with things of flavor that normally would not be there. Such as "Natural flavors" etc. There are list easy to find for all the names it shows up in. It has a sedating effect. Makes concentration difficult to impossible eventually sleep will ensue.
This is not saying become vegetarian, unless that is your desire. More like be more vegetarian like with whole foods, if possible. Humans may be herbivorous but they can also process meat, however not as effectively. The break down of it does put extra stress on the body. If it is not the main focus in the diet then it is not much of an issue. However if Meet is a daily or mealy thing the chance for cardiovascular problems greatly rise. Which can lead to obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, Heart attack, blood clots, and/or stroke. Essential vitamins and minerals in meats can also be found vegetative foods.
Different meats have slightly different effects with one said to have AD(H)D. If they contain additives then that greatly changes how the meat will have an effect. Chicken and fish tend to spur a bit of energy. Beef in moderation has no noticeable effect, however to much will cause an energy drain much like the MSG. Birds tend to be sedative as well. To know for sure one would have to pay attention to any change after consuming anything.
Lemons and other such foods are a great deal of help in getting things flowing in the mind. Along with excellent hydration. Exercise, in any form, is also helpful. Broccoli, coli flour, cabbage, etc... also have this effect. you may also find there is a great craving for starchy foods at times and maybe even very hot spicy.
The body knows what it needs. When there is a craving for something it means that food item contains something the body is currently low on. All those chemicals in there constantly changing levels. Whatever other foods that also contain it will do just as well but if the body has not ever ingested that food then the body would not know that and would not crave it. The cravings can be used as a guide to figure out what it is your body is telling you, you need more or less of.
As far as AD(H)D itself. That is just a thinking process on its own. Children exhibit more signs since all these controls are before them and they don't know what they do but are anxious to try them out to find out. The phases of screaming for no reason as well as shouting for no reason. Testing the limits of the body to see what it can do in order to find all the capabilities. These type behaviors progress onto more advanced ones throughout life. Many make start taking things apart to see how they work. There are those that are happy enough knowing that if you hit this button then that happens.
In the mind of one said to have AD(H)D they need to know what is going on between hitting the button and whatever it made happen. The why is the most sought out. If it cannot be found it can cause stress and confusion spurring the AD(H)D "problems", more noticeable with younger age. There is no need to treat the individual as if they had some kind of physically debilitating condition, nor hold their hand for it. Such actions will embed negative personality into the individual. One who becomes overly upset when things simply do not go their way. The "AD(H)D" can do anything a person without can, the problem is they process the information much quicker. Sometimes to fast to fully convert into external expression. Layer upon layer of thinking constantly going on.
It is not until the one with "AD(H)" realizes within that it is a differing thinking process in which they can control they will continue to come across as sporadic. It does not matter how much another tells them this or in what way, it will not occur until they realize it themselves. After that control of it can be gained.
Found for home remedies for AD(H)D:
Eliminate All Food Colourings, Refined Sugars, Excitotoxins, Dairy Foods and Carbonated Soft Drinks From The Diet...
While Real foods: Fruits, vegetables, whole grains such as raw oats and rice, along with fish and chicken (organic and free range if possible) are the only foods an ADD or ADHD sufferer should be eating.
I know this post is REALLY old, But if anyone still reads it,
I've been using B complex and vitamin B12 500mcgs(both once a day together) for 3 years.
I've noticed a drastic change that no other medication I was ever on could perform for me.
Now if anyone wants to try this, Make sure the B complex has Folic acid in the ingredient list. As Folic acid aids the B12 to do its job.
How does it work? Well, Don't take my complete theory for literal terms, But you know how coffee will make you fall asleep (If you are actually ADHD), Well B complex and B12 is suppose to make you more energized, I find that it actually calms my body and mind to a normal level that makes me able to function without getting confused or side tracked. I'm a college student, 3.6 GPA, This stuff works.