3 Things to Consider
Parents and medical professionals alike have raised questions about how to treat children and adults with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) by successfully using natural treatments. We know that with doctor prescribed drug treatments there seem to be many adverse side effects. There are many natural options that have fewer side effects; however positive results do take time. Parents need to be patient with the process. Here are some quick points to consider.
1) A diet created specifically for your child’s ADHD needs is very important, consult with a naturopathic doctor to custom create that diet. All sugars, dyes and processed foods should be avoid 100%, your child’s meals should consist of 70% vegetables, 10% protein, 10% fruit and 10% nuts, seeds, beans and legumes.
2) Create a predictable daily routine; initially this might need some adjusting to find the right sequence. All children need structure to develop, but these children need it the most.
3) Have a naturopathic doctor help you find the right supplement regimen that works for your child. ADHD children tend to have poor digestive absorption, use liquid and powder supplements to increase absorption.
Every family has important decisions to make when it comes to treat your child’s ADHD, try many different things and continue with what works best.
Dr Elias Markou, ND