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ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER
What Is Happening To Our Children?


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  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) - What Is Happening To Our Children? By Jane Sheppard
  • Complementary & Alternative Therapy
  • Nutrition & Dietary Recommendations
  • Herbal Recommendations
  • Nutritional Supplements & Dosages
  • ADD / ADHD Relief Supplement Products





  • ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER (ADD)
    What Is Happening To Our Children

    By Jane Sheppard

    AN OVERVIEW

    Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) is the fastest growing diagnosis given to children and adolescents in the United States. We have all heard of it; the "problem-child" label placed on children who display symptoms of having difficulties learning or paying attention, or who may be judged as being overactive with behavioral problems. Parents and teachers perceive these children as unmanageable or hard to control.

    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Hyperactivity, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD, ADHD)

    ADD OVER-DIAGNOSED

    Why is this diagnosis becoming so common among children? What may be happening in a child's mind/body to cause them to be affixed with this label? First of all, many kids diagnosed with ADD/ADHD are not actually learning disabled or hyperactive. ADD/ADHD is sometimes diagnosed based on a five-minute interview with the parent and a quick rating sheet from a rushed doctor. Over-diagnosis is a huge problem. Many of these children have no disorder at all; they are simply healthy, highly active, exuberant, strong-willed kids who can be very irritating to teachers trying to teach within a rigid system.

    GIVING CHILDREN LABELS

    Children are naturally active, exuberant, easily distracted and, at times, very uncooperative. Unfortunately, this society does not understand and honor the truly amazing exuberance of a remarkable child. Our public schools are not designed to embrace these qualities in children. Nor do they honor a child's unique learning style and developmental readiness. Children are made to sit still at a desk for hours at a time, work on a task within the time allowed, memorize everything the teacher says is so, and be quiet little robots in order to not be distracting. When children can do this, they are considered "normal." Those who do not comply or exhibit strong reactions to this stifling environment or become "fidgety" are given the problem-child label, since they do not conform to society's idea of how children should act. They are considered a disruption and an inconvenience to parents and teachers. However, these children are usually very creative, curious and intelligent. They may have their own unique learning style. They want to learn and are quite able to do so, but cannot adapt to the typical school environment. Usually, when children are allowed to develop their own natural, innate learning abilities to the full extent in an unconstrained environment and know that their parents and teachers believe them to be capable, they will excel.

    There is a common misperception that the cause of ADD/ADHD is a malfunction in the brain or neurological system. After searching for many years, no dysfunction has ever been found in the brain. There is no concrete medical condition. Attention Deficit Disorder has never been proven as a disease, even after 20 years of research. According to Rita Kirsch Debroitner, R-CSW and Avery Hart, MA in the book Moving Beyond ADD/ADHD - An Effective Holistic Mind/Body Approach, "saying that someone has ADD, with or without hyperactivity, is like saying a person has RND, Runny Nose Disorder, with or without fever." ADD or ADHD are labels that mental health and primary care physicians have used to describe a situation that they see frequently. These labels give them a way to talk about it.

    Then what is really going on? I don't want to minimize what is happening with children who really do havea problem. I just want to point out that there are children being diagnosed with ADD/ADHD that are perfectly fine, but misunderstood. However, symptoms of ADD/ADHD are definitely real in some children. Many parents are at their wits end with trying to find help for their children who really are "out of control." Some children do have serious learning and behavior problems that need to be addressed. However, placing a label on them, telling them they have a brain disorder and giving them dangerous drugs is harming rather than helping them. What does this do to a child's self-image and respect for his or herself? As in any health problem, the root cause needs to be addressed first for healing to take place.

    KNOWN OR SUSPECTED CAUSES

    What causes ADD/ADHD? There are many known or suspected causes, including exposure to toxins, alcohol or drugs before birth, poor nutrition, chemical or food allergies, toxins in the environment, metal toxicity and yeast over growth. Childhood vaccinations have also been linked to learning disabilities and attention problems, but a direct causal effect has not been proven because long-term studies of vaccinations are not done. Routine watching of television can also be a contributing factor. Studies have linked TV to increased hyperactivity. Sadly, it is very common for children to sit in front of the television set for hours at a time going brain-dead.

    ARE DRUGS THE ANSWER?

    The high numbers of children being prescribed mind-altering stimulant drugs are staggering. These drugs (including Ritalin and Dexedrine) don't help a child to learn better; they just calm them down. With drugs, children become more compliant and easier to control, but suffer from serious side effects. These side effects include nausea, stomach aches, headaches, facial tics, insomnia and depression, loss of appetite and weight loss. Children on Ritalin can become robotic, spacey, listless, anxious and emotionless.

    According to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), there has been a 1,000% increase in drug abuse injury reports involving Ritalin for children in the 10 to 14 year age group. The DEA classifies Ritalin and Dexedrine as Schedule II drugs, along with opium and morphine, both addictive drugs. Children without prescriptions are buying or stealing these drugs from children who have prescriptions. More importantly, it is a tragedy for children to believe that something is wrong with their brain and that a pill is the only thing to make them "normal" and be able to control themselves or function properly. This way of thinking strips children of all power and ability to make their own decisions and think for themselves. Another problem with drugs is that they do not address the cause of the problem; therefore it continues and even gets worse, due to more toxic assault on the body.

    Why does the medical industry continue to prescribe these dangerous drugs to children? Why do parents accept these prescriptions? One answer may have to do with big profits. There are huge profits for pharmaceutical companies in the drugs themselves and making this into something that needs a medical diagnosis provides more business for doctors. Understandably, parents want desperately to see their child functioning well and welcome the drugs as an easy answer. Yet, another answer is simply that the drugs do calm children down. However, in using these drugs, there is too big a price to the child's physical health and mental state.

    SOLUTIONS & ALTERNATIVES TO DRUGS

    Centering & Grounding

    Fortunately, there are alternatives to dangerous drugs that do not simply mask the symptoms, but actually get to the cause of the problem and allow a child to be vitally healthy. Debroitner and Hart in Moving Beyond ADD/ADHD say they have seen hundreds of individuals effectively move beyond ADD/ADHD, making a full and complete recovery without the use of drugs. They say the key to recovery is centering and grounding which is lacking in children diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. The tools and techniques that they use to promote centering and grounding include breathing exercises, balancing the brain with music and poetry, eye focusing, and working with root points and acupressure techniques to rebalance and calm a child's energy.

    Brain Gym/Edu-Kinesiology

    Brain Gym/Edu-Kinesiology was developed for children with learning disabilities by Dr. Paul Dennison, Ph.D., a learning specialist. Brain Gym/Edu-K balances and integrates the whole brain using simple and enjoyable movements and exercises. It helps children to focus and center, empowering them to use their brain more effectively. It has been endorsed by the National Learning Foundation.

    HOMEOPATHY

    In an article published in the New England Journal of Homeopathy entitled Children, Attention and Homeopathy, Randall Neustaedter, OMD, Lac explores our culture's rigidity in expecting "conformity, rational behavior and a predictable civilized style of being in children." He suggests that "the more a culture values self-exploration and harmony with the forces of the multidimensional world around us the less use we will have for diagnostic terms like ADD." Homeopathic remedies are prescribed based on an in-depth, detailed description of the child. Dr. Neustaedter describes an in-depth approach to understanding the child by assessing his/her emotional responses as well as mental and physical symptoms. He writes that "choosing a remedy hinges upon the essential nature of the child as well as the subtle character of symptoms."

    DIET & NUTRITION
    A Huge Part of the Problem & Solution


    Children have specific and complex nutritional needs that are not met with the standard American diet. It is absolutely essential to take a look at what a child is eating. As Sandra Hills, N.D. and Pat Wyman, M.A., the authors of What's Food Got To Do With It?, point out "health and your child's wellness mean much more than having a child who can remain quiet long enough so the adults in his or her life can get something done." They go on to say that "learning requires optimal health and brain function; if a child is eating the wrong foods or those foods which are deficient in the proper nutrients, his or her ability to learn will be compromised." There is no question that food affects behavior, memory and learning ability. Diet and nutrition may be the cause and the remedy of a learning disability or ADD/ADHD.

    A typical child's diet contains large amounts of packaged foods with unnecessary, harmful ingredients. These over-processed foods are vitamin and mineral deficient and full of pesticides. If you shop in a typical grocery store, 85 to 90 percent of foods you buy are refined and processed. Our soils are depleted of essential minerals. In addition, freezing, frying and overcooking minimize the vitamin content. Too many children begin their school day with sugary donuts or other sweets and continue to eat them throughout the day. Sugar can affect a child's ability to pay attention and can cause them to be overactive and irritable.

    In 1979 to 1983 one million school children in New York City were involved in a study based on the Feingold diet. Over this four-year period, the schools eliminated artificial colors, flavors and preservatives and reduced the amount of sugar in the cafeterias food. This resulted in a 41 percent increase in national test scores. For more information on the Feingold Diet, contact the Feingold Association at www.feingold.org.

    Sugar can be a contributor to learning disabilities and hyperactivity (as well as a destroyer of general health and immunity). It literally robs the body of important vitamins and minerals, particularly the B vitamins, which are needed for thinking, coordination and memory. A child's blood sugar will drop about 20 minutes after eating sugar, leading to a lack of oxygen to the brain. This can cause forgetfulness and affect ability to concentrate. Sugar increases adrenaline levels, which can also interfere with learning as well as increase anxiety and irritability. Sugar can be an addiction as severe as any other drug addiction. Many children are addicted to sugar, eating it regularly instead of the important nutritious foods their bodies and minds need to function well.

    Related article: Sugar N Spice

    ALLERGIES & ENVIRONMENTAL ILLNESS

    Many kids who are considered to have a learning disability, hyperactivity or problems with paying attention are actually suffering from food or environmental allergies, which can cause abnormal learning patterns and symptoms. Some of the signs to look for in detecting allergies are red cheeks, red ears, eye circles, puffy eyes, eye wrinkles, bloated belly, rubbing nose and mottled tongue. It takes some detective work to find the specific cause or causes of a child's problem. Cow's milk is one of the biggest culprits of allergies in children. It may be a good idea to remove all milk products for at least a month and watch for signs of improvement. Other foods that can cause allergies are wheat, corn, soy, eggs, citrus and peanuts.

    Molds, dust, chemicals used for cleaning, perfumes, pesticides and other toxins may be the cause of your child's problem. Environmentally sick schools or homes can cause a child to become very sick and display symptoms of ADD/ADHD. Doris J. Rapp, M.D., a leading specialist in Environmental Medicine and founder of the Practical Allergy Research Foundation has a wealth of information on the causes and solutions to environmental illness on her website and through the Foundation.

    Related Articles:
  • Allergies & Environmental Illness by HealthyChild.com
  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Disorders: Allergies

  • Additional things to look out for are chocolate, nitrates (found in hot dogs, bacon and luncheon meats), MSG, caffeine, artificial colors and preservatives, and any foods with hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils. Read the labels on almost all packaged foods and you will find some of or all of these ingredients listed.

    Related Article: HealthyChild: Essential Fatty Acids

    METAL TOXICITY

    Metal toxicity is suspect in learning disabilities. In his book Healing Through Nutrition, Melvyn Werbach, M.D. talks about several studies which closely tie metal toxicity to learning disabilities. He says the findings suggest that Aluminum Toxicity may play a role in learning problems. Aluminum toxicity can come from drinking from aluminum cans, water with high aluminum content, eating foods with pesticides and additives in the soil, deodorants containing aluminum (most do), and heavy pollution. Arsenic, Mercury, Cadmium and Lead are other toxic metals. Even low-level lead exposure impairs children's intelligence. Lead is present in certain paints, enamels, glass, ink printing materials, lead crystal, crayons and some drinking water. Even if the water itself does not contain lead, it still may be leached into the water from lead plumbing so it is important to check the water at your child's school and your home. You can purchase a lead test kit for the paint in your home. There is a blood test available to test the level of lead in your child's bloodstream. The long-term effects of lead poisoning include learning disabilities, decreased growth, brain damage and even death in children. In children with elevated blood levels of lead, symptoms include stomachaches, loss of appetite, decreased interest in play and excessive activity, fussiness or irritability.

    YEAST OVERGROWTH

    An overgrowth of yeast in the body may be a contributing factor of learning disabilities, attention deficit, and hyperactivity in some children. Yeast overgrowth can occur when repeated doses of antibiotics are given to children. Antibiotics weaken the immune system by destroying the beneficial bacteria, allowing yeast to grow rapidly. Yeast feeds on sugar so an overgrowth can be suspected in a sugar-addicted child. William Crook, M.D. writes about this in his books The Yeast Connection, The Yeast Connection Handbook and his booklet Hyperactivity and the Attention Deficit Disorder. Getting the yeast under control may be a major step in recovering from ADD/ADHD.

    NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS

    One of the most important factors in the solution of ADD/ADHD is optimal mineral intake and absorption. Many children are deficient in important minerals, which are essential for proper body and brain functioning. One or more mineral deficiencies are usually found in children classified as learning disabled, and mineral supplementation may be necessary. Be certain you are getting a high quality supplement since some contain sugar, food colorings or other fillers. Avoid supplements containing lactose if your child is milk-sensitive. Metallic minerals in tablet form are not absorbed very well. Chelated minerals in capsule form are more available to the body. There is much debate on the subject of colloidal minerals. Some say colloidal minerals are highly absorbable by the body and the most effective way to get minerals. However, there is a lack of research to document this claim. The authors of What's Food Got To Do With It? say they use Twinlab mineral formulas or the Now brand form of colloidal minerals with good results.

    Organically grown vegetables are important to increase your child's mineral intake. Superfoods like Barley Grass Greens, Chlorella Algae, Spirulina and Wheatgrass have maximum vitamin, mineral and amino acid concentrations. I've seen reports about Cell Tech's Super Blue Green Algae having success with ADD/ADHD. Research is currently being done on the affects of algae on ADD/ADHD.

    Lecithin is a very powerful brain food. It boosts memory and concentration. Lecithin contains the B vitamin choline. Choline can boost the brain's memory power for four or five hours after eating. Choline is found in egg yolks, lean beef, fish, wheat and soybeans. Phosphatidyl Choline is the strongest form of lecithin. The powder can be stirred into food or juice.

    Concentration and memory are specifically connected to levels of certain neurotransmitters in the brain. Too many or too few neurotransmitters will cause over or under reactions, such as acting out, feeling depressed or hyperactivity. Amino acids are precursors to neurotransmitters. They are necessary in order for the brain to receive and send messages. If the diet contains inadequate amounts of the essential amino acids, physical symptoms will appear. Brain cells must be fed constantly with amino acids, vitamins, minerals, oxygen and fatty acids. Amino acids boost brainpower and mental clarity and enhance memory and concentration. They have been medically proven to calm hyperactivity. Nutritional Yeast, Barley Grass, Spirulina and Chlorella Algae are all high in amino acids.

    SUMMARY

    Using centering and grounding techniques, eliminating processed foods, chemicals and allergens, and eating an organic whole foods diet can help children to function at their highest level of health. It is much more difficult to go this route than to accept a drug as a magic potion. It takes time, persistence and effort for both parent and child. It's not easy to change the diet of a child who is completely attached to unhealthy foods. Usually, the whole family needs to cooperate. However, there are huge payoffs in the behavior changes and the overall health and happiness of the child as well as the entire family.

    Use the information provided in this database as an educational resource for determining your options and making your own informed choices. It is not intended as medical advice or to diagnose, prescribe, or treat any specific illness. If there is any chance your child is seriously ill, take him or her to a qualified health professional for evaluation.

    VACCINATION LINKS

    MoonDragon's Vaccination Awareness Information
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    Shots in the Dark
    Vaccination Myths
    The Virus and the Vaccine - 00.02
    Citizens for Healthcare Freedom Home Page
    Thinktwice Global Vaccine Institute: Avoid Vaccine Reactions
    National Vaccine Information Center
    Australian Vaccine Network, Inc.: Vaccinations - Information, Latest News, Online Shop
    MCCFHC Home Page
    Vaccination Awareness Network
    French National League for Liberty in Vaccination
    Vaccination Safety
    Dispelling Vaccination Myths
    Question Vaccinations
    National Vaccine Info Center
    Global Vaccine Awareness League
    Immunization Awareness Society





    COMPLEMENTARY & ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES

    BIOFEEDBACK

    Biofeedback uses repeated exercises to create or improve pathways of attention and impulse control. The desired result is to help a person create an appropriate mental state for a given situation, such as listening to instructions. Although biofeedback is unlikely to cause physical harm, more research is needed to determine if it might be effective in treating ADHD.

    HOMEOPATHY

    Homeopathic remedies, taken in small doses, may be helpful in relieving certain symptoms of ADD/ADHD. These are some examples of homeopathic treatments:
    • Stramonium (for nervousness and tremors).
    • Cina (for restlessness).
    • Hyoscyamus niger (for impulse control).
    • Gelsemium (can help relieve anticipatory anxiety).
    • Ignatia (can help to alleviate anger or temper tantrums).

    BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONS

    Children with ADHD, according to Paul Wender, M.D. (Professor of Psychiatry, University of Utah) are "difficult to reward and difficult to punish". It is as if they lived in an "emotional raincoat", one which prevented them from fully experiencing emotions directed toward them. While this can keep them from feeling the full effects of their problematic behaviors, it makes modifying these behaviors very difficult. This is one of the reasons many parents report that behavior modification systems work for only a very short time (2 to 3 weeks at most) with these children.

    Among the most effective ways of dealing with ADHD children is Back In Control, a behavioral intervention program based on RULES.

    BACK IN CONTROL

    The "Back In Control" program by Gregory Bodenhamer has unique advantages over many of the Reward/Punishment models of intervention with ADHD. It is a rule based system, which does not depend upon the desire of the child to comply. It is, in fact, a parent training system. It asks parents to:
    • Define a few clear, precise rules (you get exactly what you ask for, no more and no less).
    • Make the rules clear enough that a sitter could enforce them just as you would.
    • Enforce the rules absolutely.
    • Never reward or punish a rule... ENFORCE it.
    • Never argue with a child about a rule... use "unhooking" words like "Nevertheless" or "Be that as it may".

    Some Problems with Bodenhamer's System: Most parents are willing to give up rewarding. Few really want to give up punishing. Most parents have difficulty not yelling at a child when mad at them. This is only useful if you feel the child has a hearing problem. In fact, it tends to give the child the upper hand and to let the child divert you from the original rule. It is to the child's advantage to discuss with you "how unfair you are" rather than to clean up the room as originally directed.

  • Amazon: Gregory Bodenhamer Products


  • ADD-ADHD MANAGEMENT & TREATMENT CONSIDERATIONS

  • When you are dealing with this disorder, it is best to think of the diet as feeding the brain rather than the stomach. Many researchers believe that if the contributors are removed from the diets of the patients and the right nutritional supplements are added, numerous symptoms often disappear, and medications used to treat ADD/ADHD (some of which cause serious side effects) can often be eliminated.

  • A hair analysis to rule out Heavy Metal Environmental Intoxication is important. Lead Toxicity and Copper Toxicity have both been linked to behavioral problems. See Hair Analysis for more information.

  • Family- or allergy-related problems can elicit ADD/ADHD-related behaviors. It is important to explore the possibility with your specialist.

  • A strong link has been established between learning disabilities and juvenile crime.

  • The prescription medication methylphenidate (Ritalin) has become the most commonly prescribed medication to ease hyperactivity. Researchers are discovering, however, that this medication has many potentially serious, long-term side effects including decreased appetite, weight loss, insomnia, slowed growth, increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, a period of increased irritability and intolerance at the onset of use, and the possibility of developing Parkinson's disease. Adverse reports have been released in recent years warning parents of the possible side effects of Ritalin - with some reports even comparing it to cocaine.

  • Other prescription medications often prescribed include dextroamphetamine (Dexadrine, a stimulant that produces calming effects equivalent to Ritalin), pemoline (Cylert, a stimulant that has been restricted by the FDA to use as a secondary medication because it can cause liver failure), methamphetamine (Desoxyn), amphetamine-dextroamphetamine combination (Adderall), and tricyclic antidepressants (if depression is suspected). For periods of extreme anger and aggression, a tranquilizer called thiordazine (Mellaril) may be prescribed, but it should be used only as a last resort. Various side effects, some of them serious, have been reported with all of these medications.

  • Due to the many potentially harmful side effects of the medications available for ADD/ADHD sufferers, a growing number of parents and health professionals are turning to all or a combination of the following as a way to reduce and even possibly eliminate the symptoms of ADD/ADHD.
    • Alteration of diet.
    • Vitamin & mineral supplementation.
    • Herbal remedies.
    • Counseling.
    • The love & support of family, teachers, and friends.
  • Many believe that medicating the problem is merely masking the symptoms without getting to the root of the problem.

  • Researchers who performed 5-hour oral glucose tolerance tests on 261 hyperactive children found that 74 percent displayed abnormal glucose tolerance curves, suggesting a connection between hyperactive behavior and the consumption of sugar.

  • Some studies have found that many children with ADD/ADHD have high levels of toxic by-products of yeast and other harmful bacteria in their urine. The use of probiotics (supplements that add beneficial bacteria to the body, such as acidophilus) can help to alleviate this problem.

  • Studies indicate that administration of Gamma-Amino-Butyric Acid (GABA) decreases hyperactivity, as well as tendencies toward violence, epilepsy, mental retardation, and learning disabilities.

  • More and more evidence is showing that those with ADD/ADHD are at greater risk for depression, alcoholism, restlessness, difficulties with careers and relationships, and antisocial behavior as adults.

  • Parents of children with ADD/ADHD often have a very difficult time dealing with the behavioral problems of their children. These parents deserve a lot of credit. It is important to remember, though, that the children deserve a lot of credit, too. When things seem as though they are getting out of control, it can be helpful to remember that a child with ADD or ADHD is dealing with a physiological disability. Although they desire to please and want to be good, their minds can go in and out of overload without their control. Because of this, they often feel confused and ashamed, and they can eventually develop low self-esteem. When problems arise, it is important to explain to them what they did wrong, and why it was wrong, in a calm, one-on-one fashion whenever possible. These children need a great deal of love, support, and encouragement from everyone around them - but most of all, from their parents.

  • You can ask your health care provider to help you find a professional who specializes in treating people with attention deficit disorders, or seek a referral through one of the following groups:
    Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
    P.O. Box 543
    Pottstown, PA 19464
    Phone: (484) 945-2101
    Fax: (610) 970-7520
    Website: http://www.add.org/

    Children With Attention-Deficit Disorders (CHADD)
    8181 Professional Place, Suite 150
    Landover, MD 20785
    National Resource Center on AD/HD (800) 233-4050
    Business (301) 306-7070
    FAX (301) 306-7090
    Website: http://www.chadd.org/

    Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)
    4156 Library Road
    Pittsburgh, PA 15234-1349
    Phone: (412) 341-1515
    Fax: (412) 344-0224
    Website: http://www.ldanatl.org/
    Email: info@ldaamerica.org

    RITALIN LINKS

  • Druglord Ciba-Geigy Pushes Ritalin on Kids
  • Ritalin Fraud (includes side effects of Ritalin)
  • PBS Transcript: Ritalin and CHADD, ADD
  • PBS- Frontline: United Nation's Warnings on Ritalin
  • PBS - Frontline: Medicating Kids: The business of ADHD
  • DEA Report on Ritalin

  • FOR MORE INFORMATION & RESOURCES:

    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Disorders: Hyperactivity (ADD, ADHD)





    NUTRITION & DIETARY RECOMMENDATIONS

    INCLUDE IN THE DIET

  • Include in the diet all fruits and vegetables (except those containing salicylates, listed below), plus breads, cereals, and crackers that contain only Rice and Oats.

  • Include cold-water fish such as tuna, salmon, and herring in your diet. These are all good sources of Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA), an Essential Fatty Acid that is thought to be vital for brain development and is often deficient in those with ADD/ADHD.

  • Follow a High-Protein diet, similar to the one prescribed for hypoglycemia. Proteins are needed to supply the body with amino acids. Some researchers are studying the similarities between hypoglycemia and ADD/ADHD. It is possible that a large number of ADD/ADHD diagnoses are in actuality hypoglycemia in disguise. The symptoms are so similar it is difficult to separate them. A low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet, particularly at breakfast, should assist in reducing symptoms if it is truly hypoglycemia.

  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Hypoglycemia
    MoonDragon's Nutrition Information: Hypoglycemic Diet
    MoonDragon's Nutrition Information: Gestational Diabetes Diet

  • Be sure that your child is getting his or her carbohydrates from foods that contain complex carbohydrates and cut down on simple carbohydrates. Complex carbohydrates can be found in fresh vegetables, fresh fruits, beans, and natural whole grains. They provide dietary fiber and have only a third of the calories found in fats and simple carbohydrates. Simple carbohydrates, such as glucose, fructose, and galactose, are found in all forms of sugars, some juices, and in processed and refined grains (not whole grains).

  • ELIMINATE FROM THE DIET

  • Limit dairy products if you notice behavioral changes after they are consumed. Dairy foods have been known to cause behavioral problems in some ADD/ADHD sufferers.

  • Remove from the diet all forms of refined sugar (simple carbohydrates) and any products that contain it. Also eliminate all junk food and all foods that contain artificial colors, flavorings, or preservatives; processed and manufactured foods; and foods that contain salicylates. Certain foods naturally contain salicylates. These include almonds, apples, apricots, cherries, currants, all berries, peaches, plums, prunes, tomatoes, cucumbers, and oranges.

  • Do not consume any of the following: apple cider vinegar, bacon, butter, candy, catsup, chocolate, colored cheeses, chili sauce, corn, ham, hot dogs, luncheon meat, margarine, meatloaf, milk, mustard, pork, salami, salt, soft drinks, soy sauce, sausage, tea, and wheat. Do not use antacid tablets, cough drops, throat lozenges, or commercial toothpaste. Use a natural toothpaste from a health food store instead.

  • Avoid carbonated beverages, which contain large amounts of phosphates. Phosphate additives may be responsible for hyperkinesis (exaggerated muscle activity). High levels of phosphates and very low calcium and magnesium levels (which can be revealed through a hair analysis) can indicate a potential for hyperactivity and seizures. Meat and fat also are high in phosphates.

  • High levels of phosphorus and very low calcium and magnesium levels (which can be revealed through a hair analysis) can indicate a potential for hyperactivity and seizures. Meat and fat are also very high in phosphorus.

  • Use an elimination diet to identify foods that may be causing aggravating symptoms. See Allergies for more information.

  • OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Do not use antacid tablets, cough drops, perfume, throat lozenges, or commercial toothpaste to avoid unwanted added chemicals. Use a natural toothpaste from a health food store or make your own using natural products.

  • MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Herbal Personal Care Recipes - Toothpaste

  • Limit exposure to television, video and electronic games, and loud music. Instead, encourage outdoor physical activities or other activities to expand creativity.

  • Consider trying cognitive-behavioral therapy. This can often alleviate or eliminate many of the behavior problems caused by ADD/ADHD.





  • HERBAL RECOMMENDATIONS

    CALMING, CONCENTRATION & MEMORY ENHANCING HERBS FOR HYPERACTIVITY

    If you are giving herbs to a child, be sure to adjust the dosage for age as recommended by the manufacturer.

  • Bacopin is an extract of the Ayurvedic herb Bacopa (Bacopa Monniera). It is useful as a good memory enhancer.

  • Ginkgo Biloba is helpful for brain function and concentration.

  • Ginseng or Mullein oil may be helpful for memory.

  • Valerian root extract has been used for this disorder with dramatic results and no side effects. Mix the extract in juice (as directed on the product label according to age) and drink the mixture two to three times daily.

  • Other herbs that may be beneficial for hyperactivity include Catnip, Chamomile, Hops, Lobelia, Passionflower, Skullcap, Thyme, and Wood Betony. Caution: Do not use chamomile or lobelia on an ongoing basis. Avoid chamomile completely if you are allergic to ragweed.

  • Herbal medicines and natural substances that some naturopaths use for treating ADHD include Ginkgo Biloba and Lemon Balm because of their reputed beneficial effects upon the brain. Kava Kava and St. John's Wort, which can be harmful if taken incorrectly, are also sometimes used to try and help regulate mood and behavior problems associated with ADHD. Do not use these except under the direction of a health care provider.





  • NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS

    DOSAGES FOR CHILDREN

    Iron Supplements: You should not use iron supplements or give them to your child without first discussing it with your health care provider. Although some children with ADHD have low levels of iron in their blood, too much iron can be poisonous and may lead to death.

    Vitamin Supplements: A daily multivitamin may help anyone meet his or her nutritional requirements and prevent any deficiencies, especially children who are picky eaters with reduced appetite from psychostimulant medication.

    Dosages: Unless otherwise specified, the dosages recommended here are for adults. For a child between the ages of 12 and 17 years, reduce the dose to 3/4 the recommended amount. For a child between the ages of 6 and 12, use 1/2 the recommended dose, and for a child under the age of 6, use 1/4 the recommended amount.


    NUTRIENTS
    Supplement
    Suggested Dosage
    Comments
    Essential
    Calcium
    As directed on label, at bedtime. Has a calming effect.

  • Calcium Supplement Products
  • Magnesium
    As directed on label, at bedtime. Has a calming effect. Helps uptake of calcium.

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  • Efalex Focus - ADD
    As directed on label. Provides essential fatty acids and helps to maintain eye and brain function.

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  • Kyolic EPA
    As directed on label. Restores proper essential fatty acid balance.

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  • Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA)
    750 mg daily. Calms the body much in the same way as some tranquilizers, without side effects or danger of addiction.

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  • Multivitamin & Multimineral Complex
    As directed on label. All nutrients are needed for equilibrium within the body. Use a liquid form or gelcaps, if available, for best absorption.

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  • Pycnogenol
    Or
    Grape Seed Extract
    As directed on label.

    As directed on label.
    Powerful antioxidants offering cellular protection for the body and brain.

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  • Quercetin
    As directed on label. Prevents allergies from aggravating symptoms.

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  • S-Adenosylmethionine (SAM-e)
    As directed on label. Aids in relieving stress and depression. Caution: Do not use if you have manic-depressive disorder or take prescription antidepressants. Do not give to a child under 12 years of age.

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  • Vitamin B-Complex
    50 mg of each B vitamin daily, with meals, three times daily (amounts of individual vitamins in a complex will vary). B vitamins are needed for correct brain function and digestion. Also enhances adrenal gland function.

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  • Vitamin B-3
    (Niacin or Niacinamde)
    100 mg daily. Do not exceed a total of 300 mg daily from all supplements. B vitamins improve circulation, build up red blood cells and aid liver function. Caution: Do not take Niacin if you have a liver disorder, gout or high blood pressure.

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  • Vitamin B-5
    (Pantothenic Acid)
    100 mg daily. The anti-stress vitamin.

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  • Vitamin B-6
    (Pyridoxine)
    50 mg daily. Important for proper brain function. Extremely important for formation or red blood cells and neurotransmitters.

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  • Helpful
    Choline / Phosphatidylcholine
    As directed on label. Can improve memory and ability to pay attention. Phosphatidylcholine, a primary component of Lecithin, is converted in the brain into the neurotransmitter Acetylcholine.

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  • Attend Homeopathic
    As directed on label. A homeopathic nutritional combination designed to address the specific dietary and neurochemical deficiencies thought to occur in people with ADD/ADHD. Can be used by both children and adults.

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  • Bio-Strath
    As directed on label. Contains yeast, herbs, and all the B vitamins that have a calming effect.

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  • Dimethylaminoethanol
    (DMAE)
    As directed on label. Aids in concentration by improving nerve impulse transmission in the brain. May also produce antidepressant effects. Caution: This supplement should be used by adults only. Do not give it to a child.

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  • Brewers Yeast
    Start with 1/4 teaspoon daily and slowly increase to the dose recommended on the label. A natural source of B vitamins.

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  • L-Cysteine
    Take as directed on label, on an empty stomach. Take with water or juice. Do not take with milk. Take with 50 mg Vitamin B-6 and 100 mg Vitamin C for better absorption. Take this amino acid if a hair analysis reveals high levels of metals.

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  • Pedia Calm
    As directed on label. A combination formula for hyperactive children that includes phoshatidyl serine, phosphatidyl choline, cephalin, phosphoinositides, DMAE, and GABA. It can be taken in capsule form or sprinkled on food.

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  • Phosphatidyl Serine
    Take as directed on label. May aid in balancing neurotransmitters in the brain. Also may alleviate depression.

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  • Taurine Plus
    As directed on label. The most important antioxidant and immune regulator; necessary for white blood cell activation and neurological function.

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  • Vitamin C
    With
    Bioflavonoids
    Adults & Children Over 12: 1,000 mg 3 times daily.

    Children Under 12: 500 mg 3 times daily.
    An anti-stress vitamin.

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  • Zinc
    As directed on label. Do not exceed a total of 100 mg daily (or for children, the appropriate fraction of 100 mg) from all supplements. Many ADHD children are zinc-deficient. Take in addition to the multivitamin and mineral complex.

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    ADD / ADHD SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

    ADD/ADHD Formulas help with common symptoms of ADD / ADHD such as short attention span, inability to finish tasks and hyperactivity.

    AYURVEDIC HERBS DIRECT PRODUCTS

    Ayurvedic Herbs Direct: MindCare, Himalaya Herbal Healthcare, 60 VCaps
    MindCare is the smartest choice on the market today to center the mind and support focus, alertness, and attention. MindCare sustains the body's efforts to reduce mild memory problems associated with aging, and supports normal circulation of blood and oxygen to the brain to support vitality and liveliness. If your attention is lacking, and you're tired of caffeine-based "mind buzz" formulas, MindCare provides actual support to the brain, day or night. Safe for long-term use.
    Ayurvedic Herbs Direct: MindCare, Himalaya Herbal Healthcare, 120 VCaps
    MindCare is the smartest choice on the market today to center the mind and support focus, alertness, and attention. MindCare sustains the body's efforts to reduce mild memory problems associated with aging, and supports normal circulation of blood and oxygen to the brain to support vitality and liveliness. If your attention is lacking, and you're tired of caffeine-based "mind buzz" formulas, MindCare provides actual support to the brain, day or night. Safe for long-term use.
    Ayurvedic Herbs Direct: MindCare Jr., Himalaya Herbal Healthcare, 120 VCaps
    MindCare Jr. is a proprietary herbal formul which assists a normal brain function in adults and children. In today's lifestyle, individuals take MindCare to improve occasional absentmindedness and to help with frustration. This formula assists in preserving the normal brain cell function, the antioxidant aspect of the formula helps support brain cell integrity.
    Ayurvedic Herbs Direct: Avipattikar Churna, Vadik Herbs, 120 VCaps
    Useful in acidity, heartburn, loss of appetite, constipation, and hyperactivity.


    NATIVE REMEDIES PRODUCTS

    Native Remedies: BrightSpark Homeopathic Medicine, Native Remedies, 180 Tabs
    Homeopathic medicine for attention problems, including symptoms such as attention deficit and hyperactivity. Temporarily improves concentrationa nd relieves symptoms of attention problems in children and adults. Leading natural solution to reduce hyperactivity, and erratic impulsive behavior in children. Improves concentration (both focus and duration) in the classroom and at work. Reduces distractibility, inattention, attention deficit and poor decision making. Helps children who have a difficult time adapting to even minor changes in routine. Relieves occasional involuntary twitching, spasms, or noises. Always a stimulant-free and non-habit forming solution.
    Native Remedy: Focus Formula, 2 fl. oz.
    Herbal focus supplements for improved attentian and healthy brain functioning. Promotes healthy concentration, motivationa and focus in kids, teens and adults. Top-selling natural solution for improved attention and focus in kids, teens and adults. Addresses all aspects of fucus including mental, emotional, and physical factors. Promotes healthy attention spans to stay on task, especially helpful for reading and writing. Encourages normal energy levels for better concentration. Helps maintain a balanced mood to improve attentiveness. Supports information retention and memory functions. Promotes the flow of oxygen and nutrients for complete brain support.
    Native Remedy: Focus ADDult, 2 fl. oz.
    Herbal supplement for concentration, focus and attention span. Boosts memory functioning, motivation and healthy brain function. Premium herbal remedy for improved mental clarity during work and learning. Supports natural brain functions, including concentration, memory and attention span. Help suppor healthy energy levels and vitality. Supports a healthy immune syste in a healthy body. Supports the health of the nervous system. Safe for adults and children age 12 plus.
    Native Remedy: Focus & ClariTea, 8 oz. Package (30 to 40 Brewed Cups)
    Blend of herbs, roots and flowers to promote alertness and a clear, fresh mind. Supports mental clarity and focus. Calming, flavorful taste. Naturally caffeine free. Safe for adults and children age 2 and older.

    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Mental Focus Oil Blend, For Focusing, Now Foods, 1 fl. oz.
    A blend of essential oils used as a focusing blend. Balancing, centering, and focusing. Add to a diffuser, or create a room mister by adding 30 drops to one ounce of water in a spray bottle.
    HerbsPro: NDF Focus, BioRay Kids, 2 fl. oz
    Alcohol free, liquid herbal drops. Tummy nourishing brain power.
    HerbsPro: NDF Focus, BioRay Kids, 4 fl. oz
    Alcohol free, liquid herbal drops. Tummy nourishing brain power.
    HerbsPro: Drink Focus, ReVitalize, 32 fl. oz.
    Enhances focus concentration. 21 All natural superfruits, protein, ginseng, green tea antioxidant protection. A nutritional supplement.
    HerbsPro: Focus Factor, Adult, Vital Basics, 60 Tabs
    Improves memory, concentration and focus.
    HerbsPro: Focus Factor Kids, Vital Basics, 60 Wafers
    Improves memory, concentration and focus. A healthy blend of vitamins and nutrients. Formulated to help support healthy brain function.
    HerbsPro: True Focus, Now Foods, 90 VCaps
    Supports mental clarity. Promotes positive mood state. Maximizes mental acuity.
    HerbsPro: Brain & Focus Multivitamin. Rainbow Light, 90 Tabs
    Brain and Focus supplement for adults and teens and students ages 13 and older. Promotes focus and concentration, nervous system support with Choline, L-Theanine, and B-Complex. Food based formula with nervous system support.


    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: ADHD Alternatives by Aviva Romm, CPM, AHG & Tracy Romm, Ed.D.: C
    A 149 page paperback with a timely look at tone of North America's most troubling health issues advocates the need to treat the child, not the disease.
    Kalyx: Valerian Super Calm Nerve Support, Herbs For Kids, 1 fl oz: K
    Alcohol-Free Herbal Supplement. Kids Love the Taste! Valerian Super Calm has all the calming herbs of Chamomile Calm with the added benefit of valerian root, which can be both calming and gently sedating. This blend may be more appropriate for older children or adults, or younger children at bedtime. Herbs For Kids has received love letters from parents who, in consultation with their MDs, have used Valerian Super Calm successfully with their children suffering from ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) or ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder).
    Kalyx: Valerian Super Calm Nerve Support, Herbs For Kids, 2 fl oz: K
    Alcohol-Free Herbal Supplement. Kids Love the Taste! Valerian Super Calm has all the calming herbs of Chamomile Calm with the added benefit of valerian root, which can be both calming and gently sedating. This blend may be more appropriate for older children or adults, or younger children at bedtime. Herbs For Kids has received love letters from parents who, in consultation with their MDs, have used Valerian Super Calm successfully with their children suffering from ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) or ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder).
    Kalyx: Kids 0-9 Calm Grape, Homeolab USA, 3.4 fl oz: HF
    Fast acting, effective relief that helps to relieve agitation and irritability, calm restlessness and nervousness, treat insomnia and lessen nightmares. Safe with no side effects, no drug interactions. Alcohol free, dye free, sugar free Great tasting grape flavor. Homeopathic Medicine This syrup of natural origin helps calm agitated, anxious, nervous, irritable and hyperactive children. Improves sleep. Loss of concentration in the classroom seems to affect more and more children. Hyperactivity and attention deficit affects more than the child, it invariably affects the teachers, the classroom and the child's parents. Homeocan's Kids Calm Syrup is recommended for agitated, anxious, nervous and irritable children. It even helps ensure a better night's sleep.
    Kalyx: Focus Factor, Vital Basics,- 60 Tab: HF
    Supports memory, concentration and focus.
    Kalyx: A+ Attention Focus and Learning, Apple Flavored Homeopathy for Kids, Herbs For Kids, 125 Chewable Tabs: K
    For children experiencing an overactive mind or body, low confidence, poor memory, a disinclination to study, anxiousness and the inability to focus or pay attention. Homeopathy for Kids mini tablets deliver gentle, all-natural remedies specifically developed for children. Our active ingredients are blended into each tablet, not sprayed on the surface, ensuring consistent delivery and dosing. These quick dissolving chewable tablets are slightly sweet and lightly flavored with a natural fruit flavor that your kids will love.


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    Amazon: Focus Essential Oil Blend Roll, BioSource Naturals, 0.3 oz.
    Focus Essential Oil Blend is a sweet and spicy scent, which contains key therapeutic grade pure essential oils which help to balance the body and mind with calm attention, reduce excitability, clear emotional patterns of scattered thought, stay on task and reduce obsessive thought patterns, increase confidence. Ingredients include Vetiver, Cedarwood, Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Ginger Root, Sandalwood, Patchouli Cablin, Nutmeg which have calming, grounding properties emotionally and physically. Lemon, Red Mandarin, Cinnamon Leaf, and Melissa enhance focus by gently stimulating the mind. Frankincense enhances self-esteem.



    Amazon: Solaray Focus for Children Supplements, 60 Chewables
    Chewable smartbite wafers in tart grape flavor to support children's brain function.



    Amazon: Academic Edge Focus & Memory for Teens and Adults, 60 Caps
    Academic Edge is a natural alternative to prescription pharmaceutical products that improve Focus and Memory in teens and adults. The company's Board Certified pediatrician, Dr. Natalie, has completed a Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, and has formulated this product from clinically proven natural ingredients at studied dosages. Academic Edge is more robust formula than Academic Edge Jr. Perfect for teens and adults! Also a good alternative for children age 6 to 12 (over 75 pounds) depending on their attention needs. Academic Edge contains the following ingredients: DMAE (100 mg) - Studies show that DMAE helps improve attention and alertness. Phosphatidylserine (75 mg) - This is commonly termed a "brain nutrient" that supports cognitive function, emotional well being and behavior performance by restoring cell membrane composition. It has also been shown to support memory. Citicoline (150 mg) - has been shown to boost memory, increase mental energy and help improve learning along with other cognitive benefits. The maximum benefits of this product are seen after 30 days of use. We recommend that this product be combined with a diet rich in Omega-3 or a daily fish oil supplement.



    Amazon: Academic Edge Jr. (EZ Melts) Focus and Memory for Children, 60 Tabs
    Academic Edge Jr. is natural alternative to prescription pharmaceutical products that improve Focus and Memory in children. The company's Board Certified pediatrician, Dr. Natalie, has completed a Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, and has formulated this product from clinically proven natural ingredients at studied dosages. Academic Edge Jr. is recommended for children under the age of 12 and contains the following ingredients: Inositol (100 mg) - Increases seratonin, calms anxiety and hyperactivity DMAE (25 mg) - Studies show that DMAE helps improve attention and alertness. Phosphatidylserine (20 mg) - This is commonly termed a "brain nutrient" that supports cognitive function, emotional well being and behavior performance by restoring cell membrane composition. It has also been shown to support memory. *The maximum benefits of this product are seen after 30 days of use. We recommend that this product be combined with a diet rich in Omega-3 or a daily fish oil supplement.



    Amazon: Natural Wellbeing - Kids' Attention Gold - Natural Herbal Supplement for Active Children - Supports Focus and Concentration - Helps Reduce Restlessness and Fidgeting - 1 oz. Liquid Drops
    Kids' Attention Gold is a special blend of herbs traditionally used to support focus and concentration, which can be helpful for children with attention deficit and/or hyperactivity concerns. These conditions can adversely affect the ability to pay attention or control impulsiveness and restlessness. Kids' Attention Gold is also helpful for children who feel stressed, overwhelmed, or burnt out due to mental demands. While not as strong as pharmaceutical alternatives, this herbal formula may be enough for many children (and adults, too, for that matter) for attention and focus challenges. Alcohol-free. 1 oz.



    Amazon: Factor Nutrition Labs Focus Factor for Kids, Berry Blast, 60 Chewable Wafers
    Vital Basics Natural Berry Flavored FocusFactor For Kids - 60 Chewable WafersThe makers of Americas 1 selling memory supplement now bring to you Vital Basics Berry Flavored Focus Factor For Kids. FocusFactor for Kids contains a natural blend of vitamins and minerals formulated to help support healthy memory, concentration and focus.



    Amazon: Attentive Child, Source Naturals, 120 Chewable Wafers
    Dietary supplement for helping attention in children with excellent results. Bio align, enhances mental concentration. Studies have shown that very active children may have special dietary needs. Source Naturals Attentive child is designed to support your child's ability to focus - and kids love the sweet and tart taste! DMAE, a substance normally found in the brain, has been shown to help enhance mental concentration. Magnesium also plays a role in neuromuscular transmission and activity. L-Aspartate, an amino acid, acts as a neurotransmitter. Grape seed extract is rich in procyanidins, which have powerful antioxidant activity and phosphatidylserine is a vital component of cell membranes, including those in the brain.



    Amazon: Attend Support For Attention Difficulties, VAXA Homeopathic Medicinal, 60 Caps
    Attend by Vaxa International 60 Capsule Attend Lithium Carbonicum 9C 12C 30C HPUS Reduces tension from external stimulations. Helps alleviate brain fog. Naturum Muriaticum 9C 12C 30C HPUS Reduces symptoms of depression and oversensitivity to all sorts of influences. Enhances the nutritive functioning of the body by creating a detoxificational effect on the cells. Agaricus Muscarius 9C 12C 30C HPUS Helps to alleviate ticks and improve control of the nerves. Argentum Nitricum 9C 12C 30C HPUS Alleviates feelings of inferiority fear and nervousness. Lessens impulsivities and melancholy. Improves a weak memory as well as errors in perceptions. Fluoricum Acidum 9C 12C 30C HPUS Clears the mind and permits focus. Normalizes energy levels especially in those prone to extremes. Hyoscyamus Niger 9C 12C 30C HPUS Reduces impulsivities and alleviates paranoia and feelings of depression. Reduces muscles twitching and spasms. Iodium 9C 12C 30C HPUS Calms the nervous mind and body.





    BACOPIN (BACOPA MONNIERA) HERBAL PRODUCTS

    AMAZON PRODUCTS

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    Amazon; Bacopa GOLD Pure Bacopa Monnieri Extract Memory Supplement, NutriGold, 500 mg, 90 VCaps
    Bacopa monniera is considered in traditional Ayurvedic medicine to possess adaptogenic, tranquilizing, and antioxidant properties. Bacopa contain Bacosides, the active ingredient thought to support learning, cognition, and memory by enhancing the efficiency of nerve impulse transmission. Bacopa's antioxidant properties may also offer some protection to brain cells from the damaging effects of free radicals. A & B. Bacosides, the active ingredient in Bacopa, are triterpenoid saponins and believed to be responsible for Bacopa's ability to support learning, attention, memory and overall emotional and cognitive health.



    Amazon: Bacopin, Botanic Choice, 90 Caps (Pack of 5)
    The herb Bocopa Momniera has been traditionally used to enhance memory development, learning, concentration, and other cognitive functions, typically in those in their later years. It also helps relieve the symptoms of anxiety. Commonly known as Indian Water Hyssop, it has been used for hundreds of years in Ayurvedic medicine.



    Amazon: Bacopa Monnieri Extract, Bacognize, 250 mg, 90 Caps
    Optimize your brain power to improve your mental focus and enhance your short-term memory with Bacopa Monnieri Extract. The Asian herb Bacopa monnieri has been used for hundreds of years by India's Ayurvedic practitioners as a natural brain tonic to improve memory and mental focus, and modern scientific research appears to support this ancient practice. Bacopa contains natural phytonutrients known as bacosides, which enhance the activity of vital neurotransmitters involved in information processing and memorization. This Bacopa Monnieri Extract capsules feature BaCognize, a guaranteed-potency extract standardized to 45% bacoside concentration.



    Amazon: Bacopa Extract, Planetary Herbals, 225 mg, 240 Tabs
    Herbal supplement. For learning and memory. Formulas by Michael Tierra, L.Ac., O.M.D. Bacopa has been revered for centuries in the Ayurvedic herbal tradition of India to enhance clear thinking and support memory function. Studies have shown that Bacopa support learning and memory in humans. In animal models, Bacopa provides antioxidant protection for critical memory centers and helps to reduce the effects of stress on the brain. For both young and old, Bacopa is ideal for those wishing to enhance their memory potential.



    Amazon: Bacopa, For Mental Alertness, Himalaya Pure Herbs, 60 Caplets
    Bacopa is included in the Brahmi category of Ayurvedic herbs, which are those that support the normal function of the mind, intellect, consciousness and good spirit. Bacopa assists in supporting mental acuity and the physiological processes involved in relaxation.





    PEDIA CALM SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Pedia Calm, Olympian Labs, 60 caps
    A dietary supplement containing Phospholipids (100 mg), Phosphatidylserine (20 mg), DMAE (50 mg) and GABA (50 mg) for the hyperactive child.


    E-VITAMINS PRODUCTS

    E-Vitamins: Pedia Calm, Olympian Labs, 60 VCaps
    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can be characterized by a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity/impulsivity that occurs in academic, occupational and social settings. Children who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) exhibit degrees of inattention or hyperactivity/ impulsivity that are abnormal for their ages. This can result in serious social problems including impairment of family relationships and failure to progress appropriately at school and in other endeavors. When appropriate diagnostic criteria are used, it is estimated that 3% to 5% of school age children are afflicted with ADHD. However, it is estimated that up to 20% of the school-aged population are affected with some degree of ADHD. Boys are about four times more likely than girls to have symptoms of ADHD. A variety of biological factors may predispose some children to exhibit symptoms of ADHD with more recent research suggesting that hereditary factors may affect brain functioning in those areas responsible for inhibiting and modulating behavior. Ritalin and related stimulant medications are commonly prescribed for the treatment of ADHD. Although the exact mechanism by which these medications work is unknown, evidence suggests that it works by correcting a biochemical condition in the brain. Pedia-Calm works in much the same way. The natural ingredients in this formula work to balance biochemical activity in the brain.


    AMAZON PRODUCTS

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