If your child has been diagnosed with ADHD problems, you may be wondering about the best treatment options. In this article, you’ll learn about the differences between using drugs and natural solutions to treat symptoms, so you can make the best treatment choice for your child.
First, let’s talk about using drugs to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder since this is what is typically prescribed for kids with an ADHD problem. Although there are many types of drugs and some do work well for some children, it is important to understand that they can make other children worse. This is because they have side effects that can worsen your child’s symptoms or create new problems. This is an important factor to consider when weighing the benefits vs. the risks of giving your child prescription medications.
Another thing that you need to know about giving your child drugs is that this will not cure ADHD. What they do instead is suppress the symptoms. This means that when you stop giving them to your child for whatever reason, the symptoms will return. Drugs can also have long term complications. We’ve all read about recently touted drugs that later turned out to be dangerous. Although this is not the case with every drug, this is another important possibility to consider. After all, we’re talking about the health of your child.
For these reasons, many parents are taking a closer look at using natural remedies for ADHD problems. These remedies have important benefits, especially when compared with prescription drugs. First, they have no side effects. This alone is enough to get many parents to take the natural route. Second and better still, they actually give the brain the nutrition that it needs to start functioning normally.
Of course, not all natural remedies are created equal which is why it is important to know what to look for in a good quality supplement. Always make sure that the remedy has been FDA-approved for safety. Next, make sure the company has taken the time to prove the effectiveness of their formulation using clinical trials. A formulation that contains the herbs Arsen Iod, Verta Alb and Tuberculinum is quite effective at treating ADHD problems by calming the nervous system, reducing hyperactivity, restlessness and aggression while increasing impulse control, the ability to concentrate and stay on task. Best of all, as your child’s brain function improves, eventually, he can stop taking the supplement.
Although giving your child a good remedy is an important step, support this action by also making sure he eats a nutrient-rich diet. To do this, focus on feeding your child fish and other lean protein, colorful vegetables and fruit in season, whole grains, nuts and seeds. Make your dishes interesting by cooking with healthy oils and flavorful spices. Try to eliminate junk food and sugary sodas except for the occasional treat.
So there you have it: a natural way to treat a child with an ADHD problem without concerns about long term implications or scary side effects.
Laura Ramirez researches natural alternatives for ADHD. Browse her findings by going to www.treating-adhd-naturally.com.
She is also the author of the award-winning parenting book, Keepers of the Children: Native American Wisdom and Parenting which shows parents how to raise children to bring out their natural strengths and talents.