Many parents who have read about the dangers of prescription drugs are looking at non medication treatment for ADHD as an alternative. Of course, the big question is: do these remedies really work? In this short article, you’ll learn more about these natural alternatives.
If your child has been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and has been prescribed ADHD medication treatment, you may have watched your child’s behavior go from bad to worse. This is because while prescription drugs make some kids better, they make other kids’ symptoms worse, primarily due to their long list of side effects.
Although the side effects depend on the drug, they usually range from issues like sleeplessness and loss of appetite to heart trouble and suicidal thinking. Even on the milder side of the list of potential side effects, the risks are troubling. For instance, a child who doesn’t eat much or gets a minimal amount of sleep will be less likely to be able to behave well in school, let alone concentrate and learn. And we haven’t even looked at how such issues affect development long term.
For these and other reasons, parents are turning to non medication treatment for ADHD. The good news is that there are some effective remedies on the market, but it’s important to know what to look for because you want to find your child a solution that will work right the first time, instead of going from one to another, so below are some tips.
The natural remedy that you give your child should be FDA-approved for safety. Next, look for a money back guarantee which shows you a company that stands behind their product because they know that their formulation works. Finally, look for proven ingredients such as arsen iod, tuberculinum, verta alb and hyocyamus which have been shown in clinical trials to increase focus, balance moods, reduce hyperactivity, agitation, tantrums and more. This formulation is an effective non medication treatment for ADHD that should start improving symptoms after about 2-3 weeks of regular use.
Of course supplements should be given with a healthy diet. It is important that your child eats a proper diet because food provides the nutrients that can heal the brain and restore optimal brain function. Think lean meat, vegetables, fruit, whole grains, nuts and legumes. A fun thing to do is to prepare meals together and try new spices to add flavor and spice things up a bit.
Daily exercise is also important because it relieves stress and balances moods. It also reduces hyperactive tendencies and will help kids fall to sleep easier at night. Exercise can include anything from playing backyard baseball to riding a bike around the neighborhood or walking the dog.
If your child is currently taking a prescription adhd medication treatment, you can wean him off it while ramping up the natural remedy since there are no concerns about drug interactions, but you may want to consult with your doctor first.
Commit to helping your child overcome the symptoms of ADHD by using a healthy, natural approach. Get your child started on a remedy and nutritious diet today.
Laura Ramirez researches natural treatments 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.