Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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Description

ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactive disorder, is a range of behaviors such as consistent inattention, hyperactivity or impulsiveness that interferes with normal life, school and social activities.

Diet

Sugar Consumption blunts the brain’s ability to respond to norepinephrine, thus impairing brain coordination.

Up to 90% of all children with these conditions are allergic to red, yellow, and blue dyes found in food products. Other common food allergens include, cow’s milk, peanuts, citrus, and tomatoes.

Food sensitivities – dairy, eggs, sugar, preservatives, wheat – elimination diet

Eliminate as much sugar as possible including artificial sweeteners

Breakfast cereals are mostly carbohydrate and sugar, which is a bad combination for the ADHD brain. And many children are allergic to milk. So the classic American breakfast of cereal with milk is a bad idea.

Instead, serve 60% to 70% Protein and 30% to 40% Carbohydrates for Breakfast. Eggs, breakfast meats, and some toast would be fine. Other meals of the day could be 50% Protein and 50% Carbohydrate.

Fish high in omega 3 fatty acids include salmon, albacore tuna, herring, mackerel, trout, and sardines.

Herbs

Gingko biloba  & Gotu Kola for mental focus

Chamomile, Skullcap and Oatstraw have calming effects and relieve anxiety

Nettle is high in zinc

A combination of these herbs provides an all natural ADHD formula that is

  • Safe
  • non-addictive alternative
  • without the risks and side effects of prescription      psychiatric drugs

Make a tea, incorporate into foods and beverages.

 

Valerian

Gingko biloba

Chamomile

California poppy – mild sedative

Lemon balm – not sedating

Gotu kola

Skullcap

Oatstraw

Supplements

Zinc

A 2005 study in theJournal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, though,did show a correlation between zinc levels and teacher- and parent-rated inattention in children.

Foods high in zinc include oysters and other seafood, red meat, poultry, dairy products, beans, nuts, whole grains.

Fish Oil

There are some findings that suggest that, in children with ADHD who are 8 to 12 years old, fish oil supplementation may improve mental skills. For instance, it may help improve a child’s ability to organize activities.

In one study, a specific supplement of fish oil and evening primrose oil was used. Results showed that it improved hyperactivity, inattentiveness, an inability to think clearly, and overall behavior in children with ADHD who were 7 to 12 years old.

Recipes

Combine Ginkgo Biloba, Skullcap, German Chamomile, Gotu Kola, Oatstraw, Nettle and Rooibos to make an all natural ADHD formula that is a safe, non-addictive alternative treatment for ADHD, without the risks and side effects of prescription psychiatric drugs. Take as a tea or make a tincture.

Aromatherapy

Tangerine and grapefruit appeal to children subject to mood swings

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