HELPING CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH ADHD
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been quite prevalent in the news lately. Growing numbers of children and adults are being labeled with this disorder. Years ago these individuals were simply referred to as “the bad kids.” As we learn more and more about this “condition”, we learn that most of the time, we actually bring this upon ourselves. In the past decade, prescriptions for Ritalin, a stimulant medication increased five-fold. Ritalin is said to work because it increases the levels of dopamine (the feel good chemical) in the brain. The most common side effects of Ritalin are nervousness and insomnia or drowsiness…but you can also suffer from abdominal pain, chest pain, hair loss, appetite loss, anxiety and panic attacks, blood pressure problems, dizziness, headaches, lethargy, stunted growth, weight gain…should I go on? Parents, are you or your children willing to try to treat your ADHD with Ritalin? If you or your child is having difficulty focusing or paying attention in school, you may find these following hints helpful. There are many lifestyle and nutrition changes that can anyone can make to cause a huge impact on this disorder. Remove as many food dyes, sugars, preservatives and additives from the diet as possible. Focus on organic products whenever available. Determine if there are any allergies present and work to eliminate them. Stop using pesticide sprays around the house. You can heal your body of both physical and mental conditions without the use of drugs or surgery. Complementary medicine has something special to offer, no matter what you may be ailing you. The Hart Wellness Center offers comprehensive evaluations and treatment protocols to address areas that may need improvement in your life or in the lives of those around you.
TOP TEN SUPERFOODS FOR SPRING
artichokes ANY AND ALL fresh herbs
blueberries fava beans
fresh figs leeks
THOUGHT OF THE MONTH
“People suffer because they are caught in their views. As soon as we release those views, we are free and we don’t suffer anymore.”
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