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Heredity as a Cause of ADHD
“…Heredity is the most common cause of ADHD. Most of our information about the heritability of ADHD comes from family studies, adoption studies, twin studies and molecular genetic research. ..
What’s Causing the Rise in ADHD? December 05, 2013 articles.mercola.com
The cause of ADHD remains elusive, although there are many contending culprits, including poor nutrition and environmental toxins ranging from food- and vaccine additives to agricultural chemicals.
For example, a 2006 study9 found that a mother’s use of cigarettes, alcohol, or other drugs during pregnancy could increase the risk for ADHD. The study also suggested that exposure to lead and/or polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) can cause ADHD symptoms. Pesticide exposure has also been linked with ADHD.
Unfortunately, few are focusing on basic nutrition, which I believe is a key factor. We know that the food choices of most children and adults today are incredibly poor, and how can you possibly expect a child to have normal behavior if he is fed refined grains, sugars, and processed foods loaded with chemicals and largely devoid of natural nutrients?
Five Dietary Factors to Address if Your Child Has ADHD
Five dietary factors of particular concern are the following. If your child struggles with behavioral difficulties, whether he or she has been diagnosed with ADHD or not, I strongly recommend addressing all of these factors:
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Dr. Kabran Chapek, Amen Clinics’ Naturopathic Mental Health Physician, discusses some hidden causes of Attention Deficit Disorder, as well as some natural treatment options.
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5 Natural Remedies for ADHD Written by Colleen M. Story and Rena Goldman | Published on February 24, 2015 healthline.com
“… is regularly combatted with medication, but natural treatments such as biofeedback, massage, and supplements may be better options…
Medications May Cause Side Effects
ADHD drugs can help improve symptoms by enhancing and balancing neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are chemicals that carry signals between neurons in your brain and body.
However, they can also cause some serious potential side effects. Side effects include:
loss of appetite
suicidal thoughts or actions…
Generic Name: lisdexamfetamine (lis dex am FET a meen)
Brand Names: Vyvanse
“…Vyvanse side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to Vyvanse: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using Vyvanse and call your doctor at once if you have:..
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ADHD Medications Are Controversial and Risky; Try Natural Instead choosenatural.com
“..But do parents have a choice? Their children act up in school, causing all types of trouble, and the medication calms them so they can learn. But is it really worth the risks?..
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We understand. But before you click out of this page, you owe it to your child to keep reading…
A Natural Alternative To Prescription Medication for A.D.H.D. onegoodthingbyjillee.com
“..Some ADHD medicines have been linked to rare sudden death in children with heart problems. Side effects can include stunted growth in young people, sweating or shaking, and occasionally a psychosis can occur…
8 Ways to Treat ADHD Naturally Megan, selected from Yoga+ Magazine
December 5, 2009 care2.com
“..This is a tough dilemma for many parents. On one hand, studies show that commonly prescribed medications like Ritalin and Adderall are helpful for 60 to 75 percent of children who are properly diagnosed with ADHD: their ability to focus increases, their grades improve, and they feel better about themselves. On the other hand, these medications are psychostimulants with many potential side effects: insomnia, headaches, abdominal pain, weight loss, and depression. Research on the long-term effects of these drugs is insufficient, but in 2007, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued warnings about side effects such as stunted growth and psychiatric problems.
1. Create a Routine
Children with ADHD are drawn to new activities, adventure, and change. Yet they’re balanced by the opposite: activities that are calming, relaxing, and nurturing. Your son needs regularity and structure to counter his natural tendency toward chaos: a regular time to do his homework, exercise, relax, eat, go to bed, and wake up to begin a new day. Here’s some advice about how to create a vata-calming environment for him at home.
Do a 5- to 10-minute relaxation with your son at least once a day. Lie down on the floor or in bed in shavasana (corpse pose), supporting your heads with a pillow and covering up with a blanket to stay warm…
8 Ways to Treat ADHD Naturally
Megan, selected from Yoga+ Magazine
December 5, 2009
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3. Bedtime Massage
Oil is the quintessential vata balancer, so a bedtime massage is particularly calming for children with ADHD. To begin, wet your hands and pour a teaspoon of organic unrefined oil in your palm. ..
4. Diet and Nutrition
Despite multiple studies in the last 20 years suggesting that diet and food additives can exacerbate hyperactivity, the current medical stance is that there is no causal link between food and ADHD. In my own practice, parents who have reduced their child’s intake of sugar, refined foods, and foods with chemical additives (food dyes, preservatives, MSG, etc.) report significant improvement in their child’s behavior over four to eight weeks. These children are also less disruptive and more focused when they eat plenty of cooked vegetables and whole grains, along with moderate amounts of protein and organic unrefined oils.
In addition, give your son 50 mg of B-complex vitamins and 100 to 200 mg of fish oils …
…geared for children. These supplements nourish and stabilize the CNS while improving mood stability, mental focus, and brain function…
Ritalin calms hyperactive children and prescriptions are soaring – but experts warn of serious side-effects and it’s even being linked to suicide Published: 18:29 EST, 7 May 2012 | Updated: 20:55 EST, 21 May 2012 By John Naish dailymail.co.uk
“This massive growth comes despite warnings from experts that the more children take ADHD drugs, the more ‘rare’ but lethal side-effects, such as suicidal thoughts and psychosis, become common.
US Kids Represent Psychiatric Drug Goldmine
Sunday, 13 December 2009 08:19 By Evelyn Pringle, t r u t h o u t truth-out.org
“..Parents can now have their kids declared disabled due to mental illness and receive Social Security disability payments and free medical care, and schools can get more money for disabled kids. The bounty for the prescribing doctors and pharmacies is enormous and the CEOs of the drug companies are laughing all the way into early retirement…”
Stimulants Used Among Young Adults Linked To Permanent Brain Impairment: A Call To Put Down The Smart Drugs
May 16, 2014 01:33 PM By Dana Dovey @danadovey medicaldaily.com
“…”Smart drugs” is an umbrella term for drugs that help improve concentration and alertness. Natural concentration enhancers such as fish oil or the ever-popular caffeine can lead to better focus. Stimulant enhancers like Ritalin, Nuvigil, and Provigil have even more intense results, but researchers are finding this comes with more extreme long-term consequences. Their ability to improve mental functions is real, but according to a new study, when used by young adults, the drugs have been found to decrease the brain’s plasticity. This can lead to troubles completing activities such as task switching, future planning, and adaptive flexible behavior…”
Tim Robbins speaks about drugging children
“Published on Aug 25, 2012
“drugging children” Ritalin ADHD “antipsychotic drugs” “psychiatric drugs” CPS CCHR “mental disorders” “labeling children” “psychiatric disorders” drugs “human rights”
CPS drugs Rachel Harrison http://youtu.be/zP1C3rhYUaw
Labeling Kids with Bogus ‘Mental Disorders’ (PSA) http://youtu.be/Wv49RFo1ckQ
ADHD and Crime: Considering the Connections Joel L. Young, MD Faculty and Disclosures CME Released: 04/12/2010 ; Valid for credit through 04/12/2011 medscape.org
“…People with ADHD commit crimes for many of the same reasons as those without ADHD: Some want money or property that belongs to others and have little motivation to acquire the loot honestly. Those with ADHD also have other triggers for crimes; adolescents and adults with untreated ADHD are often bored, sensation seeking, or simply impulsive, and this combination of attributes leads them to react with poor judgment. A desired item appears, they want it, so they take it. It also appears that when individuals with ADHD commit violent crimes, these acts are more likely to be crimes of spontaneous and “reactive” aggression rather than carefully plotted out offenses. Such crimes are generally impulsive acts driven by a provocation or conflict that triggers an outburst. Research with adult male offenders seems to bear out this hypothesis.
Studies show that at least 25% of prisoners in the United States have ADHD…”
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