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NativeRemedies.com - May 2008 Newsletter - 1-877-289-1235

Keeping a Watchful Eye on ADD and ADHD

Working Togeather for Peace and Proper Diagnosis

In This Issue:

Michele’s Message

As we go into summer, many of you will be taking a break from school, work or home.

As always, Native Remedies will be right there to help whenever you need us.

This month we have an excellent set of articles on the link between ADD/ADHD and other disorders.

In all these articles, we have included some great tips which have helped many of our customers in the past as well as a psychologist's input into the subjects discussed - I hope you find this useful!


The Health Gamble

As the research grows and the link between ADD/ADHD and other disorders becomes even more defined, there is more and more information available on how to manage the resulting effects.

The impact ADD/ADHD has on academics, work, and relationships is severe. Two recent studies have uncovered even more disturbing news about the health risks associated with the misdiagnosis or mistreatment of ADD/ADHD.

As if one of these disorders wasn't difficult enough to deal with on its own, a recent study showed that young girls with ADD/ADHD are at a greater risk for developing eating disorders.

However, like we wrote about in last month's newsletter, girls are still vastly underrepresented in clinical studies to accurately diagnose ADD/ADHD... therefore putting them at an even higher risk of being neglected with treatments for BOTH disorders.

Read more about accurately and effectively diagnosing & addressing disorders >>

Another study unveiled new findings on the effects of untreated childhood ADD/ADHD into adulthood, showing that negative behaviors can severely impact all areas of life... and can even pose harm to others.

We have all done something someone would label as wild, risky or crazy at one time or another. But, research has shown that many risky behaviors associated with the common symptom of impulsivity result in dangerous choices, often leading to lasting negative consequences.

Learn signs to watch out for & how to cope with potential problems in advance >>

Developing a holistic approach to health is something we believe to be very helpful in managing ADD/ADHD, but there are also practical things you can do. For instance, adopting simple lifestyle tips can be especially beneficial if you have difficulty managing time efficiently... a vital skill in school, the workplace, and at home in personal relationships.

Read some handy tips on managing time with ADD/ADHD >>

In addition, don't forget to include you or your children's natural remedies into summer vacation planning! As continued dosage is most beneficial to receive optimum results, don't let the upcoming changes in work or school schedule derail you from the progress you've worked hard to achieve all year! Be sure to check back next month for our complete ADD/ADHD summer survival guide.

Remember, we want your feedback, so send us an email at editor@nativeremedies.com and tell us what you think.



Paulette Gough, Editor
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Can ADD/ADHD Lead to Anorexia?

Young girls at increased risk for eating disorders

Although we are finally beginning to understand the negative implications of improperly diagnosing ADD/ADHD, the research on other disorders linked to ADD/ADHD is relatively new in comparison.

Researchers have recently discovered a link between eating disorders and girls with ADD/ADHD, recognizing yet another possible condition to contend with if ADD/ADHD goes untreated.

Learn more how anorexia stems from ADD/ADHD >

From the Kiddie Pool to the Water Cooler

Do child ADD/ADHD problems carry into adulthood?

Misperceptions still surround ADD/ADHD, with most of the population believing that the disorders affect only children.

While the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) estimates that between 3 percent and 5 percent of children in the United States has ADD/ADHD, medical experts are still debating the number of adults that actually outgrow symptoms by the time they reach adulthood.

Learn more about how childhood ADD/ADHD affects adulthood >

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Summer Doesn't Mean Stopping Your Meds

As summer approaches, many have already begun thinking about making plans for a vacation. However, with time away and a more laid-back mindset the norm for many families during the summer months, it is easy to neglect health routines that are upheld during the school year... including maintaining exercise, diet, or even taking remedies.

  • For instance, do you know that you should continue to administer the same dosage of remedies to your children that they receive during the school year? Otherwise, benefits may be severely disrupted, leading to havoc on your holiday!

Next month in the June ADD/ADHD newsletter, Native Remedies will feature the complete summer survival guide, compiled with expert advice from our Clinical Psychologist, Michele Carelse!

It's never too early to begin planning for health! As always, Native Remedies is here to help with advice, support and the best natural remedies for you and your family!

Tips for ADD/ADHD Sufferers

How to prioritize your projects...

While some people excel at multi-tasking, often those with ADD/ADHD spend more time attempting to perform several functions at once, versus completing one project more efficiently at a time.

  • Work on one task at a time.

  • Write reminders to yourself.

  • Keep an eye on the time.

  • Minimize clutter.

  • Determine the details.

  • Know yourself.

Learn more about how to manage time >


The Results are In and…. Noah Sebastian is Native Remedies’ Natural Beauty!

With the great response we had from our loyal customers and so many cute babies, it was extremely difficult to choose a winner. But after much deliberation Native Remedies is proud to announce the winner of our Natural Beauty April 2008 contest!

Congratulations to 22 month old, Noah Sebastian Anger who will receive $50 worth of Native Remedies products.  

Click here for details on our next contest>>


Ask Our Experts

When you have a question, you can always Ask Our Experts on our website. We have experts from many fields available to review your questions and provide professional advice, including our Clinical Psychologist, Michele.


"We have a 16 year old male teenager with irritability, impulsiveness, mood swings, and anger issues. Which of your therapies, dosage and duration would you recommend?" - Matthew


Hi Matthew,

For all the symptoms that which you have described to us below, we would recommend a combination of our BrightSpark and Focus ADDult remedies.

Focus ADDult contains three highly effective tonic herbs in concentrated medicinal extract. It is important that it be taken regularly in order to enhance the overall tonic effect. While some people show an immediate effect, most people can expect to notice a difference in energy levels and mental clarity after about three weeks of continued usage.

BrightSpark is used to promote concentration, sharpen mental focus, and promote calmness. Bright Spark is a homeopathic remedy which is very helpful in children and adults who have concentration problems and is especially beneficial when there are also anger and oppositional issues.

As a homeopathic medication, one would take it every day including on weekends. Some may immediately benefit from BrightSpark, while for others it can take up to 3- 6 weeks for full effect. However, it is ultimately extremely effective.

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"My main complaint is focusing-- especially when multi-tasking, prioritizing, organizing, and procrastinating - and looking at the whole picture and becoming discouraged, instead of tackling smaller parts of a task until it's completed. I also have problems timing my tasks, getting side tracked easily, and my brain just thinking of too many things at once, jumping from one thing to another. I no longer eat sugars or white flour, am seeing a natural health practitioner and taking supplements. But this doesn't seem to help with my problems. What can you recommend? " - Audrey


Hi Audrey,

We are sorry to hear about your situation and hope that our remedies will be able to help you.

We can highly recommend a combination of Focus ADDult and Focus Formula.

Focus ADDult contains three highly effective tonic herbs in concentrated medicinal extract. It is important that it be taken regularly in order to enhance the overall tonic effect. While some people show an immediate effect, most people can expect to notice a difference in energy levels and mental clarity after about three weeks of continued usage.

Concentration, focus and memory should show increased improvement over time. You will notice that you can think more clearly and in a more focused way.

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If you have a question for Michele, or any of our other experts, please visit Ask Our Experts on the Native Remedies website.

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