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

Hope on the Horizon... New Views on ADD/ADHD

Hope on the Horizon... New Views on ADD/ADHD

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Check out our Anxiety Newsletter or our Monthly Newsletter on Healthy Friendships for more great articles!

Michele’s Message

Occasionally, we have to remind ourselves to take a moment to reflect on our personal progress. Sometimes it takes a shift in perspective to realize just how far we've come... or how we can continue to reach for our goals with a little effort.

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

This month we have an excellent set of articles on how going back to basics can benefit our children, tips to make the most of the tasks we must accomplish as adults, and how to take a time-out to determine if our child's behaviors are truly attributed to ADD/ADHD... or if they just need a little extra TLC.

Best wishes to your health and happiness,


Expanding Perspectives on ADD/ADHD

Summertime often creates fresh perspectives in our way of thinking. It can serve as a very inspiring time to evaluate how we as parents cope and help our children cope with ADD/ADHD. There's the old saying that "milk can do a body good"... but could fresh air have positive effects on the body and mind as well? New research shows that children show less hyperactivity and distractibility when in natural surroundings.

Learn how influential a little green into daily routine can be >>

For children who have been properly diagnosed, controlling symptoms can be a manageable and attainable task. However, for children who have been misdiagnosed, the outcome can be frustrating for both child and parent. One of the latest discoveries of a study shows that hyper vigilance caused by traumatic experiences can strongly resemble ADD/ADHD.

Read more about trauma appearing as ADD/ADHD >>

And as research continues to demonstrate, children are not the only ones affected by ADD/ADHD... not surprisingly, the effects of adults suffering from an untreated learning disorder can have a serious impact on their lives. In fact, studies show that adults with ADD lose as much as three weeks worth of work productivity annually due to their inability to concentrate.

Read more about how to efficiently and effectively handle your workload >>

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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Nurturing Nature on Vacay & Everyday

How time outdoors helps settle ADD/ADHD children

With summer vacation in full swing, many families are still planning last-minute getaways or making final preparations for well-awaited vacations. However, for parents with a child who has ADD/ADHD, there are some recently discovered considerations to factor into travel itineraries.

Studies conducted at the Landscape and Human Health Laboratory at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign by Frances Kuo, Ph.D., suggest that ADD/ADHD children show less hyperactivity and distractibility when in natural surroundings.

Whether planning a vacation around a natural setting or incorporating greenery into everyday activities, exposure to nature has shown to be effective in reducing ADD/ADHD symptoms.

Learn more about outdoor activity and ADD/ADHD >

Trauma Troubles Can Lead to ADD/ADHD Misdiagnosis

Signs and symptoms to catch & compare

While it is quite common for children to be misdiagnosed with ADD/ADHD, parents are often shocked at the number of conditions that display almost identical symptoms. Take for instance one of the latest discoveries... that hypervigilance caused by traumatic experiences can strongly resemble ADD/ADHD. For many this comes as a surprise, since most people may not even realize that their child has been exposed to a traumatic event.

However, studies show that by age 16, nearly 70% of children have been exposed to at least one disturbing, traumatic experience such as a car accident, natural disaster, death of an immediate family member, or child abuse.

Traumatic events greatly affect different parts of the brain, leading to a number of abnormal behaviors.

Learn more about how trauma can lead to ADD/ADHD misdiagnosis >

Don't Let ADD/ADHD Compromise Your Job

Tips for Adults in the Workplace

Teachers aren't the only ones suffering effects from their students with ADD/ADHD... employers also feel the consequences of the 3 to 4 percent of adults worldwide with the disorder. Studies from survey data from the Harvard Medical School in Boston show that on average, adults with ADHD lose three weeks worth of work annually due to their inability to maintain focus and concentration

ADD/ADHD can lead to sub par quality of work and lost productivity as a result of typical symptoms of the disorder, which include chronic hyperactivity, forgetfulness, and impulsiveness. In addition, the disorder can severely affect interactivity with other employees, and even lead to loss of employment - which can result in subsequent disorders such as depression and anxiety.

However, the following tips combined with natural remedies can provide support for ADD/ADHD.

Learn more about managing ADd/ADHD in the workplace >


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.


" I had my nine-year-old tested for learning difficulties. He still struggles in school at times with staying focused on the task at hand. He is very smart, and gets mostly A's and some B's. He expresses frustration with staying focused on his work and not getting distracted. Is BrightSpark what you would suggest for him, or would some other product be better for him? Thank you. " - Gina


Hi Gina,

We would recommend for your son our Focus Formula, which is a safe and very effective herbal remedy for concentration and focus. It is easy to administer (being in liquid form). Your child would take a few drops in some water (or juice) in the morning, and again in the evening - just two doses per day. Focus Formula will provide relief and support concentration, assimilation of information and regulation of emotion.

For further info, please go to:

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Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.

Warm regards,
The Native Remedies Team


" Hi, my son is 4 years old and extremely hyper and fidgety, but intelligent... He has not yet diagnosed, so I'm confused whether I can give him natural remedies yet. I would really appreciate your guidance. " - Shabnam


Hi Shabnam,

You can quite safely give your son our BrightSpark, with no official diagnosis having been made. BrightSpark is a safe, non-addictive, natural remedy containing 100% homeopathic ingredients especially selected by our clinical psychologist.

BrightSpark has been especially formulated for children and is a registered OTC homeopathic remedy to provide a balanced physical, cognitive and emotionally healthy climate to support healthy concentration and mental focus.

If later you think he needs a remedy to assist him in focusing, our Focus Formulais a wonderful companion to BrightSpark.

For more info, please go to:


Focus Formula

Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.

Warm regards,
The Native Remedies Team

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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