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FROM THE EDITOR
Here at Native Remedies, we strive to always bring you the latest information on ADD/ADHD news so you can make the best choices for you and your family's health - as well as provide insight onto how taking a holistic approach to health can reap many short and long-term wellness benefits.
In addition, maintaining a strong immune system means that you may be able to ward off illness. Especially for those with ADD/ADHD, adding a cold and flu remedy to the mix can potentially aggravate symptoms.
Take precautions now and avoid sickness this season
As optimum health occurs when all systems of the body are in balance, it makes sense that a balanced diet plays an important role in maintaining brain health and functioning, as studies show that what we ingest can directly affect behaviors.
Learn more about how food choices affect functioning
Misdiagnosis continues to be a prevalent topic of concern, among the medical community as well as across demographic groups. From other disorders exhibiting symptoms appearing as those of ADD/ADHD - from sleep apnea or post-traumatic experience-related hypervigilance - to the dangers associated with taking medications for ADD/ADHD, health professionals and parents alike are voicing apprehensions with the consequences of misdiagnosis.
Read more about the latest studies on misdiagnosis... and what you can do
In addition, more alarming news reports that almost 40% of elementary schools in the United States have cut out recess from their scheduled curriculums. For students suffering from ADD/ADHD, the cut may mean more disruptive behavior- as well as potentially being forced into unnatural methods of treatment to stifle excess energy that could just naturally be expended by half an hour of playtime.
Read more about reigning in ADD/ADHD with recess... benefits beyond exercise
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Colds, the Flu, ADD/ADHD & YOU
Can OTC cold & flu medicine can affect symptoms?
Although staying healthy as seasons change is important for everyone... it is especially true for those with ADD/ADHD. Did you know that adding a cold and flu remedy to the mix can potentially aggravate ADD/ADHD symptoms?
Most common cold medicines have some side effects on the central nervous system, which can be unpredictable. While some people may experience drowsiness, dizziness, insomnia, or upset stomach, others may experience a rapid heart beat or hyperactivity.
LEARN OTHER SIDE EFFECTS THAT CAN AFFECT YOU >
Are the Foods You're Eating Doing More Harm than Good? Find Out...
The old adage You Are What You Eat is rings even truer when you consider that the foods you eat can be doing your body more harm than good.
While prescription medications are often used even though they can cause significant side effects, most people are not aware of the importance of nutritional intake.
Studies show that the foods you eat can have significant effects on behavior and can work for you or against you. This is especially true if you are struggling with ADD/ADHD.
FIND OUT IF YOU'RE EATING THE RIGHT FOODs >
Prescription Risks + Labeling Concerns = A Diagnosis Disaster
Recents estimates show at least one in three children are wrongly diagnosed with the ADD/ADHD, says a group of senior medical experts from Australia. This goes a long way to demonstrate that the misdiagnosis of ADD/ADHD is a mounting problem.
These researchers indicated that there is no proven evidence of the long-term benefits of typically prescribed medications for ADD/ADHD. With all the possible side effects caused by prescription medication, this truely gives ADD/ADHD suffers, or their parents, something to consider.
In addition to the health dangers imposed on children from needlessly taking medication, being improperly labeled as child with a "learning disability" can have a detrimental effect on self-esteem and social development, and can even affect other children.
Learn how misdiagnosis is dangerous problem >
Reigning in ADD/ADHD with Recess
How the benefits extend far beyond exercise
According to a recent report from the National Association of Early Childhood Specialists, almost 40% of elementary schools have cut out recess (in the United State) from their scheduled curriculums.
For students suffering from ADD/ADHD, the cut may mean more disruptive behavior- as well as potentially forcing children into unnatural methods of treatment to stifle excess energy that could just naturally be expended by half an hour of playtime.
find out how exercise can help with add/adhd >
Fight for Your (Child's) Right... for Recess!
As we have read, even with strong medical evidence indicating that exercise positively impacts a child's ability to concentrate, parents still struggle with schools to keep recess in the schedule.
For parents hoping to advocate recess in their local school districts, there are stategies that may help.
Get strategies that may help parents win the fight >
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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.
"How do I go about taking my child off meds and switching to herbal remedies? How important is diet? "
We have two great products which can be used on their own or in combination. BrightSpark™ and Focus Formula™ are both proven over thousands of satisfied children, adolescents and adults, and are non-addictive with no side effects. Each product is effective on its own - however, the best recommendation is a combination of the two products. By using a combination of two remedies that work differently, you have the best chance for success.
BrightSpark is very effective -- as a homeopathic remedy, one would take it every day, including on weekends. Some children immediately benefit from BrightSpark, while for others it can take up to 3- 6 weeks for full effect. However, it is ultimately extremely effective. BrightSpark comes in small sucking tablets, taken 2 at a time, 3 times daily.
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"I am 33 and have been struggling with [learning and concentration difficulties] for as long as I can remember. I was wondering which product(s) you think would be best for me at my age."
We would highly recommend our Focus ADDult™ remedy for you. Focus ADDult is a 100% safe, non-addictive, natural herbal remedy and is formulated by a clinical psychologist specifically for teenagers and adults. Focus ADDult has been used for many years to safely maintain and support brain function and systemic balance, without side effects or sedation.
Focus ADDult contains a selection of herbs known for their supportive function in maintaining brain, nervous system, circulatory health, and overall well-being. Focus ADDult can make all the difference, without compromising health.
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