As you can see, This week I am concentrating on ADD and ADHD, this is another post called: Treating ADHD The Natural Way
There is no reason for people suffering from ADHD not to have great accomplishments in life. Albert Einstein, Nelson Rockefeller, Galileo, and Thomas Edison are just some of the few famous people who suffer with ADHD. And all of them had GREAT SUCCESS and are famous all over the world, because –I tend to think- people with ADHD are far more intelligent than "normal people".
ADHD is found more in boys than girls. There are three types of ADHD, namely predominantly inattentive type, predominantly hyperactive/ impulsive type and a combination of both.
As the name says, the predominantly inattentive type has symptoms of inattention for example: absentmindedness, distractibility, a short attention span, and difficulty organizing things.
The person with predominantly hyperactive / impulsive ADHA has symptoms of hyperactivity and impulsivity for example: unable to be seated in one place for a prolonged period, difficulty for waiting his/her turn.
In the combined type, both inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity are found.
After dinner walks, playing in the yard and other outside activities reduces ADHD symptoms. The diet is also a factor in treating ADHD symptoms. The brand of cookie, potato chip, and ice cream you select in the grocery shop, and the vegetable or fruit you prefer will have a direct effect on health, ability, and behavior. The products you buy in the grocery shop may contain some chemicals that activate irritability or hyperactivity.
The holistic approach with naturopathic drugs proved to be more effective than the strong and addictive psychiatric drugs (Ritalin, Concerta, and Adderall) in the ADHD treatment.
The herbal remedies are used to treat the symptoms gently and effectively. Common herbal remedies for the treatment of ADHD are Ginkgo biloba, Scuttellaria laterifolia (skull cap), Matricaria recutita(German chamomile), Centella asiatica( Gotu cola) Avina sativa( Green oats), Utrica urens ( Umbabazane in Africa) and Aspalathus linearis ( Rooibos).
A natural remedy is less detrimental to overall health than that of prescription drugs. Children who are using psychiatric drugs such as Ritalin, Concreta and Adderall may develop an addiction and other side effects to their health.
Like I mentioned in my previous posts, my child did not respond well to Ritalin, in fact it made him very ill, zombie-like and moody.
People with ADHD may have other related conditions such as learning disorders, ophthalmic convergence insufficiency, conduct disorder, and antisocial personality disorder.
ADHD patients are more likely to have a family member with ADHD or one of the related conditions, implying that ADHD may be genetic. Before, in the old days, we just had to go on in school and were not being evaluated all the time like it is done these days, so personally I think I have ADHD as well and that is why my son has it. I will not go for tests to make sure, because I don’t need it, I passed matric. It was allot more difficult for me and I had to work hard to get my grades, but I made it, so my ADHD does not affect me anymore – besides I get more done in an average day than another person, because I jump around so much and can’t sit still.
How many people out there who went through life and school in the old days when you weren’t tested and evaluated all the time, also think they have ADD or ADHD and made it – it is not so bad.
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