ADHD formally known as ADD
Difficultly focusing, impulsiveness, fidgety, trouble organizing, setting goals, holding a job down, , managing time, lack of motivation, mood changes, hyperactivity, controlling behavior....these are some of the aspects of ADHD. The symptoms may differ from person to person. Both children and adults can have ADHD.
We all know kids who can’t sit still, who never seem to listen, who don’t follow instructions no matter how clearly you present them, or who blurt out inappropriate comments at inappropriate times. Sometimes these children are labeled as troublemakers, or criticized for being lazy and undisciplined. However, they may have ADD/ADHD.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a disorder that appears in early childhood. You may know it by the name attention deficit disorder, or ADD. ADD/ADHD makes it difficult for people to inhibit their spontaneous responses, responses that can involve everything from movement to speech to attentiveness. ADHD is one of the most commonly diagnosed childhood disorder with numbers increasing constantly. A growing number of adults are diagnosed also.
Unfortunately conventional medicine takes a pharmaceutical approach. These drugs have many sides affects including suicide. Prozac, Zoloft, Ritalin, Adderall and Strattera are the usual choices doctors give family members to deal with this issue. Studies show that there has been a 60% increase in the prescription Ritalin for children. If these drugs were effective we would see these numbers lowering not rising. No long term studies have been done on the effects these drugs have. Therefore a wiser choice would be to remove the stress load on the individual and replenish the body with the precursors the brain needs to function correctly.
Through proper nutrition by fueling the brain predominately with ketones instead of all glucose there is a tremendous positive effect. Eliminating the blood sugar highs and lows takes a major stress load off the individual. Remember this is just another issue that is made worse or caused by stress cascading to an imbalance in the bodies biochemistry. Amino Acid Therapy in conjunction with correcting the nutritional intake is a powerful solution.
Factors that may contribute to ADHD
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Brain chemistry imbalances
- Methylation imbalances
- Prescription drugs or over the counter drugs
- Lifestyle issues, poor sleep habits
- Alcohol use