The challanges of being an Ecofriendly mom with children who have ADHD

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  1. dawnM profile image63
    dawnMposted 8 years ago

    I ave to admit being an organic healthy mom and at the same time using medication for ADHD with children has been a challenge anyone else going through the same process?

    1. Daniel Carter profile image73
      Daniel Carterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You may want to check out micronutrients for ADHD.

      Here is a youtube link for more info:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9cg4454mYA

      I've written about this subject, (links between nutrition and mental illness), and have some experience with it. Micronutrients at least ease major symptoms if not cure all together. It depends on several factors, however. If you go this route, you have to wean off meds and expect protracted withdrawals after stopping use, but once through the process, it's night and day.

    2. psycheskinner profile image82
      psycheskinnerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I think ultimately you have to do what is best, overall, for the child.  That might involve using medications at least for a while.  But it is wirth talking to the doctor about determining the minimum effective does.  ADHD meds are very short acting and not retained in the body so the child can take them just during school hours.

  2. dawnM profile image63
    dawnMposted 8 years ago

    Thanks Daniel I will look into that!!!!

  3. dawnM profile image63
    dawnMposted 8 years ago

    yes I did do an article on the many faces of ADHD in children and I just wanted to get an idea what oher paretns are doing to treat their children with ADHD?

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    sarahparisposted 8 years ago

    DEAR Dawn , great work, keep going with the organic foods my boy was adhd and i got him off meds , no eees, white sugars , artificial sweeteners, orange juice was a big no no ,although he can tolerate it now ,cows milk was a problem which he can now cope with, you can have a normal life and he is now ffffffantastic, we did an exclusion diet for a year, which got all the poisons out of his system and really worked there are loads of pointers on the net, one good thing about being hyper when you are young is he is now a really driven , very fit young man with perfect teeth due to the absence of sugar as a little lad, for sweetness we gave honey and bannana

  5. dawnM profile image63
    dawnMposted 8 years ago

    thank-you for the comment sarah, yes working hard and yes using all resourse, sugar is not something we do at home infact we have a no soda policy and water is the drink of choice along with much needed sleep for kids....

 
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