Tonia - posted on 03/13/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )
I read through the posts but didn't see anyone mention this website http://3stepsadd.com/. I came across it just by googling ADD/ADHD and found another parent's testimony, which gave the link. My son is 6 years old and has ADD. He was also born with heart disease and had corrective surgery. So he has a slew of other problems besides ADD (developmental delays, motor planning, and etc.) Due to his heart, the risk of medications was not worth it to us because every drug's side effect was cardiac problems. So we were searching for alternatives (mind you my husband is a Paramedic and a huge skeptic of alternative anything but his brother also had a horrible experience with Ritalin so he didn't want to go that way either).
So anyhow we came upon this website. We bought the book and became a believer in what it was saying. At least it sounded very promising and made sense to us. After reading the book my husband spent a lot of time researching ingrediants of the vitamins it stated we should order. We feel reasonably comfortable with them, more so than the medications. So we ordered them. It's been a little over two months and I'm about to make my 3rd order. We saw results within two weeks and so did his teacher. We didn't even tell his teacher but she commented at report card time improvements she saw in "just the last two weeks" (that was key as it had been two weeks at that time). They are expensive but my child is making huge improvements in his school work, his attitude, his focus, and overall well being. So for me it's worth it and I think he's healthier, too. He's by no means "cured" but remember I said he has a lot of other issues in addition to the ADD. So for someone who has a child with just the ADD/ADHD then they might notice more improvements than we have. Every child is different but I personally think this is an avenue worth looking in to. It has really helped my son.
If anyone else has experience with this I would love to hear the feedback, good or bad.