My daughter has ADD looking for natural alternative than using meds.

Stella - posted on 11/27/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )




I read up that changing your childs diet add using Omega 3 supplements really help. I adjusted my daughter's diet to giving her protien in the morning avoiding sugar and it has made a big difference. I found these great vitamins made by Nordic Naturals called children's DHA which promotes brain development and visual function. My daughter's grades have gone up and her confidence as well. Now if I could just work on her getting a good nights sleep I am sure things will get better. Giving my child medicine scars me and its nice their are natural alternatives. If anyone has any other natural ideas I would love to hear them.

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Brittney - posted on 11/18/2013




take her to see a chiropractor. Oddly enough, kids that get adjusted on a regular basis, their ADD, ADHD, etc all goes away. Just make sure its a corrective care chiro.

Kim - posted on 10/13/2012




There was a study using essential oils to combat ADD and ADHD. Essential oils work by stimulation of the limbic system of the brain. According to the study they did twice a day inhalation and improvement was seen. You can diffuse the essential oils and apply them as well. They also said that ADD may be caused by some mineral deficiencies in the diet so thumbs up to you..I can give you the suggested oils if you are interested.

Carrie - posted on 03/30/2012




Try St. John's Wort...that's what I take for it. I am an adult but have been taking it since I was 16.

Gwen - posted on 11/30/2009




get rid of artificial food dyes, especially red. they are in tons of foods and have already been banned in other countries. some studies are showing that sugar is not the culprit, the dye is.

Jeanette - posted on 11/30/2009




We have put our daughter on Fish Oil Capsules with the flavour of berries and we our finding that it helps her with her speech impairment. She is in year 4 at school and she has been taking them for the last 2 years.

Renee - posted on 11/27/2009




I don't know much about the meds but I think you on the right track about changing her diet. The sleep thing is just about consistency - or is she having trouble sleeping because of the ADD? My son is extremely active but has autism not ADD but I've learned that no sugar late in the day and let him get as much exercise as possible after dinner like trampoline time and he is ready to sleep by 8 pm but that's been with years of consistency and regular bedtime of 8 pm. What is her age? Just curious, my daughter sometimes drinks chamomile tea which promotes sleepiness naturally.

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