ADD and ADHD
ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) are extremely common childhood behaviour disorders. Long since mistakenly viewed as just “acting out”, ADD/ADHD is now clinically accepted as a legitimate neurological disease. It is a serious illness that can negatively affect virtually all areas of life, including relationships, education and an individual’s career.
The problem may be related to a variety of hidden issues, including vaccination disturbances, food intolerances and allergies, leaky gut syndrome, breathing problems, mineral and vitamin deficiencies, heavy metal toxicity and emotional issues.
Conventional medicine and treatment has typically involved the use of stimulants. Though it may seem strange to “simulate” an individual with symptoms of ADD/ADHD, these stimulants (when taken correctly and as directed) can ultimately reduce hyperactivity. Unfortunately, dependency on these drugs is possible, and side effects can be harsh. Such side effects include loss of appetite, twitching, and sleep disorders.
At The Centre For Integrated Health, our experience suggests that the problem may be related to a variety of hidden issues, including vaccination disturbances, food intolerances and allergies, leaky gut syndrome, breathing problems, mineral and vitamin deficiencies, heavy metal toxicity and emotional issues. Our successful treatments, which begin with screening, often involve nutritional changes, vitamin and mineral re-balancing, and homeopathic remedies.
“G”, a nine year-old diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, was considered by his parents to be “out of control.” “G”’s challenges began around age three. He was unusually aggressive, he refused to participate with friends and at school, he refused to go to bed, he had bowel problems, and he suffered from eczema (a potentially serious skin disorder).
We began our treatment with an Asyra scan. This clearly identified gluten sensitivity and some nutritional deficiencies. We developed a programme to ensure that Gareth avoided gluten, and supplemented his nutritional deficiencies
As a result of the treatment, “G” improved to the point where he was sleeping soundly, the whole night through; And his school reported a greatly improved demeanor and calmness, noting that he was more thoughtful and integrating better with his peers.
After years of being misunderstood and often ignored, ADD/ADHD is now seen as a serious – and very real – health disorder. In light of this, we invite you to consult with us to discuss your ADD/ADHD, or that of a family member/child.
There follows a list of products that clients have enjoyed success with. For personalised advice, please email or call 01730 233 414.
Magnesium is required for the proper function of nerves, muscles and energy release, and liver funtion, as well as in the skeletal structure. It also improves the absorption and retention of calcium. Three caps to be taken daily with food unless otherwise instructed by a healthcare professional.
Acidophilus is renowned to be of use for the balance of good and bad bacteria in the bowel. It can be used to return the intestinal flora back to normal, healthy levels (natural flora levels may be affected by fungus or antibiotics). Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidum form part of the body’s normal micro-flora and encourage a healthy intestinal environment, promoting proper digestion and immune function and supporting the bodies natural defences against infection, inflammation and disease.
The addition of FOS (fructooligosaccharides - short chain fatty acids), which act as fuel for the growth and maintenance of beneficial gut flora, makes this formula especially useful in cases of dysbiosis due to pathogentic bacteria, fungal overgrowth or following antibiotic use. FOS have shown to be help improve calcium and magnesium absorption, balance gut Ph, improve lipid profiles and strengthen the intestinal barrier.
Today’s diet is vastly different from that of our ancestors, lacking both variety and essential nutrients due to depleted soils. Deficiencies are increasingly widespread and one of the most common of these is essential fatty acids.
While most essential fatty acids can be synthesized in the body, omegas 3 and 6 need to be supplemented through the diet. Flaxseed oil is an excellent source of omega 3, 6 and 9 and is the richest plant source of Omega 3.
Omega-3 fatty acids are the building blocks of cell membranes and proper functioning of the cell depends on the integrity of these membranes.
Omega 3 benefits nearly every body system and has been shown to help reduce heart disease, cholesterol, strokes, inflammatory diseases including skin conditions such as eczema, and offers support to the immune system, nervous system and joints.
Flax oil is high in lignans, gentle plant hormones which contribute to oestogen balance. It is also a good source of B vitamins, potassium, lecithin, magnesium, fiber, protein, and zinc.
Nutrivital Daily Greens provides highly nutritional, alkaline-forming super foods and herbs, encapsulated for a convenient and effective way to help maintain the bodies Ph for optimum over all health.
Acidity in the body is strongly associated with arthritis and digestive problems. When the Ph of the blood becomes too acidic, our body is forced to pull precious alkaline minerals from the bones and other tissues to buffer the acids in the blood. Providing the body with plenty of mineral rich alkalizing foods helps protect the body from conditions associated with acidity.
NutriVital Daily Greens has been blended with high quality chlorophyll rich alkalizing green foods, which provide vitamins, minerals, soluble fibre and activated enzymes, and a mix of immune boosting herbs with antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and detoxifying properties.
Four capsules a day give a powerful kick of fresh vegetables. Daily green is extremely useful as a long-term maintenance supplement, particularly for people who struggle to eat plenty of fresh vegetables.
Scientific evidence to date has shown that the safest and most effective carriers of EPA and DHA are the phospholipids present in Krill Oil.
Please enjoy this video from Dr. Mercola on Krill Oil:
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Possible Drug InteractionsPeople taking blood thinners (anticoagulant or anti-platelet medication), such as aspirin, warfarin (Coumadin), heparin, clopidogrel (Plavix), non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS) such as ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve) should only use krill oil under a physician's supervision. Krill oil should also be used with caution by people taking herbs and supplements that are thought to increase the risk of bleeding, such as ginkgo biloba and garlic. Do not take if allergic to shellfish.