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.
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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.