Natural Treatment Options

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Registered: 02-09-2010
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Tue, 02-09-2010 - 12:13pm
My daughter was diagnosed with ADD about 6 months ago.

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Registered: 03-03-2010
Wed, 03-03-2010 - 7:53am
There is a book I would highly recommend by a doctor who looks much more in depth at nutrition/deficiencies/sensitivities and other things in relation to ADHD.
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Registered: 01-07-2009
Wed, 03-03-2010 - 3:41pm

My son has autism, and I have had excellent success with Omega 3's. Dr. Oz recommends Krill Oil - I am currently using Anchovy and Mackeral - molecularly distilled. Here is a study that I found (not anecdotal):

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http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/121/2/e358

"The effects of dietary supplementation with fish oil and evening primrose oil were assessed in a randomized, controlled trial in 117 children with developmental coordination disorder, 32 of whom also had ADHD. Significant improvements in reading, spelling, and behavior occurred over a 3-month treatment period, but motor skills were not benefited. Comparing the Conners' Teacher Rating Scale-L/ADHD scores, a reduction and improvement of >0.5 SD were reported for children in the treatment group, whereas no change was seen in those in the placebo group (P < .0001). Children who continued treatment during the 3- to 6-month follow-up phase showed improvements in mean reading age of 13.5 months, a mean spelling gain of 3.5 months, and a decrease in the mean Conners' scores from a baseline of 74.7 to 52.6. The gain in reading was 3 times that expected, and spelling advanced twice the normal rate. Fatty acid daily dosages were omega-3 (558 mg of eicosapentaenoic acid and 174 mg of docosahexaenoic acid), omega-6 linoleic acid (60 mg), and vitamin E (9.6 mg of {alpha}-tocopherol, natural form). Placebo capsules contained olive oil.62 These findings confirmed previous reports of abnormally low levels of serum essential fatty acids in hyperactive children with learning disabilities and improvements in reading ability in dyslexic patients treated with omega-3 fatty acid supplements."

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Registered: 10-15-2006
Mon, 09-15-2014 - 2:04pm

There are quite a few; google them.

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