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How is ADHD treated?

Unlike what medicine would have liked us to believe, there is no magic bullet for ADHD. ADHD is not like a cold - something you have one day and gone the next. It is more like diabetes or hypertension: a life-long condition related to our lifestyle. The good news is that like all lifestyle-related conditions it can be successfully managed through lifestyle interventions.

The medical community only has one treatment for ADHD, and this is medication. However, medication is a grossly inadequate solution for ADHD as it only addresses some of the chemical mechanisms of the disorder. While ADHD medication might sometimes be combined with behavioral therapy and some environmental adjustments, the latter is only viewed as a supplement to the medication. In other words, doctors consider drugs as the primary treatment for ADHD, and they often underestimate natural alternatives that can do away with medication completely.

What your child's medical doctor probably failed to mention is that there are numerous alternative treatments for ADHD. For instance, did you know that food and nutrition play a crucial role in managing the symptoms of ADHD? Research has also shown that children with ADHD also suffer from a lack of vitamins and minerals in their diet. Correcting this lack through a diet of green leafy vegetables and foods rich in Vitamin B, iron, zinc, and magnesium has benefitted several children and even helped eliminate their symptoms completely. A high-protein diet of gluten-free, dairy-free food has also been shown to effectively enhance the functioning of the brain's neurotransmitters and reduce symptoms of hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention.

Another environmental factor that ADHD medications do not address is the presence of toxic substances in the body that may aggravate the disorder. Some of these toxins include pesticides, heavy metals like lead and mercury, phthalates from plastic, and cigarette smoke. There are ADHD diets designed to detoxify the body through ingesting specific nutrients, so that the body will be able to neutralize and expel these toxic substances by itself.

Besides a diet change, other alternative treatments to ADHD that you can explore are chiropractic care, sensory stimulations, stress management, and even yoga.

The problem is that there are so many alternatives available; anyone who is not an expert will be overwhelmed by all these options. And just like medication, using just one approach to overcoming ADHD is not enough because it will only address one out of many factors that cause the dirorder in the first place. So where does one begin constructing a natural treatment plan for overcoming ADHD?

This is where the UnRitalin Solution comes in. Essentially, the UnRitalin Solution is a unique 14-step plan that systematically combines all of these natural remedies. Unlike taking medication, this method will help your child function optimally in school, with friends, and at home without any worrisome side effects. The beauty of the UnRitalin Solution is that the treatment plan can be adjusted according to the needs of each child without going through a long process of trial and error. The UnRitalin Solution begins with a thorough interview of the parents and an examination of the child's medical history, development, and environment to try to identify the factors that may be aggravating or even causing the condition. The treatment plan is then formulated on the basis of this information and the child's response to each step.

With the right approach, the symptoms of ADHD can be reduced to manageable levels and, in many cases even completely healed, thereby allowing your child to develop his skills and abilities to the fullest. Instead of using ADHD medication as your child's primary treatment plan, consider alternative remedies and their long-term benefits to your child's condition.