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Has Your Child Been Labeled ADHD?

Has Your Child Been Labeled ADHD?

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       How many parents out there heard of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) when you where in grade school.  Many of us never knew such a disorder existed until we became parents and had an experienced with your own children or we heard about it from others.  Many of our elementary and high school aged kids are being diagnosed and labeled with this disorder.  ADHD, which affects about 7 percent of school-aged children, makes it difficult for children to pay attention and control their behavior. Up to 40 percent of toddlers with ADHD symptoms are suspended from preschool, and 16 percent are actually expelled. 

The mainstream approach is to cause a physiological change with a drug without questioning the lifestyle aspects. Sadly, the first choice that many physicians make in treating kids with ADHD prescribe medications like Ritalin -- is not a strategy that will solve the underlying issue the way natural and nutritional interventions may.  Doctors prescribe drugs including Ritalin to about two million children with ADHD symptoms every month, according to Yale New Haven Childrens Hospital.

In my Chiropractic practice where we see many of these cases in children as well as adults, heres what I recommend for those who suffer from ADHD:

  • Correct and maintain a healthy spine and nervous system.  If the patient is a child, make sure that the spine develops optimally with routine spinal check-ups.  The nervous system is the master system of the body.  It regulates and controls every function of the body.

  • Increase your intake of omega-3 fatty acids. This is the single most important nutrient for ADHD children.

  • Drink only water for a beverage, avoid fruit juices, soda, and pasteurized milk.

  • Restrict or eliminate all processed foods, sugars and most grains from your diet.

  • Avoid processed foods, especially those containing artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives, which may aggravate or cause ADHD symptoms.

  • Spend less time watching TV or in front of a computer.  Spend more time doing activities that utilize the senses.  Examples, family time, exercise or playing, reading and writing, socializing, etc

It is the rare event when the above applications do not help dramatically with ADHD. So please, instead of looking for a quick fix in the form of a potentially dangerous pill, invest the time in a natural approach and experience health and wellness for a lifetime.

 

 

Feel free to come by with your family and meet the team at Four Points Family Chiropractic and bring any questions you may have.  Or attend one of Dr. Ross Half Hour to Health workshops every other Wednesday at 6:00pm.  Dr. Ross Coccimiglio and his staff are dedicated to showing how you and your family can reach optimal health.  Contact his office for more information.   Four Points Family Chiropractic, for Pediatric Development and Adult Health, 6618 Sitio Del Rio Blvd. Suite 101 (In River Place Plaza, across from the IBC Bank), Ph 512-345-9355 (WELL).  Or visit www.fourpointschiropractic.com.    

 

"Watching Your Back,"

Your Health Coach,

 

             Dr. Ross Coccimiglio

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