Posts Tagged "ADD"

MY BASIC APPROACH TO ADD AND ADHD

Posted on Mar 10, 2010 in Uncategorized

Terry Chappell, MD  Celebration of Health Association  Bluffton, Ohio  419-358-4627 www.healthcelebration.com    I don’t do a lot of testing, but rather try to designate resources for treatment as much as possible. To test for yeast imbalance, I usually do a Stool culture. Some refer to do Organic acid testing of the urine, which I do occasionally. The advantage is that in addition to yeast it tests for other imbalances, such as oxalic acid (this was the cause of my kidney stones). It is a urine test, pretty expensive and sometmes hard to interpret. Yeast is most commonly present if a child...

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ADD/ADHD Diet

Posted on Oct 18, 2008 in Heavy Metals

Science has shown time and time again that although children with ADD and ADHD respond most quickly to medications designed to treat their illness, placing them on a special ADD/ADHD diet can do wonders to improve their self control, their performance in school, their general happiness and, ultimately, their future-and it can do it without any of the side effects caused by today’s favorite behavioral narcotics. A study done by physicians in Belmont, Massachusetts of twenty children with ADD and ADHD compared the results of children who were treated with Ritalin (the most popular drug...

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Naturopathic approach to ADD/ADHD

Posted on Oct 14, 2008 in Heavy Metals

The naturopathic approach to managing ADD/ADHD involves consideration of the following10,11: * Remove common food triggers from the diet for a period of 2-3 weeks. Whilst there may be no identifiable food allergies or intolerances initially, it is very helpful to lift the load off the digestive system * Lactic acid bacteria (L. acidophilus and B. animalis) to manage gut dysbiosis * Glutamine is an essential nutrient for the cells lining the small intestine * For those children sensitive to certain grains, alternatives to consider include spelt, kamut, millet, barley and rice * It has been...

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