ADHD- Better Learning Without Drugs!

ADHD-Better Learning Without Drugs
Does this sound like you or your child?

If your kids started school a few months ago with focus and attention issues, guess what? They'll probably still have the same issues as they go into the second half of this school year!

Prescription drugs are one quick answer - just pop a pill. And in some cases, the drugs work pretty well - for awhile. But these drugs are classified by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration as a Class II narcotic - in the same class with cocaine and methamphetamine. The commonly prescribed drugs carry a "black box" warning, the most serious medication warning required by the FDA. These drugs have been linked to cardiovascular problems and sudden death. The more common side effects can be so devastating or unpleasant that many kids just don't want to take them.

What kind of intervention can help your kids without severely affecting their body chemistry or personality? ADHD is more than just hyperactivity. Root causes may include brain processing abnormalities, problems with the entire listening/hearing system, food or environmental allergies, metabolic insufficiencies, and heavy metal toxicity.

The best, safest, and least intrusive alternative is a combination of efforts to improve both mental functioning and metabolic deficiencies. Children with ADHD symptoms can be helped by as few as 30 sessions of the BrainAdvantage™ training system. It measures brain oxygenation in key areas. The harder the brain cells work, just like muscle cells, the more they demand oxygen.

Neurofeedback can create new pathways with more oxygen and neurotransmitters for better brain function. When combined with specialized sensory processing training, visual skills training, and neuromotor skills training, the brain is restored to a calm and focused state. These techniques can reduce anxiety, increase alertness, and reduce ADHD symptoms. Some of the devices are designed for home use so the whole family can benefit.

It pays to assess diet and environmental toxicities, too. Some children have turned around just by removing specific foods to which they are sensitive and adding omega-3 fish oils to correct a fatty acid deficiency. Others get a big boost with chelation to remove metals which are silently warehoused in brain and bones and gum up the works.

If you yourself have trouble concentrating, remember ADHD is often inherited. ADHD kids often come from ADHD families. It's very possible that you share some of the same environmental or genetic factors that affect your child. You may also benefit from working to clear out the clutter in your head and the clutter lurking in your body.

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