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Q.      My granddaughter has ADHD. She has been given tons of medication by “traditional” doctors. My belief is and will always be that natural products are the best. I just wonder how much longer she will be on “drugs.”

A.       Usually children with ADD or ADHD continue to be on Ritalin or other stimulants into their adult life.  The majority of parents choose to medicate (or overmedicate rather) their children to make everyone’s lives easier.  Little do they know that the side effects of Ritalin or other stimulants continue to haunt these children even into adulthood.

Some of the common side effects I have observed include nervousness, agitation, sleep disorder, fatigue, arthritis-like aches and pains, excessive mucous, bloating, etc.

There are natural remedies for ADD or ADHD.  Unfortunately, most parents and treating physicians go for the “quick” or “easy fix” at the expense of the future of these children.  A quick fix can actually turn into a long-term nightmare.

To get long-lasting results, parents have to be willing to use a drug-free, holistic approach to treating their children’s ADD or ADHD.  As a grandparent, perhaps you can suggest incorporating herbal remedies into the treatment regimen and slowly wean your granddaughter from the drugs.  Also, by any means, have your granddaughter avoid refined sugar in her diet.  I have found that children will actually follow the regimen when their parents cooperate.  The decision is in the hands of the parents, not the treating doctors.

Perhaps you can introduce your daughter and /or son-in-law to this fan page so that they would have a chance to learn more about drug-free, holistic alternatives to treating your granddaughter’s ADHD.

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