Many parents and adults with ADHD are finding success with home remedies and nutritional supplements.
Remedies like fish oil and magnesium can sometimes reduce ADHD symptoms. Natural options can help rebalance the system and at times effectively mediate the condition.
Natural Remedies for ADHD
While most treatments present some level of side effects, those associated with more natural treatments are extremely limited in comparison to those of prescription drugs. Natural options function to regulate the system and provide balance of the body overall. Consider these before trying a more aggressive approach.
Research suggests that ADHD is connected to certain nutritional deficiencies, so nutritional supplements are a good way to mediate the condition.
Magnesium and iodine are most often noted as linked to ADHD, so you may want to give those a try first.
Most individuals have an adverse response to certain foods and food additives, so it should be no surprise that specific dietary changes can also mediate behavior linked to ADHD.
Try eliminating trigger foods until you experience a positive reaction.
Many individuals with the condition react to sugar and gluten. Aim for a diet with whole foods with plenty of fruit, vegetables, and healthy proteins.
Consistency can also help an individual navigate ADHD. A regular routine of sleeping, waking, completing daily tasks, exercising, and other activities helps the individual establish a norm for behavior.
Prescription Meds Side Effects
While many prescription medications are used to treat ADHD, these options sometimes have serious side effects.
Among the most common options are stimulant drugs such as Adderall and Ritalin. Some individuals who take these meds report side effects such as painful headaches, insomnia, and depression.
There have even been reported cases of sudden death, cardiac abnormalities, and serious heart problems.
What Our Readers Suggest
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And please let us know if there is a simple remedy that has helped someone you know with this condition!