Overview

Center-For-Health-Science-WellnessIf you or a family member has symptoms of inattention, impaired focus and concentration, forgetfulness, fidgeting, hyperactivity or impulsively, or has been diagnosed as having Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), there is help available!

ADHD symptoms may be caused (or worsened) by allergies and food intolerances, reactions to certain chemical adulterants in food, and from bacterial, viral and parasitic infections and other physical problems. Although up to 20% of children and adults may be “diagnosed” with ADHD, many are misdiagnosed, and few receive a proper medical “work -up” to rule out these physical causes.


Natural Treatment Approaches

According to Western Naturopathic thought, ADHD itself is not a disease and has no direct treatment. It can, however, result in symptoms that can disrupt life. Natural Health Specialists focus on treating causes rather than suppressing the symptoms. Careful diagnosis, backed by appropriate testing, is necessary to identify contributing factors. Many believe that variations in amino acids and neurotransmitter levels are responsible for the more troublesome aspects of this personality type.  Allergies and hypersensitivities, pathogens and nutrient deficiencies all may contribute to troublesome behaviors.

Drug-free approaches have been well studied and have been proven to help with inattention, impulsiveness and restlessness.  Behavior therapy, nutritional approaches, and treatment of sleep issues have all been shown to be helpful. Specific herbal and nutritional therapies have substantial evidence of effectiveness, although have not yet been approved by the FDA for these uses.

Traditional Chinese Medicine does not have an equivalent diagnosis for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. TCM does, however, offer treatments for symptoms of restlessness, poor concentration, hyperactivity, anxiety, disturbed sleep, and other changes in consciousness are associated with this condition. Typical TCM treatments that may help are designed to tonify Heart Blood, tonify Heart Yin, tonify the Spleen, open the Orifices, drain Heart Fire and correct Liver yin deficiency.

Can Drugs Help?

CHS DOES NOT consider use of antipsychotics, antidepressants, sleeping pills, amphetamines or tranquilizers to be appropriate or safe for children or adults with ADHD, except in circumstances where agitation and violence presents a clear safety issue. Stimulants may help over the short term with parent and teacher interactions but have been proven to slow learning,  cause growth retardation, carry risk of sudden death and have no long term proven benefit.


Natural Remedies Herbal Remedies

CHS recommends 5 steps in your approach to inattention, distractability, poor focus and excessive energy:

1. IDENTIFY: Take a thorough inventory of all of your symptoms, medications and supplements. CHS has prepared a “Symptom Checklist” for this–see tab above or Click Here for Printer Friendly Version to print out and take with you to your healthcare specialist.

2. TEST: Have a complete physical and specific tests to identify causes. CHS offers medical lab tests to explore many of the causes of inattention, distractibility, poor focus and excessive energy. Click on the “Lab Testing” tab above for more information.

3. CHECK LABELS: Science has found a STRONG correlation between ADHD symptoms and hypersensitivities. Check labels and eliminate all artificial ingredients including preservatives, colorings, “conditioners,” “enhancers” and processed foods.

4. CONSIDER a food rotation and elimination diet to identify foods and other substances that cause symptoms. Dr. Elmer Cranton has posted an excellent guide to elimination dieting at DrCranton.com

5. CHOOSE a Natural Product that matches your beliefs, physical issues and symptoms.


Statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat and cure or prevent disease. Information provided by CHS is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. Any information given is only intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from scientific world literature. You are encouraged to make your own health care decisions based upon your own research of the subject and in partnership with a qualified health care professional.
Symptoms
ADHD symptoms are often mistaken as signs of defiance, laziness, compulsiveness and conduct disorder. An ADHD person may be seen as lacking social grace and appropriate boundaries. Common ADHD symptoms may include:
Inattention, such as:
  • difficulty paying attention to details and tendency to make careless mistakes in school or other activities; producing work that is often messy and careless
  • being easily distracted by irrelevant stimuli and frequently interrupting ongoing tasks to attend to trivial noises or events that are usually ignored by others
  • inability to sustain attention on tasks or activities
  • difficulty finishing schoolwork or paperwork or performing tasks that require concentration
  • frequent shifts from one uncompleted activity to another
  • procrastination
  • disorganized work habits
  • forgetfulness in daily activities (for example, missing appointments, forgetting to bring lunch)
  • failure to complete tasks such as homework or chores
  • frequent shifts in conversation, not listening to others, not keeping one’s mind on conversations and not following details or rules of activities in social situations
Hyperactivity, such as:
  • fidgeting, squirming when seated
  • getting up frequently to walk or run around
  • running or climbing excessively when it’s inappropriate (in teens this may appear as restlessness)
  • having difficulty playing quietly or engaging in quiet leisure activities
  • being always on the gooften talking excessively
  •  Impulsively such as:

    • impatience
    • difficulty delaying responses
    • blurting out answers before questions have been completed
    • difficulty awaiting one’s turn
    • frequently interrupting or intruding on others to the point of causing problems in social or work settings
    • initiating conversations at inappropriate times
    • excessive or inappropriate hugging and displays of affection

Natural Treatment Approaches
According to Western Naturopathic thought, ADHD itself is not a disease and has no direct treatment. It can, however, result in symptoms that can disrupt life. Natural Health Specialists focus on treating causes rather than suppressing the symptoms.  Careful diagnosis, backed by appropriate testing, is necessary to identify contributing factors. Many believe that variations in amino acids and neurotransmitter levels are responsible for the more troublesome aspects of this personality type. Allergies and hypersensitivities, pathogens and nutrient deficiencies all may contribute to troublesome behaviors.

Drug-free approaches have been well studied and have been proven to help with inattention, impulsiveness and restlessness.  Behavior therapy, nutritional approaches, and treatment of sleep issues have all been shown to be helpful. Specific herbal and nutritional therapies have substantial evidence of effectiveness, although have not yet been approved by the FDA for these uses.

Traditional Chinese Medicine does not have an equivalent diagnosis for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. TCM does, however, offer treatments for symptoms of restlessness, poor concentration, hyperactivity, anxiety, disturbed sleep, and other changes in consciousness are associated with this condition. Typical TCM treatments that may help are designed to tonify Heart Blood, tonify Heart Yin, tonify the Spleen, open the Orifices, drain Heart Fire and correct Liver yin deficiency.


Natural Remedies Herbal Remedies

CHS recommends 5 steps in your approach to inattention, distractability, poor focus and excessive energy:

1. IDENTIFY: Take a thorough inventory of all of your symptoms, medications and supplements. CHS has prepared a “Symptom Checklist” for this–see tab above or Click Here for Printer Friendly Version to print out and take with you to your healthcare specialist.

2. TEST: Have a complete physical and specific tests to identify causes. CHS offers medical lab tests to explore many of the causes of inattention, distractibility, poor focus and excessive energy. Click on the “Lab Testing” tab above for more information.

3. CHECK LABELS: Science has found a STRONG correlation between ADHD symptoms and hypersensitivities. Check labels and eliminate all artificial ingredients including preservatives, colorings, “conditioners,” “enhancers” and processed foods.

4. CONSIDER a food rotation and elimination diet to identify foods and other substances that cause symptoms. Dr. Elmer Cranton has posted an excellent guide to elimination dieting at DrCranton.com

5. CHOOSE a Natural Product that matches your beliefs, physical issues and symptoms.


Natural Remedies Herbal Remedies
CHS DOES NOT consider use of antipsychotics, antidepressants, sleeping pills, amphetamines or tranquilizers to be appropriate or safe for children or adults with ADHD, except in circumstances where agitation and violence presents a clear safety issue. Stimulants may help over the short term but have been proven to cause growth retardation, carry risk of sudden death and have no long term proven benefit.

Statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat and cure or prevent disease. Information provided by CHS is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. Any information given is only intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from scientific world literature. You are encouraged to make your own health care decisions based upon your own research of the subject and in partnership with a qualified health care professional.

Science

The Center for Health Science has studied ADHD for over 25 years. We have found that many (possibly most) ADHD symptoms are caused, at least in part, by environmental, nutritional and biological issues. Effective treatment requires an investigation of all of these areas.
The “diagnosis” of ADHD is used to describe a collection of behaviors and traits, however ADHD is not a “disease” but more accurately a syndrome, a recognizable collection of characteristics. This group of behaviors occurs in 9-20% of the population.  Although males are given the label more often then females, this appears to be the result of gender bias. Although poorly studied, ADHD traits never disappear. As a person faces life challenges (child, adult, or senior) they continue to “be” ADHD.
If not a disease, what is ADHD? Interpretation of symptoms is very much “in the eye of the beholder.” Some researchers, such as Thom Hartmann, Ph.D., believe ADHD traits are the result of genetic variations that many people have that, in a simpler world, would have made them the most successful members of a tribe (adaptive behavior). This “hunter-farmer” hypothesis is presented in his many writings, such as “Attention Deficit Disorder: A Different Perception” ISBN 0-88733-156-4.
The allopathic medical community promotes heavy use of drugs to suppress ADHD symptoms, and does give limited endorsement of psychological approaches. It is important to note that the drugs used to “treat” ADHD have been poorly studied, but have been found to cause significant physical problems, and have NEVER resulted in any “cure.”
Significant research has shown that ADHD symptoms are often the result of allergies and food intolerances, reactions to certain chemical adulterants in food, problems with sleep, blood sugar dysregulation and a variety of other physical triggers. Although ignored by the FDA, several chemicals used in food have been banned in many countries of the world specifically for causing ADHD-like symptoms.
Several studies by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) found that certain artificial colors and the preservative sodium benzoate are linked to hyperactivity or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. UK food and beverage manufacturers have removed the six biggest offenders from all products for sale in the UK. The six colors are sunset yellow (FD&C Yellow #6), lemon yellow (FD&C Yellow #5, tartrazine), carmoisine (FD&C Red #3), ponceau 4R (Brilliant Scarlet, SX purple, C.I.  16255), quinoline yellow (FD&C Yellow #13) and allura red (FD&C Red 40). Unfortunately the US Food and Drug Administration has not acted on this science, and these contaminants are still added to many common foods (as of January 2010 certain Dreyers Grand Ice Cream flavors have them!) Some of these are proven carcinogens. It pays to check labels.
A report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2009 found detectable levels of a total of 212 chemicals in blood or urine samples of everyone tested, 2,400 people nationwide. Little is known about the human health effects of most of the chemicals.  ADHD, or toxic chemical exposure? Bisphenol A, an industrial chemical commonly used in plastic bottles and food containers, is one of those chemicals. Studies have shown It apparently has subtle but deleterious effects on the neurological and reproductive development.
Our individual genetics dictate how our bodies absorb and utilize particular nutrients. While one family member seems to do fine on a given diet, another member may exhibit symptoms of significant nutrient deficiency. Examples of this include findings that the amino acid glycine is an “essential nutrient” (needing to be supplemented) for some, but not for others. Interestingly, glycine supplementation has been shown to be effective in treating certain schizophrenia and ADHD symptoms in many hundreds of published scientific studies, yet it is rarely considered by allopathic physicians. Vitamin deficiencies have been proven to cause other ADHD-like symptoms.
We accept Dr. Hartmann’s hunter-farmer hypothesis that many of us are genetically predisposed to ADHD-like traits.  Whether or not these traits become “problems” depends on environmental triggers, including:

  • Sensitivity and exposure to certain airborne and food allergens
  • Exposure to inappropriate industrial chemicals, preservatives, and colorings
  • Specific nutritional deficiencies caused by genetic variations and declining food nutrients
  • Hormonal/metabolic issues and problems with sleep
  • Parenting styles that are destructive rather than adaptive
  • Educational styles that are destructive rather than adaptive

Natural Treatment Approaches

According to Western Naturopathic thought, ADHD itself is not a disease and has no direct treatment. It can, however, result in symptoms that can disrupt life. Natural Health Specialists focus on treating causes rather than suppressing the symptoms. Careful diagnosis, backed by appropriate testing, is necessary to identify contributing factors. Many believe that variations in amino acids and neurotransmitter levels are responsible for the more troublesome aspects of this personality type.  Allergies and hypersensitivities, pathogens and nutrient deficiencies all may contribute to troublesome behaviors.

Drug-free approaches have been well studied and have been proven to help with inattention, impulsiveness and restlessness.  Behavior therapy, nutritional approaches, and treatment of sleep issues have all been shown to be helpful. Specific herbal and nutritional therapies have substantial evidence of effectiveness, although have not yet been approved by the FDA for these uses.

Traditional Chinese Medicine does not have an equivalent diagnosis for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. TCM does, however, offer treatments for symptoms of restlessness, poor concentration, hyperactivity, anxiety, disturbed sleep, and other changes in consciousness are associated with this condition. Typical TCM treatments that may help are designed to tonify Heart Blood, tonify Heart Yin, tonify the Spleen, open the Orifices, drain Heart Fire and correct Liver yin deficiency.


Natural Remedies Herbal Remedies

CHS recommends 4 steps in your approach to inattention, distractability, poor focus and excessive energy:

1. TEST: Have a complete physical and specific tests to identify causes. CHS offers medical lab tests to explore many of the causes of inattention, distractibility, poor focus and excessive energy. Click on the “Lab Testing” tab above for more information.
2. CHECK LABELS: Science has found a STRONG correlation between ADHD symptoms and hypersensitivities. Check labels and eliminate all artificial ingredients including preservatives, colorings, “conditioners,” “enhancers” and processed foods.
3. CONSIDER a food rotation and elimination diet to identify foods and other substances that cause symptoms. Dr. Elmer Cranton has posted an excellent guide to elimination dieting at DrCranton.com
4. CHOOSE a Natural Product that matches your beliefs, physical issues and symptoms.


Natural Remedies Herbal Remedies
CHS DOES NOT consider use of antipsychotics, antidepressants, sleeping pills, amphetamines or tranquilizers to be appropriate or safe for children or adults with ADHD, except in circumstances where agitation and violence presents a clear safety issue. Stimulants may help over the short term but have been proven to cause growth retardation, carry risk of sudden death and have no long term proven benefit.

Statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat and cure or prevent disease. Information provided by CHS is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. Any information given is only intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from scientific world literature. You are encouraged to make your own health care decisions based upon your own research of the subject and in partnership with a qualified health care professional.

Symptoms Checklist

 

Symptom Checklist

Name: _________________________________   Date: ___________________

Print out, complete, take to your healthcare professional

Click Here for Printer Friendly Version

Frequency: 1- occasionally, 2- nearly every day, 3 most of the day, nearly every day

Severity- 1- mild 2- disrupts normal activities 3- Debilitating

How long:  1- one or 2 weeks 2- one to 3 months 3- One or more years

Symptom Frequency (1-3) Severity (1-3) How Long (1-3)
Cognitive:
Fatigue
Anxiety, Fearfulness, Irritability
Sleeping Difficulty
Sleeping Excess
Brain Fog, Slowed Thinking
Anger, Aggressive Behavior
Behavior or Personality Changes
Mood Swings, Lability
Apathy, Reduced Interests
Hallucinations, Delusions
Frequent Sadness, Crying
Easily Distracted
Memory Loss
Changes in Appetite
Unplanned Weight Changes
Confusion
Immune Process:
Asthma, Cough, Breathing Trouble
Frequent Yeast Infections
Allergies
Frequent Flu Symptoms
Immunity Depressed, Frequent Illness
Heart, Blood, Circulation:
Blood Pressure High/Low
High Cholesterol
Heart Palpitation, Rhythm Abnormality
Nervous System:
Carpal Tunnell Syndrome
Restless Leg Syndrome
Numbness or Tingling Extremities
Difficulty Walking, Poor Balance
Spasm, Muscle Tics, Trembling
Senses:
Dizziness
Vision Changes, Blurred Vision
Light Sensitivity
Tinnitus, Ringing, Ear Sounds
Cold Sensitivity, Cold Extremities
Excessive Sweating, Night Sweats
GI System:
Abdominal Pain
Abdominal Swelling
Colic
Frequent Constipation or Diarrhea
Excessive Thirst
Indigestion, Heartburn, Gas
Weight Gain
Nausea
Weight Loss or Poor Appetite
Ulcers
Frequent or Decreased Urination
Reproductive System:
Absence of Menstruation
Irregular Periods
Breast Pain, Tenderness
Infertility
Painful Intercourse, Dryness
Hot Flashes
Loss of Libido
Erectile Dysfunction
Pain:
Migraines, Headaches
Bone, Back or Leg Pain (skeletal)
Joint Pain
Muscle Pain
Achiness
Muscle Cramps
Muscle Weakness
Skin, Hair, Nails:
Mouth Ulcers, Canker Sores
Sores in Corners of Mouth
Dry, Brittle Hair
Hair Loss
Dry or Itchy Skin
Tender or Bleeding Gums
Acne
Eczema
Pale Skin
Skin Rash
Edema, Swelling
Please List Any Additional Symptoms:
Diagnoses received in past 2 years (include chronic conditions): 
List all medications used in last 2 years
List dosage size (mg), frequency, how long taken (months)
How did the medication affect you? (good and bad)
List all supplements used in last 2 years
List dosage size (mg), frequency, how long taken (months)
How did the supplements affect you? (good and bad)
Family: List illnesses experienced by family members in last 2 years, or if deceased, in last 2 years of life
 

Natural ADHD Treatment Offers Many Advantages

While they offer a wide variety of herbal supplements to meet the needs of a variety of individuals, many people consider the natural ADHD treatment from Center of Health Science (CHS) a great alternative ADHD treatment. If you or a family member has symptoms of ADHD such as a lack of ability to focus, inattention, lack of concentration, forgetfulness, fidgeting, hyperactivity or are impulsive, or if there has already been a diagnosis of ADHD, CHS can help by providing natural ADHD remedies that are proven effective but which don’t have the serious side effects caused by drugs. There are many things that can cause or worsen ADHD symptoms including allergies and food intolerances, reactions to certain chemical adulterants in food, and from bacterial, viral and parasitic infections and other physical problems. Read more about how a natural ADHD treatment from CHS can help alleviate your problems with ADHD.

As many as 20% of children and adults may be diagnosed with ADHD but few of those receive a proper medical “work-up” to rule out any of the physical causes listed here. Natural ADHD treatments are available to help you manage the ADHD symptoms and for treating underlying causes. These treatments offer much of the same level of symptom relief as drugs but are non-addicting and do not have the dangerous side effects of pharmaceuticals. CHS offers the best natural ADHD medication that comes from Western Naturopathics, Traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic Medicine.

Before making the decision to try a natural ADD treatment for symptoms that you think might mean you have ADHD, have a complete physical and the specific tests needed to identify causes. CHS offers medical lab tests to explore the causes of your ADHD symptoms in addition to the natural ADHD supplements that have been scientifically proven to improve these symptoms and treat their underlying causes.

One of the things that CHS has learned from research is that there is a strong correlation between ADHD symptoms and hypersensitivities. That means you should check labels and eliminate all artificial ingredients including preservatives, colorings, conditions, enhancers and processed foods from your diet. Consider a rotation diet to eliminate foods individually so you can determine which ones you are sensitive to.

CHS offers the best natural ADHD treatment options to help you increase concentration and reduce distractibility. Their CHS Wellness Package contains key ingredients needed to maintain good health, including critical B vitamins, Vitamin D, Magnesium, Calcium, Zinc and Omega 3 fatty acids. They also offer ADHD Support by Herbal Extracts Plus which is a Western Herbal formula that has been shown to improve mental clarity, relieve minor anxiety, help with sleep and improve concentration. This product works as a natural ADHD treatment for adults and children alike.

Other natural ADHD treatment options from CHS include their MindCare Jr. by Himalaya and Calm by Evergreen as well as Enhance Memory by Evergreen. Go to www.bobteachesart.com to learn more about their natural ADHD remedies and which ones have been shown to be most effective for which symptoms. You do have another choice besides harmful drugs when you or a loved one is diagnosed or experiencing symptoms of ADHD. A naturalADHD treatment can provide you with the right solutions without the dangerous side effects.