Attention-Deficit Disorder (ADD) is neurological behavioral disorder. The symptoms include an inability to focus, along with hyperactivity. It afflicts 3 to 5% of children around the world. The symptoms begin before the age of seven. In many cases, the symptoms can follow them into adulthood. That is why it is imperative to find resolution so that ADD sufferers can live a life of normalcy. There are beneficial medical treatments in the form of drugs. However, negative side effects can accompany it. Therefore, more of an effort has been made to find homeopathic cures for ADD.
The Value of a Healthy Diet
One avenue that needs to be addressed initially is that of a healthy diet. There are so many unhealthy chemicals in today’s processed foods. They can have negative effects on ADD sufferers. The diet should be focused on whole grains, lean meats, and fresh fruits and vegetables. Another effective means would be the removal of sugar which creates stress on a body.
Natural Cures for ADD
Magnesium is a deficiency in ADD cases and can cause depression, nervousness, and irritability. This can be found in natural supplements. Fatty acids are also an ingredient that is lacking in the system and should be included in the diet or can be found in supplements. DHA (Docosahexaenoic) is a necessary nutrient and a part of the Omega-3 fatty acids. It is found in 1/3 of the human brain and nervous system. It is necessary for normal brain function. Low DHA levels can generate hyperactivity and an inability to concentrate. In addition, fish oil contains high levels of Omega-3 fatty acids. It is also in all seafood from the colder waters in the ocean. The ones with dark meat are especially high in Omega-3 fatty acids.
Products to Avoid to Protect Against ADD
ADD can be a genetic disorder. However, it has been found that there are environmental concerns that can manifest itself in ADD symptoms. Exposure to alcohol and tobacco smoke while pregnant and in to the early life of a child can be a factor in ADD. The nicotine can cause a lack of oxygen to the baby in the uterus.