A Natural Approach To Health
Living With Adult ADD/ADHD
I had a question the other day about adult ADD/ADHD.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been called attention-deficit disorder (ADD) and hyperactivity.
But ADHD is the preferred term because it includes the 2 main aspects of the condition: inattention and hyperactive-impulsive behavior.
Adult ADHD symptoms may include:
>Trouble focusing or concentrating
>Difficulty completing tasks
>Low frustration tolerance
>Frequent mood swings
>Trouble coping with stress
Many adults with ADHD aren’t aware they have it — they just know everyday tasks can be a challenge.
Adults with ADHD may find it difficult to focus and prioritize, leading to missed deadlines and forgotten meetings or social plans.
The inability to control impulses can range from impatience waiting in line or driving in traffic to mood swings and outbursts of anger.
All adults with ADHD had ADHD as children, even if it was never diagnosed.
Some people with ADHD have fewer symptoms as they age, while others continue to have significant symptoms as adults.
Almost everyone has some symptoms similar to ADHD at some point in their lives.
ADHD is diagnosed only when symptoms are severe enough to cause ongoing problems in more than one area of your life.
Diagnosis of ADHD in adults can be difficult because certain ADHD symptoms are similar to those caused by other conditions, like anxiety or mood disorders.
To deal with adult ADD/ADHD it’s beneficial to:
*Drink 6-8 cups of purified water daily hydrates body and brain cells and flushes toxins (whether thirsty or not!).
*Bacopin is a good memory enhancer.
*Ginkgo biloba is helpful for brain function and concentration (don’t take if you have a bleeding disorder or are scheduled for surgery or a dental procedure).
*Valerian root extract has been used for this disorder with dramatic results and no side effects. Mix the alcohol-free extract in juice (as directed on the product label) and drink the mixture 2-3 times a day.
*Other herbs beneficial for hyperactivity include catnip, gotu kola, hops, lemon balm, oats, passionflower, skullcap, thyme, and wood betony.
*Include in your diet all fruits and vegetables, plus breads, cereals, and crackers containing only rice and oats.
*Include cold-water fish like tuna (limit to 1 serving per week), salmon, and herring in your diet.
*Follow a high-protein diet.
*Be sure to get your carbohydrates from food containing complex carbohydrates and cut down on simple carbohydrates. Complex carbohydrates can be found in fresh vegetables, fresh fruits, beans, and natural whole grains.
*Limit dairy products if you notice behavioral changes after they’re consumed.
*Remove from your diet all forms of refined sugar and any products containing it. Also eliminate junk food and all foods containing artificial colors, flavorings, monosodium glutamate (MSG), yeast, or preservatives; processed and manufactured foods; and foods containing salicylates. Certain foods naturally contain salicylates including almonds, apples, apricots, all berries, cherries, cucumbers, currants, oranges, peaches, peppers, plums, prunes, and tomatoes.
*Don’t consume any of the following: apple cider vinegar, bacon, butter, candy, ketchup, chocolate, colored cheeses, chili sauce, corn, ham, hot dogs, luncheon meat, margarine, meat loaf, milk, mustard, pork, salami, salt, sausage, soy sauce, tea, and wheat.
*Don’t use antacid tablets, cough drops, perfume, throat lozenges, or commercial toothpaste. Use a natural toothpaste from a health food store.
*Avoid carbonated beverages, which contain large amounts of phosphates.
*Limit exposure to television, video and electronic games, and loud music. Instead, get some outdoor physical activity.
*Use an elimination diet to identify foods that may be causing or aggravating symptoms.
*Consider hair analysis to determine heavy metal toxicity.
*Decrease toxic cleaning, laundry and personal care products.
*Decrease chemical additives, preservatives, pesticides, etc.
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