There are some recently announced natural remedies for ADD and home remedies for ADHD that even have the hardest skeptics standing up and taking notice!
See for yourself...
Probiotics and Apple Cider Vinegar:
You would be astounded to discover just how many health disorders are actually caused by digestive problems. And ADD and ADHD are definitely included on the list!
When the digestive system isn’t working properly and you have an overload of bad bacteria, the body cannot absorb nutrients effectively and you end up with a toxic overload of poisons and heavy metals. You also end up with a poorly functioning immune system.
This is a sure-fire recipe for disaster!
ADD and ADHD patients nearly always suffer from digestive problems and allergies (which are also primarily caused by poor digestion). Interestingly enough, our own daughter was a chronic asthmatic before we put her on the natural supplements we are talking about here for her ADHD. And much to our amazement, 6 months after she started she was able to throw her puffer away!
If you don’t make an effort to correct yourself or your child’s digestive disorders then eventually you will end up with chronic conditions far worse than ADD or ADHD, including leaky gut syndrome and candida albicans. These are two very serious and potentially life threatening health problems.
But you won’t have to worry about these as long as you consume a good probiotic supplement and drink apple cider vinegar everyday. The probiotics will recolonize the digestive system with crucial “friendly bacteria” leaving no room for any bad bacteria, such as candida albicans, to grow or take up residence. The apple cider vinegar is a very potent digestive aid which will heal the digestive tract and also help promote the growth of friendly bacteria.
For dosage of the probiotics, follow the recommendations on the label. For the apple cider vinegar, consume 1-2 tablespoons in a glass of water 20 minutes before each meal or take the tablets or capsules if you don't like the taste.
Ginseng and Ginkgo Biloba are renowned for helping ADD and ADHD sufferers and we can personally attest to their remarkable effectiveness. For best results, they work better in combination with each other rather than on their own.
The powerful benefits they provide to the brain include... increased blood flow to the brain, the boosting of neurotransmitter levels, the boosting of aerobic glucose metabolism in the brain, and the promotion of nerve growth in brain regions that are normally under-developed in many ADHD sufferers (and all of these problems are exactly what ADD and ADHD patients need to correct too by the way).
So this equates to one extremely potent natural remedy for ADD and ADHD without any of the terrible side effects you get from pharmaceutical drugs!
Certain herbs really do work extremely well for many ADD and ADHD sufferers. You already know about the benefits of Ginseng and Ginkgo Biloba, but the herbs St. Johns Wort, Gotu Kola, Brahmi, Kava Kava and Skullcap are also producing some fabulous results, and thankfully, many Naturopaths are now prescribing these terrific natural remedies for ADD and ADHD to their patients...
Gotu Kola: This herb can reduce anxiety levels and increase brain function substantially. It enhances memory recall as well as increasing blood flow to the brain (which of course is very important for ADD and ADHD sufferers).
St. Johns Wort: St. Johns Wort is an excellent home remedy for ADD, especially if you or your child is suffering from depression, insomnia, fear or anxiety.
Brahmi: This herb exerts many positive effects on the brain including boosting overall cognitive function and increasing your (or your child’s) ability to learn.
Kava Kava: Kava Kava produces a sense of tranquillity and significantly softens angry and violent feelings. It also improves mood, tension levels and sleep patterns.
Skullcap: Skullcap is another popular natural remedy and treatment for ADD and ADHD. It is used to treat restlessness and agitation, along with helping to cure insomnia.
To save money, there are now some supplement companies that package many of these herbs into an “all in one” supplement, so be sure to check them out online or at your local health food store. Keep in mind that you will need to consume these herbs everyday for at least 6-8 weeks before seeing any measurable benefits.