Attention Deficit Disorder &
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

There's so much ADD information out there that's it's hard to filter through. That's what this page is about! ADD natural remedies that you can try as an alternative to prescription drugs. Let's start with the basics...


The definition of ADD or attention deficit disorder is according to Mosby's Medical Dictionary, 8th edition is:

"A syndrome affecting children, adolescents, and adults characterized by short attention span, hyperactivity, and poor concentration. The symptoms may be mild or severe and are associated with functional deviations of the central nervous system without signs of major neurologic or psychiatric disturbance. The people affected are usually of normal or above average intelligence. Other symptoms include impairment in perception, conceptualization, language, memory, and motor skills; decreased attention span; increased impulsivity; and emotional lability. The condition is 10 times more prevalent in boys than in girls and may result from genetic factors, biochemical irregularities, perinatal or postnatal injury, or disease. There is no known cure, and symptoms often subside or disappear with time. Medication with methylphenidate, pemoline, or the dextroamphetamines is frequently prescribed for children with hyperactive symptoms, and some form of psychotherapeutic counseling is often recommended. Some treatments include abstinence from certain foods, such as those that contain caffeine, and food additives."

Food additives have been proven to contribute to Attention Deficit Disorder. Two food additives to cut out immediately are MSG (monosodium glutamate) and Aspartme (an artifical sweetner found in almost all diet soda!). Switching to more natural foods is something we all should be doing anyway!

There are other things that can also contribute to ADD signs & symptoms such as:

  • Heavy Metal Toxicity
  • Pesticides and Other Chemicals in the Home
  • Poor Nutrition
  • Problems at Home or School
  • Allergies Including those Dairy
  • Gluten Intolerance

Several studies have shown a connection between ADD & ADHD with omega-3 fatty acid deficiency! An organic flaxseed oil would be a great supplement to consider. Flax seed oil has the highest concentration of omega-3 fatty acids than anything else known!

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