Alternative Solutions for Kids with ADHD
Alternative Treatments for ADHD has been studied extensively and the results are quite impressive. One alternative treatment you can look into are food allergies which rate high on the list because of the association ADHD. Long term exposure to the same products over and over in the diet can cause negative reactions. There are many wheat allergies; it is in cereal, breaded coatings for children's fish sticks and chicken nuggets and a myriad of other products. When the intestine is exposed to these proteins (wheat, rye, oats and barley) it can become damaged causing absorption and digestion problems.
If a child is not receiving vital nutrients they will not be able to concentrate or learn and have attention problems; does this sound like ADHD? Of course not all children have these food sensitivities, but it has been on the rise along with peanuts and dairy. You can be tested for gluten intolerance but since blood tests sometimes have a false negative the best way to test for this is a stool sample.
A simple test that you can do at home would be to omit gluten products from the diet. Gluten which is a protein in wheat, rye, oats and barley causes the damage, so if you eliminate those products you would probably see the change in your child within days.
OtherÂ alternative solutions for kids with ADHD associated with diet options would be the elimination of chemical additives like dyes and artificial sweeteners, sugar, nitrates in lunch meats, and dairy. The best way to see if any food is causing problems with ADHD is to eliminate the major foods that cause allergies for three months then, slowly add them back one at a time to see if there's a reaction or behavioral issue.
There are nutritional supplements like Omega-3's, GABA and homeopathic drops that can be added to juice, water or milk which can help balance the child's system and have been shown to help, reverse or completely stop ADHD symptoms!