Any natural suggestions for a 5 yr old with ADHD?

Any natural suggestions for a 5 yr old with ADHD. We have been reading and know of course removing sugar. Anything else that anyone has success with? TIA

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Dyes, high fructose, msg, basically most processed foods we eliminated

Angela Hart
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Remove food dyes, processed or frozen foods. Limit electronics. Omega 3 vitamin.

Betty Gray
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I did just read something about Omega 3 and ADHD.

Juliet Christian 3 years

My son has ADHD, this is what I did when he was 6: Our family did an elimination diet, I discovered he reacted to red and blue dye, and chicken, whole milk, and soda. When I eliminated these completely from his diet, he was able to function much better, sleep 6 hrs per night (only 4hrs. Before) and interact with us on a better level. I started giving him coffee to drink, 3 times a day (about 1/4 cup). I also created a strict environment at home, redirecting him to whatever he was suppose to do, and punishments were sitting on the stairs for a few minutes. He is now 30yrs old and doing well, full time job, bought a house, has a dog too.

Caroline Jenkins 3 years

oh, AND I fresh cooked all the time using organic, free range and wild caught foods. We even had a garden that he was in charge of.

Caroline Jenkins 3 years

Avoid dairy and gluten! These are inflammatory foods!

Mackenzie Lovell
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DDR prime for dna repair

Denise Raines
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Denise Raines
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Remove everything with red dye

Aggie Goodrich
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Buy the book Dirty Genes by Ben Lynch will change you life!!!

Angela Paul
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Add a magnesium supplement to their diet.

Valerie Cameron
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Check out essential oils. İnhale, apply topically and diffuse.

Darla Kidd
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Buy the book “Nemechek Protocol”

Bridget Downing
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The gut is the second brain. Healing and good whole food nutrition and omegas. I prefer plant based Omegas. So good for brain function and mood.

Tamara Mcdermott
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Fiengold diet, daily probiotic, Fiji water, exercise, structure, routine and an iep

Alicia Munoz
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I’d look into the gaps diet

Roseanne Ochoa
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I would love an all natural... My son taking a break from Adderell I don't want to put him back on it. He is in 8th grade. Been on it since 2nd grade.

Tray Foley
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i have ADHD, its a personality not a psychiatric disorder. Let your kid be who they are and let them rock life

Drea Couch
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Dirty Genes by Dr Ben Lynch.

Rebecca Hatfield
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if it bothers you you take meds lol

Drea Couch
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Coffee. Helps my son. He's still a little wound up but not bouncing off the walls.

Ann İrving
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Niacin

Syshen Bolton
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TSR, REMOVING toxins, metals. Avoid all processed junk food, nitrates, nitrites dyes, eat whole organic foods as much as possible.

Simona Beaver
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Avoid coffee

Simona Beaver
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Although he’s only 5, if not improved when he’s older, you should have him start meditating

Samantha Starks
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Omega 3 Nordic Naturals is “prescribed” to my nephew with ADHD from his pediatric neurologist... He has Tourette’s as well

Stacy Daly
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You know I know it's not possible for everybody and it's very hard to even consider it but I have decided to home-school all 5 of my children I want them to be children not stuck in class all day ADHD is basically giving kids bunch of sugar and carbs and then tell him to sit still for 8 hours

Shelly Vogel
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I homeschool too.. But my son (6) definitely has adhd regardless of his healthy/low glycemic diet. Which is part of why we are leaning towards more of an unscooling approach. Adhd is not necessarily a bad thing though.. İt means that he will hyper focus on whatever he is interested in so is pretty advanced in his knowledge about certain things that he has been very eager to learn about (like the circulatory system). He had absolutely zero interest in learning how to read and write until a month ago.. And all of a sudden he started hyperfocusing and really getting it and it's fun for him now to work on it together.. But any time I tried before he'd be off in lala land daydreaming about transformers and asking if we were done yet every 20 seconds.

Jess Strickland 3 years

Jess Strickland my son is 10 and also has ADHD. And we limit sugar intake as well. What i meant by that is some of it is just kids being kids and its not natural for kids to sit still all day 5 days a week especially after they're giving sugar cereal, sugar glaze Donuts, apple juice, and milk with sugar added before sending them on their way to sit still in a small little confined desk all day long not allowed to talk or think for themselves it's sad but I do believe in ADHD I have two with it but my 10 year old he drives me crazy so I'm sure he tries his teachers crazy matter fact his teachers bully him because I won't medicate him and he's just like your son when he's excited about something he goes full force with it everything else is hard to keep his Focus

Shelly Vogel 3 years

This is why I'm dropping out of school and becoming a homeschooling parent that way I can control how long my children can sit and if they need to burn off energy they can

Shelly Vogel 3 years

Avoid anything that says natural like flavors, processed foods msg

Rachelle Napier
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High fructose corn syrup and MSGs are terrible for all of us too. Also some dyes.

Julene Wiley 3 years

micronutrients!! so many success stories feel free to pm me!!

Lisa Lane
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Rescue remedy

Tracey Lassiter
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magnesium

Deanna Ouellette
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Go gluten free and only eat organic

Sharon Neely
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Sports is a very good one.. Find his hobby what peaks his interest the most and let him manifest in that every way possible ... To much energy is not a bad thing ever ... The trick is finding what to release that energy on

Michael Mccollum
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Remove food dyes- red and blue for sure. That helped my neice

Melissa Webb
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Give him coffee or cappuccino it will calm him down i was the same way growing up and its the only thing that would put me to sleep on car rides

Casey Cormier
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4 drops of Lugols iodine solution on a saltine cracker and gave it to my son one morning when he was in 5th grade.
At 8:30 that night my wife got an email from his teacher thanking us for talking to him and that he was laser focused on her all day.

Harvey Mcginnis
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Has he had any vaccines, or allergy shots ??

Jen Feliciano
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There are Naturopathic medicines, herbal medicines.

Derek Ellis
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treat him for candida also. Support his adrenals and kidneys 100% gluten free diet, lots of fruits, you can buy tintures to help detox the body too

Sue Garcia
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Can you share what supplement you can give to kids to help support kidneys and adrenal. I commented below that I am treating my daughter for Candida. I have her taking dandelion root to help her liver, but nothing for adrenals and kidneys. Thanks

Sue Timmons 3 years

Sue Timmons stinging nettle for the kidneys and liquorice root for the adrenals

Sue Garcia 3 years

Sue Garcia thank you. Both of those are ok for children

Sue Timmons 3 years

Sue Timmons yes hun start of small and build up, I also give my son goldenseal & afew others but we have been on this journey for over a yr

Sue Garcia 3 years

Are you treating your son for Candida as well?

Sue Timmons 3 years
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I am treating my daughter for yeast because it is a cause of ADHD. We have also went gluten free and limiting sugar intake. I know she has yeast issues because her tongue has a white coating on it and she has skin issues etc. Maybe look into yeast. I am trying to balance her gut in general and also kill of yeast/bacteria. I believe your gut plays a key role in every illness.

Sue Timmons
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Diet change

Katelyn Wills
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CBD oil works!

Kathy Herman
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Have you urine tested for pyrroles or pyluria.

Tina Gould
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Look at the section on migraines in the book
Prescription for Nutritional Healing by Dr. Balch.

Etta Sizemore
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Gluthathione!

Karen Rankin
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we removed Gluten and shes a different child!

Shannon Calderon
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finegold diet

Kathleen Bartlett
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Reiki

Elizabeth Winslow
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Tons of great testimonies on juice plus helping! Your five-year-old could also get it for free!

Katlynn Mcmillan
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Coffee

Ann İrving
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CBD Oil And also coffee are great options to start with. Kava is also an option.

ShellyRochelle Hanks
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Adhd is a deeply pathological nerve condition and as you can see there are many possible root causes. In case you don't find the cure... Remember it will not work to talk with or rationalize with/discipline them much as you likely know, so the nest thing to do is to just direct their energy into something positive! Have them help arpund the house, but make it fun! Find hobbies and activities and make it fun! Don't expect them to get a normal 9 to 5 as an adult. Praise their inconsistencies as long as they aren't hurting anyone. It's time we stop putting kids in a mold we create or drug their minds with poisons. Herbs that can help are lemon balm and chamomile. As you probably know this is not a disorder that can be cured in western medicine without turning them into a speed freak (meds) or zombie (if they get off meds). Embrace the wildness bc if not they will likely become self destructive as so many Adhd teens and adults are sadly.

Natalie Coffey
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My son was out of control I stopped processed foods baked his treats and no dyes they are in juices fruit snacks specifically red dye made a huge difference he has graduated from high school with 3.0 now every kid is different but it is worth a try

Bernie Gomes
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Prebiotics, Probiotics, Digestive Enzymes, Vitamin D3 5000-10,000 IU Daily, B Vitamins, Magnesium, Alkaline Foods and/or Smoothies, Wheat Grass, Barley Grass, Hawaiian Spirulina etc.

DarrylNatasha Timmons
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Avoid tv go outside more6

Brianna Spencer
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Magnesium

David Payne
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The answer is spinach and lots of it. Out with the wrong bacteria, and in with the good.

Deborah Hahn
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I treat my daughter that has ADHD, ODD, Anxiety, OCD, impulsive control disorder.... We use diet, supplements, homeopathic and essential oils.... Best decision I ever made .... She is thriving

Wendy Earl
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All natural food, no processed foods and avoid all food dyes, especially yellow and red. You may also want to do research on CBD oil. Also structure and boundaries and lots of creative and play time built into the day.

Tracey Toney
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Search DR Pavlesky

Sean Bonilla
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Stop drinking fluoridated water switch to distilled

Brooke Thomason
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gaps diet

Caitlyn Sheehan
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