Fight ADHD The Right Way

ADHD is sweeping our nation’s school systems, and many parents are now treating their children with medication. Read on to learn more about how you can help your child with natural, healthy solutions.

An unfortunate scenario is occurring in classrooms throughout every school district in America.  The number of children presenting with ADHD or comparable behavioral issues continues to increase at an alarming rate. According to the last count, as many as 9.5% of children had been diagnosed with ADHD, and that number is only expected to increase with newer statistics soon to be published.[1. CDC. Mental health in the United States: prevalence of diagnosis and medication treatment for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder—United States, 2003. MMWR 2005;54:842–7.]

While adequate objective testing still lags far behind to thoroughly examine the symptoms of these children, ADHD patients are commonly prescribed stimulant medication with dangerous side effects.  A lack of long-term data on the safety of these medications being given to children raises serious questions about how we are handling this crisis.

According to research published by The Lancet this month, simply eating a healthy diet promotes major improvements in ADHD children.  The diet recommended restricting common allergenic foods like soy, dairy, egg, corn, and wheat while increasing fruits, vegetables, white meat, and water.  78% of the ADHD children reported significant improvement in behavioral symptoms.

Furthermore, when the standard American foods were added back in the diet, the children relapsed back to behavioral issues associated with ADHD.[2. The Lancet Volume 377, Issue 9764 , Pages 494-503, doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(10)62227-1
“Effects of a restricted elimination diet on the behaviour of children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (INCA study): a randomised controlled trial” Authors: L. Pelsser, K. Frankena, J. Toorman, H.F. Savelkoul, A.E. Dubois, R.R. Pereira, et al]

This emphasizes once again that it’s a 5 Essential Health Care system that is a far better first approach than drugs.  Not only would ADHD symptoms dissipate, they would likely never have appeared had the children started out with the 5 Essential health care delivery system. Just as important, these kids (minus the ones that went back on the American plan) when following the right nutrition plan are headed towards a life of wellbeing rather than a future of disease.

Get Adjusted! Studies showed clinically that chiropractic reduces the stress response and therefore improves immunity, reduces disease susceptibility and improves disease resistance. “…patients undergoing spinal manipulation (adjustments) displayed dramatic decreases of cortisol through the post-treatment period…reflecting increased immunological capacities”.[3. 9th International Conference on Spinal Manipulation. Oct 5, 2001 Toronto-Reported in FCER Advance 23 (2)] “Joint restriction can lead to sympathetic hyperactivity, thus adversely affecting immune tissues and overall immunity of a human being”.[4. Fidelibus, J. An Overview of Neuroimmodulation and a Possible Correlation with Musculoskeletal System Function JMPT 1989 (12) 4.]

While science continues to prove that our health is linked to the food we eat and our lifestyle choices, the community at large continues to push forward with medication for our children instead of smarter choices. Contrarily, Maximized Living continues to teach a healthcare delivery system based on current research, facts, and truth.  Our children deserve more than a pill to cover up symptoms and medications with dangerous side effects.  Maximized Living doctors across North American are helping ADHD patients recover and restore life through Maximized Living Nutrition plans and a healthy spine and nervous system.  Makes sense  doesn’t it?