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ADD Awareness and Alternative Approaches. Antidepressants : Tricyclics SSRI’s: Prozac, Paxil, and Zoloft Desipramine Nortiptyline Imipramine. Stimulants : Ritalin Dexedrine Concerta Methylphnidate Aderall Cylert. Western Perspectives: Medication, Medication and more Medication.

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SSRI’s: Prozac, Paxil, and Zoloft











Western Perspectives: Medication, Medication and more Medication

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Educational Strategies

  • Extended time on tests

  • Place child in area of class room with few distractions

  • Teacher gives visual and verbal instruction

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ADD and Addiction

  • 25 - 50% of people with drug and alcohol addictions have ADD

  • Addictions are progressive

  • “If the fool would persist in his folly, he would become wise,” William Blake.

  • Let yourself be and let your creativity flow freely.

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3 Reasons to Self-Medicate

  • Numb painful feelings

  • To feel like you function better

  • For the high

  • Self-medicating that relates to ADD: compulsive overeating, bingeing, bulimia, anorexia, sugar cravings, alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, tranquilizers, narcotics, nicotine, caffeine, gambling, spending, working, sex, love addictions and stress addicts.

  • The only way out of pain is to go through it.

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The ADD Nutrition Solution

  • The 30 day plan:

    • A. This plan contains actual serving sizes for certain age ranges based on the necessary balance in food groups

    • B. This plan also addresses what foods to cut out of the diet

    • C. Where to shop, how to stick to the plan, what’s encouraged – mainly organic ingredients

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Food to Eliminate from Your Diet

  • Foods: dairy products and components such as chocolates, egg whites, wheat, corn, oranges and peanuts.

  • Sweeteners: sugar, refined starches(corn syrup & corn starch), all artificial sweeteners.

  • Additives: all artificial colors especially red dye #3 and yellow dye #5.

  • Flavors: MSG, vanillin, smoke flavoring, sodium containing agents and potassium phosphate.

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Foods to Eliminate from Your Diet

  • Preservatives: BHA, BHT, TBHQ, sodium benzoate, calcium propionate, nitrates, nitrites, sulfites and citric acid.

  • Beverages: all caffeine teas, coffee, and sodas; sweetened fruit juices and beverages that contain phosphate.

  • Fats: all hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated fats, mono and diglycerides, olestra, olean, and cottonseed oil.

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Chiropractic Care

  • Early traumatic injury

  • Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction

  • Occiput misalignment

  • Environmental factors

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  • ADD is caused by a deficiency in kidney essence.

  • Yin aspect is deficient.

  • Tonify kidney yin by:

    • Auriculotherapy

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Herbal Treatment

  • Tonify the kidney yin

  • Example: rehmannia, tortoise shell, deer antler gelatin, lycium and cornus

  • Treat the excessive kidney Yang

  • Example: dragon bone, oyster shell, succinum and cinnabar