Addressing the Underlying Causes of ADD/ADHD with Modern Holistic Health
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are diagnosis that can manifest themselves both in childhood and as an adult. The symptoms associated with ADD/ADHD can often affect learning, productivity, and even relationships and can add great stress to those struggling with the unrelenting symptoms associated with ADD/ADHD.
Symptoms may include:
- Difficulty following through with tasks such as school work or job responsibilities
- Easily distracted
- Mind racing
- Loss of items such as keys or school work
- Difficulty staying focused on an activity or task
- Careless mistakes or not paying attention to the details
- Difficulty listening when being spoken to
Explore Evidence Based Solutions for ADD/ADHD
We approach ADD/ADHD by looking at the state of the mind and body. We look at what is out of balance and what factors could be causing the brain chemistry to become out of balance. Some of the most common underlying causes of ADD/ADHD include inflammation to the brain and body caused by environmental toxins, chemicals and preservatives found in foods, unknown food sensitivities, and amino acid deficiencies. By using lab and genetic data we can discover what the underlying causes are and implement specific protocols and nutrition guidelines based on that data that is personalized for each individual.
Thousands of people are discovering that a healthy, well balanced diet helps the brain function more efficiently by providing needed nutrients that are free of artificial colors and preservatives, pesticide residue and other harmful additives and chemicals that can contribute to forgetfulness, distractibility and disorganization. In addition, using an elimination diet can help pinpoint what foods that might be causing inflammation to the brain thus impacting your brain function.
Holistic Options from Dr. Villanueva and Her Team at Modern Holistic Health
Our holistic approach to health focuses on you as a person. We focus on the connection between the body, mind and spirit and we focus on finding and removing the barriers to restore health and optimal brain function. At a minimum, focusing on a healthy anti inflammatory diet, incorporating exercise and meditation, and reducing screen time from our electronics may reduce or eliminate the underlying cause of ADD/ADHD and provide an alternative to taking prescription drugs. When individuals have tried these approaches and find they still need help, our approach can provide the comprehensive analysis and ultimate outcome they are looking for.
What Tests are Appropriate for ADHD?
While mental health disorders like ADD/ADHD are usually diagnosed by a physician or a psychologist based on a set of symptoms over a period of time, Holistic Approaches look for for the underlying causes of the symptoms rather than focusing on giving a label or diagnosis to the set of symptoms. Once the diagnosis is determined there is then an appropriate category of pharmaceutical solutions to help reduce the symptoms.
But what is causing the symptoms in the first place? Evidence based holistic approaches use lab testing and even genetic testing in some cases, to find the Root Cause of the symptoms rather than being focused on providing a diagnosis and a drug as a solution. By using a combination of various lab tests, the underlying causes can be discovered and addressed. This approach provides long term solutions rather than just covering up the symptoms, which can in the long term, lead to more severe health and brain related issues.
Since there is no single cause of ADD/ADHD, it is important to identify the possible underlying causes. The most common factors include food sensitivities, B vitamin deficiencies, genetic influence, environmental or metal toxicity, mineral deficiencies, amino acid deficiencies, leaky gut, an unhealthy diet, excessive time in front of electronics, and lack of physical activity.
At Modern Health Holistic, we take an evidence based, data driven approach to find the root cause of your symptoms. If this is the type of approach that resonates with you, we may be just what you’ve been looking for.