Natural Alternatives for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Find Natural Solutions for ADHD with Modern Holistic Health

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a brain disorder that manifests itself as inattentiveness, impulsivity and hyperactivity. Inattentiveness is having difficulty staying focused.

Symptoms may include:

  • Disorganization
  • Difficulty following through with tasks such as school work or job responsibilities
  • Easily distracted
  • Forgetfulness
  • 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 Natural Remedies for ADHD

We approach ADHD by looking at the state of the mind and body. We look at what is out of balance and guide you towards restoring balance. Some of the most common interventions include nutrition, exercise and meditation. A healthy, well balanced diet helps the brain function more efficiently by providing needed nutrients free of artificial colors and preservatives, pesticide residue and other harmful additives and chemicals that can contribute to forgetfulness, distractibility and disorganization. In addition, food allergies could be an underlying cause of ADHD. Using an elimination diet can help pinpoint what foods, if any, are impacting your brain function.

Another intervention is exercise. Physical exercise releases chemicals in the brain that helps improve your mood and increases your ability to focus and pay attention. Exercise can also help to decrease your impulsivity.

Meditation and other relaxation techniques such as yoga will help you find a state of calmness and allow you to focus your mind.

Holistic Options from Dr. Villanueva

Our holistic approach to health focuses on you as a person. We focus on the connection between the body, mind and spirit and strive to restore the balance to achieve optimal health. Focusing on a healthy diet and exercise may reduce or eliminate the underlying cause of ADHD; and provide an alternative to taking prescription drugs. Meditation and relaxation techniques are helpful in calming the nervous system. One tool is Mindfulness, which has been effective for symptoms of ADHD.

What Tests are Appropriate for ADHD?

ADHD is usually diagnosed by a physician or a psychologist; however, it cannot be determined with a single test. A person must show at least some of the symptoms of ADHD on a consistent basis for a significant period of time. The rule of thumb is at least six months. Observations, anecdotal records and checklists are used to diagnose ADHD. A physical exam is performed to rule out any other possible medical conditions.

Since there is no single cause of ADHD, it is beneficial to identify any possible underlying causes. The most common factors include food allergies, a B vitamin deficiency, a metal toxicity, mineral deficiencies, poor nutrition, an unhealthy diet, or a thyroid disorder.

At Modern Health Holistic, we take a natural approach to find the root cause of your symptoms. We examine your body, mind, and take a unique look at your genetic makeup to help you restore your health.


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