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Addressing ADD and ADHD in young children: Understanding Nutrition and Natural Solutions.

Addressing ADD and ADHD in young children, blog post for ResetMe
Addressing ADD and ADHD in Young Children

Understanding ADD and ADHD

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are increasingly common diagnoses among young children. These conditions are characterized by symptoms such as inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness. However, there is growing concern that these conditions are often misdiagnosed and that children are being overmedicated as a result.

What Are ADD and ADHD?

ADD: This condition primarily involves difficulty with maintaining attention, staying focused, and following through on tasks. Unlike ADHD, hyperactivity is not a predominant symptom in ADD.

ADHD: In addition to the inattentiveness seen in ADD, ADHD includes hyperactivity and impulsive behaviour. Children with ADHD may have trouble sitting still, waiting their turn, or controlling their impulses.

The Importance of Accurate Diagnosis

An accurate diagnosis is crucial. Misdiagnosing a child can lead to unnecessary medication, which can have significant side effects and long-term implications. Therefore, understanding the true nature of these conditions is essential.

The Role of Nutrition and Supplementation

Research has shown that diet and nutrition play a significant role in managing symptoms of ADD and ADHD. Here are some key areas to focus on:

Omega-3 Fatty Acids: These essential fats, found in fish oil and flaxseed, are crucial for brain health and can help improve attention and focus.

Balanced Diet: A diet rich in whole foods, including plenty of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains, supports overall health and can reduce ADHD symptoms.

Avoiding Artificial Additives: Some children are sensitive to artificial colours, flavours, and preservatives, which can exacerbate hyperactivity and inattentiveness.

The Importance of Bioresonance Testing

As a natural health consultant, I offer bioresonance testing scans to help identify underlying issues that may be contributing to ADD or ADHD symptoms. This non-invasive test can detect:

Gut Issues: An unhealthy gut can influence brain function and behaviour. Imbalances in gut bacteria or undiagnosed food sensitivities can contribute to ADD/ADHD symptoms.

Nutrient Deficiencies: Deficiencies in key vitamins and minerals, such as magnesium, zinc, and iron, can affect brain health and behaviour.

Imbalances: Hormonal or neurotransmitter imbalances can also play a role in these conditions.

Customized Supplementation Plans

Based on the results of the bioresonance test, I can create a tailored supplementation and nutrition plan to address specific deficiencies and imbalances. This personalized approach ensures that your child gets the support they need to manage their symptoms effectively and naturally.

Final Thoughts

While medication can be necessary for some children with ADD or ADHD, it's important to explore all potential underlying causes and natural treatment options first. Proper nutrition, supplementation, and a thorough understanding of your child's unique health needs can make a significant difference.

If you're concerned about your child's diagnosis or the medications they're taking, consider bioresonance testing to gain a deeper insight into their health. Together, we can create a customised plan to support their well-being naturally. Book your appointment with Heleen to discuss your health matters: Whatsapp: 076 947 4024


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