A Mother's Journey:

A guide through the jungle of doctors, medications,s and natural remedies

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"I am going to provide you with everything I have found on my journey. Gathering this information has taken me over four and a half years of daily researching and experimenting and you will have it all at your finger tips. What you choose to do with this information is up to you. I only wish this information was available for me when I started to research alternatives or more importantly when I first found out that my son had ADHD. I only pray this information will provide you with hope that there are alternatives to ADD/ADHD medication, antibiotics, and other harmful medications. I also want you to understand that it will take some effort on your part to get the ADD/ADHD under control, but the reward of having your child’s health is well worth it!"

God Bless,

Shirley Highers

What is ADD/ADHD?

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In today’s classroom of 30 students 1-3 children will have Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. ADD/ADHD is a neurological disorder that makes it hard for an individual to control their behavior. The difference between the two is that a person with ADD is yourquiet daydreamer having problems staying focused on anything while a person with ADHD has a more disruptive behavior. And boys are diagnosed with ADHD 3 more times often than girls.

What causes ADD/ADHD?

butterflyADD/ADHD has NOTHING to do with intelligence. The majority of these individuals are highly intelligent with above average IQ’s. About one fourth of ADHD have serious learning disabilities such as reading comprehension, listening skills, or working with numbers. A major cause is poor nutrition resulting in a deficiency in their B-Vitamins, Minerals, Omegas, and especially Amino Acids (Neurotransmitters). Other causes are brain trauma, metal toxicity (vaccines, mercury, lead, aluminum, etc), food and environmental allergies, and yeast overgrowth. To better understand a holistic approach for ADD/ADHD you need understand the roles of neurotransmitters. You should also become familiar with the common neurotransmitters that these individuals are lacking.

Is there a cure for ADD/ADHD?

A doctor’s method of treatment is by using drug stimulants to decrease impulsivity, hyperactivity, and increase attention. Drugs always come with side effects. ADD/ADHD side effects are problems sleeping, stunted growth, loss of appetite, vitamins and mineral depletions, headaches, liver failure, heart failure, suicide and much more. And before you realize it, you or your child will be on a list of medications for headaches, sleep, facial tics, and depression. Do you think by adding more medication that you are curing the root of the problem? Is this the price your willing to pay? A child’s brain and body are still developing until they are in their 20’s. Their undeveloped bodies may be able to handle the drugs in the beginning, but eventually it will take its toll. My son is proof that there are natural ways to work with the body to counteract these symptoms in children and adults. ADD/ADHD is a collection of many symptoms not just one. So treatment should address multiple aspects of an individual’s life: Diet, High Quality Bioavailability Supplements, Behavior Treatment, Tutoring, Self Esteem, Sports, and Parent Education.

What you need to know about ADD/ADHD medications

Medications do not go to the root of the problem, instead they only mask or reduce the symptoms. Medications are stimulant drugs that attempt to manipulate neurotransmitters by modifying the rate of readd/adhd medicationslease of dopamine and norepinephrine. For me ADD/ADHD drugs are a quick easy fix because they make it easier to control one’s behavior. However after having a son on ADHD medication for 2 years, I have the right to inform you that you may not have to pay cover at the door but you will have to pay down the road. Charlie’s focus and hyperactivity was instantly controlled once he started medication. But 3 -6 months down the road, we paid sufficiently with the side effects from these drugs. And eventually you will become a slave to the medication. Doctors use to be required to do liver tests every six months because these medications can cause liver failure. The pharmaceutical lobbyists were able to get that changed because they argued that it can take more than 10 years of use to cause liver failure. But doctors are now prescribing these drugs as early as 3 years old!