ADHD – Attention Deficient Hyperactive Disorder

Teachers find your child a challenge in the classroom and have him/her (usually him) sent for an assessment – diagnosed with ADHD – placed on Ritalin or a similar drug…

Studies have shown that children placed on Ritalin do far worse as adults as opposed to those who were allowed to let their brains develop normally.  Obviously, it does no one any good except the teacher and the pharmacy companies that benefit from the drug sales…

Here is a FUNCTIONAL approach to ADHD:

Let’s start with some basic ASYRA assessments:

  • 1)   Nutrient deficiencies, which can include:
    •  amino acids
    • fatty acids
    • glutathione levels
    • fatty acids
    • vitamins (B6 especially)
    • minerals:
      • calcium
      • Mg
      • selenium
      • zinc
  • 2)   Toxic overload:
    • POPs
    • PCBs
    • Metal toxicities
    • Food toxicities:  insecticide, pesticides, growth hormones, etc
    • Cleaning products toxicities
    • Personal hygiene toxicities
  • 3)   Dysbiosis (pathological outgrowth of bacteria in the gut, bowels, vagina) and bowel toxemia, i.e., colitis
  • 4)   Digestive dysfunction
    • pre & pro biotics
    • enzymes
    • inflammation
    • poor immune function
  • 5)   Dysglycemia
  • 6)   Metabolism dysfunction due to thyroid &/or adrenal dysfunction
  • 7)   Thyroid
  • 8)   Adrenal deregulation
  • 9)   Liver toxicity

Next, let’s asses External Factors that can contribute

  • 1)      toxic substances in food, water & air
  • 2)      diminishing levels of nutrients in food
  • 3)      overuse of antibiotics and other medications

Internal Factors

  • 1)                  bowel toxemia, including neurotoxins, bacteria in gut
  • 2)                  lack of HCL
  • 3)                  little or no secretin release
  • 4)                  little or no bicarbonate release
  • 5)                  little or no pancreatic enzyme release
  • 6)                  little or no intestinal enzymes

Assessing underlying causes of ADHA

In office

  • 1)                  ASYRA assessment (of over 60,000 aspects)
  • 2)                  nutritional assessment questionnaire
  • 3)                  functional physical exam
  • 4)                  functional urinalysis
  • 5)                  zinc taste test, tissue mineral assessment,
  • 6)                  oral pH
  • 7)                 food allergies
  • 8)                 glutathione levels

Additional ASYRA  tests to consider

  • 1)                  amino acid analysis (plasma)
  • 2)                  fatty acid analysis
  • 3)                  food allergies

Next, put together a plan involving treatment remedies that are easy and convenient to put into practice.  Work slowly without overwhelming the body, and bring the body and mind back into healthy functioning.

Find a good health practitioner that can help your child effectively rather than just putting him on drugs that prevent the body from developing normally.

For more information, contact: Dr Holly at holly@choicesunlimited.ca

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