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Are there any good herbs or natural supplements that can help a child with adhd?

Are there any good herbs or natural supplements that can help a child with adhd?

Nothing Proven: Although there is ongoing research, so far nothing has been proven to help this problem do not believe unsubstatiated claims or advertising. If these things were so successful, don't you think all trained pediatricians would recommend them. Also , very few of these herbal products have any safety trials. Buyer beware! ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Are there any natural supplements used on adhd?

Are there any natural supplements used on adhd?

Dmae may help: Oettinger, l. The use of deanol in the treatment of disorders of behavior in children. Journal of pediatrics. 53:671-675, 1958. Coleman, n., et al. Deanol in the treatment of hyperactive children. Psychosomatics. 17:68-72, 1976.70% of add patients experience increased attention span, decreased aggressiveness, improved learning ability and (sometimes) increased intelligence following dmae treatment. ...Read more

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Are there any good natural or alternative therapies that help supplement medications given for ADHD inattentive type?

Are there any good natural or alternative therapies that help supplement medications given for ADHD inattentive type?

Yes: There are several promising studies using zinc, magnesium, vit b6 amino acids, phosphatidylserine and neurofeedback.There are also numerous studies proving the efficacy and safety of medications (if used properly by a knowledgeable physician) behavioral intervention and parent skill training, although time consuming is efficacious and for the most part free of side effects.Discuss with your md. ...Read more

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What is great herb for facial and muscle spasms (herbs or natural supplements only)?

What is great herb for facial and muscle spasms (herbs or natural supplements only)?

Wake UP numilaugher!: "Natural" is nonsense. Malaria, Ebola, snake venom, toxic molds - all totally natural. Some crucial drug wisdom: If it has no reported SIDE effects, it probably has no EFFECTS, either. You can practically bank on it: What health hucksters promote as "natural" is almost certainly worthless. Leave the Middle Ages behind. Be a skeptic, not a sucker. Seek real KNOWLEDGE, not pseudoscientific claptrap ...Read more

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Are any natural supplements good for menopause treatment?

Are any natural supplements good for menopause treatment?

Yes: Some women benefit from vegetable Estrogens such as soy, black cohosh, or evening primrose oil. There is no evidence that they are safer than prescription medications. If there is a history of breast cancer, there are other medications that can reduce hot flashes such as venlafaxine. ...Read more

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Can you please describe common natural supplements that are good for fat burning or metabolic increase?

Can you please describe common natural supplements that are good for fat burning or metabolic increase?

Metabolism: The best way to increase your metabolism is to stay active (as in exercise, not just walking), and eat frequent small meals (3-5 meals a day). There is no herbal supplement or drug that will do this magically for you. The exception would be people with hypothyroidism who need to take synthroid (thyroxine) to make them euthyroid (and as a by product increases their metabolism). ...Read more

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Do you know of natural supplements that increase focus and retention? I've read good things about l-tyrosine.

Do you know of natural supplements that increase focus and retention? I've read good things about l-tyrosine.

Many good options: B vitamins may help (esp. B12 if you're deficient). Phosphatidylserine, acetyl-l-carnitine, tyrosine, bacopa, vinpocetine, ashwagandha, gingko, rhodiola, dmae, hydergine and piracetam are all proven to help. There are entire books on this subject. A good article is at http://www.Smart-publications.Com/articles/be-smarter-think-faster-and-protect-your-brain-with-12-smart-nutrients. ...Read more

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My 13y/o daughter has t1dm how good will it help her if i also give her natural supplements that include cinnamon, biotin, and chronium?

My 13y/o daughter has t1dm how good will it help her if i also give her natural supplements that include cinnamon, biotin, and chronium?

May help a bit...: It is easier to improve type 2 than type 1 diabetes with supplements but there is some evidence that biotin can improve sugar levels ; chromium can improve Insulin sensitivity in t1dm. Cinnamon may not help type 1. See http://lpi.Oregonstate.Edu/infocenter/vitamins/biotin/ ; http://care.Diabetesjournals.Org/content/27/11/2741.Long ; http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/art03372/diabetes-type-1.Html. ...Read more

Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a bio-psycho-social disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD typically interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. It is usually present in childhood, continuing into adulthood, and is genetically transmitted. ...Read more