Attention Deficit Disorder and ADHD: A New, Non-Drug, Natural Approach
Are you, your child, or a friend suffering from Attention Deficit Disorder or ADHD? ADD (and ADHD) is a baffling and frustrating disorder not only for those who have the condition, but also for their loved ones and our nation’s dedicated doctors who attempt to treat it.
The frustration among physicians is due to the fact that science has not yet identified the cause or causes of ADD. Thus, the subjects of cause, and therefore a precisely appropriate treatment for the condition are still two very large question marks.
A prominent neurologist states, “The more you study hyperactivity or ADD, the less certain you are as to what it is, or whether it is a thousand different situations all called by the same name” (“WALL STREET JOURNAL” – in an article entitled, “Attention Deficit Delirium”).
There are many theories as to ADD’s cause, but as yet no facts. This explains why practically all physicians in the U.S. currently attempt to simply mask patients’ symptoms of the disorder with powerful drugs, as their only alternative. The problem with drug treatment of ADD, however, are the frequent and dangerous side effects they produce. More on that in a moment.
Some of the symptoms of ADD are:
· Excessive fidgeting with hands or feet.
· Repeated difficulty remaining seated.
· Marked difficulty following through on instructions.
· Extreme difficulty in attempting to work/play quietly.
· Excessive interruption of conversations (and intrusion upon other children’s games).
· MARKED appearance of not listening to, or not comprehending what is being said to them.
· Multiple, repeated performance of acts that are dangerous, without thinking about or weighing the consequences.
Millions of parents across the United States are virtually frantic over the fact that not only have their children been diagnosed as having ADD, but that the prescribed treatment usually consists of powerful stimulant drugs such as Ritalin, Dexedrine, and Cylert.
As a result, many such parents have the constant, gnawing, and disturbing sense of feeling trapped within a very bad situation:
“If I don’t avail my child of these prescribed drugs…what else can I do that will help? If I keep my child on the drugs, I’m forced to watch the frequent side effects taking their toll…on my child’s health, and on the peace within my family!”
What are some of these drugs’ side effects? Several short term effects could be the following: “Ritalin rebound”, loss of appetite and resulting weight loss, insomnia, headaches, stomachaches, drowsiness, potential liver damage, facial tics, and a “sense of sadness”, to mention just a few.
Also, several authorities report that the long term consequences of drug therapy could be devastating.
The book, “Attention Deficit Disorder: A Different Perception” written by Thom Hartmann (Underwood Books), suggests that there could be a link between long term Ritalin use and Parkinson’s Disease.
Equally disturbing is that for many children and adults, the common, prescribed drugs often do not work very well. All of this information may sound discouraging, however, it needn’t be. The good news is this:
Every week from coast to coast (USA) many thousands of grateful parents, and adult ADD sufferers, plus ADD support group members are discovering dramatic relief from a new, entirely non-drug approach.
It is an approach that is totally safe to use, employing a 100% non-toxic and natural — and powerfully effective — nutritional method. It involves the use of an antioxidant nutritional compound from France that has produced stunning health results across Europe for over a decade, and that many progressive doctors are now beginning to recommend here in the United States and Canada.
This compound is a patented extract from the bark of the French Maritime Pine Tree (U.S. Patent Number 4,698,360). In an easy to swallow tablet form, has been hailed by researchers as the most potent, natural antioxidant compound ever discovered.
This patented compound is not a drug and is now readily available in the U.S. without a prescription. Moreover, it is far less costly than traditional drug therapy. It is as safe to use as vitamin C. However, as an antioxidant supplement, it is actually 20 times more powerful than vitamin C, and 50 times more powerful than vitamin E.
Dr. Richard A. Passwater, one of our nation’s most respected biochemists, has documented the research done in Europe over the last twenty years. Dr. Passwater’s book, “Pycnogenol?, The Super Protector Nutrient” (Keats Publishing) documents the research showing that this compound gives relief from as many as 80 different degenerative health challenges.
Also especially gratifying is that adults and children with ADD are finding this patented compound is literally providing them with a non-drug, new lease on life.