I just wanted to put into writing a few of the suggestions I mentioned in my video about things that you can be doing for your child if they have been diagnosed with ADHD.
Being the most common childhood health problem of any kind world wide and the most common childhood mental illness, children as young as 3 years old are being put on drugs such as Ritalin and Adderall. These statistics are making headline news! Is this really what we want for our children? And for out future generations? We should be asking why AHDH is on the rise and what can we be doing to help.
First of all, what is ADHD? To put it simply, it’s a brain imbalance. The “name” for it is Functional Disconnect Syndrome. Your brain should be balanced and working as one to create proper functioning of the body. Being imbalanced simply means that the two hemispheres of the brain are not electrically balanced or synchronized which can cause problems such as ADHD, autism, asthma, allergies and many other things. So what is the goal…. FIX the disconnect. By doing this we are getting to the root of the problem and not just chasing and treating symptoms. We can address this physically, mentally and emotionally.
First- What is your child eating for breakfast?? After all, the never ending stream of commercials for sugary breakfast items such as fruitloops, lucky charms, poptarts and many others have a huge impact on what your child desires to eat for breakfast. Starting their day off with a rush of sugar will be of no help to a child struggling with a hyperactive condition. Instead replace their breakfast with items high in protein such as eggs and try to stay away from excess sugar. Sugar is like a toxin to the body and is highly addictive, see my previous blog on how sugar is affecting people every day.
Second- How much activity is your child getting on a daily basis? Making sure that they are getting plenty of physical activity in is very important in brain function and development. If your child spends more time in front of a screen than they do physically active this is also something that you can change to have a positive impact on your childs behavior.
Third- As a chiropractor I feel the deep obligation to share how wonderful chiropractic care is for these children. I adjust the vertebrae in the spine to get to the brain, with each adjustment I am sending positive information to the brain and “re-calibrating” it. Adjustments directly affect the brain in a positive way by dealing with the spine which houses the spinal cord. Get your child to a chiropractor and have their spines checked. By clearing the pathway from the brain to the body of interference, the bodies function increases!
Watch my video here to learn more!
Also, here at YFC THIS Thursday August 25th from 6PM to 7:30 PM Dr Jessica will be discussing Natural solutions to ADHD in more details! Don’t miss this FREE event! Visit our YFC facebook page for more details!
Dr. Nicole Davis graduated from Logan University with not only her Doctorate in Chiropractic but her Bachelors in Life Sciences. After working with hundreds of clients a week in a busy Ohio Chiropractic clinic, she decided to head home to Des Moines to be closer to her family. She currently specializes in family wellness care with advanced training in pediatric and pregnancy care, working alongside 2 other doctors in the only Wellness Center in Iowa to offer Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Specialized Pediatric and Pregnancy Care as well as Functional Medicine. She loves spending time with family, friends and her dog, Maci. She is here to serve her community with love, support and enthusiasm.