Natural Ways to Support children with ADHD

June 28, 2013 10:06:06 AM PDT

 

Over the past few years parents, along with their physicians, have been seeking a more natural health care alternative for children with ADHD. Around 6.4 million children, ranging from the ages of 4 -17 years of age, at some point in their lives been diagnosed by medical professionals, as having Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

In many of these cases these children were given psychotropic drugs as means of lessening the symptoms of the ailment.

 

The issue here is that, while the medications may have been successful in rectifying short-term issues, there were consequences and risks involved in using these drugs for longer periods. It’s no surprise that parents all over the world are looking for more natural alternatives in coping with ADHD symptoms.


This article describes the other natural possibilities that are easily available to parents seeking Natural approaches to there children with ADHD.


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Posted in Medical News Biomedical Sensitive Living By BrainChild Nutritionals

Parents are advised to make sure their children drink milk and eat other calcium-rich foods to build strong bones. Soon, they also may be urged to make sure their kids eat salmon, almonds and other foods high in magnesium -- another nutrient that may play an important role in bone health, according to a study to be presented Sunday, May 5, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Washington, DC.

"Lots of nutrients are key for children to have healthy bones. One of these appears to be magnesium," said lead author Steven A. Abrams MD, FAAP, professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. "Calcium is important, but, except for those children and adolescents with very low intakes, may not be more important than magnesium."

While it is known that magnesium is important for bone health in adults, few studies have looked at whether magnesium intake and absorption are related to bone mineral content in young children. This study aimed to fill that gap.

Researchers recruited 63 healthy children ages 4 to 8 years old who were not taking any multivitamins or minerals to participate in the study. Children were hospitalized overnight twice so their calcium and magnesium levels could be measured.

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Posted in General Health By BrainChild Nutritionals

Getting a Handle on all the Autism Supplements

February 26, 2013 2:41:11 PM PST

 As you may know, children with autism often take quite a lot of nutritional supplements. This is partly because so many of their body systems aren't functioning well on their own, and in addition, their digestive systems often cannot absorb nutrients easily.

The goal of supplementation in autism is to get required nutrients into the body in a functional form, so that the nutrients can help the body to start working better, and eventually do a better job of functioning on its own, with less help. 

Another important goal is to support gut function and give the gut the raw materials it needs to absorb and utilize nutrients better. Since autistic kids are very sensitive, one more supplementation challenge is that we must work very gently, so as not to create new problems that weren’t there before.

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Posted in Biomedical By Terri Mykland