Synopses & Reviews
A parent's guide to effective techniques for combating the difficulties faced in raising a child with ADD/ADHD.
Affecting approximately five percent of the school-age population, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)/Attention Deficit Hyper-activity Disorder (ADHD) is the most common behavioral disorder in children. In her book, Laura Stevens offers a series of alternatives to the often-prescribed drugs, which have potential negative side effects.
Helping a child with ADD/ADHD can be a frustrating process that requires an understanding of the various biochemical and nutritional factors involved. This comprehensive guide offers the information parents need to recognize these factors. Included also are dietary suggestions and tips for avoiding allergens.
This guide offers a series of alternatives to prescribed drugs for Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder children, which can have potential negative side-effects.
Stevens presents the latest research findings along with effective, drug-free steps for treating the most common behavioral disorders in children. 10 illustrations.
In 12 Ways to Effectively Help Your ADD/ADHD Child, you'll discover that helping a child with ADD/ADHD is like solving a jigsaw puzzle. You have to identify the various biochemical and nutritional pieces and fit them together into a completed puzzle of a happy, healthy child. Improve diet, track down hidden food allergies, and identify and avoid inhalant allergens and chemical sensitivities. Included are menu suggestions, shopping tips, and 30 recipes to help parents deal with diet changes, such as avoiding artificial colors, milk, wheat, sugar, and chocolate. 12 Ways to Effectively Help Your ADD/ADHD Child discusses the latest research reports from prestigious medical journals about ADD/ ADHD, deficiencies, and lead poisoning.
About the Author
Laura J. Stevens, MS, has been President of Nutrition in Action, Inc., a small nutritional consulting company, since 1995. She developed The ADD/ADHD Online Newsletter, a home page dedicated to attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. In addition to maintaining her web site, Stevens collaborates with her professor, John Burgess, PhD, on ground-breaking research concerning ADHD.
Table of Contents
12 Effective Ways to Help Your ADD/ADHD Child Acknowledgments
A Word About Gender
Part 1: Understanding the Basics of ADD and ADHD
What are ADD and ADHD?
Causes of ADD and ADHD
An Ounce of Prevention
Part 2: Twelve Ways to Help Your Child
Way 1: Improve your Child'd Diet
Way 2: Choose Sweeteners Carefully
Way 3: Track Down Hidden Food Allergies
Way 4: Add Essential Fatty Acids to Your Child's Diet
Way 5: Choose Vitamins, Minerals and Other Supplements Carefully
Way 6: Solve the Yeast COnnection
Way 7: Identify Inhalant Allergies
Way 8: Identify Chemical Sensitivities
Way 9: Investigate Lead and Aluminum Poisening
Way 10: Enhance Perception
Way 11: Consider Crawling Lessons
Way 12: Try Biofeedback
Part 3: Helping Your Child Adjust to His New Diet
Shopping and Cooking for Your ADD/ADHD Child
Celebrating Happy Holidays
Pleasing Recipes for the Child with ADD/ADHD
Appendix A: Scientific Studies for You and Your Doctor
Appendix B: Jimmy's Common Foods Elimination Diet and Dairy
Appendix C: Resources for Parents