ADD/ADHD Archives

Part 3 and the conclusion of this great interview.   Optimal Wellness Center: There is currently a lawsuit against the maker of Ritalin and a psychiatric group for conspiring to create an all-encompassing diagnostic criteria for ADD/ADHD, which some claim could be interpreted to include nearly every kid in the US. Do you have any…

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Part 2 of a fascinating interview with Dr. Lendon Smith, MD. Read on… OWC: What are some of the causes and cures for ADD/ADHD? Do you recommend diagnostic tests for nutritional deficiencies? Are there obvious signs of deficiencies other than the ones mentioned previously? Dr. Smith: Over time back in the 1960s and 70s, I…

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Interview of Dr. Lendon Smith, MD Part 1 Fascintating 3 part interview with Dr. Lendon Smith. One of the first to caution against sugar, white flour, and junk food. He has some great insights to treating ADD and ADHD without using drugs. Read on for more information. Dr. Smith’s Background Lendon H. Smith earned his…

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What Exactly is ADD/ADHD? Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) involve a cluster of symptoms that include inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsive behaviors. Often, children with the conditions may struggle in school and with relationships, and suffer from low self-esteem. The term ADD has largely been replaced with ADHD, as it describes two of…

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Doctors as Pushers The CDC has estimated that 9 percent of boys and 4 percent of girls in the U.S. are taking ADHD stimulant medications. ADHD drug prescriptions rose by almost 12 percent a year between 2000 and 2005! How is it that children who have been growing and doing fine for thousands of years,…

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