A different view of ADD and Hyperactivity may come from your eye doctor, if they test for and offer vision therapy and nutritional consultations. There are two critical issues you need to be aware of:
Convergence issues and Carbohydrates.
It is also frequently missed by chain store doctors who are too in a rush to see patients and sell glasses, so as to meet the requirements of the store that provides them space to work, if they perform.
Private practice Optometrists, who offer “vision therapy” are often the ones who make the diagnosis. Convergence issues are treated with eye exercises. These exercises have been in use and improved over and over for nearly 100 years now. What used to take numerous office visits and about 6 -8 months can now be done at home on a computer. The software “reports in ” to our office tech who follows and messages you about your progress. The result is that children who hated reading and did poorly in reading subjects now can achieve just as the rest of their bright classmates do!
Carbohydrate issues are a big contributor to children’s poor attention span. One third of our school aged children are overweight or obese! 50 years ago, 1 or two out of hundreds in school might be overweight and none were obese. The same genetic pool but not the same food. Even children who are not obese are unable to concentrate because their blood sugar is bouncing up and down just as they are! They are being abused by the “foods” they eat rather than made stronger. Face it parents, you cannot solve this problem by taking them to McDonald’s for fake food no matter how much they scream!
Your children have ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia all or at least partially because of the “fake foods” they are eating and you have hardening of the arteries, which can lead to strokes, heart attacks and more from the same issues. I have seen children as young as 15 years of age, who look healthy, but have significant hardening of the arteries thanks to McDonald’s, chips, coke, pepsi, or even too much fruit!
Here a simple layman’s article anyone can read summarizing 9 years of my clinical research in one free pamphlet! (It is under my pen name, Janr Ssor and free for you! Thousands of copies have been downloaded world wide, get your now.)
Want to help your children and get them off drugs if possible? CUT THE CARBS AND GET SERIOUS ABOUT IT! In addition get them a bottle of Nordic Naturals Pro-Omega D fish oil (not Krill) and give them 1 tablespoon daily. It is 400 times better than any other fish oil and it will help, IF you throw the junk (all of it) out of your house. Do it for them and do it for yourself, I have seen enough strokes and sent enough Condolence Cards!
If You think this country doctor (me) doesn’t know enough for you to believe, than read a “big shot” like Dr Perlmutter, MD’s book, “Grain Brain.” Maybe that will make you a believer. Oh yes, if your pediatrician says this is all nice but it won’t work. Find a new pediatrician.