Solving the Puzzle of Your ADD/ADHD Child: Natural Alternatives for Hard-to-Raise Children

Raising any child can feel like a puzzle. However, when your child has ADD or ADHD, that puzzle can seem to have a few missing pieces. This was the case for Laura J. Stevens with her first son, Tommy. As she describes in Solving the Puzzle of Your ADD/ADHD Child: Natural Alternatives for Hard-to-Raise Children, when Tommy was four, a pediatric neurologist concluded that he was hyperactive and “would probably experience sever learning problems in school and always require special education classes.” Something about that conclusion didn’t sit well with Stevens, who has a master’s degree in nutritional science and has written extensively about the relationships between diet and health. Yet when Stevens asked the pediatrician about the role of diet in hyperactive children, she was told there was none. In fact, Stevens and her husband were told to use M&M candies to reward Tommy’s good behavior. Yet when Tommy’s behavior deteriorated even further, Stevens began to notice that certain foods, additives, and chemicals in the environment seemed to set him off. Finally, Stevens had her son’s blood levels tested. The tests revealed that he had abnormally low levels of fatty acids. Supplementing his diet with omega-3 fatty acids and adding magnesium to his diet had a noticeably calming effect on Tommy. To this day, Stevens writes, Tommy — who has since graduated with high honors from a prestigious university —...
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