Attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a brain disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development. Approximately 11% of children 4-17 years of age (6.4 million) have ever been diagnosed with ADHD as of 2011.
As a Gastroenterologist, I pay close attention to health trends and this trend is very worrisome to me. Our children, who should be the future of our world, are rapidly being diagnosed with a debilitating disorder at alarmingly young ages. We know enough in this country to teach why this is happening, yet we as a country continue to fool our citizens and allow the food industry and pharmaceutical industry to dominate. We continue to allow these industries to make money hand over fist while our future is at stake.
In this article, I’ll explain why this is happening in our younger population more than ever before, and I’ll make a case for why it’s so important to get to the root cause of this issue as soon as possible.
I have been personally assessing and treating digestive issues in adult patients for almost 15 years. My clinic, Dr. Liz Cruz Partners in Digestive Health, has a registry of over 17,000 patients. So I’ve learned a lot about how to help people suffering in silence with serious digestive issues. My passion doesn’t stop there, however. I want to see my patients well – not just their digestive systems but all of their bodily systems. This includes having a healthy base weight and mental well-being.
Many of my patients have children or grandchildren suffering from the same medical, weight and mental issues that they are experiencing. My passion is for kids, and my team and I have been able to help more families with more kids than I can count.
The aim of this article is to give you an in-depth knowledge of the connection between the ADHD epidemic in children and having a leaky gut. And to give you hope that there is a proven and natural way to help your child recover from ADHD, even if nothing has worked until now.
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#1 I asked myself, “Why aren’t they getting well?!”
I have been a Gastroenterologist since 2003 and have owned my practice since 2007. I have taken care of thousands of patients, many of whom suffer from a myriad of digestive issues such as reflux, heartburn, gas, bloating, constipation and diarrhea. In addition to other medical issues which many times include being overweight and having mental and emotional disorders.
As a physician, I strive to be an advocate for my patients by listening carefully to get to the root of every issue. I am extremely thorough with my workups, and I couldn’t help but notice a disturbing trend: most of the time, my patients’ tests were coming back negative.
This dead end made it difficult to figure out what was wrong with them.
I was putting my patients on medications, only for them to come back and say they weren’t feeling any better.
I was also seeing younger patients with the same digestive issues that I usually see in older patients. I was perplexed. I was upset. I like to help people get better—it’s why I became a doctor in the first place.
So l went on a search for answers.
For the next three years, I studied everything I could get my hands on related to digestive health, healing, weight loss, diet, detoxification, and the inadequacies of the modern healthcare system. (Sadly, these areas get little to no focus in medical school where the pharmaceutical approach to care dominates.)
What I discovered during this time was a giant wake up call for me.
Of course, I continue to practice per the standard of care as a gastroenterologist by running tests and doing procedures on patients.
Based on what I learned, l realized l was missing a critical piece of the puzzle in the care I was providing.
So, in 2010, I began to offer wellness education and services, too.
I also started to write about my unique approach to digestive health, so I could reach as many people as possible with this important message.
#2 Our little ones shouldn’t have to suffer
It breaks my heart to hear when a child is suffering from ADHD and it breaks my heart to hear when a child is so disease-struck that they are already taking a myriad of prescription and non-prescription medications. This should not be happening.
The big problem with ADHD is that it is ongoing with no “cure” in sight. This is not only hard on their physical body but also on their emotional and mental capacities. The bottom line is, living with ADHD is not living at all.
Parents who watch their children suffer from ADHD feel helpless and fully obligated to find the cause. They try every therapy, every diet, every exercise regimen, and every toy, only for the child to see little movement in the right direction.
This whole experience can be very frustrating for the parent much less the child who is suffering. It’s hard for a parent to watch their child suffer from no end in sight and no explanation on how to fix it.
They fear no one will understand what they are going through.
But I understand!
Here are some of the things parents and children have confided in me:
“My son has a hard time participating in school activities because of his ADHD.”
“It is so stressful on our family raising two children with ADHD – I feel like it’s a full-time job.”
“My son has tried every medicine and nothing seems to work.”
“My son cannot sit still long enough to complete any task.”
“My grandson has a hard time listening to instructions and gets distracted easily.”
“My granddaughter has been on an ADHD medicine since she was 3 – I hate to see the side effects now rearing their head at age 11.”
But the most troubling and common complaint of all?
“I can’t figure out how to help my son. We’ve tried everything – nothing we have tried has worked.”
This has to be so frustrating for everyone involved. Not being able to pinpoint the true cause so it can be fixed and the child and the family can get their lives back.
#3 How ADHD “disintegrates” the health of our youth
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a brain disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development.
Inattention means a person wanders off task, lacks persistence, has difficulty sustaining focus, and is disorganized; and these problems are not due to defiance or lack of comprehension.
Hyperactivity means a person seems to move about constantly, including in situations in which it is not appropriate; or excessively fidgets, taps, or talks. In adults, it may be extreme restlessness or wearing others out with constant activity.
Impulsivity means a person makes hasty actions that occur at the moment without first thinking about them and that may have a high potential for harm, or a desire for immediate rewards or inability to delay gratification. An impulsive person may be socially intrusive and excessively interrupt others or make important decisions without considering the long-term consequences.
Inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity are the key behaviors of ADHD. Some people with ADHD only have problems with one of the behaviors, while others have both inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity. Most children have the combined type of ADHD.
In preschool, the most common ADHD symptom is hyperactivity.
It is normal to have some inattention, unfocused motor activity, and impulsivity, but for people with ADHD, these behaviors:
- are more severe
- occur more often
- interfere with or reduce the quality of how they function socially, at school, or in a job
People with symptoms of inattention may often:
- Overlook or miss details, make careless mistakes in schoolwork, at work, or during other activities
- Have problems sustaining attention in tasks or play, including conversations, lectures, or lengthy reading
- Not seem to listen when spoken to directly
- Not follow through on instructions and fail to finish schoolwork, chores, or duties in the workplace or start tasks but quickly lose focus and get easily sidetracked
- Have problems organizing tasks and activities, such as what to do in sequence, keeping materials and belongings in order, having messy work and poor time management, and failing to meet deadlines
- Avoid or dislike tasks that require sustained mental effort, such as schoolwork or homework, or for teens and older adults, preparing reports, completing forms or reviewing lengthy papers
- Lose things necessary for tasks or activities, such as school supplies, pencils, books, tools, wallets, keys, paperwork, eyeglasses, and cell phones
- Be easily distracted by unrelated thoughts or stimuli
- Be forgetful in daily activities, such as chores, errands, returning calls, and keeping appointments
People with symptoms of hyperactivity-impulsivity may often:
- Fidget and squirm in their seats
- Leave their seats in situations when staying seated is expected, such as in the classroom or the office
- Run or dash around or climb in situations where it is inappropriate or, in teens and adults, often feel restless
- Be unable to play or engage in hobbies quietly
- Be constantly in motion or “on the go,” or act as if “driven by a motor”
- Talk nonstop
- Blurt out an answer before a question has been completed, finish other people’s sentences, or speak without waiting for a turn in conversation
- Have trouble waiting for his or her turn
- Interrupt or intrude on others, for example in conversations, games, or activities
Diagnosis of ADHD requires a comprehensive evaluation by a licensed clinician, such as a pediatrician, psychologist, or psychiatrist with expertise in ADHD. For a person to receive a diagnosis of ADHD, the symptoms of inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity must be chronic or long-lasting, impair the person’s functioning, and cause the person to fall behind normal development for his or her age.
The doctor will also ensure that any ADHD symptoms are not due to another medical or psychiatric condition. Most children with ADHD receive a diagnosis during the elementary school years. For an adolescent or adult to receive a diagnosis of ADHD, the symptoms need to have been present before age 12.
ADHD symptoms can appear as early as between the ages of 3 and 6 and can continue through adolescence and adulthood. Symptoms of ADHD can be mistaken for emotional or disciplinary problems or missed entirely in quiet, well-behaved children, leading to a delay in diagnosis. Adults with undiagnosed ADHD may have a history of poor academic performance, problems at work, or difficult or failed relationships.
ADHD symptoms can change over time as a person ages. In young children with ADHD, hyperactivity-impulsivity is the most predominant symptom. As a child reaches elementary school, the symptom of inattention may become more prominent and cause the child to struggle academically.
In adolescence, hyperactivity seems to lessen and may show more often as feelings of restlessness or fidgeting, but inattention and impulsivity may remain. Many adolescents with ADHD also struggle with relationships and antisocial behaviors. Inattention, restlessness, and impulsivity tend to persist into adulthood.
#4 Is this your child?
Does any of this sound familiar? Has your child been diagnosed with ADHD?
Families end up working with me because they have tried everything else, and many of them are one doctor away from giving up.
Working with me is most times their last-ditch effort to fix their child’s disorder.
Many of my patients come to me frustrated and angry with the options they’ve been given for treating their child’s ADHD.
They’ve tried everything, and still, the child’s symptoms do not change.
#5 The standard contributors to ADHD
Scientists are not sure what causes ADHD. Like many other illnesses, some factors can contribute to ADHD, such as:
- Cigarette smoking, alcohol use, or drug use during pregnancy
- Exposure to environmental toxins during pregnancy
- Exposure to too many immunizations at a young age
- Exposure to environmental toxins, such as high levels of lead, at a young age
- Exposure to antibiotics and other prescription or non-prescription medications at a young age
- Lack of a nutritious diet
- Low birth weight
- Brain injuries
ADHD is more common in males than females, and females with ADHD are more likely to have problems primarily with inattention. Other conditions, such as learning disabilities, anxiety disorder, conduct disorder, depression, and substance abuse, are common in people with ADHD.
#6 The other factors less discussed
Although the above factors make a huge impact in which children suffer from ADHD, there are a couple of other factors that are not taken into consideration when trying to help a child heal from this disorder. In essence, they are off-shoots of the above contributors of poor diet and the high use of antibiotics and other forms of prescription and non-prescription medication.
Eating a diet high in processed foods, fast foods and sugars and low on fresh fruits and vegetables will rob the body of essential nutrients to work properly. This, in turn, causes a very unhealthy environment in the body causing major issues with digestion and elimination in addition to an unhealthy immune system.
The mentality of being put on medicine the minute something goes wrong has also wreaked havoc on our children’s bodies. Hindering a healthy immune system and loading the body with toxic chemicals that are difficult to eliminate.
Also, from birth to the age of two years old, our gut is being developed with the trillions of bacteria it will need to keep our digestive system functioning well.
The bacteria in the gut play a very special role in helping to digest and eliminate our food properly. Over 70% of our immune system is held in our gut. We replenish those bacteria on a regular basis through healthy foods we eat, but we can also kill off much-needed bacteria by eating a very poor or nutritionally-depleted diet.
Being prescribed antibiotics also takes a toll on our gut bacteria; antibiotics not only kill off bad bacteria in our body, but they also kill off good bacteria. (Something to note…any child who is given a round of antibiotics before the age of two has a much higher likelihood of suffering from medical issues as they get older.)
#7 How the medical system fails you
If your child presents with a medical problem, assessments and tests will be run. The next step in the “standard of care” is to put children on some form of medication to “solve” the problem. This “standard of care,” many times, is driven by pharmaceutical companies. Those companies have a lot of money at stake in selling their drugs.
Doctors are driven by research-based studies—double-blind, placebo studies that are supposed to prove or disprove a certain drug can do a job without hurting someone. Most of the drug companies have so much money that they can put together whatever kind of study they wish. What’s most troubling of all? They can pay for whatever outcome they’d like.
If a study says “it works,” doctors take it as gospel and begin prescribing the drug like candy. Some doctors are even paid to prescribe or promote a drug.
Many pharmaceutical companies invest big money into medical schools. They do this not because they want to contribute to the doctors in this country, but because they want to control what the doctors in this country are prescribing.
Our health—or should I say illness—in this country is all about the bottom line for big pharmaceutical companies!
Few medical schools are teaching the long-term side effects of the drugs doctors are being asked to prescribe. Few medical schools are also looking at the drug-to-drug interaction in patients’ bodies. And few medical schools are teaching how to treat the whole body.
Because no one would make any money teaching those things. No one makes any money if people are healthy!
Don’t misunderstand me, please. There are proper times to introduce pharmaceutical medicine. The idea of a child, however, taking medicines long-term to resolve medical issues is absurd. What will the affects be on that child’s health if they start taking these medicines at such a young age – I guarantee the outcome for them as an adult does not look good. We live in a society that demands medicine for illness instead of getting to the root cause.
Getting to the root cause of medical issues and ADHD changes the whole game.
#8 Getting to the root cause of ADHD
Before you can understand this ADHD epidemic, you need to understand the amazing power the gut has to influence the health of the entire body.
And that starts by understanding what normal is: how your child’s digestion system should be working today if their gut hadn’t “sprung a leak.”
Our body starts by looking at our food and drink intake as fuel for our body. Every day our body is making new cells and getting rid of old cells. There are trillions of cells in our body all with specific functions. Brain cells have a different function from heart cells, which have a different function than skin cells. Cells make up tissue, tissue makes up organs, and organs make up our body. This means that if your child has healthy cells, your child will have a healthy body; if your child has sick cells, your child will have a sick body which in turn can present as a brain disorder.
The feeding and cleaning up of our cells on a daily basis is the primary function of the digestive system (our gut). When our gut is not working properly, it cannot only affect our digestive health but the health of our whole body.
Without this turning into a science lesson, let’s go a little deeper:
When you child eats food, it goes into their stomach as a solid. Obviously, they chew it, but they do not chew their food into a liquid. Their body cannot use food in a solid form. It must be broken down into a liquid (called chyme), so their body can benefit from it. This means when your child eats, their body has to go to work making things like enzymes, acid, and other gastric juices.
When their digestive system is working properly, the digested food (or chyme) will have enough enzymes, acid, and juices to break it down properly, so it can exit the stomach and move into the small intestine as a liquid. There, it will get absorbed through the wall of the small intestine, bringing to the body much-needed nutrients for building healthy cells.
Healthy cells make healthy tissue, and healthy tissue makes healthy organs. Then, guess what they have?
A healthy body.
In short: You are what you eat and digest.
Healthy clean food makes healthy clean cells, and in turn, healthy clean organs and a healthy clean body.
On the flipside, processed food and fast food makes toxic cells, toxic organs, and a toxic body. Having a toxic body makes it difficult for your body to do its job, which is to heal you!
Whatever the body doesn’t absorb in the small intestine, the body then dumps into the large intestine (or colon). The colon is a muscle filled with trillions of good healthy bacteria; its job is to squeeze as many nutrients and as much water as it can while creating a formed stool in the process.
A healthy functioning body should be digesting, absorbing, and eliminating food and drink daily. A healthy body should be having at least 2 to 3 bowel movements per day (preferably one after every meal).
The bowel movements should be firm, but soft and well-formed. A healthy body is free from all medical symptoms, has a good base weight, has healthy mental capacities, has enough energy to get through the day (and then some), and is free from aches and pains.
The bottom line: The gut is ground zero for your overall health.
A healthy person with a healthy gut does not experience medical problems or disorders. Without a healthy gut working properly without medicine, it is very difficult to have a healthy body.
#9 Why a leaky gut is at the root of ADHD
It starts, as you might expect, with what our kids eat and drink.
The Standard American Diet (SAD) starves them of actual nutrition, feeds them toxic levels of processed foods, and leaves their bodies overtaxed by chemicals and stress.
This, in turn, has caused them to develop microscopic tears in their intestinal walls, leading to inflammation and a weakened immune system.
Over 70 percent of our immune system is in our gut, and when it isn’t functioning properly, our health naturally suffers.
When our gut is healthy, the intestines are only slightly permeable (or “leaky”), allowing small quantities of water and nutrients to pass through the gut’s thin barrier and into the bloodstream.
As I’ve explained above, this is a normal and necessary part of digestion, and an essential step in nourishing the body to produce healthy, well-nourished cells.
However, when the holes in the intestinal wall get too big, large molecules, such as gluten and casein (in addition to other foreign microbes) escape into the bloodstream and start to spread all over the body.
These larger items are treated by the body as dangerous “foreign bodies” that are not supposed to be in the bloodstream. The body reacts to this by causing systemic inflammation throughout. Toxins are stored in the tissue of the body, causing medical problems and brain disorders. In fact, any organ in the body can be negatively affected when this happens.
#10 Standard ADHD treatments
Below are the standard treatments for ADHD. While the healthcare industry will tell you there is no cure for ADHD, they do have plenty to offer by way of treatment. They promote that treatments can help reduce symptoms and improve functioning. Treatments include medication, psychotherapy, education or training, or a combination of treatments. Focus on the first treatment – medication. This is usually the first thing offered once a diagnosis is made. This results in children being put on medicines with side effects at young ages.
It is touted that ADHD medications reduce hyperactivity and impulsivity and improve the ability to focus, work, and learn. Medication also may improve physical coordination. Sometimes several different medications or dosages must be tried before finding the right one that works for a particular person. Anyone taking medications must be monitored closely and carefully by their prescribing doctor.
Stimulants: The most common type of medication used for treating ADHD is called a “stimulant.” Although it may seem unusual to treat ADHD with a medication that is considered a stimulant, they say it works because it increases the brain chemicals dopamine and norepinephrine, which play essential roles in thinking and attention.
Under medical supervision, stimulant medications are considered safe. However, there are risks and side effects, especially when misused or taken more than the prescribed dose. For example, stimulants can raise blood pressure and heart rate and increase anxiety. Therefore, a person with other health problems, including high blood pressure, seizures, heart disease, glaucoma, liver or kidney disease, or an anxiety disorder should tell their doctor before taking a stimulant.
Here are just a few side effects your child might experience when taking stimulants:
- decreased appetite
- sleep problems
- tics (sudden, repetitive movements or sounds)
- personality changes
- increased anxiety and irritability
Non-stimulants: A few other ADHD medications are non-stimulants. These medications take longer to start working than stimulants, but can also improve focus, attention, and impulsivity in a person with ADHD. Doctors may prescribe a non-stimulant: when a person has bothersome side effects from stimulants; when a stimulant was not effective; or in combination with a stimulant to increase effectiveness. In this last situation notice how now the child is on two medications both stimulant and non-stimulate to manage their ADHD.
Although not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) specifically for the treatment of ADHD, some antidepressants are sometimes used alone or in combination with a stimulant to treat ADHD. Antidepressants may help all of the symptoms of ADHD and can be prescribed if a patient has bothersome side effects from stimulants. Antidepressants can be helpful in combination with stimulants if a patient also has another condition, such as an anxiety disorder, depression, or another mood disorder.
Medications are toxic, and most medications have side effects. From my experience the more medicine someone takes, the sicker they are getting, not the healthier. To start a child on a medicine before trying a more natural approach to me is setting that child up for long-term ill health.
Adding psychotherapy to treat ADHD can help patients and their families to better cope with everyday problems.
Behavioral therapy is a type of psychotherapy that aims to help a person change his or her behavior. It might involve practical assistance, such as help organizing tasks or completing schoolwork, or working through emotionally difficult events. Behavioral therapy also teaches a person how to monitor his or her behavior and give oneself praise or rewards for acting in the desired way, such as controlling anger or thinking before acting
Parents, teachers, and family members also can give positive or negative feedback for certain behaviors and help establish clear rules, chore lists, and other structured routines to help a person control his or her behavior. Therapists may also teach children social skills, such as how to wait their turn, share toys, ask for help, or respond to teasing. Learning to read facial expressions and the tone of voice in others, and how to respond appropriately can also be part of social skills training.
Cognitive behavioral therapy can also teach a person mindfulness techniques or meditation. A person learns how to be aware and accepting of one’s thoughts and feelings to improve focus and concentration. The therapist also encourages the person with ADHD to adjust to the life changes that come with treatment, such as thinking before acting or resisting the urge to take unnecessary risks.
Family and marital therapy can help family members and spouses find better ways to handle disruptive behaviors, to encourage behavior changes, and improve interactions with the patient.
Education and Training
Children and adults with ADHD need guidance and understanding from their parents, families, and teachers to reach their full potential and to succeed. For school-age children, frustration, blame, and anger may have built up within a family before a child is diagnosed. Parents and children may need special help to overcome negative feelings. Mental health professionals can educate parents about ADHD and how it affects a family. They also will help the child and his or her parents develop new skills, attitudes, and ways of relating to each other.
Parenting skills training (behavioral parent management training) teaches parents the skills they need to encourage and reward positive behaviors in their children. It helps parents learn how to use a system of rewards and consequences to change a child’s behavior. Parents are taught to give immediate and positive feedback for behaviors they want to encourage and ignore or redirect behaviors that they want to discourage. They may also learn to structure situations in ways that support desired behavior.
Stress management techniques can benefit parents of children with ADHD by increasing their ability to deal with frustration so that they can respond calmly to their child’s behavior.
Support groups can help parents and families connect with others who have similar problems and concerns. Groups often meet regularly to share frustrations and successes, to exchange information about recommended specialists and strategies, and to talk with experts.
#11 Why medicine, psychotherapy, and education are not the total answer
Although I am a big believer in psychotherapy and education for the patient and family, I am not a fan of giving someone a medicine to help with ADHD. And again, this is usually the first step a parent might take for their child without considering other options.
There is much misconception that the medicine is the answer. Unfortunately not many are talking about the health of the gut when it comes to diagnosing ADHD. The other topic not discussed that has a huge impact on ADHD symptoms is the child’s diet. In fact, many doctors or therapists will tell you that ADHD has absolutely nothing to with what food your child is eating. Let me be the first to tell you that I’ve experienced just the opposite time and time again.
It has more to do with the quality of the food than the quantity of the food. And even if you completely shift what your child is eating and they begin eating whole foods, real foods, not processed food, fast food, sugar, preservatives, and chemicals, it’s still only half the battle.
You still have to deal with the toxicity that has built up in the body up to this point. Whole foods, healthy foods can only stop the additional damage being done, it cannot on its clean up the mess that’s already been made. And if your child truly does have a leaky gut, which they probably do, eating whole food, real food won’t do them as much good if their gut is not working properly.
It’s about repairing the leaky gut, healing the digestive system, purging the toxicity, and giving the body the much-needed nutrients it so desires so the body can work properly again.
#12 The overlooked natural solution to ADHD: Helping your child repair and rebuild a healthy gut…
Digestion is one of the most critical aspects of our health; it’s what feeds the body and eliminates toxins.
If your food is not broken down properly, many issues develop, including but not limited to:
Partially digested food moves into the small bowel causes malabsorption issues; this means that even if you’re eating the healthiest diet, your body is not benefiting from it. (This issue is also the culprit that causes leaky gut syndrome, resulting in various food allergies, obesity, malnourishment, anemia, and ADHD symptoms.)
Lack of good digestion makes it difficult to eliminate toxins, chemicals, and preservatives from the body causing a toxic build-up in the tissue of the body leading to ADHD and many other health related diseases.
Eating processed foods, fast foods, foods loaded with sugar, chemicals, and preservatives is nutritionally depleted and does not give the body what it needs to function properly on a day to day basis. Over time the body will get progressively unhealthier.
This summarizes every issue discussed in this paper.
None of us want to experience any of this – or have to witness our children going through it. Nor do we want to risk any of the long term effects that having these issues can have on their little bodies or their quality of life. When you seek out help, what are they usually given: medicine that only “cloaks” the problem or a psychotherapy plan that may be helpful but not addressing the core issues. Medicines and educational programs don’t give the body a chance to heal, and the medicines along with continuing to eat a nutritionally depleted diet can make them even sicker.
Too many children and now adults in this country are suffering from ADHD. I feel it’s my responsibility to educate parents and children alike about the real cause of their disorder.
The solution is not masking the problem by offering medicines or programs that continue to promote unhealthy digestion and an unhealthy body.
Taking dozens of supplements is also not the answer. That’s not how your body wants to get well.
The way to health is through clean eating while at the same time healing the gut which frees your child to start enjoying life again, without the black cloud of ADHD following them around everywhere they go.
I’m pleased to tell you that there is another way. As we’ve talked about, in addition to a clean diet, your child needs to heal their gut. I’ve discovered that wellness cannot be found at the bottom of yet another medicine bottle.
#13 What’s possible with the right help
Clean eating and healing the gut is always a little different for everyone. There is no one-size-fits-all solution.
Various factors interplay together to help your child heal and recover from ADHD symptoms.
These include, but are not limited to, their level of enzyme intake, the function of their immune system, their food intake, how often they take antibiotics, their level of hydration, their stress level, their activity level, and the number of medicines they take.
None of these factors alone is a “magic bullet,” yet in tandem, they can transform your child’s health for the better, absolutely naturally.
We work closely with you and your child to help repair and rebuild the gut so they can reverse ADHD symptoms naturally, and can come off medications with your doctor’s consent and supervision.
We also show you and your child how to maintain their newfound health for the rest of their life, so medical problems and ADHD can never again steal their right to enjoy their life without worry, stress, and pain.
Our goal is to help your child escape the clutches of ADHD for good and free them from the shackles of any other medical issues you feel hold them back from living life to the fullest.
You need to know there is lots of hope if your child is suffering from medical issues and ADHD. You now know it doesn’t have to be a life sentence. If you’re ready to help them take back control of their health, I hope you will reach out to us.