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What is ADHD really?

Updated: Sep 4, 2023

As I began to research the true medical reasons for Autism symptoms, I kept coming across similar findings for people diagnosed with ADHD. Many neurological conditions that we know of today like anxiety, depression, OCD, can all be caused by other medical issues. I will discuss anxiety and depression in another post. If you would like to know more about Autism and underlying medical conditions for it, please go here.

As parents, we are overwhelmed with everyday survival. We don't have time to research and really dig into the science and research of treating our children. We rely on our doctors to do what is best for our children and guide us to the appropriate treatment plan. Unfortunately, many doctors treatment plan for ADHD is the medication band aid. Medication does not resolve the root cause for why a child is experiencing ADHD symptoms. Often, children will be on a medication for a few years and then have to switch to a different medication because their symptoms get worse. The reason for that is because the root causes of their ADHD are not being addressed. ADHD symptoms may be caused by one or more of the following conditions:

  • Seizures

  • Vitamin/Mineral deficiencies

  • Underlying chronic infections

  • Hormonal imbalances

  • Heavy metal toxicity

  • Food allergies/sensitivities

  • Gut dysbiosis

  • Retained primitive reflexes

If we can resolve a child's symptoms through a better diet, supplements, detox and exercises, then that could be a better choice than medication. Is it a harder choice? Is there more work involved - absolutely! But in the end, it helps your child truly heal from ADHD and not just giving them temporary "relief" with a pharmaceutical approach. We at Warriors of Care are here to help advocate for your child to help identify their underlying issues and to get them on a healing treatment plan. We try to make this as easy as possible for you. We will work together with your provider on a strategic plan to help alleviate your child's symptoms. We will be by your side to sort through whatever bumps in the road come and to help support any lifestyle changes that are needed. Book an assessment here.

This content is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of medical advice or treatment from a personal health care professional. All viewers of this content are advised to consult their own qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Neither Warriors of Care or the publisher of this content takes responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, should consult their medical providers before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program.

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