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Summary of Biomedical Recommendations for ADHD, ASD, Learning Disorders, Asthma, Allergies, etc.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine/Biomedical Therapies for childhood disorders.  All the books and research say the same thing...these are some cliff notes to help you get started!

Resources: Healing the New Childhood Epidemics by Dr. Bock, Eating for Autism & ADHD, and The Food Intolerance Bible & Healing and Preventing Autism by Dr. Kartzinel

Step One: Testing: IgE, IgA, and IgG testing for food allergy and food sensitivity called the ELISA IgG or the FACTest called a Chemical Mediators from white blood cells test, both are clinically sound tests with ELISA used more widely than FACT. Remove all foods that child shows sensitivity to. Heavy Metal testing is a must as well:  find an MD to help with this. Dr. Bernui at Hendersonville hospital  or  Cool Springs Family Medicine take some insurance or search a biomedical MD on and sign up for the grant!

Step two: Casein free diet (absolutely nothing with cows milk protein called casein in it)

May need to go gluten free if sensitivity shows in step one. Find other parents doing this for recipe ideas and where to shop locally!

You can visit my facebook page caseinfreeinmiddleTN also for ideas!

Step 3: Healthy diet and exercise is a must. Eat a lot of veggies, healthy proteins (nuts, turkey, fish, chicken), fruit, and minimal processed foods. Don't eat anything with preservatives, artificial sweeteners, artificial colors, etc. Minimize screen time (Nintendo, Game Boy, TV, computer time ) to less than 30 minutes a day. Being outside, playing games, playing sports, working in yard, biking, running, soccer, swimming, etc. are a must DAILY for children with ADHD.

Step 4: Supplements like Omega 3/DHA:  read label or contact manufacturer for how much per weight of child. Make sure the fish oil is purified and refined and free of contamination from ocean.

Cod Liver Oil: very essential for OCD, mood disorders, and sensory processing issues. Follow label closely, and do not overdose on Vitamin A.

Magnesium glycinate: 200-400 mg am and pm (2 times a day) this is taken even better if you can get it with calcium and zinc and B-6 for better absorption.

Magnesium salt baths are nice to before bed (Epsom salts) for calming. Magnesium is essential for mood, anxiety, constipation, muscle aches, appetite control, methylation and sulfation for heavy metals, and calming effects.

Vitamin C and D3 are essential and most children do not get enough from their diets or enough sunshine.

Casein free probiotics are usually essential in the beginning when healing the gut.

 Make sure children get at least 9-10 hrs of sleep a night and are in a good sleep/wake routine, poor sleep alone can cause ADHD! Too much TV or video games can disturb sleep greatly. Food sensitivities are a major cause of sleep issues as well.

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