ADD / ADHD
Recommendations for Enhancing the Body’s Natural Ability to Respond to ADD/ADHD
Many children, as well as adults, diagnosed with ADD/ADHD are thought to be tired or sleep deprived, and their hyperactivity is in response to combating sleep and fatigue. When given a stimulant such as Ritalin, paradoxically the child calms down. By increasing the quality and duration of sleep, drugs such as Ritalin may be reduced or possibly eliminated.
1. NHS Magnetic/Infra-red Sleep System: consisting of a magnetic mattress pad, a space age foam Magnetic Pillow, and a special Comforter, which has Far Infra-red properties for acid neutralization.
- Research indicates that a magnetic field improves circulation, allowing for improved recovery from discomforts, and better overall body functioning. (This can be confirmed though a simple demonstration outlined on pg.15 of our catalog).
- The far-infrared materials in the sleep system help neutralize acids (i.e.: toxins) within the body to maintain proper pH (slightly alkaline). Acidity in the body can cause discomfort, and can raise the chances for disease to take hold.
- Studies and our experience have shown that people sleep more soundly with this system, and ultimately require less time in bed (usually about ½ hour less). Research supports the theory that a magnetic field can improve melatonin secretions from the pineal gland, which is located in the back of the head. Melatonin in the hormone that induces sleep.
2 . Ensure Proper Nutrition: Attention Deficit Disorder & ADHD can occur, at least in part, as a result of nutritional deficiencies, or because of a diet including food for which the client has a sensitivity.
- Nutritional supplements can help ensure that your body has the nutrition it needs to accomplish the healing and maintenance processes.
- We offer an exceptional line of nutrition supplements that were developed through collaboration with a gifted herbalist, and are made here in the United States to pharmaceutical standards. They contain the most effective ingredients, from the highest quality sources available, to accomplish their targeted purpose. The simple Muscle Response Test outlined on pgs. 16 & 17 of our catalog will help you to choose the supplement(s) that your body needs most. This test method, which is used by the large majority of Herbalists, Naturopathic Physicians and Acupuncturists, allows you to get objective, measurable feedback from your body as to what it needs to optimize its health.
- If you are in the Tri-Cities area, we can do this testing for you. If you are not, you will find that it is simple to do for your self. No special skills are required; just follow the directions on pgs 16 & 17 of our catalog (or on our website).
3. PowerStride Magnetic Shoes Inserts: These magnetic shoe inserts are made to stimulate the feet and lower leg. Research and personal experience indicate that they increase circulation. They also significantly increase balance/stability and overall body strength and energy. (Again, these results can be demonstrated with the simple tests outlined on pg. 15 of our catalog, or on our website, www.TheNHScenter.com). Having something magnetic on during the day is important to maximizing energy levels naturally, especially for someone with ADD or ADHD.
Note: Various Magnetic/Far Infrared Products – may also be used, in place of the magnetic insoles, if desired. Examples:
Magnetic Bracelet ($85)
Magnetic Necklace ($150)
4. Detox-ion Pads: For removing toxins thorough the bottom of the foot during sleep. Toxin build up can also be a factor in ADD & ADHD issues These Foot pads are worn during sleep, usually for 20 nights. The materials in the pads are negatively charged, and they attract toxins, which are usually positively charged, out of the lymph and circulatory systems though the pores in your feet, while you sleep. In the morning, the pads will be black or brown, and tarry in their consistency. Each day, after the pads are used, the toxins in your system will relocate from areas of high concentration to the areas of low concentration, which are in your feet. Each evening you will siphon off a little more of the toxins present in your body, until after 20 days, you will have greatly reduced the toxic load on your system. It is recommended that you do this again for 5 nights every 6 months to keep your system relatively free of toxins.
5. MagFiltered Water System: Water is critical for energy production, and the body must be well hydrated. We recommend MagFiltered Water. This water has been through these processes:
- Filtration that remove chlorine and all sediments (Chlorine is a significant drying agent).
- Exposure to a strong magnetic field to break down long molecular chains, making the water more bio-available (i.e.: easier to get into and out of the body’s cells, improving detoxification potential).
- Minerals are left in the water for improved alkalinity vs. distilled or reverse osmosis filtered water. A healthy body is slightly alkaline. Disease can establish itself much more easily in an acidic environment.
Recommendation: We, along with most health practitioners, recommend drinking the following amount of water each day: body weight in pounds divided by 2 = the number of ounces for daily consumption. For example, a 160 lb. person should drink 80 oz. of water each day. This can be reduced 10 to 20% when MagFiltered Water is being consumed vs. other forms of water, due to its greater hydration efficiency.
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