hey guys. doctor axe here, founder of doctoraxe.comand doctor of functional medicine. today i'm going to share with you in this video thetop foods, supplement, natural treatments, and essential oils in the treatment of adhd.and so i guarantee that if you follow these tips with yourself or a child you're workingwith, you're going to notice great improvements in focus and overall reducing those adhd-likesymptoms. the first thing i want to tell you is, i wasdiagnosed with adhd my entire life growing up as a child, and i can still remember todaymy mom going and getting me tested all the time, because i had so much trouble focusing.and there are some things that i did later on in life that i really found made a majorimpact in my ability to focus.
but i want to start off saying this, adhdis not really a disease. adhd is people, and whether it be a male or a female, it's reallythe way your brain chemistry works, and some of it's personality traits. and so i'll talkabout this a little later on, but most people with adhd, it's much more male driven, especiallymale children, and also a lot of times there are different types of learning. people canbe kinesthetic learners or auditory learners, and so i'll talk about that as well. there is no doubt, whether it is a personalitytrait or a nutritional deficiency that these tips will help. so let's start off talkingabout an adhd diet. now number one thing most of you know is you've got to remove sugarand specifically gluten from children or adults
with adhd. so again, sugar is a major problembecause it will cause blood-sugar spikes, which then will in turn with those blood-sugarspikes it really causes focus levels to drop when the blood-sugar spikes down, which willcause lack of focus. and then if it's on a high spike, it will cause that hyperactivitybehavior. so again, getting sugar out of the diet, especially processed sugar is numberone. the next step in terms of diet is loadingyour child up with healthy protein, fat and fiber during the meals. that's going to keepthe blood-sugar steady. and so following a nutrient dense diet, a diet high in vegetables,fruits, things like nuts and seeds and then organic meats, that is an ideal diet for anybodywith adhd symptoms. also a diet high in omega-3
fatty acids. and that leads me into the top supplementsfor treating adhd. the number one supplement is fish oil. for most kids i recommend takinganywhere between 500 and 1000 milligrams of fish oil a day. and we know that there areseveral studies showing that fish oil and cod liver oil have been very effective inthe treatment of adhd. the next supplement that can help adhd isa vitamin b complex. and vitamin b complex contains things like vitamin b6, vitamin b12,folate and biotin, and these vitamins are essential for supporting the nervous systemand brain and improving focus. in fact, vitamin b12 is very important, because it really helpsin improving energy levels and cellular function.
and so for that reason, taking a good qualityvitamin b complex is critical. also, children with adhd tend to consume more carbohydrates,and so b vitamins also really support the body in processing and metabolizing carbohydratesas well. so again, best supplements there are fish oil and vitamin b. and i want to talk about something else ithink is incredible. essential oils for adhd. and the most effective essential oils arevetiver and cedarwood oil. in fact, a study was published in the journal of american medicalassociation, and they found that vetiver oil had a 100%-effective rating on treating adhdand cedarwood oil an 83% effective rating. and so both of those essential oils are effectivein the treatment of adhd.
and what i would do is basically take twodrops of vetiver oil, two drops of cedarwood oil, and basically just put a total of fourdrops, and just rub them on a child's neck or your own neck, typically in the neck area,and then up around the temple area. and if you need to dilute it a little bit, you coulduse some coconut oil. but rub that on the area, and that's going to help improve focustopically there as well. and then last but not least, understandingthat different children have different ways of learning, and realizing that most childrenor adults with adhd are kinesthetic learners, that means they're hands-on learners. so knowthat if you try and put them in a classroom, and tell them to sit there not move for eighthours straight, that really isn't natural
for them. it's not to say that by followingthese tips they can't do it. i'm sure they can. but looking for a school system or teachersthat really understand kinesthetic learning, that are patient and that can be hands on,is one of the best ways of learning and really supporting children with adhd. so rememberthat as well. hey guys. i hope you've enjoyed these tipson natural cures and remedies for adhd.