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FEEDING THE HUNGRY BRAIN ~
THE C3KIDS DRUG-FREE APPROACH FOR SUCCESS WITH ADD
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.0 What is ADD? 6.0 Common Stimulant Medications
Used for ADD
2.0 Signs, Symptoms and Testing
Criteria for ADD & ADHD
7.0 Side Effects and Contraindications
for ADD Stimulant Medications
3.0 The ADD Child: Challenging
Parents, Teachers and Friends
8.0 Natural, Nutritional and Alternative
Approaches for ADD
4.0 The ADD Adult: Life-Size Chaos in
Action!
9.0 At Last! A Fast, Natural and
Healthy Option for ADD!
5.0 Tips for Success in Living with
ADD
Copyright and Disclaimers
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1.0 What is ADD?
As anyone struggling with ADD knows, ADD is not a
simple condition to be easily tested for and diagnosed by
a doctor and then instantly fixed with medication or
therapy.
In medical terms, ADD, with or without hyperactivity, is
not a specific disease but, rather, is what doctors call a
syndrome or a collection of symptoms often found
occurring together. And not all sufferers will exhibit all of
the characteristics of ADD. Some will experience
hyperactive behavior while others will feel distracted and
out of touch. However, all cases will be marked by a
noticeable level of inattention that interferes with normal
daily routines of work, school and family.
To further complicate an understanding of ADD, there
appear to be many different factors that contribute to the
existence of ADD in a child, teen or adult. Science has
founds links between ADD and genetic factors, dietary
concerns, brain chemistry, and head injuries, as well as
to the effects of prenatal exposure to harmful drugs and
alcohol.
Given this confusing array of factors that contribute to
and characterize ADD, what can be learned about the
general nature of the syndrome?
Modern medicine has helped us gain tremendous insight
into the workings of the human brain. There is now
definitive evidence that ADD and ADD behaviors are
biologically-based and are related to brain function. With
this knowledge, a greater understanding has emerged on
how ADD behaviors can be managed and improved.
Recent scientific studies on ADD, both with and without
hyperactivity, are converging on a single theory on the
cause of ADD. Brain scans on ADD individuals of all
ages have indicated that certain areas of the brain are
under-performing their intended biological functions.
Specifically, the brain works by sending messages back
and forth to all parts of the body via chemical
messengers. In ADD patients, the area of the brain that
manages the levels of brain chemicals is believed to be
working improperly, resulting in sluggish brain efficiency.
This under-performance results in the lack of focus,
disorganization, impulsivity and distractibility of the ADD
sufferer. When the brain is made to work at an optimum
level, the person will begin to exhibit the desired
attributes of calmness, focus, good organization and
impulse control.
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Until now, the prescription drugs commonly offered for
ADD have only treated the outward symptoms of ADD
without addressing the root cause of the condition.
Ritalin, Dexedrine and similar prescription drugs act in
the brain to increase the speed of the under-performing
parts of the brain, resulting in the desired behaviors of
calmness and focus. This results in the appearance of
more normal behavior in many ADD sufferers, but these
drugs do not act to improve brain functioning nor to
improve the balance of the body's biochemical systems.
Prescription drugs merely mask the ADD symptoms --
they do not resolve the underlying medical issue which
causes the ADD. These drugs are not intended to cure
ADD, but only to mask the symptoms so that life is livable
for the individual, the family and the school. In addition,
the use of prescription drugs introduces significant
potential side effects, including sleeplessness, growth
delay (in children), poor appetite, development of facial or
other motor tics, and the potential for drug dependence.
The C3Kids Drug-Free Approach for Success with ADD
has been developed to help children, adults and families
learn about all of the options that are available to them
today. Perhaps, in certain cases, prescription
medications will be the best solution. But shouldn't they
be a final choice, not a first choice! Read this entire
Ebook and then decide.
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2.0 Signs, Symptoms and Testing Criteria for ADD & ADHD
The following ADD test is drawn from the medical
resource most commonly used by family doctors,
pediatricians, child developmental specialists,
psychiatrists, and other health care professionals
involved in evaluating and treating ADD. In evaluating the
presence of ADD in and adult or child, a distinction will be
made between the two primary forms of the disability:
** The hyperactive-impulsive form, characterized by
impulsive, high-energy, and poorly self-controlled
behaviors; and
** The inattentive-impulsive variation, characterized by
behaviors that indicate low attention levels, combined
with poor short-term memory and problematic learning
skills.
Reprinted from: Teaching Children with Attention Deficit/
Hyperactivity Disorder: Update 1998, ERIC Digest
#E569, published by ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities
and Gifted Education, public domain.
[See Table of Criteria - Next Page]
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For ADD (without hyperactivity):
According to the criteria in the Diagnostic and Statistical
Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed., rev.) (American
Psychiatric Association, 1994), to be diagnosed as
having ADD for the inattentive-impulsive variation, the
clinician must note the presence of at least 6 of the 9
following criteria:
Attention Span Criteria:
* Pays little attention to details; makes careless mistakes;
* Has short attention span;
* Does not listen when spoken to directly;
* Does not follow instructions; fails to finish tasks;
* Has difficulty organizing tasks;
* Avoids tasks that require sustained mental effort;
* Loses things;
* Is easily distracted;
* Is forgetful in daily activities.
and the criteria must be present in 2 out of the 3 settings
of home, school, and work.
For ADD (with hyperactivity):
According to the criteria in the Diagnostic and Statistical
Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed., rev.) (American
Psychiatric Association, 1994), to be diagnosed as
having ADD for the hyperactive-impulsive variation, the
clinician must note the presence of at least 6 of the 9
following criteria:
Hyperactivity Criteria:
* Fidgets; squirms in seat;
* Leaves seat in classroom when remaining seated is
expected;
* Often runs about or climbs excessively at inappropriate
times;
* Has difficulty playing quietly;
* Talks excessively.
Impulsivity Criteria:
* Blurts out answers before questions are completed;
* Has difficulty awaiting turn;
* Often interrupts or intrudes on others.
and the criteria must be present in 2 out of the 3 settings
of home, school, and work.
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3.0 The ADD Child: Challenging Parents, Teachers and Friends
It is a common myth that ADD affects only children, and
that most symptoms will disappear by the early teen
years. However, the facts tell a much different story. It is
now confirmed by scientific and clinical research that
ADD is a true biological condition that continues
throughout a person's lifetime. Although many of the
symptoms and characteristics remain constant
throughout a lifetime, they have widely varying impacts
based on the life stage of the affected person.
The ADD child exhibits a series of behaviors that are
common in most children. Most children misbehave, act
silly and daydream. So what, then, is the difference? The
child with ADD exhibits these behaviors in a constant and
extreme manner, often interfering with their academic,
social and family interactions.
Here are the variety of ways that a child may exhibit ADD
behaviors:
Inattention: The most visible and well-known behavior of
a child with ADD is an inability to maintain attention and
focus over an extended period of time. This behavior
shows up in a variety of situations, such as being
inattentive when involved in a conversation, growing
bored of activities within moments, appearing to be in a
daze or day dream, becoming confused over instructions
provided by parents or teachers, and an inability to
complete tasks.
Hyperattention: Paradoxically, the same ADD child who
cannot stay focused enough to finish many common
tasks will have no problem whatsoever in focusing on a
video game or TV show for hours. This ability to hyper-
focus on chosen activities is very common in an ADD
child and is possible because the child pursues the
desirable activity through the heightened stimulation level
associated with the enjoyable activity.
Distractibility: An ADD child can be easily distracted from
most activities by any form of stimulus in their
environment (movement, color, sound) as well as by their
own scattered, fast-moving thoughts. This results in half-
finished or poorly completed tasks, constant minor non-
compliances with known rules, zig-zagging from one
activity to another, and the inability for the child to do well
in group situations (such as school) where compliance
with the rules is important to keep group order.
Impulsivity: An ADD child will often blurt out information
in inappropriate ways and will make poor decisions
relative to their actions. This child may risk his or her own
safety without a second thought, running into the street,
climbing to the top of a tree or rock formation, or jumping
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or diving into a pool without checking the depth. This is
due to the child with ADD acting on impulse rather than
using logic. Many ADD children are also characterized by
impatience and temperamental (often oppositional)
behavior since they feel a driving need for something
(anything!) to happen immediately.
Hyperactivity: Of all the characteristics of an ADD child,
the behavior that is most difficult for those around the
child to deal with is the presence of hyperactivity. The
child with hyperactivity is always in motion - touching,
searching, pushing, jumping, running, tapping, and
squabbling with friends and siblings. The hyperactive
ADD child seems to need a high level of stimulation at all
times in order to feel OK. Hyperactivity can also be seen
in the form of a child who talks incessantly, clowns
around all of the time, and finds every other form of
trouble that a parent can name.
Insatiability: The ADD child has an insatiable need for
attention to be brought onto himself. While all children
thrive on adult attention, focus and concern, the child with
ADD can never seem to get enough. They act out, talk
incessantly, joke around, monopolize conversations,
demand the teacher's constant involvement, show off to
friends, and badger parents incessantly until they get
their way.
Clumsiness and Poor Coordination: Many ADD children
exhibit problems with fine motor control. This can be
seen in poor handwriting and in difficulty performing other
routine tasks such as buttoning buttons or tying
shoelaces. When combined with the child's inability to
plan or organize a flow of activities, the resulting outcome
(written paper, self-dressing, etc.) may appear chaotic
and disorganized. Many ADD children also exhibit gross
motor control clumsiness due to poor motor planning
cognitive skills or co-existing physical weaknesses in
balance, depth-perception or eye-hand coordination.
Disorganization: The ADD child is a study in
disorganization! Whether it is the state of the child's
room, the organization of a term paper, the set up of the
child's school supplies and workspace, grooming,
dressing and hygiene skills, or any other aspect of the
child's life, the most probable outcome will be a
disorganized mess. This results from the ADD child's
impulsivity (jumping at any solution), distractibility
(stopping in the middle of an activity), hyperactivity
(pulling out and tearing apart everything in sight), and
inattention (they lose interest anyway!).
Mood Swings: With an ADD child, everything is always at
extremes, and their range of emotions is no different. In
some cases, they can be extremely domineering and
controlling when they seek to gain attention for
themselves. In other cases, they can be unreachable,
and no amount of discipline or parental intervention
seems to have an effect. When a child with ADD is stuck
in the emotions of the moment, there seems to be no way
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that reasonable discussions can bypass the emotional
whirlwind in progress. ADD children can be described as
oppositional, stubborn, overly-dramatic, hyper, flighty,
ecstatically happy or excessively sensitive, just to name a
few of the extremes experienced by ADD children.
Poor Social Skills: Based on all of the issues discussed
so far, it's not surprising that ADD children don't fare well
with peer relationships. They speak and act impulsively,
show off and dominate conversations or class time,
clown around at inappropriate times, miss subtle social
cues, may be physically clumsy and awkward, and often
irritate and annoy their peers in a thousand daily ways.
As a result of the symptoms and behaviors just
described, the ADD child encounters all too many
difficulties in their young lives. True ADD should not be
considered a phase that will be outgrown. Rather,
parents and educators should seek all of the education
and knowledge they can find to help these kids flourish
and succeed throughout their elementary school years.
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4.0 The ADD Adult: Life-Size Chaos in Action!
Does an ADD child always become an ADD adult?
Approximately half of all children with ADD symptoms
and behaviors will retain these behaviors into adulthood.
However, the impacts are now much more troublesome
since they affect a person's ability to develop and
enhance a career, have a successful marriage and
succeed at the parenting of children, cope with complex
financial arrangements, and stay compliant with the
myriad rules and laws that regulate society. Here are the
variety of ways that adults with ADD may experience
problems:
Constant Mental Activity and Anxiety: ADD adults
generally report they feel constantly bombarded with
thoughts touching on a hundred subjects at once. This is
especially true when they are bored. The majority of
these thoughts have nothing to do with the tasks at hand,
causing the ADD adult to be distracted, overwhelmed,
confused, and unfocused. This has the obvious related
outcome of a half-finished or poor effort at completing the
desired task. The primary coping skill recommended for
ADD adults is to maintain written notes and keep detailed
calendars. If there is a common, predictable, organized
place where a person can record information, schedules,
steps, plans, appointments, deadlines, etc., then they can
develop the habit of using this calendar, and they will
have the information they need to stay organized.
Physical Restlessness: ADD adults may not be as visibly
hyperactive as the ADD child, but they feel it in their
bones. While sitting still, at work or during entertainment,
the adult with ADD may be tapping feet, doodling, playing
with pens or other nearby instruments, flitting their vision
from place to place, etc. Although this energy can be very
powerful when harnessed, it more often just exhausts the
ADD adult and the people around them. A useful coping
skill for the nervous energy common to adults with ADD
is to develop and practice a moderate exercise regimen
that fits easily into the person's existing schedule.
However, beware, if a too-difficult regimen is attempted,
the logical result of poor follow through will result!
Impulsivity: Impulsivity in children gets them into trouble
for bad behavior. In ADD adults, impulsivity can have
disastrous consequences, such as spending thousands
of dollars on a whim, telling off the boss, having an
emotional outburst that damages a relationship, or
bending and defying the rules injudiciously. Impulse
control is a learned skill. The ADD adult's best chance to
curb impulsivity is to learn to identify when he or she is
about to act on impulse and then to walk away from the
action for 15 minutes. If the ADD adult still wants to
proceed after the 15 minute cooling off period, then it's
probably an acceptable action to take.
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External Distractibility: In addition to the ADD adult's
constant inner mental activity, there is an additional layer
of chaos introduced by the stimuli of the outside world.
Everywhere he or she looks, the adult with ADD takes in
millions of bits of visual, auditory and sensory
information, adding to the person's already overworked
mental processes. This factor makes it harder for the
ADD adult to function in certain environments where
there is excess noise, color, or other stimulating content.
As a coping skill, the adult with ADD can attempt to
modify his environment to reduce this effect. When
attempting to complete a task, turn off music or reduce
background noise, move to a quiet location and look for
an environment with calming colors and style.
Poor Social and Relationship Skills: Due to the
distractibility and mental busyness of the ADD adult, it is
often difficult for them to see what others around them
might need, including their spouses, friends, children,
bosses, and co-workers. In addition, the impulsivity factor
may lead to inappropriate emotional outbursts or
behaviors that put off the person's closest allies and
deteriorates the level of trust that exists. In order to
improve in their social skills, the ADD adult must learn to
stop, take a breath and look around themselves. This will
have the dual effect of warding off impulsive and
inappropriate responses while also forcing them to seek
information on what the other person might need from
them.
Inability to Plan Tasks and Manage Time: ADD adults
have a very difficult time understanding work flow,
estimating time, and organizing their efforts. In starting a
task, it is impossible for them to visualize a plan with sub-
tasks and to estimate the amount of effort required at
each step. The result is an uneven, disorganized effort
which is invariably completed late. The planning calendar
described above is the perfect instrument to use for
improving task planning and time management skills.
Unreliable Short-Term Memory: Due to the overall
distractibility of ADD adults, they often have difficulty
remembering their immediate thoughts, ideas, and plans.
Even as they are formulating their response to a task,
conversation, or problem, their mind changes subjects
and the plan is gone. Actually, it's not uncommon for an
adult with ADD to even forget the details of the task or
problem they are trying to respond to! The planning
calendar described above is the perfect instrument to use
for capturing thoughts, plans, and ideas.
Continued Reading and Cognitive Disabilities: Learning
issues, including reading, spelling, and
language/mathematical processing issues, do not
disappear as we grow to adults. If these are present in
the ADD adult, there will be corresponding difficulties in
performing work duties, managing personal finances,
helping children with homework, conducting personal and
business transactions, and staying current on the news
and community events. There are many skill-building
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methods now available that can help improve an ADD
adult's performance in the area of their learning disability.
Disorganization: Disorganization of an ADD adult's
overall life (business, family, finances, etc.) is the logical
outcome of the factors discussed above. When you
combine impulsivity, poor social skills, weak time
management, continued learning disabilities and
distractibility, it's a wonder that adults with ADD function
as well as they do. The coping skills discussed above,
combined with nutritional or pharmaceutical support, can
help ADD adults lead much calmer, more focused and
successful lives.
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5.0 Tips for Success in Living with ADD
ADD affects children, teens and adults in many areas of
their lives, from school or career performance to social
interactions and interpersonal relationships. Here are a
number of tips to help manage ADD as effectively as
possible in adults and children:
1. Work only with professionals who understand ADD
and have hands on experience with managing this
complex condition.
2. Read as much as possible and become an expert on
ADD. There's a wealth of great literature at local libraries
and bookstores to learn about both the obvious and more
subtle aspects of ADD.
3. Establish a support network. Whether the parent of an
ADD child or teen or an ADD adult, there are many
others going through the same experiences. Self-esteem
can rebound once a person realizes they are not the only
one struggling against ADD.
4. Focus on the positive. When dealing with ADD, there's
a lot of negative talk about what's going wrong. But ADD
is only a small part of who a person is. Remember other
strengths and gifts that make up the whole person.
5. Understand that ADD is a biological state, not a
character flaw. ADD comes from genetics and is the
result of a person's unique neurological make-up.
6. Incorporate tools that provide structure. Use calendars
for planning and scheduling, task lists to track actions
and priorities, and rituals and reminders to keep daily
events flowing smoothly.
7. View each large task as the sum of its intermediate
steps. Break large projects down into manageable
activities, and then track the individual activities.
8. Optimize the environment for best performance. Use
colors or music, patterns or silence, whatever works best.
Work at the office or the library to gain the presence of
others, or work in a quiet area at home to minimize
distractions.
9. Don't over-commit. It takes time to move from one
activity to the next and to be adequately prepared for
each new activity that's scheduled.
10. Plan for down-time. Whether a child or an adult with
ADD, everyone can focus better after some time to blow
off excess energy and relax.
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11. In managing the mood of a child or adult with ADD,
remember one thing -- moods or emotions are NOT the
same thing as facts. Step back emotionally and evaluate
what the facts really are. This perspective can help
manage a negative, depressed or aggressive mood as
well as an unrealistically elated or excited mood.
12. Make exercise an important part of life. This will help
defray the excess energy associated with ADD and will
rev up the production of good hormones in the body
(endorphins) to encourage a feeling of well-being.
13. Join groups or schedule activities that work with the
person's strengths, from cooking classes to poetry
readings to horseback riding. This will help someone with
ADD feel happy, productive and successful.
14. Build support in the work area for concerns
associated with ADD, whether classroom or job
environment. Discuss the person's strengths and
weaknesses with teachers or bosses and ask for
adjustments that will make things work more efficiently
and productively. Proactively working accommodations is
much better than explaining performance problems later.
15. Don't be afraid to ask for help. Everyone involved with
an ADD adult or child most likely wants them to succeed,
and most people will accept any limitations that the ADD
adult or child has (everyone has them!). So when faced
with a task that seems confusing or daunting, try asking
for further explanation or for assistance.
16. Repeat the instructions given to ADD children and
adults in various ways. Say them back out loud, write
them down or repeat them several times. This repetition
will help the person with ADD remember the details of the
instructions.
17. For written school or career work, use outlining
techniques to break complex concepts into identifiable
chunks of related information. Build the final written
document following the logic of the outline.
18. Use good stress management techniques for the
times when things get tough. Exercise, repeat positive
affirmations, and/or put emotional distance between the
ADD person and the source of the stress.
19. Find a social skills coach that can be trusted. The
person with ADD often misses the subtle social cues that
people use to signal acceptable and unacceptable
behaviors between themselves and other people. Have
the social skills coach observe various social
environments and provide feedback on cues that might
have been missed and on appropriate social interactions
that should be added to existing skill set.
20. Celebrate the person! An ADD child or adult is a
many-faceted person with many strengths, skills, talents
and special traits that exist in parallel with their ADD.
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6.0 Common Stimulant Medications Used for ADD
Prescription medications are the most common form of
medical treatment offered today by medical practitioners
for sufferers of ADD. There are a number of different
products available and each one has its own medical
efficacy, level of effectiveness and list of side effects.
There is an extensive body of medical evidence
supporting the effectiveness of prescription ADD
medication, but there is also a raging controversy
regarding the long-term safety of using these highly
controlled substances in such a wide-spread manner.
Whatever position is held by someone on the use of
prescription drugs for ADD, when dealing with ADD in
their own family, they should learn as much as possible
about each available medication and its strengths and
weaknesses. By becoming informed, a person can make
more intelligent choices when faced with a doctor,
psychiatrist, family friend, or school official who is
recommending these drugs as necessary to improve the
functioning and success of an ADD child, teen or adult.
When an ADD medication is taken, the expected result
should be a dramatic improvement in the mental
functioning of the person, including a calmer demeanor,
better focus, more impulse control, improved planning
skills, greater sensitivity to others, and an overall ability to
organize thoughts and actions.
On the other side of the story, the side effects that most
worry parents and others include sleeplessness, growth
delay (in children), poor appetite, development of facial or
other tics, and drug dependence.
There are three major classes of prescription medications
for ADD presently in use:
1) stimulants that act to stimulate the under-functioning
segments of the brain;
2) antidepressants that act by improving overall brain
chemistry; and:
3) alpha-2-adrenoreceptor agonists that act to reduce
impulsivity.
The stimulant medications discussed below are all
believed to work by stimulating areas of the brain that are
under-performing in their intended function. In order to
function effectively, the brain sends messages back and
forth to all parts of the body by way of chemical
messengers such as dopamine and serotonin. In ADD
patients, the area of the brain that manages the levels of
brain chemicals is believed to be working improperly,
resulting in sluggish brain efficiency. By taking stimulant
medication, the under-performing area of the brain
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becomes activated to a proper level, and the patient
begins to exhibit the desired attributes of calmness,
focus, good impulse control, etc.
The following medications are the primary stimulants
prescribed for ADD.
Ritalin (trade name), Ritalin-SR (trade name) (sustained
release), methylphenidate (generic name):
Ritalin is available in both a standard release formula
(good for a few hours) and a sustained release formula
(good for several hours). Ritalin has been in use for the
treatment of ADD since the early 1970's. It is the most
widely prescribed and most commonly used prescription
medication for the treatment of ADD. This prescription
drug and its effects have been studied in thousands of
scientific and clinical studies. These studies show that 60
to 70 percent of children with ADD, and a similar
percentage of ADD adults, demonstrate improved focus,
attention span, and learning ability when the drug is in
use.
Dexedrine (trade name), dextroamphetamine (generic
name):
Dexedrine is available in both a standard release formula
(good for a few hours) and a sustained release formula
(good for several hours). Dexedrine has been in use
since the 1930's and has been widely used for the
management of ADD since as early as 1937. Along with
Ritalin, this prescription medication is one of the most
widely prescribed and most commonly used prescription
medications for the treatment of ADD. Like other
stimulant therapies, studies show that 60 to 70 percent of
children with ADD, and a similar percentage of ADD
adults, demonstrate improved focus, attention span, and
learning ability when Dexedrine is in use.
Adderall (trade name), mixed salts of amphetamines
(generic name):
Adderall's formulation includes both slow-acting and fast-
acting components, so there is no need for a sustained
release formula. Adderall is a relatively new formulation
of dextroamphetamines plus amphetamines developed in
the early 1990's. Medical professionals have recently
been turning to this medication as the prescription drug of
choice for the treatment of ADD. It is a combined
formulation of four closely related stimulants that results
in a product offering good consistent results lasting for
several hours. With this drug, there are far fewer
problems with rebound and withdrawal symptoms. Also,
due to its long lasting effect, there is no need for a middle
of the day dosage -- a significant convenience to many
families. Like other stimulant therapies, studies show that
60 to 70 percent of children with ADD, and a similar
percentage of ADD adults, demonstrate improved focus,
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attention span, and learning ability when Adderall is in
use.
Concerta (trade name), methylphenidate (generic name):
Concerta is available only in its extended release
formulation. Concerta is a relatively new re-formulation of
the primary drug (methylphenidate) contained in Ritalin.
The new formulation has an extended release effect that
lasts for up to 11 hours (as compared to Ritalin which
lasts only 3 to 4 hours). As with all methylphenidate
formulations, 60 to 70 percent of children with ADD, and
a similar percentage of ADD adults, demonstrate
improved focus, attention span, and learning ability when
Concerta is in use.
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7.0 Side Effects and Contraindications for ADD Stimulant Medications
Most of the prescription stimulant medications prescribed
for ADD are formulated from similar ingredients and are
often found to have similar side effects and
contraindications. A side effect is an unplanned
biological response resulting from a medication. A
contraindication is a known situation in a patient where
the proposed medication could predictably produce
negative results and is therefore not recommended.
PLEASE NOTE: The following common side effects and
contraindications associated with stimulant medications
have been consolidated and simplified for ease of
understanding. Before taking any prescription
medication, side effects and contraindications specific to
the proposed medication should be thoroughly discussed
with your doctor.
Common Side Effects of Stimulant Medications (Ritalin,
Dexedrine, Adderall, Concerta):
* Insomnia - With stimulant therapy, one side effect is a
significant inability to sleep if the dose is given too close
to bedtime.
* Decreased Appetite - The stimulant aspect of these
medications introduces a problem with eating since the
drug acts much like a diet pill, increasing energy level
while decreasing hunger.
* Weight Loss - The weight loss side effect most likely
occurs over time as the result of a decreased appetite
and an increased metabolic rate.
* Growth Delay - Studies have shown a correlation
between the sustained use of stimulant medications and
a decrease in normal growth rate in children, likely
related to both decreased nutritional satisfaction and a
disturbance in the normal balance of a child's growth
hormones.
* Rebound Effect - With a stimulant medication that is not
in extended-release formulation, the drug wears off very
quickly, causing the patient to move erratically from
hyperactivity to calm and back to hyperactivity again and
with withdrawal symptoms present at the end of the dose.
* Headaches and Stomach Aches - The headaches and
stomach aches found with stimulant medications usually
wear off after a few weeks on the drug and can be
lessened by taking the medication with a healthy snack.
* Crying, Nervousness, Restlessness - Increased
sensitivity and crying spells may result from an imbalance
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of brain chemicals in the brain as a result of stimulant
medications.
* Increased Heart Rate or Palpitations - Again related to
the stimulant aspect of these drugs, side effects may
include an over-stimulation of the heart and an
interference with its normal rhythms.
* Tics - In about 1% of patients, stimulant medications
may seem to initiate or increase an involuntary motor tic
such as blinking, shrugging shoulders, rubbing fingers, or
involuntary facial twitching.
* Habit Forming - Stimulant medications may become
habit forming or create a drug dependency if usage is not
closely monitored. Always comply with doctor's
instructions when using stimulant therapy.
Contraindications for Stimulant Medications (Ritalin,
Dexedrine, Adderall, Concerta) - Stimulant medications
should not be used when the following factors apply:
* When the patient suffers from significant anxiety,
tension, depression or agitation;
* When heart conditions are present;
* When there are behavior disturbances, thought
disorders, depression or psychotic illnesses present;
* When glaucoma is present;
* When there is a history of seizure disorder;
* When there is a family history or specific diagnosis of
motor tics or Tourette's syndrome.
* When a patient is allergic to amphetamine,
dextroamphetamine, or any other drugs;
* When certain other prescription drugs are being used;
* When the patient has an overactive thyroid gland;
* When the patient is pregnant, plans to become
pregnant, or is breast-feeding;
* When there is a history of drug abuse;
* When it is necessary for the patient to drive or operate
machinery while under medication.
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8.0 Natural, Nutritional and Alternative Approaches for ADD
Should a natural or alternative treatment for ADD be
seriously considered instead of using prescription
medications?
For a child, teen or adult suffering from ADD, prescription
medications are the most commonly used therapy offered
by the medical community. At the same time, there is a
raging controversy regarding the long-term safety of
using these controlled substances in such a wide-spread
manner. Many families are very concerned about
agreeing to put their child or teen (or themselves) on a
long-term program of prescription drug use. For these
families, various forms of natural and alternative ADD
treatments have been developed over the last few
decades and many of these therapies offer an impressive
success rate.
In the last 20 years, there have been many studies
conducted on the effectivity of various natural substances
when used as an alternative treatment for the
improvement of ADD symptoms. A number of these all-
natural, non-prescription substances have been
documented as correlating strongly with successful
improvement in behavior, focus, learning and overall
good health for individuals with ADD. These substances
include safe and readily available vitamins, minerals and
dietary supplements.
The theory behind the use of a natural or alternative
therapy is that ADD results from a biochemical imbalance
that affects the optimal and efficient functioning of the
brain and its neurotransmitters. Through the use of key
vitamins, minerals and supplements in appropriate
saturation levels, an ADD person's biochemical state can
be safely modified to emulate the biochemical make-up
of a non-ADD or normal state. The dosage level of these
supplements is no greater than what might be consumed
by eating a very balanced, precise and healthy diet plan.
In support of natural or alternative remedies for ADD,
there is a subset of mainstream licensed medical
professionals who believe in using alternative
approaches for managing ADD, and who do not agree
with the more prominent position of the medical
community that prescription drugs are the only and best
choice for dealing with ADD. There is a strong case to be
made that a natural or alternative remedy for ADD can be
safer than prescription medications while still providing
excellent results in the management of ADD symptoms.
In general, western medical practices are based on
validating processes that assure an extremely high
degree of soundness in the medical practices approved
for widespread public use. These validating processes
include the use of double-blind trials for testing and
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validating both prescription and non-prescription
medications.
However, double-blind trials are extremely expensive and
are generally funded by either pharmaceutical companies
or by scientific grants controlled by the mainstream
medical community. The net result is a system that favors
prescription drugs, while other potential treatment options
are unilaterally dismissed as unproven.
But if there is no double-blind trial performed, how can a
natural or alternative therapy be identified as successful?
There are two other processes for validating the
effectiveness and safety of a natural or alternative
remedy for ADD: anecdotal and clinical. Anecdotal
information simply means that individuals have told each
other about results they have achieved when they
followed a certain treatment plan. Clinical validation is
somewhat more formal -- it generally refers to a licensed
medical practitioner finding certain common results
occurring over the course of treating numerous
individuals within their professional (i.e. clinical) setting.
Dietary supplements and ADD have been studied
extensively over the last decade to understand the
efficacy of dietary supplements for improving the
symptoms of ADD. It's worthwhile to note that a number
of natural, non-prescription substances have been
documented as successful in providing improved
behavior, learning and overall good health for those with
ADD. A strong body of scientific research has thoroughly
documented the reasons why these substances have
been effective in managing ADD and has validated the
safety of these substances for use by the general public.
A number of these studies have found strong positive
correlation between the use of certain supplements and
ADD improvement.
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9.0 At Last! A Fast, Natural and Healthy Option for ADD!
For ADD adults or children and their families, life is a
constant struggle. The most common definitions of
success in our society seem impossible to attain, whether
it's a child's ability to stay seated and focused in school
or an adult's ability to complete tasks accurately and
within deadlines.
As anyone struggling with ADD knows, ADD is not a
straightforward condition to be easily tested for and
diagnosed by a doctor and then instantly fixed with
medication or therapy. Despite this complexity, the one-
size-fits-all approach currently practiced by our medical
professionals pushes far too many into using powerful
prescription medications (with their potentially negative
side effects) and without even considering alternatives!
Perhaps, in certain cases, those prescription medications
are the best solution. But shouldn't they be a final choice,
not a first choice!
Now... you can choose to follow a different path. Educate
yourself... learn about other options that are available.
Find out what drives ADD adults and children, and
discover how you can naturally work with the body to
counteract these effects.
We recommend a natural approach based on balanced
nutrition! Why? Because ADD is often the result of
natural biochemical imbalances which responds better to
dietary support than to prescription drugs. If you have
any doubts, try this simple experiment:
Scenario 1: Imagine that you eat a big bowl of sugary
cereal for breakfast. After two hours, picture yourself
trying to solve a difficult mental puzzle. Are you
Focused? Calm? Productive? Or do you feel Edgy,
Frustrated, and Impatient?
Now, try this version:
Scenario 2: Imagine that you've eaten scrambled eggs
and a slice of honey oat or wheat toast for breakfast.
Again, after two hours, picture yourself trying to solve a
difficult mental puzzle. Can you feel that you would be
Focused? Calm? Productive? Rather than Edgy,
Frustrated, and Impatient?
See? Our nutritional intake directly affects our
biochemical state, which is reflected externally as our
feelings, emotions, energy level, mental functioning,
problem solving skills, social interactions, etc.
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THE RIGHT NUTRITION RELIEVES ADD SYMPTOMS
BY OPTIMIZING OUR BRAIN'S PERFORMANCE
Recent scientific studies on ADD, both with and without
hyperactivity, are converging on a single theory on the
cause of ADD. Brain scans on ADD individuals of all
ages have indicated that certain areas of the brain are
under-performing their intended biological functions.
Specifically, the brain works by sending messages back
and forth to all parts of the body via chemical
messengers. In ADD patients, the area of the brain that
manages the levels of brain chemicals is believed to be
working improperly, resulting in sluggish brain efficiency.
This under-performance results in the lack of focus,
disorganization, impulsivity and distractibility of the ADD
sufferer. When the brain is made to work at an optimum
level, the person will begin to exhibit the desired
attributes of calmness, focus, good organization and
impulse control.
Until now, the prescription drugs commonly offered for
ADD have only treated the outward symptoms of ADD
without addressing the root cause of the condition.
Ritalin, Dexedrine and similar prescription drugs act in
the brain to increase the speed of the underperforming
parts of the brain, resulting in the desired behaviors of
calmness and focus. This results in the appearance of
more normal behavior in many ADD sufferers, but these
drugs do not act to improve brain functioning nor to
improve the balance of the body's biochemical systems.
Prescription drugs merely mask the ADD symptoms --
they do not resolve the underlying medical issue which
causes the ADD. Ask your family doctor and he will tell
you this is true. These drugs are not intended to cure
ADD, but only to mask the symptoms so that life is livable
for the individual, the family and the school.
In addition, with the use of prescription drugs, you must
consider the significant side effects that you may
encounter, including sleeplessness, growth delay (in
children), poor appetite, development of facial or other
motor tics, and the potential for drug dependence.
At ADD to C3 Kids, we'll show you the extensive
research that has been completed regarding diet and
ADD, and why it's safe, effective and preferable to use a
nutritional approach to manage your child's, your teen's
or your own ADD.
BUT MY DOCTOR ONLY RECOMMENDS THE USE OF
PRESCRIPTION DRUGS!
Your family, your school representatives, and your
doctors will all recommend only one approach to
managing your child's or teen's (or your own) ADD, and
that approach will be the use of powerful and potentially
harmful prescription drugs.
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You, as a parent or for yourself, will need to choose
between educating yourself on the options available or
on letting others make your family's most important
decisions for you. For yourself or your children, take this
time to learn more about ADD, evaluate the options
available, and make your own decision on which course
to choose. Let's start by gaining a better understanding of
the training our doctors have received which have
caused them to make the recommendations they make.
One of the first principles you will want to understand is
how our Western medical knowledge base and practices
are developed and maintained. Many of us believe that
medical doctors have been trained in understanding the
human body from all points of view: physiology,
environmental factors, diet, stress, genetics, etc. and that
they have all of these potential resources at their disposal
to make a diagnosis and offer a treatment plan.
However, the reality is that our current medical thinking,
by and large, only considers the use of prescription
medications and surgery as potential treatment plans. Of
course, individual doctors vary in their approach and
beliefs, but there is a powerful medical culture behind all
medical schools, licensing boards and professional
publications that generally support this thinking.
Now to defend our doctors, it's important to understand
the genesis of our current medical thinking. Do you want
your doctor to absolutely know how to solve every
medical problem? Do you want his approaches to have
completely unvarnished, crystal clear, and
unquestionable credibility behind them? Of course! Our
health and our family's health is one of our most
fundamental values. Respect for human life is one of our
society's most widely-shared values.
In order to get this extremely high degree of confidence
in our medical practices, the medical community has
developed processes over the last 50 years which
support only those treatment plans that have been
extremely well-researched and thoroughly tested before
they are allowed into general medical practice. One of
these processes addresses the testing and validation of
both prescription and non-prescription medications -- it's
called the double-blind trial.
In a double-blind trial, researchers work with a population
of appropriate subjects who are split into two groups.
One group is given the substance or medication that is
under study and the other group is given a placebo (a
sugar pill with no medicinal effect). The subjects do not
know whether they are taking the medication or the
placebo. This practice is intended highlight the statistical
differences that occur with use of the medication versus
no use of the medication. Now what makes the study
qualify as a double-blind trial is that the researchers
themselves also will not know which group is receiving
the medication versus the placebo. This practice is
intended to remove the effect of the researchers
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inadvertently favoring one group and biasing the results.
A properly conducted double-blind trial generates highly
reliable response data to support the use of a medication
or other substance. However, a double-blind trial is also
extremely expensive to conduct properly. They are
generally funded by one of two methods -- by
pharmaceutical companies who have huge research
budgets and are hoping to sell prescription medications;
or by scientific grants which are generally controlled by
organizations affiliated with the mainstream medical
community.
The net result is that more and more prescription drugs
are becoming available for your doctor to consider, but
other potential treatment options which have not been
validated by double-blind trials are unilaterally dismissed
by the medical community as unproven.
BEYOND THE FUNDING OF PHARMACEUTICAL
COMPANIES AND SCIENTIFIC GRANTS
After understanding the process of creating scientifically
validated medications, it's important to understand that
there are two other sources of experience with
medications that may prove useful for families dealing
with ADD: anecdotal and clinical.
Anecdotal information simply means that individuals have
told each other about results they have achieved when
they followed a certain treatment plan. When I
recommend a nutritional approach to you for the
improvement of ADD symptoms based on my own
experience, this is an example of anecdotal information.
You must decide how much you trust the source of
anecdotal information before you decide to act upon it.
Clinical experience is somewhat more formal than
anecdotal -- it generally refers to a licensed medical
practitioner finding certain common results occurring over
the course of treating numerous individuals within their
professional (i.e. clinical) setting. Clinical is also used to
refer to scientifically designed trials for the use of a
medication which are not fully double-blind, but which do
occur within a professionally managed medical setting.
The concepts of scientifically validated vs. clinical vs.
anecdotal are important for you to understand because
this distinction is the fundamental reason why most
medical doctors will only prescribe prescription
medications for ADD relief. These are the only
medications that have undergone formal scientific
double-blind trials.
THE CASE FOR A NATURAL APPROACH TO ADD
There have been many, many studies conducted on the
effectivity of various natural substances in improving the
symptoms of ADD. And, a number of these all-natural,
non-prescription substances have been documented as
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correlating strongly with successful improvement in
behavior, focus, learning and overall good health for
individuals with ADD. These substances include several
safe and readily available vitamins, minerals and dietary
supplements.
There is also a strong body of scientific research that
supports the reasons why these substances are effective
in managing ADD. Despite these documented results,
most doctors will still dismiss this information out of hand
where it has not been proven within the context of a
scientific double-blind trial.
Should you consider using substances for your child,
your teen or yourself that the medical community doesn't
consider proven?
Many would argue -- YES! But only under conditions that
feel right to you! Fortunately, each of the vitamins,
minerals and dietary supplements which have been
correlated with improvements in the behavior, focus or
learning skills of ADD children, teens and adults are also
completely natural substances which are already
required by our bodies for good health.
IMPROVEMENT IN ADD IS A MATTER OF BALANCE!
Many believe that ADD does not arise from one specific
problem, but is a set of external symptoms that result
from varying biochemical imbalances which differ from
person to person. In fact, you may be surprised to learn
that scientific research supports the view that both the
hyperactive version of ADD and the inattentive version of
ADD actually derive from the same underlying
biochemical factors. But, due to genetics or
temperament, certain individuals respond outwardly in
the form of hyperactivity, while others will respond by
drawing themselves inwardly, appearing distracted or
withdrawn.
Your chance of finding success in relieving ADD
symptoms will be related to your ability to correct the
specific biochemical imbalance of the ADD sufferer in
your family. Since medical testing is not readily available
to help us pinpoint the exact imbalance in an ADD
person's system, you will want to focus on an approach
that provides the greatest probability of overall
biochemical balance and optimal health.
WITH ADD, BALANCE = IMPROVED MOODS, FOCUS
AND ORGANIZATION
When an ADD child, teen or adult begins a regimen that
achieves biochemical balance in their brain and central
nervous system, you will see a dramatic improvement in
the mental functioning of the person, including a calmer
demeanor, better focus, more impulse control, improved
planning skills, greater sensitivity to others, and an
overall improved ability to organize thoughts and actions.
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THE POWER OF DIET AND NUTRITION
In learning about the options available for the
management of ADD, you will also want to understand
the power of good nutrition in achieving the biochemical
balance responsible for overall good health. Like many of
us, you may have been raised to know the basics about
protein and fats and carbohydrates and, oh yes, vitamins
and minerals.
But in our current rush-rush world, most of us probably
eat less than ideal diets -- a little fast food, a little
microwave-ready food, a little (very little) homemade food
from fresh ingredients. While many of us do not have the
time or energy to cook every meal from scratch with fresh
foods, we can still exercise the power of nutrition through
the correct use of dietary supplements.
The essence of this concept is captured in the following
quote taken from the book entitled The Zone, by Barry
Sears:
"Our food is the most potent drug we will ever put into our
bodies."
Can you imagine? We are SO CAREFUL about the
medications we take, and we are often SO CARELESS
about everything else that goes into our bodies. Isn't that
an astonishing realization?
And, getting back to ADD, the scientific literature
supports the clinical findings that there is tremendous
correlation between nutrition and the symptoms of ADD.
For example, every ADD parent knows that sugar is a
direct factor; that too many simple carbohydrates
increase activity and reduce focus; and that eating
protein evens out energy levels and enhances focus.
Also, many professionals who have studied ADD have
focused on the presence of food allergies or the milder
reaction called food sensitivities in many of their ADD
patients. Other experts have conducted scientific
research which has proven a direct and meaningful
correlation between ADD and noted deficiencies in
various vitamins, minerals and other nutritional
substances required for our bodies to perform at optimal
levels.
Our conclusion should be that what we eat directly
impacts the presence of and the level of ADD symptoms!
INTRODUCING... THE C3 KIDS DRUG-FREE PLAN
FOR ADD SUCCESS!
The C3 Kids Program is based on a nutritional
supplement program developed by a Certified Nutritionist
with years of experience in her own nutritional counseling
practice, including a specialty in the treatment of ADD.
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This approach is about understanding what causes ADD,
learning about the power of nutrition in effectively
managing ADD, and joining the growing number of
families who say NO! to our medical community's
automatic and routine prescription of potentially harmful
medications for ADD. The C3 Kids Program puts it all
together in two quick and easy reference guides that will
allow you to begin a healthier, natural approach to ADD
right away!
1. The C3 Kids Natural Results E-Booklet that outlines
everything you need to know to implement and follow a
daily nutritional plan guaranteed to significantly improve
the symptoms of ADD; and
2. The C3 Kids E-Guide to the Nutritional, Behavioral,
and Educational Management of ADD that supplements
the C3 Kids nutritional program with overall dietary
planning improvements, behavior management
techniques, school adaptations that minimize ADD
interference, social skills enhancement, and self-esteem
building.
THE C3 KIDS NATURAL RESULTS E-BOOKLET
The C3 Kids Natural Results E-Booklet presents a plan
for optimum nutrition, based on certain key dietary
supplements, which will introduce profound changes in
the healthy functioning of bodily systems. It is based on a
nutritional supplement program developed by a Certified
Nutritionist with years of experience in her own nutritional
counseling practice, including a specialty in the treatment
of ADD.
In this professionally-developed approach, there is a 30
day plan based on both dietary management and the use
of vitamins, minerals and dietary supplements. The goal
of the plan is to see a significant improvement in focus,
learning and optimum energy level by the end of the 30
days. At this point, your family will have learned new
habits in dietary management and also learned the value
of certain nutritional supplements.
The plan provides specific categories of supplements,
plus daily dosages and scientific research backing up the
recommendations. The plan also addresses the option of
using the supplementation program alone, without
significantly modifying the daily diet. This has also proven
successful, but may take a few days longer to achieve
complete results.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE C3 KIDS NATURAL
RESULTS E-BOOKLET?
There are at least **FIVE** natural substances that have
been proven to correlate with improved behavior in
children and adults with ADD:
* Discover the most important food substances for
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optimum brain and nervous system functioning;
* Learn about the important antioxidant that protects the
brain cells and enhances communications within the
brain itself;
* Understand the key relationship between two common
minerals that together support all muscle performance
and nerve transmission, including the effective timing and
release of neurotransmitters;
* Identify the single vitamin that is key to the production
of neurotransmitters and is essential to the regulation of
mental processes; and
* Find out how the effectiveness of all of these
supplements can be multiplied by the addition of one
simple nutritional supplement at mealtimes.
There are thousands of supplement products to choose
from. How do you find the right ones? Here's what we've
already researched:
* The right supplements, with an optimum manufacturing
process to enhance the delivery of the desired nutrients;
* The necessary product strength - 50 mg, 100 mg,
more?
* The quality of the supplement manufacturer, their
reputation, and their commitment to product quality,
safety and research;
* The types of supplements which are safe at various
dosage levels and the knowledge of where potential risk
may arise (there are virtually NONE at the levels
recommended in the C3 Kids Program); and
* A recommended daily dosage plan that best delivers
these key nutrients for optimal effect throughout each
day.
Different age groups have differing nutritional
requirements. Can I help my elementary school child, my
teenager, myself? The plan includes supplementation
recommendations for all ages:
* Dosage recommendations are provided for children,
adolescents, and adults (and they vary significantly by
age group);
* Each age group's dosage recommendations have been
matched to specific vitamin, mineral and nutritional
supplement products;
* Guidelines are provided to help you decide if your child
is ready for the teen dosages or if your teen is ready for
adult dosages.
* The C3 Kids Natural Results E-Booklet includes this
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complete and comprehensive information for each age
group in an easy-to-follow format.
SO SIMPLE, SO EASY TO FOLLOW, AND
AFFORDABLE!
And, you can implement the C3 Kids Program more
quickly, easily and for less money than you might think!
* Once you know exactly the right supplements to use by
brand name and dosage, you'll need to find those exact
products out of thousands that are available in vitamin
retail stores and websites. We know where to find them!
* There are many e-commerce sites popping up all over
the Web daily. Learn the ones that have staying power
and will be around to deliver your orders over time and
who also offer great customer service.
* There are many families outside of the USA who will
also want to take advantage of the C3 Kids Program. Our
C3 Kids Program recommended suppliers provide online
ordering of our recommended supplements to anyone
around the world (subject to the import laws of your home
country).
* Pricing is important to everyone! Our recommended
suppliers offer between 25% to 50% discount against
retail list prices. And we recommend at least two sources
for each supplement product, so you'll always be able to
get your C3 Kids Program supplements!
* By using our recommended suppliers, you will save
more money on the first month of the C3 Kids Program
than the entire cost of the C3 Kids Natural Results E-
Booklet!
* THAT'S RIGHT! You will have this wonderful, all-natural
program, a happier, more successful child or teen (or
yourself), and you won't have spent more than the cost of
the supplements themselves!
LEARN MORE - THE C3 KIDS NATURAL RESULTS E-
BOOKLET
Want to take a sneak peek? Here's the Table of Contents
for our C3 Kids Natural Results E-Booklet:
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C3 KIDS NATURAL RESULTS
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
The Case for a Natural Approach to ADD
* The Medical Community and Their Recommendations
* ADD as Symptoms, Not a Specific Medical Condition
* The Power of Diet and Nutrition
* The Answer in a Nutshell
Nutritional Research
* Essential Fatty Acids
* Pycnogenol and Vitamin C
* Minerals
* Vitamin B and Antioxidents
* Digestive Enzymes
C3 KIDS Supplements, Manufacturers and
Recommended Suppliers
* Brand Names
* Descriptions
* Nutritional Summaries and Ingredients
* Manufacturer Information
The C3 Kids Program for Children
* Recommended Supplements and Purchasing
Information
* C3 Kids Program Ingredients and RDA Summary
* C3 Kids Program Daily Instructions
The C3 Kids Program for Teens
* Recommended Supplements and Purchasing
Information
* C3 Kids Program Ingredients and RDA Summary
* C3 Kids Program Daily Instructions
The C3 Kids Program for Adults
* Recommended Supplements and Purchasing
Information
* C3 Kids Program Ingredients and RDA Summary
* C3 Kids Program Daily Instructions
Recipes and Hints for Taking Supplements
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THE C3 KIDS COMPANION E-GUIDE
Most of the studies addressing ADD agree on one point -
a multi-modal approach to ADD works the best overall.
What is multi-modal? It simply means that you work on
several aspects of the overall ADD condition in order to
achieve the best results. This may include the use of
nutritional improvements, behavior management
techniques, school adaptations that minimize ADD
interferences, social skills enhancement, and self-esteem
building.
And now, you can implement your own multi-modal
program using the tools and information provided in the
companion C3 Kids E-Guide to the Nutritional,
Behavioral, and Educational Management of ADD. By
adding the information and recommendations in this E-
Guide to the C3 Kids Natural Results E-Booklet, you can
achieve a complete and well-rounded approach to the
management of your child's or teen's (or your own) ADD.
WHAT DO YOU GET WITH THE C3 KIDS COMPANION
E-GUIDE?
This important addition to the C3 Kids Program will show
you:
* How to plan the right long-term dietary choices for
optimum health, brain functioning and top-notch school
and vocational performance;
* How to test for dietary food allergies, or its milder form,
food sensitivities, which have been proven to be the
underlying cause of ADD in many children, teens and
adults;
* How to implement a behavior management plan that
helps build strong organizational and practical life skills in
your ADD child or teen (or yourself);
* How to work with your child's or teen's teacher to get
them on your side;
* How to evaluate your school's programs and classroom
environment to assure that your child's or teen's
strengths are maximized while their weaknesses are
minimized;
* How to build your child's or teen's (or your own)
relationships with family, peers, and teachers;
* How to boost your child's or teen's (or your own) self-
esteem to assure their happiness and success in all
aspects of life.
LEARN MORE - THE C3 KIDS COMPANION E-GUIDE
Want to take a sneak peek? Here's the Table of Contents
for our C3 Kids E-Guide:
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C3 KIDS E-GUIDE TO THE NUTRITIONAL,
BEHAVIORAL, AND EDUCATIONAL
MANAGEMENT OF ADD
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction
Nutritional Management
* Early Nutritional Findings Associated with ADD
* Understanding Nutrition to the Brain
* The Effects of Hyperinsulimia
* Food Sensitivities
Behavioral Management
* The Five Week Parenting Improvement Program
* The Role of the Parent in ADD Behavior Management
* Improving Peer Relationships
* Your Child's Self-Esteem
* A Problem Solving Model for ADD Children
Educational Management
* ADD Educational Guidelines Published Under Funding
from the U.S. Department of Education
* Additional Ideas to Assist the ADD Child in the
Classroom
* Working With Your Child's Teacher
* Understanding Your Rights and Your Child's Rights
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THE C3 KIDS PROGRAM WILL HELP YOU IN SO
MANY WAYS
The C3 Kids Program is based on years of research by
worldwide experts, including the latest nutritional,
behavioral, and educational breakthroughs, and has
been compiled by a parent just like you that didn't want to
turn to prescription medications in response to ADD. The
C3 Kids Program goes much farther than any other
nutritional supplement program than you can find for
helping to resolve the issues associated with ADD. With
the C3 Kids Program, you can enjoy the following
benefits in helping your ADD child, teen or yourself
become a C3 Kid -- Cool, Calm and Collected!
* You can bypass hours of researching the non-drug
alternatives for managing ADD (the plan is based on over
50 hours of research by a parent just like you).
* You can quickly learn about a method that is not only
drug-free, but is truly healthy for any age group.
* You can be assured that the recommended C3 Kids
Program of vitamins, minerals and nutritional
supplements is closely based on the published clinical
recommendations of a licensed nutritionist with years of
experience in successfully treating ADD.
* You can offer each of the C3 Kids Program
supplements to your child, teen or yourself with the
confidence of knowing it has been manufactured under
the strictest quality control standards by industry leaders
in the field of nutritional supplements.
* You can purchase each of the C3 Kids Program
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* You can use the C3 Kids Program in most countries
around the world.
* Your family and friends will be so supportive of the ADD
to C3 Kids Program (it's safe!).
* You can sleep better at night knowing that your child,
teen or yourself with ADD is doing better at school and in
life.
* You can FINALLY relax a little from the stress and guilt
that an ADD family member can unintentionally bring into
your life.
* And, best of all, you can use the C3 Kids Program for
starting your ADD child, teen or yourself on a healthy and
successful path towards becoming calm, focused, a good
learner and a happier person.
ARE YOU READY TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP IN
AVOIDING PRESCRIPTION DRUGS FOR ADD...?
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VISIT US TODAY AND LEARN MORE ABOUT THE C3
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As an adult and parent, only you are in charge of your
child's or teen's (or your own) well-being. Don't let
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With your family's health, happiness and well-being at
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decisions. Don't jump into prescription medications for
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The C3 Kids Program has helped others achieve the
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