Focus Program

Our holistic and natural Focus Program is designed to use with our Focus Packs. It has and has three simple steps and takes a natural approach to ADHD and ADD. Is your child struggling at school, are you struggling at work? Wouldn't it be great to improve focus, behavior, mood and physical health without the dangers and side-effects of medications? it is important to understand and nurture the positive qualities associated with ADHD.  For example, a "deficit in attention" may not be the best way to describe these individuals and children.  Typically, they can be easily side-tracked but, posses an ability to focus very intensely (hyperfocus) on things that capture their attention.  While their minds wander, they pay attention to smaller details often overlooked by other individuals.  This could be a wonderful ability for someone's future career or job but, unfortunately it may cause trouble in the classroom.  Read more about positive ADHD traits on our About page.  This program is designed to keep you or your child's best traits and super abilities intact while improving other areas in health and behavior.  Individuals diagnosed with ADHD may have underlying health issues that doctors and physicians often overlook.  Studies show that children and individuals with ADHD often have nutritional deficiencies, digestive disorders, detoxification issues and neurotransmitter system imbalances.  Pharmaceutical medications do not cure these issues, they often mask unfavorable behavioral symptoms and come with a host of negative side-effects.  The Focus Program is not just a bunch of ADD natural remedies, not a singular supplement nor medication but, a holistic, all encompassing protocol that focuses on the whole ADHD health picture.  The goal of this program is not to treat ADHD but, to help an individual diagnosed with ADHD return to human homeostasis.  Homeostasis is when your brain and body are in balance, functioning at their fullest potential despite factors such as stress, environmental toxins, pesticides, nutrient-poor foods, vaccines and the unique physiological needs of an ADHD individual.  Let's approach ADHD naturally. This is a general program overview to provide information only and not individual treatment or medical advice

STEP 1 - Eliminate

Eliminate all foods causing allergic responses from your child's diet. ADHD children often have food sensitivities that their parents and doctors are unaware of.  These allergic responses can create problems in digestion as well as imbalances in brain function and even hyperactivity.

A.  Eliminate all foods and skin products containing synthetic or artificial colors, flavors, preservatives and sweeteners. Studies have shown food additives to trigger hyperactivity.  There are close to 15,000 chemical food additives made in laboratories that food manufactures put in our food to improve taste, appear more fresh, be more colorful and last longer.  Some of these chemicals include colors made from coal-tar and petrochemicals, flavors made from petroleum and paper factory waste, gasses to stop fruit from ripening and countless other carcinogenic preservatives.  These synthesized additives are legally permitted to be contaminated with byproducts including lead, mercury and arsenic.For help identifying these synthetic additives, Click to visit our Food Additives Quick-List.

B.  Eliminate all foods causing intolerance and allergic reactions.  These foods can cause disruptive immune responses in the body and have been linked to behavior. ADHD kids almost universally have food intolerances/sensitivities and these sensitivities easily go virtually unnoticed by their parents and doctors.  Food intolerances create inflammation in the gut and ultimately lead to digestive issues characterized by stomach pain, constipation, diarrhea, skin rashes, anxiety, behavioral problems and yeast overgrowth.  The digestive tract can no longer absorb and process nutrients correctly.  This leads to nutritional deficiencies in amino acidsvitaminsmineralsfatty acids and other nutrients needed for the mind and body to function correctly.   Click here to order your take-at-home food sensitivity test

STEP 2 - Balance

Balance and focus with our Focus Pack supplements.  Imagine your human mind and body as a complicated car that runs on thousands of different fuels and fuel combinations.  Removing just one of these fuels would be devastating and your complicated car would break down and not work properly.  If the body's digestion is not functioning at 100%, it cannot process the nutrients it needs from your food.  A compromised digestive system is common in ADHD individuals creates unhealthy environment for destructive bacteria and yeast to populate, then digestion, absorption and biochemical synthesis all begin to decline.  Click to expand the image below and see the complexity of all the metabolic pathways that must take place for your brain and body to function properly, imagine what would happen by removing just one ingredient.

A.  Supplement with vitamins & minerals.  Vitamins and minerals are the building blocks for every function in the human brain and body.  Studies show that supplementation of vitamin B6 and magnesium alone improve behavior, decrease anxiety and aggression and increase attention.  Click here to view vitamin and mineral supplements

B.  Supplement with probiotics.  These beneficial bacteria occur naturally in the human digestive tract and attack yeast and unwanted destructive bacteria.  Probiotics can create a positive environment for efficient digestion to take place.  Click here to view probiotic supplements

C.  Supplement with omega-3 DHA and EPA oils.  DHA is an omega-3 fatty acid that is the primary structural component of the human brain.  It is found in mother's milk and fish oil.  Low levels of DHA are associated with poor reading, memory, behavioral problems and more.  Studies have shown the potential of treating depression with EPA and it is a powerful antioxidant.  Click here to view omega-3 oil supplements

D.  Supplement with amino acids to balance neurotransmitter levels. Neurotransmitters are the little messengers of the nervous system and allow the brain to function correctly.  They are essential to a positive mood, sense of calm, focus and memory. They can be true focus supplements.  Click here to view amino acid supplements

 

STEP 3 - Repair

In this final step we observe the changes and healing taking place and give the body and mind time to repair. Pay attention to positive changes in your child's behavior, performance at school, interactions with others and changes in your own personal relationship with your child. Look for positive developments in your child's overall health, an improved immune system and better digestion. Look for visible problems such as aggression, hyperactivity, fatigue, lack of focus, rashes, constipation, diarrhea, bed wetting, headaches, belly aches and others should go away.  This is a process change and discovery. You may find that modifications to your own or your family's lifestyle are necessary to accommodate your adapting child.

Possibly the most important aspect of this step is to understand what it means to have a diagnosis of ADHD. ADHD is less prevalent in adults than children. More than likely this is due to the mobility of the workforce versus the rigidity of the classroom. ADHD individuals that reach adulthood have the freedom to choose a line or work that better suits their unique attention patterns, abilities and interests. In this this type of atmosphere, ADHD symptoms become less of a hinderance and more of an advantage. ADHD individuals have been described as focusing on what captivates their interest and rather than what someone (e.g. a teacher) says is important.  ADHD individuals typically excel in arts, sciences and any field or specialty that fascinates their interest. New genetic research has supports the idea Rather than focusing on correcting your child's shortcomings, focus on their interests and talents and to try to foster them.

At any point, choosing to ween your child from prior drugs or medications should be done slowly and under the supervision of a doctor or health care physician.

For individuals with severe and acute conditions we have devised an Advanced Program.  Our Advanced program contains options for further testing, herbal remedies for detoxification and more. These individuals should first and foremost follow our Focus Program.  The Advanced Program is a number of tests designed to help identify potential causes of ADHD symptoms.

 

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