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4 Natural Treatments for ADD

Aug 9, 2016|By Marta Oddone
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is defined as “any of a range of behavioral disorders occurring primarily in children, including such symptoms as poor concentration, hyperactivity, and impulsivity.” Each year, an increasing number of Americans are diagnosed with ADD. The condition is most commonly treated with a combination of medication and counseling. However, what many people don’t know is that there are a number of natural remedies that can prove just as effective, if not more so, than prescription medication for the treatment of ADD. Some of these may seem obvious for maintaining overall health and well-being, but you may be surprised at the cumulative positive effects when you keep each of these 4 things in check.

1) Exercise An excellent natural way to treat ADD is through regular exercise, especially if done outdoors! An individual’s attention is affected by their norepinephrine, serotonin, and dopamine levels. Physical activity boosts all of these levels instantaneously! Whether you choose to go for a short jog outdoors, enroll in a dance a class, or get a membership at your local gym, you can utilize exercise help keep your ADD symptoms at bay.

2) Sleep Another simple and natural ADD treatment is something every human being needs—an adequate night’s sleep! Unfortunately, large number of people who suffer from ADD have difficulty falling asleep. If you too have this issue, head over to to choose from our wide assortment of herbal sleepy time teas! Caffeine free, calming, and soothing, these teas are a great way to arrive at a better night’s sleep.

3) Nutrition Additionally, proper nutrition is a highly effective natural remedy for ADD. Individuals who suffer from ADD should schedule their meals and snacks no more than three hours apart to maintain sugar levels, sustain focus, and lessen irritability. These meals and snacks should contain an adequate mix of protein and complex carbohydrates to help keep you more alert. Luckily, Direct Eats makes it easy to stock up on a multitude of low sugar foods and healthier snacks.

4) Minerals Finally, increasing your intake of zinc, iron, magnesium and omega-3 fatty acids has proven to be an effective natural treatment of ADD. Many seafood products are particularly rich in each of these. Direct Eats offers a wide variety of delectable seafood, from Premium Alaskan Pink Salmon, to Wild Caught Albacore Tuna.

While we are in no way suggesting to stop taking medication all together, we do believe that testing out alternative methods of treatment can be beneficial for those trying to alleviate symptoms of ADD.
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