ADHD Natural Treatment Picks from Adult Readers

ADDitude Asked: What treatments, other than medication, most help adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD)? You offered these tips for battling ADD with meditation, yoga, acupuncture, and even Red Bull.

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A healthy diet and exercise.

"Watching my diet helps. I function better when I eat healthy foods like lean protein, veggies, and fruits instead of processed foods." -Connie M., Ohio

"Exercise is one of the best treatments for me. Running up two or three flights of stairs, doing two dozen jumping jacks, or dancing to my favorite songs are what I need when I lose focus." -Lisa Tobias, Huron, South Dakota

"Getting outside in the fresh air (working in my garden, walking around the block) makes my day more productive."
Heather Johnson, St. Francisville, Louisiana

"Taking B-complex and the amino acid taurine. I also drink Red Bull."
Zoe, Suffolk, England

A multi-treatment approach.

"Cognitive-behavioral therapy, exercise, and 'green time.'" -Cate, Sydney, Australia

"Relaxation techniques, vitamins, and natural supplements, like omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil." -Alisa Dale, Clovis, California

"Exercise and medication are two of the best tools I use to control my attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD). Although medication also helps, the therapies are more beneficial." -Kevin D., Atlanta, Georgia

This article comes from the Winter 2010 issue of ADDitude. To read this issue of ADDitude in full, buy the back issue.

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TAGS: Alternative Treatments for ADHD, Yoga for ADHD, ADHD Relaxation Tips, Stress, Brain Training for ADHD

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