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You certainly didn’t research scientifically proven treatments. Additionally, you’ve fallen for the naturalistic logical fallacy (the false belief that something is better merely because it is natural). The anti-medication propaganda out there greatly exaggerates the risks and side effects of stimulants.
The internet is overrun by science-denial and pseudoscience. If by “research” you mean you Googled it, that’s what you got. Not to mention you probably ignored any search results that didn’t tell you what you want to hear.
There is no proven “natural” remedy for ADHD, and it is thus irresponsible to announce in public that any such thing is comparable to scientifically proven treatments.
Side note: No, Adderall and Ritalin are not linked to suicidal thoughts or personality changes. You may have been thinking of anti-depressants, which have been shown to produce suicidal thoughts in teenagers.