The purpose of our blog
We are a group of retired pediatricians who have been in the medical profession for decades. We have seen the complex problems and challenges brought on by these diseases and have watched the remedies evolve over the years. The tendency toward drugs to treat these was pervasive in the industry. A couple popular types of medications are:
- stimulants such as an amphetamine, or Adderall, which helps you focus.
- Non-stimulants such as bupropion or atomoxetine are often used if the patient cannot handle the side effects of the stimulants or if there are other medical conditions present.
These strong drugs have a variety of side effects including:
- Heart problems
- Appetite loss
- Sleep problems
- Mood swings
- Suicidal thoughts
Over time many of us in the profession began to observe that there are a number of natural remedies for these conditions that seemed to have very positive effects over the long term if administered properly, and we mostly gravitated to recommending these types of activities first, with medications only being prescribed in cases where the natural approach was showing no positive or lasting benefit.
Anyway, we are getting ahead of ourselves here. In this blog we would like to describe these two diseases, discuss common treatments, and discuss the natural remedies. At the end we will draw some conclusions.