ADD & ADHD Treatment in Bend


From a conventional medical perspective, the cause of ADD/ADHD is unknown. Some factors have been identified, however, that may play a role in ADD/ADHD:

  • Genetics
  • Environmental factors such as heavy metals, and alcohol and tobacco use during pregnancy
  • Food additives
  • Brain injury

From a naturopathic medical perspective, there are other dietary/nutritional factors that can contribute to ADD/ADHD. While research on these factors has been mixed (probably because each of them only affects a subset, rather than all, kids with ADD/ADHD), in my experience most kids and adults with ADD/ADHD will improve when these factors are addressed. These factors are as follows:

  • Food allergy/sensitivity
  • Blood sugar imbalances
  • Methylation defects
  • Omega 3 fatty acid deficiency
  • Epigenetic testing and Iasis
  • LDI for food sensitivities and allergies
  • Acupuncture and herbal formulas

ADD/ADHD, like most conditions, is multifaceted. In any given person, a variety of factors can contribute to ADD/ADHD. When enough of those factors are present the person experiences ADD/ADHD. To prevent ADD/ADHD, all of the factors don’t generally need to be addressed, just enough of the factors to take the person below this threshold.