ADD and ADHDADD and ADHD (Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) have been the go-to diagnoses for some time now in cases where teachers and parents find children to be constantly moving, unusually distracted and not paying attention. More and more adults are also receiving these diagnoses. We usually experience this as feeling mad as a rabbit on skates.

The drug most commonly prescribed, Ritalin, is the drug of choice in around 85% of cases in children – that’s millions of children.  Adderall is also commonly given and while in a different class of drug, both are, ironically, stimulants. Most of us know that these disorders are not caused by a deficiency of prescription drugs – that can have some pretty nasty side effects.


A 2007 study in the The Lancet, a British medical journal, demonstrated that sodium benzoate, a food preservative found in many  salad dressings, jams, fruit juices, carbonated drinks and other foods, causes ADD and ADHD in susceptible children.¹

Generally, however, the sheer amount of sugar and junk food in children’s diets is the most common culprit and has added to the numbers of overweight and obese children as well as the frightening increase in diabetes.

CASE IN POINT:  A long-time patient of ours has a son who had been experiencing ADD symptoms; the most disturbing of which was confusion. After using the diet in my book, Feeling Very Much Better (FVMB), and taking a personalized version of the Therapy Pack, his confusion and ADD were gone.

We got a call from his mom recently, saying that he had a setback when he ate 4 Krispy Kreme donuts in one sitting and within 60 minutes was back to feeling confused again. Nothing like a little immediate feedback to prove a point for him. He’s now back on track.


To help deal with sugar cravings and provide a food plan to promote reversing the causes of ADD and ADHD symptoms, we have two Therapy Packs available. The child’s version includes homeopathic liquid and small, pleasant-tasting pellet supplements for children up to age 13. The Adult Therapy Pack has herbal capsules suitable for ages 14 and up. Dietary instructions are also provided. Additionally, you will receive a copy of my book (FVMB) containing lists of foods to eat and foods to avoid, as well as some easy and great tasting recipes to help the process along.

Our bodies were designed to heal themselves. ADD and ADHD can be reversed by eliminating the harmful things going into our bodies and using healthful nutrition and supplements to provide the deficient nutrients.

I hope you find this article and these remedies helpful and if you have any questions, I can be reached by phone or email for further assistance (see below).

Best of Health to you always,

Doc Eve

From So. Calif., call 310-855-1111 / Otherwise, call 541-482-2112

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¹  McCann, D., A. Barrett, A. Cooper, et al. “Food additives and hyperactive behavior in three-year-old and eight-and-nine-year-old children in the community: a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial.” Lancet. 2007 September 5, PMID: 17825405.