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Native Remedies in Canada Helps ADHD Kids Focus

Native Remedies in Canada Helps ADHD Kids Focus

September 27, 2011 – It’s back to school time and many parents are noticing their kids are having problems focusing in school. Getting back into the routine can be difficult but even more so if your child has ADHD/ADD, otherwise known as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Native Remedies is available in Canada and can help your child focus and concentrate.

Helping ADHD/ADD Focus in School

Focus Formula in Canada for adults and kids

It is hard for children with ADHD/ADD to sit quietly in class and focus on their schoolwork. Sometimes they have extra energy that gets in the way of their concentration. Other times they just have too much going on in their heads and they just can’t concentrate.

Native Remedies is a herbal supplement that is designed to help children with ADHD/ADD to focus and pay attention in school. The formulas are safe and non-addictive with no side effects, how’s that for alternatives to pharmaceutical medications?

Focus Formula in Canada

Focus formula is very popular and designed for both kids and adults (Focus Addult for adults). Simply add the instructed amount to water or juice and drink 2-3 times a day. It is designed to help sharpen focus and attention.

Native Remedies Focus Formula can be used in combination with Brightspark and Mindsoothe products.

Brightspark in Canada

Brightspark herbal supplements for ADHD ADD

Designed to take away some of the extra energy that causes disruption and impulsive behavior,

Brightspark comes in the form of small white tablets that dissolve under the tongue. FDA approved and non-addictive, these tasteless pills are taken 3 times a day.

Native Remedies’ Brightspark can be used in combination with Focus and Mindsoothe products.

Mindsoothe Jr and Regular in Canada

Native Remedies also makes another popular herbal supplement for ADHD/ADD children. Mindsoothe Jr are drops that are added to water or juice (like the Focus Formula) and the Mindsoothe caplets are for ages 12 and up.

Mindsoothe is designed to help balance the mood and prevent outbursts and feelings of frustration. It can not be used if your child or the individual is taking anti-depressants. Mindsoothe Jr contains St. John Wort which is a natural herb designed to combat depression.

Where to Buy Native Remedies Focus, Brightspark and Mindsoothe in Canada

Store: shopNaturaleGREENonline.ca

Customers can order products online from Natural e GREEN. Natural e GREEN is located in Alberta, Canada and has quick shipping times. Customers can contact Natural e GREEN with any questions they have and are still encouraged to speak with their doctor or pharmacist if their children are currently taking other drugs.

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Natural Remedies Cold & Flu, Snoring and ADHD

Natural Herbal Remedy for Cold and Flu

Every year, most people catch a couple of colds or even the flu. They are inevitable most of the time and there really aren’t any medications to prevent or help cure your cold or flu. According to the Nutrition Business Journal, $1.5 billion dollars were spent on cold and flu supplements and the market is growing at twice the rate than over-the-counter remedies are.

Echinacea Natural Herbal Remedy for Cold and Flu

Also known as Echinacea purpurea, Echinacea is widely promoted for its ability to boost your immune system and help you to fight colds and the flu. Studies have mixed results as to how effective Echinacea is, and it all depends on how it is prepared. Mixed in a juice or in powder form, Echinacea was not found to be very effective according to the National Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, NCCAM. But, in a tincture form, Dr. David Leopold says it is more powerful than in pill form. Continue Reading… Natural Herbal Remedies and Treatments to Fight the Cold and Flu

Snoring: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

The National Sleep Foundation reports that about 90 million American adults suffer from a snoring disorder. 37 million of those adults snore regularly. Men who are overweight are commonly afflicted by snoring disorders, but snoring can affect non-overweight males and females as well.

Snoring affects you and, most likely, your partner. It can interfere with a good night’s sleep and increase your chances of daytime dysfunction as well as increase your risk for cardiovascular disease.

What Causes Snoring and Symptoms of Snoring

When you are sleeping, your tongue moves to the back of your throat and the throat muscles relax. A vibration results when you breathe in and out. Typically, this vibration is louder upon inhale but it is often present when exhaling as well. Continue Reading…. Snoring Sleep Disorder: Symptoms, Causes and Exercises to Help


Medicating Hyperactive Kids: Good or Bad Idea?

Hyperactivity is a condition that affects most children at some point in their lives. Defined as “a higher than normal level of activity”, hyperactivity will often be treated when it begins interfering with a child’s ability to perform daily tasks. A diagnosis is done by a medical professional and will often be termed as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.

How Hyperactivity in Kids is Diagnosed and When to Treat it

The Diagnostics and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, DSM, is a guideline that medical professionals use to diagnose many mental illnesses and disorders. It has undergone four revisions in its 50-year history, with the last update being in 1994.

Taken from the latest DSM-IV manual, diagnosing hyperactivity is done when:

Six (or more) of the following symptoms of hyperactivity-impulsivity have persisted for at least six months to a degree that is maladaptive and inconsistent with developmental level;    Continue Reading…Medications for Hyperactive Kids: A Good or Bad Solution?

Flaxseed Oil as Anti-Wrinkle Agent?

A normal part of aging is developing wrinkled skin. Not everyone develops it as quickly and other factors play a role in how quickly and how much your skin wrinkles. Over-the-counter products claim to minimize the appearance of wrinkles, though very little proof exists to back up these claims. The Mayo Clinic indicates that some factors that cause wrinkles are uncontrollable.

In the cosmetic industry, flaxseed oil is considered to be able to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It may help your skin to look younger, according to Dr. Benabio, owner of the Dermatology Blog. Flaxseed oil is high in essential fatty acids, which are beneficial for healthy skin appearance.

Properties of Flaxseed Oil and How it Can Minimize Appearance of Wrinkles

Flaxseed is one of the best natural sources of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), according to Drugs.com. It comes from the plant Linum usitatissimum and the ALA is an omega-3 fatty acid. Omega-3 fatty acids play a vital role in maintaining skin and body functions. Continue Reading… Using Flaxseed Oil to Minimize the Appearance of Wrinkles

 

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Children’s Health and Wellness Articles

Using Colloidal Silver as Natural Treatment for Children

For thousands of years, colloidal silver has apparently been used as a “cure-all” medication. It is said to fight infections and boost the immune system, but there is no medical evidence to back these claims up.

In fact, the U.S Food and Drug Association, FDA, warns consumers against using colloidal silver and deems it “generally unsafe.” It is not recommended to be used as a natural remedy for children.

Colloidal silver is made of tiny silver particles suspended in a base liquid. While silver has been used in medicinal treatments in the past, it has long been replaced with safer alternatives, reports the National Center of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, NCCAM.  Read full article at: Using Colloidal Silver as Natural Treatment Remedy for Children http://www.suite101.com/content/using-colloidal-silver-as-natural-treatment-remedy-for-children-a299824#ixzz149QKwV4y

 

Dark Rings or Circle Under Child’s Eyes

There are many reasons why children may have dark rings under their eyes. Some common reasons for dark rings or circles under the eyes include lack of sleep, allergies, nasal congestion and eczema. Your child may also have dark rings under their eyes as part of a hereditary condition. Dark rings under the eyes are often not serious, but the Mayo Clinic indicates that most people don’t like them for cosmetic reasons. Consult your doctor or dermatologist if you are concerned about the dark circles under your child’s eyes.

The dark circles or rings may be very noticeable under your child’s eyes or they may be faint in appearance. In medical terms, the dark rings are defined as round and uniform areas of pigmentation under each eye. Most often, dark rings only affect adults, but they can affect children as well. Males and females are equally susceptible to getting dark rings under their eyes. Read full article at:Why Children Have Dark Circles or Dark Rings Under Their Eyeshttp://www.suite101.com/content/why-children-have-dark-circles-or-dark-rings-under-their-eyes-a301298#ixzz149QajQMF


Dopamine Levels in Children and ADHD

The neurotransmitter in your brain that is responsible for transmitting signals between nerve cells is called dopamine. Dopamine has been linked to decision-making activities in the brain as well as influencing the motivation and rewards drive in the brain. Dopamine has also been linked to muscle movement. If you have lower levels of dopamine, you may suffer from inattention and lack of motivation. Lower levels of dopamine are present in children who have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, ADHD/ADD.

Dopamine is very important in proper brain functionality. It makes sure signals are sent between nerve cells and influences your ability to make decisions and become motivated to do a task.

The Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine has discovered that dopamine also influences your behavior. Read full article at:Dopamine Levels in Children and Effect on Behavior and Motivationhttp://www.suite101.com/content/dopamine-levels-in-children-and-effect-on-behavior-and-motivation-a301300#ixzz149Qkx0bI


Dry Patches on Skin of Scalp for Children

Your child may have a dry patch on his head for many reasons. He may suffer from dry skin that is caused by dry air or lack of moisture. He may also have a medical condition that requires treatment. Some medical reasons for dry scalp include cradle cap, eczema and psoriasis. Your doctor or dermatologist can assist you in determining what is causing your child’s dry scalp.

You may notice dry skin on your child’s head by spotting some dry flakes of skin on the scalp or hair. You may even spot some redness on her scalp. If your child’s hair is thick, you may not easily see her scalp but the dry flakes should be noticeable.

She may try to scratch at her scalp often if the dry patch is itching. Too much scratching may result in the area becoming irritated and even cracked. Read full article at: Reasons Why Your Child May Have a Dry Patch on Scalp or Head http://www.suite101.com/content/reasons-why-your-child-may-have-a-dry-patch-on-scalp-or-head-a301301#ixzz149R0W7cU

 

Nitrates in Hot Dogs Linked to Causing Cancer

Part of many kids’ diets is the famous hot dog. Face it, it’s a fun food, easy to make and it tastes good too. You’ve all heard how hot dogs contain “mystery meat” and there is always a horror story about the dangers of hot dogs. New studies, however, are indicating something more serious than questionable meat products. Hot dogs are being linked to cancer, and it’s all due to the preservatives and how they form N-nitroso compounds.

In government studies, nitrates have been found be linked to cancer. In one study, children who ate more than 12 hotdogs in a month were nine times more likely to develop childhood leukemia.

Researchers Sarusua and Savitz concluded that mothers who ate one or more hot dog a week during pregnancy had babies who had double the chances of developing brain tumors. Read full article at: Nitrates and Hot Dogs: Why are They Legal if They Cause Cancer? http://www.suite101.com/content/nitrates-and-hotdogs-why-are-they-legal-if-they-cause-cancer-a302324#ixzz149RBxgWw

 

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Healthy Baking, Natural Remedy Acne and Egg Nutrition

Diet Baking Recipes

Almost 73 million U.S adults are reported to be obese, according to USA Today. That accounts for 34 percent of the population. Another 34 percent of the population are considered to be overweight. The trend does appear to be slowing down, according to Cynthia Ogden, an epidemiologist at the National Center for Health Statistics, but the numbers are still pretty high. Weight-loss and diets are common and more baking recipes are becoming available if your love baking but want to respect your diet. Read more…

Natural Acne Treatments

It is estimated that between 40 and 50 million Americans suffer from acne. The American Academy of Dermatology says excess oil, clogged pores, bacteria and inflammation are all factors that lead to acne. To reduce your risk of scarring, dermatologist recommend you treat your acne problem properly. Read more…

Nutrition Value of Eggs

For years, mankind has used eggs in their diets across the world. Hard-boiled eggs are cooked directly in their shells. Eggs are healthy foods and do promote good health, but if you are an adult who is not in good health, eating too many eggs may not be good for your health. Read more ….
 

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Tea Tree for Head Lice, Aerobic Energy, Psoriasis, Diet Pills

Treating Head Lice With Melaleuca (Tea Tree) Oil
Head lice is frustrating and difficult to treat. Most commonly affecting children, head lice are small, tiny insects that feed on the blood of the scalp. Treatment usually involved weeks of shampooing with specialized shampoos and careful removal of dead lice. Melaleuca can be used to treat head lice, though medical evidence has not yet been provided to prove effectiveness or safety of using melaleuca for treating head lice. Continue Reading……
Get More Energy for Aerobic Workouts & Bodybuilding
Aerobic workouts help individuals keep their bodies healthy, lose weight and tone muscles. There are many levels of aerobic workouts ranging from beginner to expert. All exercise requires energy and keeping the needed amount of required energy helps to perform the aerobic exercise and reduce feeling sore the next day. Read more….
Psoriasis on the Body: Chronic and Painful
7.5 million Americans suffer from psoriasis according to the National Institute of Health. Psoriasis is a severe and chronic skin disorder that affects various parts of the body. Psoriasis is also connected with other serious health conditions. While no cure for psoriasis has yet been discovered, various treatments do exist to manage the condition. Continue Reading….
The Dangers of Herbal Diet Pills – What  You Should Know First
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires all manufacturers of herbal products to not make false or misleading claims about their products. Manufacturers must have evidence backing up all claims but they are not required to submit that evidence to the FDA. Consumers must research and determine the safety and effectiveness of herbal products. Read more….

Are Microwaveable Baby Bottle Sterilizers Safe?
During the first year of life, babies are most at risk for contracting viruses and infections. The Baby Center network recommends sterilizing bottles if they are being used to feed infants. If safety instructions are followed, microwave sterilizers are a quick, safe and effective method of sterilizing baby bottles. Continue Reading….


 

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Salicylic Acid and Eczema, Potassium and Salt and Curing Ear Pain with Home Remedy

Eczema & Salicylic Acid

The American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Imunocology states that eczema typically affects between ten and 20 percent of children and roughly between one and three percent of adults. Eczema is also known as atopic dermatitis and is a common childhood skin disorder. Often it disappears before adulthood but can sometimes affect adults too. Read full article here: What is Salicylic Acid and How It Can Treat Eczema Skin http://www.suite101.com/content/what-is-salicylic-acid-and-how-it-can-treat-eczema-skin-a291134#ixzz10rcgIrS7
Potassium and Salt and Our Body

Most people have too much sodium in their diet. The main source of our sodium is regular table salt. Sat contains 40 percent sodium. On the flipside, most people do not have enough potassium in their diets. Salt and potassium both have an effect on health and specifically on blood pressure. While salt can raise blood pressure, potassium lowers it. Read full article here: Salt and Potassium: Importance in Body Growth and Blood Pressure http://www.suite101.com/content/salt-and-potassium-importance-in-body-growth-and-blood-pressure-a291146#ixzz10rd0Wfwu

Using Home Remedies to Treat Ear Pain From Sinus Infection

When the nasal cavity becomes swollen and inflamed a condition called acute sinusitis occurs. Mucus is allowed to build up in the cavity and pressure builds up. This pressure can cause headaches and ear pain. Sinusitis is often caused by colds or allergies and sometimes a result of other medical conditions.

Acute sinusitis generally does not require prescribed medications and will get better on it’s own. To ease discomfort of sinusitis, many home remedies exist. Read full article here: Natural Home Remedy for Sinus Infection and Ear Pain http://www.suite101.com/content/natural-home-remedy-for-sinus-infection-and-ear-pain-a291161#ixzz10rdUE7Vl


 

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