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Are There Side Effects of Using Green Tea For ADHD?

Isoflavones are powerful antioxidants found in numerous plant sources. Isoflavone rich foods like beans, tea and soy can protect against certain cancers, and have many other health benefits. But some isoflavones act as phytoestrogens, which may or may not be ideal for some people, especially children.

Green tea for ADHD is rich in isoflavones and depending on the amount given can vary widely. Isoflavones have been linked to depressed thyroid function requiring more iodine in the diet to avoid thyroid problems. Because children are smaller soy infant formulas are affecting them negatively in larger numbers and many people are advocating taking infant formulas made with soy off the market. Isoflavones are in many plants, but you wouldn’t stop eating them. You just have to be aware to balance your children’s ADHD green tea diet and don’t overload them with too much of a good thing.

In countries where large amounts of tea and soy are consumed they also consume large amounts of iodine rich foods, like seaweed which are believed to counteract the negative effects of phytoestrogens. In the U.S., soy is the new wheat; it’s in everything from bread to energy bars creating more and more allergies just like wheat, so the controversial effects of isoflavones will continue.

Is green tea for ADHD? I want you to be aware that there are many benefits using isoflavones; too much of anything is not good. And although the levels of isoflavones vary dramatically between soy products and tea, it is still a good idea to be aware and informed, especially if giving to children, as it will affect them more than an adult.

Using any supplement for children with ADHD, including green tea has its pros and cons. It’s up to the consumer to decide which treatments you feel will beneficial, whether alternative or prescription. There are many people using the amino acid L-Theanine (the beneficial ingredient in green tea) that is thought to help control ADHD and along with Omega-3’s people are finding they are having fantastic results. Another proven supplement for ADHD, besides green tea are special combinations of herbal remedies which includes Hyoscyamus; improving excitability, agitation, and the disruptive behavior common to ADHD. Arsen iod is used to support stability for emotional outbursts, and helps in controlling exasperating conditions which can frustrate someone with ADHD.

R.T. Shelly is a health practitioner researching natural remedies to achieve wellness. Find out more about some of the most effective natural treatments for health conditions such as ADHD. A free E Book is available; Alternative Help for ADHD in Children.

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How to Treat ADHD Naturally and Effectively Without Dangerous Side Effects

Interested in how to tread ADHD naturally? You are not alone. More and more parents are turning away from traditional medications and opting instead to use homeopathic remedies to treat their child’s ADHD. And skilled homeopaths are coming up with a variety of products which can have a positive effect on troubling behavior without exposing the child to serious side effects.

Medications such as Ritalin are generally prescribed for ADHD because they have the ability to stimulate the brain. While stimulation may seem like the last thing ADHD children need, extra stimulation actually helps to focus the brain and improve concentration. However traditional medications can carry severe side effects which make many parents uncomfortable.

Fortunately, for parents like these there is an effective alternative. There are a variety of herbs and other plants which have both stimulating and soothing effects on the brain. Used in combination, these herbs can provide exactly the help that your ADHD child needs and they can answer the question of how to treat ADHD naturally. And because they are 100% natural, they carry no serious side effects whatsoever.

Some of the specific herbs used in natural ADHD treatments include Hyoscyamus, Arsen iod, Verta alb and Tuberculinum. Hyoscyamus is known to alleviate excitability and restlessness in hyperactive children. Arsen iod helps to balance moods, enabling it to alleviate sudden outbursts of temper which can strike ADHD children at extremely inopportune moments.

When talking about how to treat ADHD naturally, Verta alb is often recommended. This powerful herb has a soothing effect on the nerves, helping to calm hyperactive children and is frequently recommended by homeopaths. Tuberculinum is used to soothe irritability and can help to properly stimulate individuals who need extra assistance to concentrate.

Along with natural remedies, there are other steps you can take to help ease your child’s ADHD symptoms without relying on traditional medications. These include behavioral therapy and relaxation techniques. Yoga, meditation and other such avenues for relaxation can help your child to alleviate stress and better handle their emotions.

Behavioral therapy is a particularly effective tool and an important part of the answer to how to treat ADHD naturally. Working with a trained therapist, children are taught to understand and control their reactions to various situations. By understanding their own behavior, ADHD children are more likely to be motivated to change it and can feel positive about taking a pro-active response in their own treatment.

ADHD is a complex and difficult condition to deal with, but with the right approach symptoms can be alleviated, allowing your child to participate in his or her daily activities without becoming disruptive. Consider all of your options and speak with your doctor about developing an effective treatment plan. It is entirely possible to treat ADHD naturally and for many children natural treatment has made a significant difference in their lives, so why not make the natural choice for your child?

Laura Ramirez is a health researcher who writes about holistic solutions for common problems and conditions. Browse her articles by going to

She is the award-winning author of the parenting book, Keepers of the Children: Native American Wisdom and Parenting which teaches parents how to raise kids to develop their strengths.

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Posted by admin - September 14, 2014 at 10:31 PM

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Pay Attention

Sometimes when we’re in our restaurants, we tend to forget where we are and don’t pay attention to our surroundings. Maybe we’re telling a joke to one of our co-workers, or talking about the party we attended last night. Unfortunately, we don’t realize that the table around the corner can hear your whole conversation and even worse, be offended by it. One of my biggest pet peeves in my restaurants is when the servers congregate and don’t pay attention to the customers. When a customer enters a restaurant, they should be made to feel welcome immediately, there’s nothing worse than walking into a restaurant and nobody says “hello” to you, or even acknowledges your presence.

I have a story to share with you that I recently experienced; it was on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, my wife and I decided to try a new restaurant that just opened in the area. It was about four-thirty in the afternoon and we thought it would be a great time to go and get a quick bite for supper. We walked in the restaurant and there were about four hostess’ behind the desk chatting, the first one was yawning and said, ” I’m so tired, I want to go home”, at the same time the second hostess looked up at the ceiling and said, ” do I have something in my “friggin eye?” My wife and I hesitated and looked at each other wondering if maybe this might be a mistake. At that point the third hostess saw us and asked if there were two for dinner, we responded and she conferred with another hostess trying to decide where to seat us. After about two or three minutes and a meeting of the powers to be, we were seated in a dining room that only had two other parties in it. The place being brand new, my wife and I immediately began looking around checking out the layout and decorating. That’s when we noticed the food under all the tables, obviously lunch was busy, yet no-one had hokied under the tables and there were six or eight waitresses hanging around the bar talking and no sign of a manager. A server came over to our table and informed us our waitress had stepped out and that he had been sent over to take a drink order. I bit and asked him, “What do you mean she stepped out?” He replied, “Well she sort of had a meltdown and is outside crying.” My wife looked at him and said, ” Do you mean that you’re only taking our drink order and when she gets back in she’s still going to wait on us”. ” Well I was only told to take your drink order and that’s it”. Sure enough the poor girl came to our table with red puffy eyes and alligator tears, wiped her eyes and waited on us. I felt so bad for the waitress. My questions are, where was the manager when all of this was going on? Why would the hostess seat us in her section? Lastly, why didn’t someone have the foresight to assign her table to another server? It’s not like there weren’t a half dozen standing around.

The restaurant was only a week old, and despite the fact it was a holiday weekend, the two owners took the day off and left the restaurant in the hands of the new manager in training. Who happened to be in his office, instead of on the floor where he belonged with his inexperienced crew. I don’t want to blame the staff; the blame squarely lies with the owner. As an owner, it is our responsibility to give our employees the tools to do their jobs, which includes proper training. I’m sure this restaurant will be fine eventually; the reality is meltdowns happen in restaurants, although I should have never been aware of the situation, it could have been handled a little more discreetly. With a little more staff training and attention to detail, my experience could have been just fine. Training is ongoing and never ends, add pride and professionalism and you’ve got a winning formula. As an owner, we’re responsible for setting the tone, as we go, so our business goes. If we project a lackadaisical attitude, our staff is sure to follow.

With a little foresight, some proper training and management paying attention, this story is a fairytale. Unfortunately, this happens all too often in our industry. Customers are savvier than ever, they don’t accept status quo any more. We are competing for disposable income dollars against the mall, or the movie theatre. Consumers don’t necessarily give you a second chance any more, just because you are new. The need to get it right is more prevalent than ever. It’s all about “paying attention”; it’s in the planning and the details. My number one rule in management is simple, “people do what you inspect, not what you expect.” It all starts at the top, if the owner is paying attention and holding management accountable, the rest usually falls into place.

Richard Varano
Restaurant Masterminds

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