I have a 17 year old son that used Shaklee, no medications. He was diagnosed when he was 7 and although he still notices his tendency to be distracted, he has managed it and on his HS exit testing he no longer tested ADHD.
We used Shaklee among our approach it managing Steven's ADHD. We made many food changes as a family, used swimming (after trying a variety of activities) to burn excess energy and build self esteem and worked as a family to give him what he needed. We surrounded him with peers (through swimming) that were a good influence and tried to direct him away from those other impulsive children. ADHD squared, or to the 3rd power when you start gathering them together. Hahaha
It is not easy. It takes a parent who is willing to do the best for their child---seems like an oxymoron, however there are many parents who aren't willing to make the sacrifices.
It takes a willing child. Mine was younger---had no choice in the matter.
I am not trying to be pessimistic. I am thrilled with the decision we made and would do it
all over again.
Side benefits----the whole family got healthier, we did not drug away our son's awesome personality and ability to talk to anyone, Steven is now a college student (he started during summer to get a boost for the year----happily), he will be swimming for the school because that helps structure his day, he is good, and teammates and coaches will keep him on task. He has learned how to use tools to benefit him (ie the swimming).
Best benefit-----when he coaches, lifeguards or just sees an out of control child, I get one of his awesome hugs and a Big Thank for not letting that be him.
Steven takes the gamut of Shaklee products. We use Shaklee in our household. Best advice when you remove a bad food, replace it with something good.
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