getting started...maybe

Discussion in 'Healthful Living / Natural Treatments' started by ma2sevn, Sep 7, 2007.

  1. ma2sevn

    ma2sevn New Member

    I am considering going more into natural teatments for my kids. I have been looking into this for a while. Where do I get my kids (and I have a slew of them) tested for allergies or cassine and gluten sesitivities? A regular family doctor or a specialist? And I read how certain diets must be adhered to strictly, so I understand that. But what about adding supplements while staying on perscribed medications....do the perscribed medications cancel out alot of the supplements benefits? I am guessing ANY added health is better than none, but I wonder if I will see much improvement. We have adopted all from foster care and have spent years trying to get all the medications right, and we are better than we used to be, believe me. I am big on believing attachment and bonding cures alot too. My inlaws are big into natural remedies and are thereputic massage and homeopath people(own thier own business) but I have weighed it with a grain of salt all these years to see what I think of it. Some of thier beliefs are way off center to me, but I am happy to admit alot of the natural advice seems to be checking out. I am considering trying my 12 yr old girl on something for brain improvemnt...for attention and concentration to see if I see any improvements. The Prozac and Lamictal arent all that effective. Sorry this has so many questions.
     
  2. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Where do I get my kids (and I have a slew of them) tested for allergies or cassine and gluten sesitivities? </div></div>

    An allergist can test your kids for these isssues. However, just to let you know, that some food sensitivities won't show up (ie: my difficult child was negative for food dyes, yet she still rages when she's had them).

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">But what about adding supplements while staying on perscribed medications....do the perscribed medications cancel out alot of the supplements benefits </div></div>

    I think it depends on the supplements. You should check with your doctor. If you are considering the Omegas, then no, that would not cancel out the effects of the medications. You may want to ask your in-laws for the name of a good homeopathic doctor.
     
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