Teenage Health - Acne, Weight, Irregular Cycles, Moods

>> Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I just finished reading Dr. Erika's Hormone Solution for Your Daughter (Dr. Erika Schwartz) and it was a good book.  I like solutions that give you other options for behaviors other than just Prozac and other options for regulating a teen's menstrual cycle other than birth control pills.  There is a lot more information in the book as well (such as weight and acne) and the use of supplements like natural progesterone (natural, not synthetic), Coenzyme Q, L-carnitine, B-complex, Omega-3, Vitamin C, Iron, Magnesium, and calcium supplements.

My stepson was diagnosed with ADHD years ago and I can say, by experience, that Omega-3 made a HUGE difference in his ADHD symptoms.  He wasn't hyper or misbehaving while on them and when I'd forget to give them to him - wow!  Noticeable difference.  I give all of our kids the gummy Omega-3 supplements, not just my stepson when he's here, for their health.  At first, they hated the taste of them but within a week, they all loved them.  My stepson's mother wouldn't give him Omega-3 though unless his pediatrician told her she could and his pediatrician only had him on ADHD drugs that made him tired and hurt his stomach.  Big Pharma won out there.

3 comments:

diariesofamadwhitewoman October 26, 2010 at 5:54 PM  

Teens and moods are crazy making! I am lucky to have any of my sanity left!

Syn October 26, 2010 at 8:33 PM  

Ugh - teen moods. My 13yo can really test my patience at times!

This book was really good. My local library didn't have it but I went online and searched the state and found a library that sent it to mine for me to read. Definitely worth it.

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