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.


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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