A couple of months ago I posted about a natural alternative to prescription medication for kids with ADD/ADHD. It was a blend of essential oils that my sister Dori created for her son Jed, an energetic 7-year-old who was failing in school and labeled a “problem child” by the public education system.
Not only has “Jeddy’s Blend” turned Jed’s life around, it’s also touched the lives of thousands all over the world in just a few short months. And after reading many testimonials from Dori’s website (RichesToRagsByDori.com), I’ve come to realize it’s not just KIDS that deal with ADD/ADHD, but many, many ADULTS suffer as well.
As a matter of fact, ADD/ADHD runs rampant in my family. Myself, two of my sons, my daughter, and several of my nieces and nephews suffer from it to varying degrees. Adults actually have a harder time dealing with this disorder because the older you get, the more demands are placed on you. Pursuing a career, raising a family, running a household can be challenging for anyone, but if you have ADD/ADHD, it can feel downright impossible.
Here are just a few of the more prevalent ones:
MYTH: ADD/ADHD is just a lack of willpower. Persons with ADD/ADHD focus well on things that interest them; they could focus on any other tasks if they really wanted to.
FACT: ADD/ADHD looks very much like a willpower problem, but it isn’t. It’s essentially a chemical problem in the management systems of the brain.
MYTH: ADD/ADHD isn’t a real medical disorder
FACT: ADD/ADHD has been recognized as a legitimate diagnosis by major medical, psychological, and educational organizations, including the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Education.
MYTH: Someone can’t have ADD/ADHD and also have depression, anxiety, or other psychiatric problems.
FACT: A person with ADD/ADHD is six times more likely to have another psychiatric or learning disorder than most other people. ADD/ADHD usually overlaps with other disorders.
MYTH: Unless you have been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD as a child, you can’t have it as an adult.
FACT: Many adults struggle all their lives with unrecognized ADD/ADHD impairments. They haven’t received help because they assumed that their chronic difficulties, like depression or anxiety, were caused by other impairments that did not respond to usual treatment.
Source: Dr. Thomas E. Brown, Attention Deficit Disorder: The Unfocused Mind in Children and Adults
The good news is that, despite the abundance of myths and misconceptions, the challenges of attention deficit disorder can be overcome.
And now there’s a powerful, all-natural tool to help!
On June 30th Spark Naturals made Jeddy’s Blend available for purchase on their website in 5ml and 15 ml bottles. Kudos to Spark Naturals for recognizing the need for a natural alternative to ADD/ADHD and helping Dori get the word out to many more people (kids AND adults) who might benefit!
Here are just a few of the unsolicited testimonials that Dori has received from people who have tried Jeddy’s Blend and have seen real results:
“Jeddy’s blend has been awesome. Yesterday I had a horrible day with the verge of many panic attacks (I suffer from ADHD, Anxiety) and this blend prevented many full blown panic attacks and many crying spells. It is a winner for mommy :)”
“This stuff is amazing! I was sort of scared because I wanted it to work so much. The first night that I used it, when I smelled it I got tingles, honestly! I used it and I slept so soundly. I used it the next day in conjunction with my medication and I was so ‘calm’ for lack of a better word. I have been using the blend daily and just started to wean myself down on the medication. I have been using it on my daughter who is non-verbal and living with Autism, she has been much more calm and “present”. It actually soothes me and I feel ‘normal’! I use it on my daughter in the evenings and she calms down, attends a lot more and sleeps so well. I have also cut her back on one of the medications that she takes for sleep and SHE IS SLEEPING PEACEFULLY THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT! This is a god-send. I keep waiting for something to happen for it to stop working. It has been about 8 days and it’s still working! I love it, I love you for creating it Dori! Thank you, thank you… a million times thank you!”
“I am a 56 yr old grandmother and didn’t know I suffered from ADHD until a few years ago when I was diagnosed. I was put on Adderal, but didn’t like the side affects nor the addictive properties. Being self employed my insurance does not cover prescriptions so I opted to discontinue its use. I am the office manager of our own construction company and was finding it more and more difficult to manage the day to day operations. I believe in herbal/alternative medications and have been searching for something that would work for me. I am new to essential oils which I found thru Jillee’s emails and I believe I have found a miracle in a bottle! After using Jeddy’s Blend for less than a week, I could tell a remarkable difference in myself. I actually start and FINISH projects now and feel I am much more organized than in the past. I use it every day and will continue to in the future. Thank You and God Bless you for all you do for others.”
“Just wanted to say thank you! Jeddy’s blend has been amazing. I wanted it for my son originally but I believe I have benefited more! My almost 3 year old asks for the oil durning tantrums and it calms him down a lot. I apply it to myself as well and it helps me deal with everything in a much better manner. Thank you, it’s been a real life saver around here!”
“Hello Dori. I wrote you a while back inquiring about Jeddy’s Blend for an almost 16 year old with testing anxiety. I wanted to let you know we’ve been using the blend for maybe a month now. My daughter says she sleeps so much more soundly now and rarely wakes up. Previously she would wake up 4-5 times a night. She’s also been doing much better on tests at school. But the best “test” she has passed was today. She finally passed her learner’s permit (driving) test. She had failed two previous times and she was so anxious. She said that once she got to the testing area she took a deep breath and felt calm and good. The night before I saw this information posted on Jillee’s FB page, I looked to the sky and asked for an answer to my daughter’s testing anxiety without having to resort to medications. And then this!! This was the answer for me. Thank you so much for this blend. I am going to need to order another one soon!!”
As I perused the testimonials on Dori’s website today, I couldn’t believe the stuff I was reading. Jeddy’s Blend truly HAS been nothing short of a miracle for many people.
In addition to medication and even natural alternatives such as essential oils, there are many other self-help suggestions for adults with ADD/ADHD:
Exercise and eat right. Regular exercise helps work off excess energy and aggression and soothes and calms the body. Limit sugary foods in order to even out mood swings.
Get plenty of sleep. When you’re tired, it’s even more difficult to focus, manage stress, stay productive, and keep on top of your responsibilities.
Practice better time management. Set deadlines for everything, even for seemingly small tasks. Use timers and alarms to stay on track. Take breaks at regular intervals.
Embrace challenges. ADD people thrive on challenge! As long as you don’t get too perfectionistic, you’ll get a lot done and stay out of trouble.
Leave time between engagements to gather your thoughts. Transitions are difficult for ADD’ers, and even short breaks can help.
Put yourself in “timeout”. When you are upset or overstimulated, take a timeout. Go somewhere. Calm down.
Remember that what you have is a neuropsychiatric condition. It is genetically transmitted. It is caused by biology, by how your brain is wired. It is NOT a character flaw or a moral failing.
The more aware we are of how many adults struggle with ADD/ADHD, the more people will be able to seek help. Because it’s definitely not just for kids anymore.
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