ADD ADHD Information

Diet Music & Essential Oils... Information and Advice

Diet & Vitamins

Diet can play a huge role in anyone's life. With a person who suffers from ADD / ADHD food intake can make a huge difference to their life. An ADD / ADHD person should remove Sugar and Glutens from their diet. Both Sugar and also Glutens, which inturn turn are converted into sugar, cause blood sugar spikes and this has an alarming effect on a ADD/ADHD person. Sugars should be removed from the diet, especially processed sugars.

A diet high in fruits and vegetables from natural produce is recommended. Proteins are also recommended but they must be from items such as organic meats. The diet should also contain Omega 3's. These are normally found in oily fish such as tuna and salmon. The introduction of Vitamins which help to supplement the person diet should also be considered.

Helpful vitamins include...
Vitamin B Complex which includes B12. Vitamin B12 helps to improve energy levels and assists the nervous system and also help to boost cellular function.
Omega 3's / Fish Oils are also very helpful for brain function. Studies show that approx. 1000mg a day is required.
Vitamin C and Grape Seed Extract have shown in studies to also help in the treatment of ADD/ADHD.

Essential Oils for Focus and Mental Clarity

A study published in the American Medical Journal show that Essential Oils such as Vetiver and Cedarwood have a very positive effect on a person with ADD/ADHD. In fact Vetiver in the studies undertaken was shown to 100% successful. Other oils such as Cedarwood, Lavender, Frankincense, Sandalwood and Lime are also extremely useful to help promote a sense of clarity and focus. 

Simply place 2 drops of Vetiver and 2 drops of Balance in the palm of your hand with 4-5 drops of fractionated coconut oil and apply to the back of the neck and soles of the feet. You can also put 2 drops of Vetiver and 2 drops of Balance in an ultrasonic diffuser for aromatic use. 

In one study which was a two year case study (1999-2001) Dr. Terry Friedmann M. D. found significant results when children that had previously been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD were administered therapeutic essential oils by inhalation (aromatically). The essential oils of Vetiver, Lavender, and Cedarwood were used. The oils were administered in this fashion: one oil was administered by inhalation 3 times per day for 30 days. An inhalation device (diffuser) was also used at night to administer a continuous inhalation of oil. The inhalation of the oils proved to settle the children's brain waves back into normal patterns and improved their scholastic performance and behavioral patterns.

I have been using an essential oil blend called... InTune for sometime both personally and also during my teaching. InTune is a proprietary blend of essential oils carefully selected for their ability to enhance and sustain a sense of focus. No matter your age, staying focused on the task at hand is sometimes difficult. This is especially critical during the formative years when learning and growing create habits and a foundation for life. The carefully selected essential oils work together, supporting efforts of those who have difficulty paying attention and staying on task. Sandalwood, Frankincense, and Lime promote a sense to clarity, while the benefits of Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, and Roman Chamomile are calming and soothing. The pleasing aroma of InTune Focus Blend makes this solution an easy and delightful one to use.

When it comes to Essential Oils, please ensure that you are using 100% Pure. Some oils claim to be 100% Pure, however you will often find that there are added 'fillers' in the bottle such as coconut oil or olive oil. Only purchase 100% Pure Essential Oils that are also Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CTPG).

* Please note... The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not regulate the use of essential oils. Therefore, it is advisable to consult professionals before any treatment related to essential oils. This is especially so for children since they are more sensitive to essential oils than adults. When they are used as they should, essential oils can go a long way in improving the concentration and focus of children with ADHD or ADD. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Before using please consult your GP or Medical Consultant.

It is worth noting that some essential oils are toxic when swallowed. For this reason, you should not give your child essential oils for ADHD orally. You can only rub the oils on their skin or have them inhale the oil. Also, diluting the oils before usage can avoid irritation to the skin.

Music & Music Therapy

As a Music Educator and having been in the industry for over 30 years, I have seen a lot of students with ADD and ADHD. I have spent many years composing and recording relaxation music albums which are very helpful when it comes to relaxing and down time or sleep time. Music helping with ADD/ADHD has been researched for many years and in fact over 2000 different studies which have been done over the years all of which show successful results in the assistance of helping people with ADD or ADHD. Music can and has helped people for many years with mood management, relaxation, meditation and sleep. 

Studies have shown that the heart rate of a child in the hyper stage of ADHD is around 130BPM. Using relaxation techniques along with music can have a very positive affect on a child and help reduce their heart rate to a more relaxed 80BPM as they slowly calm down and focus again.

* If you would like more information please do not hesitate to contact me via Messenger on my FaceBook page or contact the ADD/ADHD Support Group FaceBook page.  Please do not think you are wasting my time in contacting me as I am only too happy to help and share my knowledge, experiences and love of education, music and essential oils with you.  As usual, when in doubt please consult your GP or Medical Consultant.   All the best.  Paul.

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Vetiver Essential Oil

 This oil helps reduce the symptoms of ADHD and ADD in children according to experts.  Using this oil on your ADD or ADHD child can help ground them and improve their focus and concentration.

Cedarwood Essential Oil

Cedarwood oil is known to stimulate the thought process and mental synergy which makes it one of the most effective essential oils as it improves focus and attention.


Balance Blend Essential Oil

The blend is made up of 5 different essential oils in a base of coconut oil. Frankincense, Blue Chamomile, Blue Tansy, Ho Wood, and Spruce which have potent molecular activity on the brain and cell processes and can also be very relaxing and therapeutic.


Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender has been used to induce sound sleep and promote relaxation for many years. This flowering herb also helps with concentration and increases focus. Lavender can ease stress levels and calms the mind.

Frankincense Essential Oil

Frankincense oil is one of the most popular essential oils today due to its ability to improve focus by promoting relaxation and peace of mind. This oil helps with the inability to concentrate or focus by minimizing stress and anxiety.

InTune Blend Essential Oil

InTune is a blend of essential oils selected for their ability to enhance and sustain a sense of focus. Sandalwood, Frankincense and Lime promote a sense to clarity with added benefits of Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, and Roman Chamomile.


OnGuard Blend Essential Oil

A proprietary essential oil blend that provides a natural and effective alternative for immune support. As one of the best-selling blends OnGuard protects against environmental and seasonal threats with essential oils known for their positive effects on the immune system. When diffused OnGuard helps purify the air, and can be very energizing and uplifting.

Rainforest Dreaming Paul Kenny
Rainforest Dreaming Music

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Baby Sleep Lullabies Paul Kenny

Baby Sleep Music

Perfect for... Inspiration, Relaxation, Background Music, Lounge Music, Sleeping Babies, Birthing, Healing, Meditation, Yoga, Thai Chi, Pilates, Reiki, Worship and Prayer.

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