After emailing with friend of mine that also happens to be an amazing RAD mom (she's not a blogger, yet, or I would totally hook you up with her) it made me realize it's been quite a while since I've talked about things that have helped us. We're tried many things in a holistic approach over the years. These are things that we love....
A double dose of Omega's. I don't know about your kid, but mine was not thrilled about taking two huge horse pills every day. We found Barlean's Omega Swirls. For the love of all that is holy buy some then hope and pray your kid hates it so you can keep it all for yourself. It is unbelievably delicious. I could take the whole bottle in one sitting. We've used the Strawberry/Banana Swirl but now they have several other flavors. If they are half as good as Strawberry/Banana you cannot go wrong. The Chocolate/Raspberry for women is calling my name so I may just have to try it. There is even a vegan swirl.
Here's a link.
Did you know that there have been significant studies that suggest that high doses of Omega's will help regulate bi-polar? The doseages that I have seen for adults have been around 8000mg a day so I would think half of that for a child. Did you also know that it has been known to significantly help ADD and ADHD?
Niacin is something we also do. You've probably heard Christine talk about Niacin. (If not, click here and here and here and here (are you getting the drift that Christine really loves Niacin?). It helps. It really does. Non-Flushing of course. Joy has talked about it here. There's another blog that I read and she posted about Niacin and forgetting to buy some. J at Stellar Parenting posted here. I can't remember whose blog that was on. If it's you please send me the link so I can put it in here. In fact, anyone that has blogged about your experience with Niacin please send me the link so I can put it in here. Pretty please.
Yes, I know that Niacin is not a proper noun and doesn't have to be capitalized but it's so important in our family that I think it deserves the respect of a capital letter.
It's also used for depression and schizophrenia.
Reiki, Reiki, Reiki. I've blogged about it a LOT but it is amazing. No, it is not religious. J is attuned to do Reiki as well and her Reiki is very strong. She can totally turn herself around in the blink of an eye if she chooses to do Reiki on herself. Reiki is excellent for many things but it is especially helpful for mental illness. Plus it's calming and soothing. Can't go wrong with that. You can search my blog for all the posts mentioning Reiki. There are many. We are so blessed that Kristy saw the changes with J after Reiki that she agreed to get attuned as well. She has seen many changes in clients in her practice by using Reiki.
Would you please share the things that have worked in your radish patch?