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More than five million Ameri-
cans suffer from ADD or ADHD!
Despite the growing attention
this disorder has received in
the past few decades, the di-
agnostic and treatment process
remains elusive, complex, and
symptoms of Add or Adhd:
Based on my more than three
decades of experience working
with children and adults with
ADD or ADHD, major symptoms
include poor mental concentra-
tion, impulsivity, hyperactiv-
ity, rapid (or slow and slurred)
speech, motion-related phobias
(such as fears of moving eleva-
tors, escalators, trains, planes,
cars, or crowds, anxiety, depres-
sion, and irritability.
Causes of Add or Adhd:
Each case can differ widely
in terms of symptoms, causes,
therapeutic process and progno-
sis. After dealing with numerous
children and adults with ADD
or ADHD, I have found that the
following are most common fac-
Physical Factors:
The most common physical
factor I have found, which may
be shocking to many, is yeast
infection involving the inner or
middle ears. Dr. Harold Levin-
son in his book, Total Concen-
tration (1990) stated that more
than 80% of patients with ADD
or ADHD he had seen suffered
from inner-ear infections. There-
fore, both their sensory input and
output have been scrambled.
I have found this inner-ear
infection is yeast infection that
can be contracted before or af-
ter birth. If a pregnant woman
has a yeast infection, she can
give this infection to her baby
through the blood stream and/
or birth canal. The baby can be
born with yeast infections mani-
festing symptoms such as eye or
ear infections, respiratory tract
congestion and colic.
Psychological Factors:
Most children with ADD or
ADHD suffer from
psychological dis-
tress. Not every indi-
vidual with inner ear
infections manifests
symptoms of ADD
or ADHD. Stress due
to parents' divorce,
illness, financial hard-
ship, etc. can compli-
cate a child's receptive
and responsive func-
tions that are already impaired.
Dietary Factors:
Over-consumption of yeast-
favorite food containing sugar,
dairy, wheat, yeasts, caffeine al-
cohol, nicotine and chemicals
(including food preservatives
and coloring, and heavy metals)
has caused every American yeast
overgrowth at one time or the
other, to a greater or lesser de-
gree. Symptoms of yeast disorder
that contribute to ADD or ADHD
include headaches, poor men-
tal concentration (foggy mind),
middle or inner ear infections,
nasal congestion, mood swings,
depression and phobias.
Environmental Factors:
Many people with ADD or
ADHD live in an environment
that contributes to or worsens
their disorders. Parents and/or
schoolteachers of children with
ADD or ADHD often suffer sim-
ilar symptoms. Some of them
recognize their disorders; how-
ever, most do not. If ADD or
ADHD is untreated during the
childhood, the symptoms will
continue into adolescence and
adulthood. If the environment
is non-understanding and non-
supportive, the difficulty in deal-
ing with everyday demands will
be exacerbated.
holistic Treatment for Add:
There are no uniform symp-
toms, causes and treatment mo-
dalities for ADD. Every case
should be given individualized
attention and treatment plans.
Basically, there is no cure for
ADD or ADHD. How-
ever, the symptoms
can be controlled
with proper inter-
vention. After deal-
ing with clients with
ADD or ADHD for
three decades, I have
found the following
treatment methods to
be most effective:
Yeast-Free Nutritional Program:
A yeast-free nutritional pro-
gram works wonders to reduce
hyperactivity, poor mental con-
centration, irritability, moodiness
and the other symptoms men-
tioned above. The logic is very
simple: a yeast-free nutritional
program (containing no sugar,
no dairy, no wheat, no yeasts, no
caffeine, no alcohol, nor chemi-
cals) reduces the infection in the
middle or inner ear.
When the yeast infection is
under control, the swelling of
tissues goes down. This, in turn,
allows sensory input to be trans-
mitted from the external envi-
ronment to the brain without
obstacles or blockage, and thus
increases receptivity and respon-
herbal Therapy:
The most important herbal
formulas to use are the ones
that clean up infections in the
middle ear and the sinus. When
the yeast infection in the middle
ear is under control, the hear-
ing ability and responsiveness
will be improved, and in most
cases, the ear ringing will also
go away.
Sinus congestion not only
blocks sensory input, but also
prevents the brain from getting
a sufficient supply of oxygen.
When the sinus infections are
cleared, the mental clarity will
also be restored.
Not every individual with
ADD experiences hyperactivity.
Instead, low energy and depres-
sion may be the characteristics.
Therefore, additional herbal for-
mulas for uplifting energy and
mood are recommended.
Psychological Counseling:
As mentioned earlier, indi-
viduals with ADD or ADHD tend
to experience emotional is-
sues that have not been worked
through. Whether children or
adults, it is important for them
to identify the core emotional
issues contributing to the dis-
order. Seeking help from expe-
rienced therapists dealing with
ADD or ADHD is an essential
If impulsiveness is present, a
behavior modification program
either on an individual basis or
in a group situation is recom-
mended. The purpose of these
programs is to learn to set limits
and to delay gratification.
People with ADD or ADHD
are often highly intelligent. If
you are one of them, don't give
up! You can make a great con-
tribution to society if you learn
how to control your behavior
and make the best use of your
Dr. Juliet Tien (Dr. J) is a lead-
ing expert in treating children or
adults with ADD or ADHD, male
or female yeast and parasitic in-
fections, over-weight or under-
weight conditions, and eating
or smoking addictions. She is a
former UCLA professor in Psy-
chiatric/Mental Health Nursing
and a former managing partner
of Dr. J's Healthy & Tasty Restau-
rant. She was a radio talk show
and a cable TV show producer
& host: The Holistic Approach to
Health and Success. She is also
the best-selling author of Break-
ing the Yeast Curse: Food and
Unconditional Love for Magic
Healing and Healthy and Tasty:
Dr. J's Anti-Yeast Cooking.
For more information, please
contact: Dr. J's Academy of Vibrant
health, 1100 S. hope St. #808, Los
Angeles, CA 90015, Tel: (800) 715-
3053 or (818) 472-2213, or visit:
Are You Suffering from Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
or Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)?
by Dr. Juliet Tien (Dr. J), D. N. Sc.