Do you have a hard time concentrating at school or work? Do you tend to procrastinate? I used to have these very symptoms. I was diagnosed with ADD as an adult and was determined to fight this mental disease without drug dependency.

This is a step by step guide on how to fight ADD and ADHD naturally without medications like Ritalin and Adderall.

Step 1: The first important step is to get tested. Call your doctor and schedule an appointment. Your doctor will use a combination of test's including physical and mental. Just because someone has the symptoms of ADD or ADHD doesn’t necessarily mean they it. There might be a larger problem at hand so do yourself a favor and get properly tested.

Step 2: Now that you know you have ADD or ADHD, the work begins. The good thing is that you can fight these horrible mental diseases naturally without any drug dependence. The first steps to fighting ADD and ADHD is to start taking vitamins. I have found that with my ADD, a nutrient deficiency was one cause. My doctor would never agree but I found that once I started taking specific vitamins and nutrients, some of my ADD symptoms disappeared. Here is a list of the vitamins and minerals that I take on a daily basis. Please note that I am not a doctor and you should consult your doctor before taking anything.

  • Gotu Kola-475mg: One pill 2x per day
  • DMAE- 130mg: One pill 2x per day
  • Magnesium Caps-400mg: One pill 1x per day
  • Omega 3-6-9: One pill 1x per day
  • Centrum Multi-Vitamin: One pill 1x per day
  • St. John's Wort-300mg: One pill 2x per day

You can do your research on the benefits of these minerals but the combination of them benefits memory, concentration, focus, patience and many other symptoms of ADD and ADHD. I feel after taking these that my hyperactivity subsides and I can feel more relaxed to make sound decisions. Decide for yourself but I know it works for me. I will be writing articles explaining the benefits of each mineral I use so look for it.

Step 3: The Next step is Exercise. Exercise has so many benefits for the body. The most important one for me is the ability to burn off extra energy. You know that feeling of uncontrollable energy. After a solid hour at the gym I feel more at ease; plus it helps to get in shape.

Step 4: Once you have your exercise regimen taken care of, you need to address your diet. You don't have to drastically change your diet. However, you do need to limit your sugar intake. When I say sugar I mean soda, candy, cakes, etc. I found out that if I limited myself to just one 12 oz soda per day and just a few pieces of candy, my symptoms weren't as great.

Step 5: The final step is to relax! I know sometimes it's hard but you need to find a way to relax. Some people try yoga, playing sports, etc. I personally started meditating at night before bed. At first it was difficult to slow my mind but with a little practice I am now available relax and let my mind relax.

I know these steps have made a huge impact in my life. I used to procrastinate with everything. I could never focus on what I knew I had to do. Hopefully I can help fellow readers fight their ADD and ADHD.