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The hyperactive child is constantly on the go, does not know its own mine, will not settle to anything for any length of time, cries and shouts a lot, will not sleep, and has no or little fear and so can be a danger to itself and others. The child also has problem of thirst and body temperature regulation. Hyperactivity affects ten times as many boys as girls. It is generally thought as an allergic reaction to certain foods and chemicals. Such foods include dairy products, sugar, wheat products, citrus fruits especially oranges, tangerines and satsumas, substances with a high content of salicylates and food additives especially E102 (tartrazine). Other products suspected of causing hyperactivity include cadmium, aluminium, copper, mercury (including amalgam tooth fillings), household chemicals, deodorants, perfumes, and fluoride. Deficiencies of manganese, magnesium, zinc, vitamin B6 and fatty acids may also play a part.
Restlessness, crying and shouting a lot, sleeplessness, fearless.
Conventional Practice:
Doctors feel that allergy to dyes in sweets may play a large part in it. A doctor may advise a diet that cuts down on sugars and may suggest seeing a child psychologist.
Alternative Treatments:
  Naturopathy has concentrated on helping the body to cure itself. It aims to do this by means of various therapies, chiropractic, diets and dieting, exercise, hydrotherapy, massage, osteopathy, relaxation and breathing, and yoga. It also encourages people to think positively in terms of good health. More Info
  Homoeopathy aims to treat the whole person. Illness is seen as a sign of disharmony or inner imbalance. More Info

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