Chiropractic neurologist Robert Zembroski wants parents of children with ADD/ADHD to know there are alternatives to treating these disorders with medications.
He will discuss "Understanding ADD/ADHD and Learning Disorders" Tuesday at 7 p.m. at The Darien Center for Integrative Medicine .
"We're hoping to dispel some myths," said Zembroski, the center's director. "People will be learning about dealing with the challenges without the use of psychotropic drugs."
Chiropractic neurology is a method of dealing with conditions such as ADD/ADHD through noninvasive treatments such as eye therapy and using a metronome to reset the timing of the brain. Zembroski also believes diet is also very important.
"A lot of people don't realize that there is a nutritional component to dealing with these disorders," he said. "ADHD has nothing to do with sugar. There's a genetic component. We will be talking about what nutrients are important for helping to deal with that genetic component."
Zembroski thinks there is too much reliance on pharmaceutical solutions. "People in this area have fast-paced lives," he said. "They are too quick to mask the symptoms with drugs, instead of looking for a real solution."
Zembroski's talk is the first in a series of free lectures the center is running with Chyten Educational Services. Zembroski believes the information will help for both children and adults. "For anyone with a learning challenge, this is a must-see," he said. "We're presenting real research, real information and real solutions."
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