“To save even one life is to save an entire world.”

Rachel, 16 years old

Dear Hadassa,

Thank you very much for your efforts to prepare the most suitable formula for Rachel... We are so lucky to have found you!
Wishing you all the best,

Diane, Rachel's mother

 

Eric, 9 years old

Eric has been undergoing treatment with Hadassa at the Tree of Healing clinic for about 6 months, after having been diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD)...

During this period, we saw an increasing improvement in Eric's ability to complete assignments, remain focused, and prepare for his exams at school. The treatment also reinforced his personal strength, his capabilities, and his willingness to undertake assignments and challenges he sets for himself.

The psychiatrist who diagnosed Eric offered us "one and only" alternative - [a prescription drug]. So we are especially pleased to have "conquered" the situation with Hadassa's medicinal plant formula. I am happy to hear that the Tree of Healing formulas are being scientifically validated; hopefully psychiatrists will also start recommending it.

Dina, Eric's mother

 

Ben, 13 years old

Dear Hadassa,

Thank you for sending us the formula so quickly.

Ben is making gradual, excellent progress and takes his formula regularly (Except for "missing" it a few times during vacation).

Reports of his progress from the special school he now goes to are so encouraging that we're hoping he will be ready, by next year, for mainstreaming into the regular educational system.

 Suzanna, Ben's mother

 

Joshua, 8 years old

Our son Joshua suffers from an attention deficit disorder - he can't sit still for any extended period of time...

He rocks from side to side, cannot focus for long, and when doing his homework, he is frequently distracted, or begins a conversation on totally unrelated topics.

After Joshua had been undergoing treatment with the Tree of Healing medicinal plant formula for nearly a year, he became calmer. He is now able to sit on his chair without rocking, and manages to remain focused on his assignments. In general, he 's doing much better at school than he was before treatment.

He still has bouts with detachment at times, in his classroom or doing his homework, but it's now much easier for him to get back into a focused, active state - and in a quicker time. I am very pleased with the treatment and hope that through taking the formula, his condition will continue to improve.

 Naomi, Joshua's mother

 

Ruthi's son, 7 years old

Hello Hadassa,

I ordered ADHD Nurture & Clarity through your website for our 7-year-old son. It's been almost 5 weeks since he started taking the formula, and we are definitely seeing a lot of improvement in him.

Even so, we're not sure if ADHD is the right one for him, or if he should be taking the one for ADD, because his teacher reports that he still has trouble focusing on task, especially when it comes to reading for comprehension and creative writing.

I am attaching a report from our pediatrician. If you could advise us about which formula is best for him, we would really appreciate it.

Thanks,

Ruthi

California, USA

 

Jordan, 5 years old

"Instead of prescription drugs, parents of children suffering from attention deficit disorders can treat these problems with a clinically tested formula made of Chinese medicinal plants."

This statement caught my eye, and that's why I decided to contact you. Jordan was 31/2 years old at the time, and I was impressed with your comprehensive diagnosis that included a physical exam, a review of his medical history since birth, including illnesses, infections, nutrition and more. On the basis of this diagnosis, you prepared a medicinal plant formula for him.

Before taking the formula, Jordan was abnormally agitated and energetic. In kindergarten, he would hit other children for no reason, getting angry quickly and acting impulsively, without any thought. He found it difficult to sit still, focus, or participate during discussion-type activities. When the other kids were sitting and listening to the teacher, he would get up and walk around the classroom.

At home, things were even worse. He would wake up more than 5 times every night, crying. Then he would be awake in the morning way too early. We had a rough time dealing with him. All day long we were telling him "Jordan, that's enough!", "Stop it, Jordan!", etc.

Friends and family who knew him all told me that he would need medication but I just wanted to pretend it wasn't that bad. Then came the appointment with his school's psychologist - when we were told that we would have to consider ways of dealing with the problem.

I researched some of the side effects of the prescription drugs, and what I found out really bothered me. How could I start our little boy on this kind of medication? Would he have to be on meds the rest of his life?

That's when I started checking out alternative treatment. I asked around and finally, and after reading an article about Tree of Healing, I called the clinic and we started Jordan's treatment there.

Within a few weeks, we noticed several changes in Jordan's behavior at home, so I spoke with his kindergarten teacher to see whether she had noticed any changes as well. Her answer was positive - at school, Jordan became more attentive when addressed, less aggressive toward other children, and was generally calmer.

Because of these results, we decided to continue treatment with the formula and today, almost a year after Jordan started taking the treatment, he is calmer, pleasant to be around, and we don't need to keep after him about his behavior. He now sleeps soundly and peacefully at night and wakes up at a normal hour with the rest of the family. He is a much friendlier, happier child, and not only able does he now sit quietly during discussions at kindergarten, he even contributes to them.

Throughout the entire treatment period, we continued to see positive changes taking place. I thank you, dear Liora, for all that you have contributed to Jordan's life, and to our lives, as his parents. We appreciate your guidance, encouragement, patience, and of course, the herbal formula that turned things around for our son.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart,

Lee, Jordan's mother

 

Ron, 14 years old

Dear Hadassa,

It's the beginning of a new school year, I would like to (very happily!) tell you about some of the changes we're seeing in Ron's attitude toward school, and generally in his behavior.

Ron started treatment using Tree of Healing formulas in February of this year. The goal was to increasing his motivation to study and to help him stay focused during classes.

Approximately 3 weeks after he started taking the formula you prepared for him, we started noticing a positive change in his general behavior. This improvement became more and more obvious as he continued the treatment. He became calmer and more relaxed, and his reactions became more moderate and level-headed. Especially compared with his previous "dramatic" reactions, which were like being on a never-ending emotional roller coaster -- both for him and for anyone near him.

Another significant change: before treatment, whenever we asked Ron to do anything (such as come to the table for lunch, make his bed, etc.) we had to repeat our request many times. Then, after taking the formula for several weeks, we noticed that we only had to ask him to do things once or twice, and that he complied willingly and in good spirits. This, naturally, made all our lives a lot more pleasant.

His social life has also improved - he has more friends now because he no longer exhibits extreme sensitivity to every remark made. He's just a lot more at peace with himself and his surroundings.

As for school - improvements in his studies gradually became apparent. Ron noticed that he was able to focus better during classes. He felt so good about this, that he decided to continue taking the formula over the summer vacation, and now he just started the new school year with a higher level of motivation than he's ever had before.

His teachers are reporting that his attitude has improved. They say he is more serious about his studies and more cooperative in class - behavior that's new to him. Ron totally surprised me the other day when he told me the Math and French teachers were "excellent" and I realized he wasn't joking. Wonders will never cease!

Ron is investing a lot more effort at school now. This is paying off for him in achievements that are boosting his self confidence. The "mission" of successfully finishing a school year is no longer "impossible" to him. We look forward to even more improvement as he continues taking the formula.

Thank you very much!

Paula, Ron's mother

 

Daniel, 10 years old

My 10 year old son suffered from attention deficit disorder and from impulsive behavior. At school and at home he would fight with those around him, and he was constantly restless.

He was taking [a prescribed stimulant] when I took him to see Dr. Katz, a pediatric psychiatrist. At her recommendation, we began treatment at the Tree of Healing clinic, under the care of Liora Tanury Kav-Venaki, who gave us a medicinal plant formula. Within two weeks of taking this formula, Daniel reported significant improvement in his ability to concentrate in class. His family and teachers also noticed a reduction in his impulsive behavior.

After approximately 6 months of taking the herbal formula, we gradually discontinued the use of [a prescribed stimulant]. For the past two months, our son is now taking only the herbal formula and is doing well -- both at school and socially. Even my husband, who was skeptical at first, admits that the treatment is effective and has helped our son a great deal.

I personally, and very warmly, recommend the use of Tree of Healing's medicinal plant formula for the treatment for Attention Deficit Disorders.

Daphne, Daniel's mother

 

Tom, 14 years old

Since he began his treatment with the Tree of Healing formula, we have seen a great change take place in our son. He is much calmer and happier, wakes up every morning in a good mood. (He used to  woke up angry each day.)

Tom's behavior at school has improved; he is more attentive and focused, has stopped disrupting his classes, and has stopped roaming the school's halls while all the other kids were studying.

Tom now remembers his assignments and actually does them. Another big change is: he hasn't missed a day of school since he started the treatment.

Additionally, Tom has taken upon himself to study for exams with a great deal of discipline and personal commitment. He is also more organized and cares more about the needs of the other members of the family. He seems at peace with himself. He's now more goal-oriented -- able to make plans and carry them through.

I thank you for your wonderful help and support from the bottom of my heart. And most of all, thank you for the results!

Sharon, Tom's mother

 

Jacob, 15 years old

My 15-year old son has been undergoing treatment at the Tree of Healing clinic for approximately 3 months...

We contacted the clinic at the recommendation of a friend who had read an article about it in the newspaper. I was looking for an alternative form of treatment - one not involving prescribed medication - to deal with Jacob's attention deficit disorder (ADD). Jacob had already been through years of struggle at school, including difficulties with homework, preparing for exams, and discipline problems.

Since we began the daily treatment with the medicinal plant formulas everyone sees improvement. Jacob can now sit quietly for longer periods of time. He's doing his homework and succeeding in his exams.

These changes for the better have contributed to Jacob's self esteem and confidence; he is beginning to believe in himself and his capabilities. We're glad we chose to take this path, and can definitely recommend Tree of Life's treatment for ADHD.

 Laura, Jacob's mother

 

Ruth, 60 + (College Professor)

Hi Hadassa,

I have been so interested in the effect that Nurture & Clarity has had on me that I have written a short report on my first three months. I have done it largely for myself, as it has been fascinating to try to understand the changes that have gone on, but I thought that you might also be interested in them, and possibly also other sufferers from this very misunderstood condition.

It seems to me that the effect has been so dramatic that there is not much doubt that I have some form of ADHD.

ADHD OBSERVATIONS

Having been given indications that I might have ADD or ADHD, which will, if true, have been with my whole life without my being aware of it (I am now over 60), I decided to try taking the herbal remedy called Nuture & Clarity to see if it had any beneficial effects.  I am taking the more comprehensive version, Nature and Clarity-H, and started taking it daily about three months ago.

I noticed an almost immediate effect. Within 2-3 days I felt much more peaceful and calm, as if some mental itch had been removed from my psyche. The first thing my friends have noticed is that I am much more relaxed. As time has gone on, other effects have started to kick in, in a kind of progressive way, i.e. it seems that the changes are increasing as time goes on.

The following is just a brief summary of things that I have noticed; I would have kept a diary if I had known it was going to be so interesting, but it is too late now, so this is just a list without any attempt to mark the progression.  It is not entirely valid to divide it up like this, as I increasingly see that many – if not all – of the problems are inter-related; for example, the flitting attention = forgetting things leads to constant anxiety because there is sense of never being in control; the procrastination = things not done leads to a sense of over-crowding in time, etc. But these 11 categories are what came up for me and taken together they hopefully give a sense of the remarkable change which this medication has produced in me.

1) Tidiness

I am much tidier than I was and generally more organized. I put things away quite automatically as I go along, and I notice when things are in the wrong place.

What it is usually like? Organization does not happen naturally and in an on-going way, and no matter how hard I try, even during times of major attention to ordering things, there are always loose ends, and little bits and pieces that escape my efforts. Nor can I/could I, sustain an ordered situation; if I made an enormous effort, for a day or two I could, say, tidy the kitchen every night before I went to bed or write up my teaching notes, but the first life crisis would sweep this away.

The situation was truly dreadful when I was younger, and even now, when I have learned to keep my house, my office and my diary pretty much in order to a superficial glance, there is always a pile of things still to be put away, a list of things till to be done, chaos in the shed, a box of books which has been there for months, or in some cases, years (I kid you not). The task of sorting out the backlog has always presented itself as overwhelming, like a huge mountain that has to be climbed and which I know before I start I will find impossible. But in the last weeks it has stopped seeming so insurmountable and I find myself not only keeping things in better order as I go along, but also tackling little bits of the long-standing mess with a sense of confidence and even enjoyment.

One major result of the untidiness that I have often been unable to find the things I need – pads of paper, pens – when I needed them and a major feature of my life has been charging around the house in a panic looking for things at the last minute, or arriving at places without the things I need.  I have constantly lost things – umbrellas, purses – and although over the years this has got better, it emerges every time I become stressed or over-tired.

For instance, when I was going up to visit my mother after her heart attack in the summer, I kept the taxi waiting for 15 minutes because I could not find any shoes and nearly missed my train. Now I understand that much of this inability to control things has been a result of the flitting attention (see below), as the brain does not have time to register the memory of where something is and so it is effectively ‘lost’. Now it is as if things are behaving themselves better, and staying where I put them.

2) Procrastination

This has always been a big problem. If something got into the wrong place – say, my hairbrush was in the bathroom rather than bedroom – it would take me ages – sometimes weeks or even months – to move it back. I have never been able to account for this reluctance to do things, even though brushing my hair in the bathroom is very inconvenient, but now that it has begun to change I understand that it is one of the more bizarre characteristics of ADHD.

The hairbrush is actually a small example of what has been a major feature of my behavior; I do not return calls or contact people, even if I feel that I want to; I do not do tasks until a deadline makes it absolutely necessary; I leave letters unposted in my handbag for months; I do not deal with situations early (broken gutters, leaking taps, torn clothes, etc.) even though I know very well that leaving them will cause major damage.  The odd thing is that on the whole these are not HARD tasks, but very easy small ones.

Now I am better at just doing things when they need to be done, and the inexplicable  resistance is not so strong.

3) Time

This has been the major nightmare for me. I have never been able to handle the relationship between time and the world. Over the years I have developed good strategies for handling my schedule, which without these is quite chaotic, but every new academic year, every novel event (like traveling), causes me enormous stress and time management is always the first thing to go when I am stressed, ill, or over busy.

One aspect of this is that I have never quite solved planning tasks and schedules.  I just cannot imagine what it will be like a bit down the line, so I constantly over-book myself. Nor do I seem able to envisage how long a task will take, so I am always behind on my ‘list of things to do’ (which always stretches to 25-35 items). In some cases, I have taken on whole tasks – the writing of an academic paper, e.g. – when there is actually NO SPACE AT ALL in the schedule to do it.

The worst times are when some of these things combine – say, in the days before traveling when I have to complete a certain set of tasks before setting out. It was quite usual when I was younger to be four, five, eight hours late in leaving and this really caused my family and friends a lot of angst. When I cannot leave late, such as when catching a plane, I often don’t sleep for a night or even two beforehand but just work solidly for 24 or 36 hours because I have left far too many things until the last minute. Then I arrive exhausted at whatever event I am attending; on a couple of occasions, I have actually collapsed at the airport.

Now that I am taking Nurture & Clarity, I realize that the future has always been a bit of a hazy, imprecise kind of blur to me, and that thinking about what I can or cannot do has made my head swim. So I have just made random decisions, rather like sticking a pin in map with your eyes closed, when forced to make choices.  Now it looks a lot clearer, and I can just ‘see’ what the time ahead looks like.

More than this, though, it feels as if there is now SPACE in which to do things. Whereas before getting through the day felt like trying to stuff an enormous pile of things into a small cupboard that they just would not fit into, now it feels as if there is a large spacious area into which tasks just slot in. Thus, whereas before I was always in a breathless rush, lurching from one event to the next in a permanent state of brinkmanship, now it feels as if I have time to do things calmly and with attention. I also don’t feel so anxious all the time, and this is really the most astonishing aspect of my present experience. It feels as if some burden which I have carried for the whole of my life – something which has been a source of constant worry and concern – is no longer there.  Suddenly I am coping with daily life instead of struggling.

4) Time Keeping

I have been habitually late nearly all my life, although in recent years when it has been professionally necessary I have got it down to a few minutes before or after the appointment rather than hours. I have known for some time that I have a positive resistance to the idea of being early for something; I will do almost anything to avoid it. But since medication, I have often been on time without trying to be; it just seems to happen. In fact, I have sometimes been a bit early and start to enjoy the sensation of having gaps between things because of what I describe in the next item – the sheer sense of pleasure in just BEING in the world. I watch the birds or the sky for a few minutes, or indulge in contemplation of some interesting thought in a new found interior space.

5) Sensation

This is an unexpected one; everything is so much brighter and vivid, beautiful. It has seemed at times like a new world, as if some hitherto unsuspected filter or opaque screen has been removed from my vision/taste/feeling and I am in direct contact with the outer world for the first time. In short, I can FOCUS.  All the senses seem to be affected by this; the visual was the first which really struck me, as the world was suddenly in glorious technicolor, but last week I noticed it in regard to taste and found myself almost ecstatic about the taste of quite ordinary things like bread and oranges. Yesterday I also experienced it with a piece of music which felt as if it was assaulting my ears because it was so powerful. I now hear the birdsong in the garden in the mornings, which I think has always been there, but unnoticed.

Is this a matter, as one of my friends suggested, of timing? That before I was unable to stay ‘in the moment’ clearly enough to really experience it?  I notice that with food, for instance, I have stopped rushing through eating but take my time to chew and taste. This is all really lovely, but it has also been a bit unsettling, as it has been such a strong sensation that some days I have felt as if I literally don’t know where or who I am because the whole world is so different.

6) Anxiety

I have been acutely anxious all my life about almost everything. Years of spiritual practice, alternative remedies and psychological techniques have tempered this a bit, but I am still prone to anxiety attacks that keep me awake at night. Most of these are concerned with doubts about my ability to cope with life/tasks/relationships, but they are also to do with timing as above.  If I have a day which is tricky in terms of timetable and tasks, I have often spent the whole night tossing and turning and rehearsing it in my mind because I am so anxious that I will not manage to execute it.

I have also always been anxious about leaving things undone; I am a classic case of a person who returns home after leaving because of anxieties about leaving the iron on or locking the doors. This anxiety has been fueled by the knowledge of the times when I HAVE left the iron on, left the door unlocked, etc.

But the other day I left the house and went mentally through all the necessary movements and could remember quite clearly doing them. This was a first, and now I can understand that before I could not keep my attention on things long enough to remember them; so, leaving by the front door, between closing and locking it, some interesting thought would come zooming in, which would take my attention away from what my body was doing.

Therefore, when I reached the car, I had not registered my action and had to go back and check. Sometimes – because leaving the house, as above, always involves a lot of things to deal with – the same thing would happen during the checking process and I would have to go back AGAIN, sometimes three or four times. It had never struck me until it began to change that this was in any way bizarre, although I suppose that I did vaguely know that not everyone is like this.

 7) Attention - Flitting

This is probably the most classic AHDH symptom and just how much this has affected me is only just becoming apparent. I put the oil in the frying pan to fry an egg, or the kettle on to boil, but it is too long to wait for it to be ready, so I fill the time by going into the garden, or go upstairs to answer an email, and get absorbed in that. The effect is that normally I am doing several things at once and kind of ricochet between them rather than focusing on one thing and completing it. Now I notice the point at which before my attention would have flitted away and I can choose to stay. But I suspect that this is something which is going to take quite a long time to change, as the habit is so ingrained.

The real shock of the flitting thing has been, firstly, in reading. I think of myself as having no problems with reading, but now I can see that I have always skipped bits and darted around rather than reading from beginning to end. I have never read descriptions in novels, never read every paragraph of an article or non-fiction book, but pushed on compulsively to the end.

Now I catch myself at the moment of flitting and can control it, so, like the world itself, the universe of reading is so much richer and more vivid than before. The new found ability to deal with detail is most noticeable when reading Arabic; before it was all a bit of a blur, but now it looks clear and settled on the page, and in most cases, given a bit of vocab work, I can understand it. I can also work much more accurately; yesterday I read through a text I had written about six months ago and was startled at how many mistakes there were and how careless and sloppy it all looked. This is a really big change.

The other major area where I have noticed attention flitting is with people. Again, I can see the point at which my attention would normally move away both from listening to what people are saying and from eye contact with them, and I am beginning to control the urge.

I can see that I have been a very bad conversationalist in the past, unable to really cope with a relaxed flow of talk and response. Now I am at the stage where I can see how disturbed this is without yet having found a consistently better mode. But I think that even now I am more attentive to people – again, it feels as if there is SPACE to think and to notice what they are saying – and I have more fun as I am more relaxed; I find myself laughing much more.

8) Expressing myself better

This is an odd one, and totally unexpected as I, and most of my friends, would have said that I express myself pretty well. But I am doing it differently now, and the change is, I think, in word and concept access; I can remember words and names, and I can make correlations between things which before were not so fluent.  I think I sound much more intelligent. And certainly I am sharper. I respond to things and argue points where before I would see them but did not engage with them; like the hairbrush in the bathroom, I could not move myself towards tackling problems or inconsistencies but let them float by. In short, I am more focused and actively engaged when in conversation.

9) Hyper-Attention

This has been a major feature of my profile and the only reason that I have had any success in life at all. Hyper-attention is the opposite of the flitting, and means that once you get stuck into a task, you cannot stop doing it and focus on it to the exclusion of everything else. It is an aspect of being unable to multi-task. When I was a child, this aspect would come out most in reading; if I started a book, I would have to read till the end and I would forget about the rest of life. My family have all sorts of stories about my failing to respond to calls to come to meals, not even noticing that someone had entered the room and spoken to me, etc. I used often to read all night with a torch under the bedclothes in a desperate, obsessive kind of way. Some of this was sheer escapism of course, as everyday life has always seemed so insuperably hard to me.

In later life, this hyper tendency has manifested in obsessive work habits where I will continue for hours and hours on a task or a piece of writing which interests me and again, cut out all other considerations. The state is one of hyper-stimulation, where the mind just does not stop thinking about something for days and days on end. It is as if to do any major task I have to get into an obsessive state.

I have only had one major task like this since starting the medication and it was really really hard to do, so I don’t know yet whether there is great change in this area. But all the things above, especially the ability to access words more easily and to write with greater accuracy, do make working a bit easier and more natural on a day to day basis; I don’t have to be screwed up to a state of hyper-concentration to do small or medium-sized tasks any more.

10) Inhibition and impulsiveness

I understand now that inhibition is the underlying problem with ADHD:  this is from an article on the ADD website (“Understanding and recognising ADHD” by Dr Nikos Myttas).

“The prevailing theory that tries to explain ADHD implicates the frontal cortex and its importance in response inhibition. ADHD sufferers have difficulty in suppressing impulse. Therefore, they respond to all impulses, being unable to exclude those that are unnecessary for the situation. Rather than failing to pay attention, they pay more attention to more cues than the average person, and are unable to stop the relentless flow of information. These people fail to pause, to consider the situation, options and consequences before exercising volition. Instead they act without thinking. They frequently report that they function best when caught 'in the thrill of it all' whatever the 'all' may be.”

This statement does explain a great deal about myself and my past behavior. Here I am not going to go into details, except to say that I can now see it as an underlying factor in almost every area – in my life-choices, the way I have dealt with money, my social relationships, etc. I have also often, even habitually, transgressed boundaries from which most people are inhibited from crossing, and I have been unable to observe, or even outright opposed, the usual conventions and rules. This has led to forms of behavior which have been very different from those of my family, friends, etc. and I have got into all sorts of sticky situations.

 At the same time, I can see that the refusal to accept the normal rules of either society or the universe has also been a great beneficial force in my life. The psychiatrist on the Rory Bremner program me  describes the typical ADHD person as someone who just does not see that things are impossible and so jumps into enterprises which no-one else would attempt, with the result that they either crash disastrously or produce something wonderful and new which is outside the normal scope of things.

This has been the story of my life; for example, I started a magazine during my maternity leave and ran it during the first four years of my daughters life at great personal cost to the whole family because I just did not see at the beginning that it was a mad and impossible thing to do; I have plunged into tasks or professions for which I have no qualifications and just had a go – often pulling it off but sometimes not in a disastrous way; even this year, when you would think I would have learned better, I made a film on a budget £250 when it should have cost thousands because I just could not see the obvious impossibility.

This tendency has caused me a great deal of pain and often exhausted me to the point of illness as I have struggled to achieve super-human goals. But it has also produced some of the best outcomes of my life. I rather hope that it will not entirely go away with my new-found modus operandi, but rather be tempered by a bit of common sense. But whether you can have your cake AND eat it remains to be seen.

11) Stimulation

This is another matter that has loomed large in my life.  It has been a major feature of my physical state that I often feel desperately flat and tired, and so have attempted to lift myself onto some kind of operational level by taking stimulants such as tobacco, alcohol or food. I have avoided major addiction problems only, I think, because my physical health broke down in my 30s (I have suffered from chronic asthma for the last 25 years).

I am still using alcohol when I get very tired, say, at the end of the working week, to buck me up. I do not drink a great deal by many people’s standards – half a bottle of wine at the most and never any spirits – and when I am in one of these very flat states, it is quite different from other times when I have a glass or two for pleasure.

It feels as if I need to pour the drink as quickly as possible into some great black cavity inside me, and eventually, this lifts me back to a state where I can carry on. I have often used television in the same way, with occasional binges of 5-6 hours at a stretch, at the end of which, again, I return to feeling ‘normal’. This latter has stopped with the medication and I am hardly watching TV at all. Generally, I would say that I am having to devote less time and effort to just keeping myself going.

Stimulation at a cognitive level has also been a big problem for me. I would always become bored with things easily, and would have a need to move on. I am impatient with day-to-day routines, and any project or job when it starts to become repetitive.

I have always needed to push on to new horizons, new ideas, new groups of people.  This has been reasonably disastrous in terms of career, as just when I start to get the hang of some job or profession, I have got bored and felt the need to leave it. Thus I have thrown away some major opportunities without even, at the time, thinking very much about the matter but acted, rather, under a kind of compulsion. One would say, perhaps, that I am a very driven person, always looking to new pastures, and there is an underlying dread of being locked into or trapped in something which will be dull and grey.

All this is something which is definitely changing with the medication. I feel more content and have a positive desire to stay with one thing rather than moving on and dividing attention. For the first time in my life, the restlessness which has dominated my interior state is not so prevalent, and I feel that I can take life a little more easily and in a more enjoyable, relaxed mode. There may be quite a long way to go, but for the time being, the situation at the end of three months is hopeful.

 Jane, November 2011

 

Tamara's Son

Good morning.

My son has been using your products for almost a year now with good results.  At this point he no longer needs stimulant medication, because your formula is helping him move through life more confidently.

Tamara

 

Kathy's daughter

Hi.

We have been treating our ADHD daughter with your formula for 2 weeks and have already been seeing small improvements. We are very excited about the potential!

 Many thanks for your thoughts,

 Kathy Hanson

 

Another Success Story

Hi Hadassa,

We spoke about two years ago, when my daughter started first grade and we started giving her Nurture & Clarity - 3 ml - three times a day, about 10 minutes before eating.

Since then, there's been a significant improvement in school, especially in her ability to copy things from the board. Her speech is also much clearer.

Most of all, her social issues have resolved.

Thank you so much,

A mother

 

Rob's Story

Rob’s been taking Nurture & Clarity for nearly a week. He is a bright young man (shown as "gifted" in psychologically assessments). Even so, we were told that if he did not have [a prescribed stimulant] he would most likely fail to reach his potential.

During his exams, he decided not to take this medication and he suffered for it. For example, he got 100% for his English A level course work, but got B in the exam because he could not finish the paper.

He is now reading English Literature at University. This is what he wrote to me about his first week taking Nurture & Clarity:

"I am increasingly able to track my thoughts instead of loosing them, and my head isn't feeling as tired anymore. [The formula] has what is best described as a calming effect in the sense that I don't feel as anxious anymore when dealing with an idea. There is no "rush" to have to hold onto an idea. Until now, thoughts would just escape me when I couldn't concentrate on them.

"It feels like now I can watch thoughts/ideas as they progress without having the worry of loosing them. This is really different from how it was for me before.

"It feels like coming home to something I've long missed, something which actually feels natural to me deep down, yet most of time was sort of hidden underneath all the lack of concentration. It's like being in a neutral place where I can actually focus, as opposed to what I was experiencing before.

"It doesn't feel like I'm a changed person, but simply a person coming home to where I should have started from before. Refreshing.

 Rob.

 

Llewella Chowles, M.Med.Sci.

Hi Hadassa,

As a  systemic family therapist, I come across ADD and ADHD a great deal. I have sent this on to one of my patients who have shown an interest in the product. Many thanks to Jane for sharing her experience,

 Best wishes,

Llewella

Systemic Psychotherapist: Individual, Couple, and Family Therapist

 

Shirley, 10 years old

In first grade, Shirley just could not find her place in a normal classroom. She was imprisoned by a world of her own, and cut off from both cognitive and social experiences. She attended a regular school for two years. During that time, she underwent various tests and was diagnosed as suffering from Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD).

My daughter completed second grade not knowing how to read or  write, and with no knowledge of arithmetic. We enrolled her in a school for children with special needs before she started third grade, but this didn't help, either.

At about the same time, an article about The Tree of Healing's natural formulas was brought to my attention. I decided to try this approach and made an appointment. My daughter and I were warmly received by Liora, who diagnosed Shirley and prepared a formula specifically for her - one she has been willingly taking every day.

Today, one and a half years later, my daughter can read and write, knows her arithmetic, and has caught up with all the other subjects taught at school. She also has a nice circle of friends. Her teachers report that she can now sit quietly in classes from beginning to end,  and that she really learns.

Maybe one of the high points in her achievement was at the end-of-year ceremony at school, in which she was awarded for her scholastic achievements, as well as for her respectful and patient manner.

We have also seen big changes at home - and all for the better!

I have no doubt that Tree of Healing's formula has given Shirley -- and all of us who love her -- a new-found peace that's filled with happy moments and all kinds of progress. My daughter has developed into an amazing, self-confident little girl with exceptional capabilities.

Thank you so much!

Edna, Shirley's mother

 

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