This is a nice article, from Dr. Mercola, a respected integrative medical doctor. He points to research that diet and lifestyle can significantly help kids with their focus and concentration without pharmaceuticals. ADHD does not have a blood test or any other hard test and consequently, is very subjective. School administrators tend to strongly encourage drugs so the kids will ‘settle down.’
There is a lot you can do without medication that can impact a child’s behavior in school. I use the protocol from Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride-the GAPS diet suggested in this article in my practice.