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Are Mark Stengler's remedies effective or is he a quack?

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Mark Stengler, NMD, is a practitioner of naturopathic medicine, which available scientific evidence, as of 2015, suggests is ineffective at remedying most health concerns, according to the American Cancer Society. Stengler suggests remedies that go against the advice of the general medical community in many cases.

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Are Mark Stengler's remedies effective or is he a quack?
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One area where Mark Stengler advises against the mainstream medical community is in the treatment of ADHD, as he explains on his official website. He warns against potential long-term effects of common ADHD medications prescribed to children, such as Ritalin, suggesting a possibility of growth retardation as well as emotional disturbances and substance abuse later in life. Instead, Stengler's proposed remedy for addressing ADHD symptoms involves homeopathic prescriptions, nutritional supplements, which he claims are effective at balancing brain chemistry, and a diet low in refined carbohydrates. Some nutritional supplements he recommends are fish oil, magnesium and amino acids.

Stengler also recommends unconventional remedies for irritable bowel syndrome. He recommends that patients visit a physician to find out whether IBS is responsible for their symptoms, explains the official Mark Stengler NMD website. However, he believes only natural treatments are effective at resolving the condition. He advises taking nutritional supplements such as probiotics, turmeric, aloe vera, ginger and oregano. In addition, he recommends avoiding foods high in hydrogenated fats and mucus-promoting foods.

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