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The Effects of Diet on ADHD

The Effects of Diet on ADHD

While prescription medications are often used for their fast results, ease of use and availability, studies show that nutritional intake can have significant effects on behavior—without the drugs, which can cause side effects and mask symptoms, rather than address the problem itself.

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Survival of the Fittest: What We Can Learn From Athletes

Survival of the Fittest: What We Can Learn From Athletes

With summer officially over, successfully re-adjusting to tight schedules, traffic jams and hectic routines once again becomes paramount. We can look at attitudes highly developed in top athletes that enable them to actually thrive under pressure. Similar to the attitudes researchers have observed in survivors, athletes can teach us a thing or two about facing the challenges in life head-on and keeping a winning attitude while at it.

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Feel Refreshed & Refocused: Tips for ADHD Adults

Feel Refreshed & Refocused: Tips for ADHD Adults

Although adults with ADHD may have very active minds, that doesn’t always equate to productivity. In fact, it usually means more difficulty concentrating, which is often accompanied by procrastination.

Not only are these behaviors not conducive to accomplishing tasks, they can also be exhausting! Check out our tips below to stay on track, plus feel more energized!

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It’s Back to School Time! Tips for a Smooth Transition

It’s Back to School Time! Tips for a Smooth Transition

Kids are rarely super excited to see the freedom of summer go on hiatus for another year, but many times this is due to apprehension about the upcoming school year, from handling homework assignments to interacting with teachers. However, natural remedies can make a big difference for kids of all ages!

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Trauma Troubles Can Lead to ADD/ADHD Misdiagnosis

Trauma Troubles Can Lead to ADD/ADHD Misdiagnosis

While it is quite common for children to be misdiagnosed with ADD/ADHD, parents are often shocked at the number of conditions that display almost identical symptoms. Take for instance one of the latest discoveries… that hypervigilance caused by traumatic experiences can strongly resemble ADD/ADHD. For many this comes as a surprise, since most people may not even realize that their child has been exposed to a traumatic event.

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Heart Screening Alert for ADD/ADHD Children

Heart Screening Alert for ADD/ADHD Children

The American Heart Association issued a recommendation for all children currently taking or diagnosed to begin taking prescription ADD/ADHD medication to receive a thorough cardiovascular screening.

This warning follows last year’s FDA ordinance to ADD/ADHD drug manufacturers to include warning labels on drugs regarding the increased risk for cardiac complications among those with underlying heart conditions, as prescription ADD/ADHD stimulants raise both heart rate and blood pressure.

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Gaining Mindfulness Through Meditation: How to begin healing

Gaining Mindfulness Through Meditation:  How to begin healing

Meditation is a discipline where the mind’s intent is to gain focus and concentration power, while at the same time touching a higher state of consciousness. The idea behind meditation is to relax the body and focus thoughts on one thing for a sustained period of time.

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Better Brain Functioning by… Web Surfing?

Better Brain Functioning by… Web Surfing?

While many of us have heard of doing crossword puzzles, Sudoku, and other ‘mind games’ to maintain and enhance cognitive skills, this next suggestion may come as a surprise…

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