Category Archives: ADHD

Got Anxiety? Consider Your Second Brain

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You know the feeling that you get when you are nervous?  Like there are butterflies in your stomach?  Have you ever had that “sinking feeling” in your gut after you made a big mistake?  Sometimes we have those “gut reactions” to situations – where we can’t really explain it, but we just feel like something […]

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The Halloween Sugar Rollercoaster

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Halloween is over, so while is your sweet child acting like a little monster…? In the weeks that follow Halloween parents might notice that their child: Is a little grumpier Is having trouble sitting still Has caught another cold or virus Has been having trouble in class with his behavior or focus Don’t worry – […]

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Food Intolerance & ADHD

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  There has been a rise in the number of kids diagnosed with ADD, according to a recent article in the New York Times.  Now 11% of all school-aged children has ADHD, and 1 out of every 5 high school boys will receive an ADHD diagnosis.  This represents a 40% increase in the past decade, […]

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The Best Alternative Milk

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As a family, we stopped drinking cow’s milk over a year ago, for a number of reasons: Studies show that countries with the highest milk consumption also have the highest rates of fractures and osteoporosis. A majority of the population does not actually have the ability to digest milk at all, which can interfere with […]

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Five Foods for Focus

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It’s Back to School time again.  That means it is time to ditch the “summer brain” and get ready to focus and pay attention in class.  These 5 foods can literally feed our brains, boosting it’s functioning and focus to help kids stay on task at school.   1. Fish One of the best sources […]

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Breakfast of Champions!

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Breakfast foods that boost focus, attention, mood, and provide lasting energy – to avoid the “Seven Dwarf Syndrome” at school. “Presence is more than just being there.” – Malcom S. Forbes Just being seated at their desk is not enough, kids need to be ready to focus, pay attention, and really connect to the material.  […]

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Is it ADD or NDD? 12 Possible Inattention Culprits

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September is ADHD Awareness Month. There are a number of physiological reasons that kids might be having trouble focusing or paying attention in school, including and not limited to – ADHD.   In the past decade, cases of ADHD have risen from 6.9% to 9% according to the CDC. It is estimated the 3-5% of school […]

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