ADHD Diet Tips: 9 Iron Rich Foods

October 22, 2012 by Dr.Yannick Pauli

For many children, the symptoms of ADHD are the result of a deficiency in key nutrients like iron.  Iron is well known for its role in red blood cell formation, but this mineral does much more than that.  For instance, it is essential to the creation of the neurotransmitters dopamine and norepinephrine – the brain chemicals deficient in children with ADHD.  Iron also regulates dopamine’s activity and makes sure there is never too much or too little of this neurotransmitter. Studies have shown that iron deficiencies play a key role on the onset of ADHD.  While it makes sense to provide iron supplements as a natural ADHD treatment, too much iron can be toxic to a child’s body.  Instead, include these eight iron-rich foods in your child’s diet.

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Three Chiropractic Treatments for ADHD

October 17, 2012 by Dr.Yannick Pauli

Chiropractic treatments for ADHD involve far more than just spinal manipulation.  As long as the chiropractor has additional training in neurology, pediatrics, nutrition, and other sub-fields, he or she can address ADHD symptoms on different levels. Here are three popular and effective chiropractic treatments for ADHD.

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How to Start an ADHD Support Group

October 12, 2012 by Dr.Yannick Pauli

Raising a child with ADHD can be difficult and frustrating. The stigma surrounding the disorder makes it easy for strangers to pass judgment on your child, while well-meaning relatives may not understand why your child is going on a strange diet or why your child won’t behave like other children.  When you feel overwhelmed but have no one to turn to, you may benefit from joining an ADHD support group.  In an ADHD support group, you get to talk to the parents and loved ones of those with ADHD and learn from their experiences. You can also use the group to help find play dates for your child, or rally with fellow parents to fight for better services for special needs kids. But what if there is no ADHD support group where you live? Consider starting your own.

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Organic ADHD Diet: Six Foods You Don’t Have to Buy Organic

October 5, 2012 by Dr.Yannick Pauli

There are a lot of reasons to put your child on an organic ADHD diet.  The nervous system of children is not strong enough to withstand the damage of pesticide residue in conventionally farmed foods.  According to the Environmental Working Group, avoiding the most contaminated foods is enough to protect your child from the effects of pesticide.  Organic food also has more nutrients than their traditionally farmed counterparts.  However, it can be impractical to buy all organic all the time. Here are some foods that are least likely to have pesticide content after being washed.

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