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Six Drug-Free and Natural Treatments for ADHD That Are Just What the Doctor Ordered

2016-12-06 14:35

Is ADHD holding you or your child back from greater success? Today, more people than ever are finding it harder to focus at work and school. But there is hope. Here, Adam Breiner, ND, offers a natural protocol for ADHD that will put you back on top of your game.

This story is prepared by Dottie DeHart.

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Mother's diets low in fat and sugar are best to help kids avoid ADHD symptoms

2016-08-21 09:31

Researchers from King’s College London and the University of Bristol have discovered that a high-fat, high-sugar diet during pregnancy may be associated symptoms of ADHD in kids who have conduct problems early in their lives.

There have been growing concerns about the large number of children appearing to be hyperactive.

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ADHD linked to higher risk of eating disorder in children, teens

2015-05-02 22:37

Children who have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at increased risk for a certain type of eating disorder, according to a new study conducted by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

People with the eating disorder, called loss of control eating syndrome (LOC-ES), are sometimes unable to stop eating, even if they want to.

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Omega 3s May Help Kids with ADHD

2014-11-04 06:23

Omega-3 fatty acids are important for a number of functions in the body, including brain function. A new study links increased intake of fatty-acid supplements with improvements to problem behaviors found in children with Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder.

Between three to six percent of school-age children are estimated to have ADHD, a disorder that includes difficulty in controlling impulses or being attentive for more than short periods of time.

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Key Brain Difference Explains Why Those With ADHD Have Trouble Focusing

2014-09-29 23:06

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through adolescence and adulthood. Scientists are not sure what causes ADHD and because symptoms vary from person to person, the disorder can be hard to diagnose.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through adolescence and adulthood.

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Before School Activity Can Reduce Symptoms of ADHD

2014-09-11 21:03

Exercise – of course beneficial for all children – has been found to be especially helpful for children with ADHD. Taking time out during the day for a little physical activity is linked to having better focus, improved working memory, and less impulsiveness.

Exercising anytime of the day is beneficial, but new research suggests that getting kids up a little earlier for a bout of aerobic exercise can be particularly helpful for easing ADHD symptoms.

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Add Structure to Your Day to Live Successfully with ADHD

2014-09-05 19:56

Having a structured day – of course allowing for surprises, because every day is full of surprises – is the best way to keep disorganization in check when you are managing life with Attention Deficit Disorder.

Just like every other American child, my girls loved summer vacation. But for me, I struggled. Our family just runs so much more efficiently during the school year when our days have structure.

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A Better Way to Set Goals to Prevent Procrastination

2014-09-02 21:36

Setting goals is important for ensuring that the things that are priorities in your life get accomplished. Those with ADHD typically procrastinate getting started on tasks that will go a long way toward accomplishing those goals, but research has found one good way to ensure that you will be successful

Setting goals is important for ensuring that the things that are priorities in your life get accomplished.

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Fit Kids Have Better Brains

2014-09-01 13:56

Your young child will be much better able to pay attention in school if he or she is physically fit. Researchers at the University of Illinois have found that 9- and 10-year-olds who are more aerobically fit have more fibrous and compact white-matter tracts in their brains - both which are desirable qualities which are important for faster and more efficient nerve activity.

Past studies have focused on aerobic fitness and gray-matter regions important for memory and learning.

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