February 26, 2019
Zinc is a mineral that is often found to be deficient in children with symptoms of ADHD. Zinc deficiency may affect cognitive development by alterations in attention, activity, neuropsychological behaviour and motor development. Zinc and copper levels must be in balance and have shown to correlate to ADHD symptoms when the ratio is low. Studies have shown that when children are supplemented with zinc, it decreases hyperactive, impulsivity and poor socialization behaviours.
February 19, 2019
Join me in a conversation with Dr. Peter Scire, as he explains various lessons about the power of neuroplasticity.
Dr. Peter Scire has dedicated his academic and clinical career over the past 15 years to working with complex neurological disorders in both adults and children. He received his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Life University as well as extensive post-doctoral training in functional neurology with concentrations in childhood developmental disorders, vestibular rehabilitation, and brain injury rehabilitation.
In addition to his functional neurology training, Dr. Scire has amassed thousands of hours of continued education in the areas of functional immunology, functional endocrinology and advanced concepts in neurochemistry and nutrition over the past decade. Since 2004, Dr. Scire has collaborated with Dr. Robert Melillo the Founder of Brain Balance Centers and Hemispheric Integration Therapy.
After a decade of working with children, Dr. Scire established the Scire Integrative Health Center in Atlanta which specializes in complex neurological and metabolic disorders utilizing the latest advancements in neurological rehabilitation and diagnostic testing. He is a founding member of the International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation. Dr. Scire served as the President of IAFNR from 2015-2016. When away from his practice Dr. Scire is Dad to his soon to be 18-year-old son Nicholas and his 13-year-old daughter Emma.
February 11, 2019
Magnesium is another mineral that is more frequently found to be deficient in children with symptoms of ADHD than in healthy children. In particular, studies have found magnesium deficiencies in children with hyperactivity, distractibility, and disruptive behaviour. Supplementing with magnesium has been shown to decrease hyperactivity, in particular, in children with ADHD.
A deficiency in magnesium has also been shown to induce anxiety, which often accompanies the symptoms of ADHD.Supplementing with magnesium reduces the symptoms of anxiety and stress.
Understanding the role of magnesium in the body, what causes its deficiency, and how to correct the deficiency is essential to helping our children with ADHD thrive.
February 5, 2019
Join me in a conversation with Todd Herman, as he explains how mindset can be your child's superpower!
Todd Herman is an author, performance advisor, and entrepreneur. For 22 years, his training company, Herman Performance Systems, has focused on helping achievers and ambitious people in sports & business achieve wildly outrageous goals while enjoying the process. Todd is originally from Alberta, Canada, where he grew up on a large farm and ranch and developed a healthy dislike of chicken coops.
Todd’s company provides a suite of programs serving Olympic athletes, Entrepreneurs, and Leaders. Todd is also the author of The Alter Ego Effect: The Power of Secret Identities to Transform Your Life, and creator of ‘90 Day Year’, a performance system designed to create remarkable results for business owners, fast. 90 Day Year has won the Stevie Award for ‘Global Leadership & Skill Development Program of the Year'—twice. Todd is also a recipient of the Inc. 500 fastest growing companies award. He’s been featured on the Today Show, Sky Business News, Inc Magazine and CBC National News.
Todd lives in New York City with his wife and three young children and is currently the world’s worst ukulele player. (more…)
October 27, 2018
Multiple studies have demonstrated that children with symptoms of ADHD and other learning disabilities have low iron stores, and that increasing their iron stores with supplementation and/or diet improves symptoms such as verbal learning and memory.
One of the studies showed that children do not even need to be anemic in order to benefit from iron supplementation . This highlights the need to attain functionally optimal levels of iron in order to support brain function in our children. However, it is also important to be mindful not to supplement without monitoring iron levels, as iron overload can also be problematic.
This overview of iron deficiency in children with ADHD will help you understand the role of iron in the body, what happens when iron levels are not optimal, how to detect suboptimal levels, and what to do when you discover iron deficiency. (more…)
October 20, 2018
Several studies have linked essential fatty acid (EFA) deficiencies to symptoms of ADHD, like hyperactivity. Fatty acids play many important roles in our bodies, some which aren’t as obvious as others.
This overview of essential fatty acid deficiencies in children with ADHD will help you understand how crucial these nutrients are, and what happens when they are out of balance. Simple steps can be taken to identify and correct an EFA deficiency and improve your child’s nutrition status so that he or she can thrive.
October 11, 2018
Jason Seib is a fat loss coach, author, and speaker living in the Pacific Northwest of the US with his wife and 3 daughters.
Jason works almost exclusively with women who are frustrated with their bodies, helping them to change their perspectives and develop a healthier mindset while simultaneously teaching them the important lifestyle factors that create health and sustainable fat loss so they can stop going to war with their bodies, get off the yo-yo dieting rollercoaster, get healthy, and be happy in their skin forever.
Jason's clients say “he understands women better than they understand themselves.” His clients typically reach a level of sustainable, permanent change that encompasses many areas of their life, both physically and psychologically.
September 29, 2018
Several studies have provided significant evidence of specific vitamin and mineral deficiencies that are tied to the symptoms of ADHD, including vitamin D. Although it is important that we feed our children a whole food based diet we may need, in situations that our children are found to be deficient, to consider targeted supplementation.
This overview of nutrient deficiencies will give you a starting point to see which ones may be the culprits behind your child’s symptoms of ADHD and other neurodevelopmental disorders. In the end is not about the diagnosis but the symptoms and underlying root causes, so no matter the diagnosis this may impact your child too!
September 13, 2018
Dayna Abraham, author of best-selling book The Superkids Activity Guide to Conquering Every Day and founder of the popular blog, Lemon Lime Adventures, helps parents and education professionals unlock the unique superpowers in children so they can live a more peaceful life filled with clarity, connection, and empowerment by providing them with a proven plan designed to Calm the Chaos™ of everyday life.
When she’s not writing, you can find her drinking lots of coffee and being the best sidekick possible for her own three Superkids. Check out her other books, Sensory Processing 101 and STEAM Kids.
May 25, 2018
I’m Tara Hunkin, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Certified GAPS Practitioner, Restorative Wellness Practitioner, mother, and founder of My Child Will Thrive. I am passionate about helping parents like you because I have been in your shoes. My Child Will Thrive is the resource I wish I had found years ago.
After 13 years — and counting — researching, applying therapies and techniques, succeeding and learning from mistakes, the journey to recover my daughter from multiple neurodevelopmental disorders (dyspraxia, sensory processing disorder, general learning disability, dyslexia, auditory processing disorder…) has been an eye-opening, soul-searching, sometimes lonely trip.
My learning never ends. Whether formally, through courses and conferences, or informally, by reading, listening and research, I am on a mission to transform what I’ve learned into useful, practical solutions for parents who are where I was at the beginning of my journey — confused, determined, scared and hopeful.
Knowing more about your child’s health and the possible underlying causes is the key to finding the path to recovery. Envisioning your child’s total recovery (whatever that means to you) is, dare I say, a reasonable and necessary part of the process. Knowledge is power, hope is fuel.