Announcing the publication of Finally Focused! May 9, 2017

I'm delighted to announce the publication of my book Finally Focused: The Breakthrough Treatment Plan for ADHD today! I've written Finally Focused like a book-length prescription that provides health professionals, parents and patients…

Nutritional Deficiencies and Imbalances: An Overlooked Cause of ADHD (Part 2: Minerals)

In my last blog, I wrote about B-vitamin deficiencies and the role they play in the symptoms of ADHD. In this blog, I'd like to continue discussing nutritional deficiencies and ADHD - concentrating on mineral deficiencies and imbalances.…

Nutritional Deficiencies: An Overlooked Cause of ADHD (Part 1: B Vitamins)

Nutritional Deficiencies:  An Overlooked Cause of ADHD (Part 1: B Vitamins) For decades, the medical profession has mostly dismissed any relationship between nutritional factors - like vitamins, minerals and plant-derived phytonutrients…

LISTEN To Your ADHD Child (You'll Learn A Lot)

My forthcoming book Finally Focused: The Breakthrough Natural Treatment Plan for ADHD (Harmony, May 2017), is itself mostly focused on individualized, non-drug treatments for ADHD children and adults. Treatments that address the underlying causes…

The Neglected Gender: Girls, Women and ADHD

Imagine a person with ADHD, sitting at a desk in a crowded classroom, struggling with some of the symptoms of the disorder: trouble paying attention...forgetfulness...difficulty staying quiet when the teacher or another student are talking...squirming…

The Great Outdoors Is Great For Kids With ADHD

There’s another “deficit disorder” that’s in the news-nature-deficit disorder, a term coined by Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder. Louv’s thesis: “Experiences in…

Food Sensitivity and Allergy

My clinical experience is that many ADHD children—particularly those 10-years-old and younger—have a food sensitivity or food allergy that is causing an imbalance in brain chemistry, thereby imbalancing behavior. In a large percentage…

Common Chemicals Linked with Attention Deficit

What are phthalates? Phthalates (pronounced THAL-ates) are synthetic chemicals used to make plastics soft and flexible. Phthalates are used in hundreds of consumer products and humans are exposed to them daily though air, water, and food. Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate…

ADHD, Blood Pressure, and Vitamin D are All Linked

Evidence from neurological studies suggests that ADHD symptoms may be related to disturbances in dopamine levels in brain areas which also control blood pressure. Vitamin D helps regulate the activity of dopamine and might be related to ADHD…

Lead Exposure Causes ADHD

Lead Exposure Today With the discovery of the lead contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan, lead poisoning has recently caught American’s attention. The corrosive water from the Flint River caused lead from old pipes to leach into the water…