Q: Our son’s teacher has advised us that he needs medication for ADHD. Before we use medication, what are the other alternatives? — Sarah in Broken Arrow
A: Natural therapies can be very helpful for children with ADHD. Benefits that parents often notice include better focus at school, fewer melt-downs at home, better interactions with [...]
Researchers at UC Berkeley find: “Prenatal and childhood exposure to flame retardant compounds are linked to poorer attention, fine motor coordination and IQ in school-aged children….”
For children with developmental delays, autism, or ADHD, an environmental health assessment can help identify hidden environmental triggers of illness. These chemicals can then be detoxified. To learn about [...]
In a randomized clinical trial, supplementation of a high DHA fish oil led to better school performance and improvement in hyperactivity, oppositional behavior, and restlessness.
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On “the Pill” and thinking about becoming pregnant soon?
For women with a common genetic mutation, oral contraceptives can increase the risk of pregnancy complications. “The Pill” depletes folic acid and associated methyl groups. For women with a common genetic mutation that blocks folic acid metabolism, this folic acid depletion can lead to miscarriage, spina [...]
Join us at 9 am on Sunday, August 5th on KRMG (AM 740, FM 102.3) for Living Well Live Radio. Dr. Howard Boos, D.C. will host Dr. Neubauer for a conversation on ADHD: Alternatives to Medication. If you’re a parent, grandparent, or teacher, please join us for this important conversation about children’s health.
Mildly elevated blood lead levels are associated with diagnosis and relative severity of ADHD.
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While lead was removed from gasoline and paint in the U.S. in the 1970′s, multiple sources of lead remain.
These include children’s costume jewelry made overseas (especially if made before 2008), imported candy, toys, and buildings [...]
A study of over 1,000 American children conducted by Harvard University finds a link between pesticide exposure and ADHD.
Pesticides have long been known to be toxic to the nervous systems of animals, producing hyperactivity and cognitive dysfunction. Now, we’re discovering that they have related effects on a child’s developing nervous system.
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