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What Sugar Does to Your Brain

Back in the 1990’s, research was done that stated sugar does not have any “cognitive effect” on a child or an adult’s brain (1). I’m sure any teacher or parent who read this was appalled because they can quite literally see the change in children when they’ve had too much sugar. The research that was

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Three Effective Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions To Help Your Child With ADHD

It is estimated that up to one-in-ten American children are affected by attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). For many of these children, prescription medications are the standard treatment option, and healthcare professionals often give little thought to alternatives. Medications commonly used for ADHD include stimulants such as amphetamines and methylphenidates. While these drugs may be effective in

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Is Your Child Too Young to Be Diagnosed With ADHD?

Your preschooler is very energetic. At least, that’s what your child’s teacher says. But, to you, something seems wrong, or like something seems off or not really right. The boundless energy that your child has isn’t the problem. It’s your child’s inability to calm down, quiet the body or focus at any time. Is it

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Dietary Changes That May Help Improve ADHD Symptoms

The majority of children with ADHD, over 70 percent, are put on medication to help control their symptoms. Parents who want to minimize the amount of medication their child takes, or who would like to see even more improvement in ADHD symptoms, may want to try changing their child’s diet. Research suggests that some children

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