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ADHD? Tips for Better Sleep, Diet, & Exercise Routines

cooking with dadThe end of school is near and summer is just around the corner. Many times our summer schedules are a lot less structured than the rest of the year. Habits such as sleeping late, eating meals at odd times, and forgetting your exercise routine may become the norm.

Routines are critical to individuals with ADHD.  Without routines in place, chaos can ensue.  Here are some tips to help you establish routines for good sleep, diet, and exercise habits:

Sleep

  • Meet as a family and develop...
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Is ADHD a Disorder? Or Something Else?

confused childAn ongoing debate exists. Is ADHD a disorder or an evolutionary mismatch to the modern day learning environment? Are certain mental disorders, disorders at all?

A recent study published by biological anthropologists ask the scientific community and mental health professionals to rethink mental illnesses such as ADHD, PTSD, anxiety, and depression.  In a new paper released and discussed in Forbes, the anthropologists, "show good reasons to think of depression or PTSD as responses to...

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ADHD and Nicotine

It only takes ONE! It only takes one puff of smoke from a cigarette for a person to start developing a nicotine dependency. Nicotine addiction has always been a rising health issue, but more recently it has become an alarming health issue for our younger adults. Young adults are being targeted by nicotine and vaping products, and are able to share such products with other students on school grounds.
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How does this affect your children who have ADHD? In a recent study done by Duke University...

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Do You Get Enough of the "Sunshine Vitamin"? How Vitamin D Helps ADHD

We used to only associate Vitamin D with bone health.  However, we now know that Vitamin D plays a much larger role in our overall health. shutterstock 570151708Vitamin D levels are commonly low in the general population due to the increased use of sunscreen since the 1980s. However, Vitamin D is essential to our mental and physical health. We have receptors in every tissue of the body for this vitamin and we need to maintain optimal levels to function at our best. It can help protect us against many illnesses...

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