The CDC reports that 1 in 10 children has ADHD, and these numbers are up 22% since 2003. If you or your child has an ADHD diagnosis, there are many things you can do to support them naturally so that they can navigate through life with ease.
In this episode, we’re going to talk about some key lifestyle factors that can trigger ADHD and make it worse. We’re also going to be uncovering six risk factors for ADHD and lifestyle strategies that you can take action on today to overcome the symptoms of ADHD.
I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was six and put on Adderall in the 6th grade. I had trouble focusing; I was easily distractible, fidgety, and over-energetic.
When I was taking medication, I felt disconnected from myself, and I had a lot of insecurity. I thought there was something wrong with me, that I was broken. Unfortunately, having ADHD and taking medicine almost gave me permission to act out.
My mom also noticed the effect the medication was having on me and my personality. And the medicine just made it worse. That’s why I’m so excited to share how I overcame my ADHD symptoms and strategies on how you can support yourself naturally.
6 Risk Factors
- Exposure to anesthesia before the age of 2
- Kids with microbiome deficiencies
- Additives and Chemical preservatives in food
- Kids eating the standard American diet
4 Lifestyle Factors to Support Kids/Adults with ADHD
- Get outside
- Reduce screen time
- Play games that help work the focus muscle
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