Vitamin D and ADHD: Get outside this summer!

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Exercise has long been our go-to recommendation for clients with ADHD looking for an alternative, or supplement, to medication. Stimulating the body’s core also stimulates the pre-frontal cortex, the part of the brain affected by ADHD. In fact, Springboard’s medical director, Dr. Ainslie Gray MD, can actually reduce a patient’s dosage of stimulant medication if s/he is getting at least 20 minutes of exercise each morning.

With or without ADHD, we all know that exercise is important. That being said, it’s one thing to intend to get outside and exercise; it’s another altogether to actually go out and exercise. Well, we’ve got good news!!

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Are ADHD Medications Safe? A Video Response…

Medication to treat ADHD, namely stimulant medication, has for a long time been subject to a huge amount of scrutiny. There are many fears and misunderstandings surrounding ADHD medication, and the question “are ADHD medications safe?” is an extremely common one.

In response to this question, our friends over at TotallyADD.com posted the video below. Check it out!

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Alternative treatment for ADHD: The role of exercise

image Can exercise play a role as an alternative treatment for ADHD?

At this point, a growing number of studies are showing preliminary support for the benefit of exercise on behavioral and cognitive functioning with individuals with ADHD, particularly children. However, because the research right now continues to be somewhat limited, we’re not...

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ADHD Coaching for Teens

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ADHD coaching for teens – parents know it can be helpful, but how hard is it to get your teen’s buy-in?

Surprisingly, not as hard as it may seem. Motivation and buy-in will obviously vary depending on the person, but we’ve often found that teens crave the type of support that ADHD coaching provides.

First of all, ADHD coaching offers teens their own space, where they can focus on their own priorities independent from their parents...

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Alternative Treatment for ADHD: Should I change my diet?

imageWhen considering alternative treatment for ADHD, many people ask whether or not dietary changes make a difference. Are there certain foods that should be avoided? Should you be taking certain supplements?

The short answer to this: there’s not enough evidence to support a “special diet” for ADHD; for most individuals, treatment by dietary methods alone will not significantly impact signs and symptoms of ADHD.

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