ADHD is a mindfuck

ADHD is a mindfuck

My son was diagnosed with ADHD. They suggested medication. But I refused. Instead, I chose to explore other options. I tried diets that didn’t work. I gave up. “This is just who he is.” Sigh. Then I stumbled across a different diet. Tried it. Failed. Sigh. Then the magic happened. We saw a Naturopath. With a […]

stealing and lying: why our adhd kiddos do it

Stealing and lying: why our ADHD kiddos do it

“Did you touch these?” my husband asked me, gesturing to the chewing gum on his desk. “Nope” I replied, feeling heavy and disappointed. We both knew where the missing gum went. Why did we have to go through this again now… on the night before his birthday. *sigh* Do all kids steal? I wondered this […]

10 things to try before medicating your adhd child

10 things to try before medication

“Yes, its ADHD. How do you feel about medication?” My husband and I did not want to medicate our son. At least not without trying something else first. We wanted to try dietary changes, but the Pediatrician said “there’s no science in it”. We knew that there was nothing more that the system could do for […]

LCHF and ADHD - Lachlan's story, did it help?

LCHF and ADHD – did it help?

I had trialed Lachlan on a couple of different ‘diet’ approaches* in the hopes that we could manage his ADHD symptoms without medication. Unfortunately, it hadn’t made any difference and I was still stuck between thinking “he’s just a boy” and “there’s got to be something causing this behaviour”. It was doing my head in! […]

Our Naturopath’s approach to natural ADHD treament

We wanted a natural ADHD treatment for our son, Lachlan. So, after failing to see results with the Failsafe diet, we took the leap and booked in to see a Naturopath. What did the appointment involve? Our Naturopath  practices iridology, which means that he looked into Lachie’s eyes to assess his health. I must say, […]

scanning a label for food additives with a magnifying glass

Food Additives – for better or for worse

There are so many additives in our food these days. Most of them are numbers or big words that we cannot pronounce. So what are all of these things, why are they in our food and are they safe?

artificial-colours

Artificial Colours – the ADHD link

We eat with our eyes… food is more appealing if it looks good (okay, it helps if it smells good too). This is why food companies will add colouring to foods – to make them more pleasing to the eye. But does it come with a cost to our children? The ADHD Link There are […]

Is the F.A.I.L.S.A.F.E Diet… Failsafe?

When I suspected that Lachie might have ADHD… many people would say to me “he’s only 5” or “he’s a boy”. It was true, but I just couldn’t help but think there was something more to it. My mother’s instinct told me that if there was something in his way, something blocking him from reaching his potential, then I just HAD to find out what that was.

Managing ADHD – Can food really help?

Has your child been diagnosed with ADHD or do you suspect that he or she may have ADHD. You have probably heard that it is a behavioural condition that is not completely understood. What is clear though, is that the brain of an ADHD child is hardwired differently to his or her peers. ADHD is often hereditary. You will be able to manage the symptoms of irritability, inattentiveness and hyperactivity with medication, but you cannot cure your child’s ADHD, it is a part of who they are.