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 […]

ultimate guide to helping kids make healthy food choices

The ultimate guide to helping kids make healthy food choices (and my free printable)

“But I don’t like that!” Is this a common phrase in your house at dinner time? It is almost impossible to get the kids to eat healthy at the best of times, but when you are dealing with the extra challenges of ADHD… you feel like giving up! The Ultimate Guide I am often asked […]

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! […]

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.