Motivational and inspirational writer, Bryan Hutchinson is the author of several books about life with ADHD including the highly acclaimed, best selling "One Boy′s Struggle: A Memoir" and the author of the hilarious eBook that went viral "10 Things I Hate about ADHD"

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Exclusive Interview: Dr. Charles Parker on ADHD Medication Rules and Gluten

Exclusive Interview: Dr. Charles Parker on ADHD Medication Rules and Gluten
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Today’s interview is with renowned neuroscience consultant Dr. Charles Parker, the author of ADHD Medication Rules. He’s updated his informative book about ADHD medication and will soon be publishing a paperback version. Personally, I think a paperback version will be great, because it will be easy to flip through. Or you can just call me old fashioned. In the interview below, Dr. Parker answers several interesting questions from Gluten to talking about the “Myth” that Big Pharma created ADHD so they could sell drugs! (You already know how I feel about ADHD Myths, so it is always nice when one is debunked!) Dr. Parker is also the author of the CorePsych blog. Check it out as he updates us on the latest brain science. Enjoy the interview and if you’d like further clarification or have other questions feel free to post in the comments. I am sure Dr. Parker will stop by. Interview Dr. Charles Parker: Q: You wrote the New ADHD Medication […]

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Gluten Free Girl by Shauna James Ahern

Gluten Free Girl by Shauna James Ahern

I came across a delightful book the other day called Gluten-Free Girl by Shauna James Ahern. As some of you already know, I am allergic to wheat. That’s no fun and keeping wheat out of my diet is a chore, but, worse still is that I am also Gluten sensitive. Once you start trying to eliminate Gluten from the diet it sure can seem like eating food is suddenly tragic! However, that’s not really the case. The truth is, once I started to eliminate Gluten, I start to eat so much healthier! Contrary to popular belief, eating healthy doesn’t taste half bad; actually, after a while I discovered REAL food tastes much better than the over processed crud I had been eating for so long. It’s really no wonder I had always been feeling so grumpy and lethargic at times, especially when waking the next morning after a late night […]

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Milk and Gluten Withdrawal

Milk and Gluten Withdrawal

After yesterday’s important post about Milk and Gluten I thought a follow up post is important, considering that there can be withdrawal when one stops eating and drinking these foods. It’s the age old, worse before you get better thing. It sucks, and it is real, therefore must be addressed by anyone attempting such a diet, or a person might stop the diet completely in order to feel better in the short run. (Edit Side Note: We have a Dietary Group on the ADDer World ADHD Social Network. We further discuss issues with Gluten and food allergies.)  The following article is by Dr. Charles Parker, a member of the interactive ADDer World, he has given permission to repost: Celiac Notes: Opiate Withdrawal from Gluten and Casein? Opiate withdrawal from discontinuing gluten and casein? Cautionary note: sounds absurd until you see it. You might want to warn gluten sensitive, celiac and casein […]

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Norwegian study links Milk and Gluten with ADHD

Norwegian study links Milk and Gluten with ADHD

I just read a very good article by Dr. Eleanor Rolnick about a decade long Norwegian study involving 23 children with ADHD who were put on milk free and gluten free diets. The theory that milk and gluten interfere with the breakdown of certain proteins was developed by Dr. Karl Ludvig. The theory is a metabolic predicament which seems to be triggered when eating milk and gluten and therefore may accelerate ADHD. 22 of the children in the study showed almost immediate mental health improvement, overall behavior, as well as enhanced attention span with increased learning capabilities! “Long term monitoring of these children has found their disorders to be manageable while the challenges they once faced have virtually disappeared.” – www.keepmecurrent.com So, what do I think of this? Actually, I must concur with the results of this study, with the results of my own recent diet change! It has been […]

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Vitamins and Minerals for ADHD: Do Supplements Boost Your Brain Power?

Vitamins and Minerals for ADHD: Do Supplements Boost Your Brain Power?
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From Bryan: This is a guest post by Caryn Talty, B.S.Ed., M.A.  Caryn Talty is the editor at Healthy Family, an organic living blog that has been online since 2007. She spends most of her days hanging out with her four wonderful kids. Vitamins and minerals are great for memory and concentration problems that come with ADHD. A lot of people don’t know about this, so I thought I would talk a little bit about vitamins and minerals for ADHD. If you are a parent I know what you are probably thinking about now. The last thing you want to do is give your ADHD kid vitamins that are going to give him or her excess energy. I hear you. More energy seems counterproductive for a kid who likes to hang from the ceiling fan and jump on the hoods of cars in his spare time. But hold on for just […]

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Medication and Diet OMG! Why ADD ADHD is so Misunderstood

Medication and Diet OMG! Why ADD ADHD is so Misunderstood

It’s a sad reality. Most people don’t understand ADHD. And, quite frankly, many do not want to. Unfortunately, too many are intolerant or ignorant. ADHD is an excuse, they say. Some go further than that, as you will soon read, and blame ADHD on pharmaceutical companies who, as you know, created ADHD so they can sell their over-priced medications. They have that power, apparently. Those reasons and more are why ADD ADHD is so misunderstood . It truly is amazing what some people believe or want to believe, isn’t it? Today I want to call your attention to an article published by Jaqui Karr. “Destroying Children with the Cloak of ADHD: Parents Need to Pay Attention” Karr states unequivocally: The problems AND answers lie in food. Sadly the pharmaceutical companies will do everything in their power to get the “experts” and medical community to say otherwise. Even sadder is that for the […]

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Best Of

Best Of

Best Blog Post Articles about ADD ADHD Lots of people ask me which blog posts of mine are the best. That’s a really tough question (all of them? No!) and it would be very easy to pick from the most popular, but that wouldn’t be fair and it would be giving in to my ADD ADHD shortcut behavior. Shortcuts, who me? Yep, me. But, not today. Below are blog posts selected to get you started. Before you do that, or after, I highly recommend that you subscribe to my blog to get all the latest. The subscription box is to the right in the sidebar. Your email will not be shared with anyone. Or you can sign up (highly recommended) to our ADDer World ADHD Social Network Click Here *When you join our Social Network you will gain access to the free eBooklet pictured above and many more! Since there are many topics I cover concerning […]

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What We Eat Can Make a BIG Difference to our (Mental) Health!

What We Eat Can Make a BIG Difference to our (Mental) Health!
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 Oh my. Oh my. This is one of those articles that you just don’t want to write. No one in their right mind wants to think about diet, much less change it. I don’t. But I will because it is important (“think about it” that is). Very important. The kind of importance that resonates with everyone, sort of like when Tiger Woods hits a hole in one, or better yet, when he runs over a fire hydrant. Now. That. Is. Important. (Not really, but it is more entertaining than dieting. You gotta give him that.) . Dieting sucks. Let’s face it and not disguise it. People with ADHD have a hard enough time remembering where they put their shoes (I did finally find mine), much less remembering what foods to eat. We tend to love fast food, microwaves and we love prepackaged sandwiches for Pete’s sake. Personally, I am a hot dog lover, […]

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