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Treatment for ADHD - Alternative Holistic Medicine

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Treatment for ADHD - Alternative Holistic Medicine

n my 7 years of practice as a Certified Nutritional Practitioner, I have worked with people of all ages struggling with Attention Deficit & Hyperactivity Disorder. ADHD is a chronic condition that affects millions of children and often continues into adulthood. ADHD includes difficulty sustaining attention, hyperactivity and outbursts of impulsive behavior.   People with ADHD often struggle with lowered self-esteem, troubled interpersonal relationships and poor performance in school or work. In 2016, it was estimated that approximately 11% of children in North America we’re diagnosed with ADHD. Typical treatment includes pharmaceutical drugs and behavioural interventions (if the family can...

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Low profile veggies, high profile nutrition

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Low profile veggies, high profile nutrition

All the attention paid to glamour foods, like the exotic pomegranate or acai, may lead you to believe that” It’s the sizzle not the steak”, but I assure you the most boring sounding vegetables contain some of the highest quality calories on earth.  Not that there’s anything wrong with the glamour foods, just don’t overlook the staples and always supplement with a high quality multi vitamin. If you can discipline yourself whenever possible to maintain healthy eating habits you’ll, by all means, reap many rewards.  Here are some examples of “low profile” veggies that are probably already part of your...

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Adventures in Costa Rica – Thank goodness for Dr. Dave's Best

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Adventures in Costa Rica – Thank goodness for Dr. Dave's Best

Spending two months in Costa Rica has been amazing, but certainly not without it's obstacles!  As a holistic nutritional practitioner and yoga instructor I was blessed with many opportunities to enjoy paradise ,while still getting my health food and restorative exercise fix, however, as a digital entrepreneur, staying balanced, finding a good Wifi signal and getting enough sleep has been challenging!  Maintaining a healthy diet while travelling for an extensive period of time is crucial for anyone's well-being.  In most of the main tourist spots such as San Jose, the pacific coast and Nosara, every restaurant menu has plenty of...

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B’s Beat the Blues

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B’s Beat the Blues

Losing your “joie de vivre” and can’t quite put your finger on why?  Could be a lack of B vitamins.  Actually, B12 deficiency has reached epidemic proportions, but often goes undiagnosed.  The USDA reports that at least 40% of the general population is lacking in B 12.  To make matters worse, as you age, your ability to absorb B12 diminishes.  Add in other risk factors, like prescription meds, ie. Blood sugar regulating meds, proton pump inhibitors, or vegan/vegetarian diets and you end up with a recipe for exhaustion.  We’re talking about the chronic tiredness that high quality sleep doesn’t even...

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Can we get all of our nutrients from food? Do we need to take a multivitamin?

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Can we get all of our nutrients from food? Do we need to take a multivitamin?

Ideally, we would get all of our vitamins and minerals from our food, however with the Standard Modern Diet, the depletion of our soil, the GMO disaster and the industrialization of food – even if we eat a “perfect diet”it’s still unlikely we are getting optimal levels of the nutrients we need for our body and mind. Including a top quality, full spectrum multivitamin into your diet is imperative to ensure that you are absorbing and assimilating everything you need to live a healthy and happy life.  Every bodily system from energy production, to mood regulation, proper digestion and efficient...

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