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Show 1107: How to Manage ADHD Naturally

In this show for broadcast on Jan. 27, 2018, Dr. Greenblatt describes the approaches that can be used to manage ADHD naturally, including sleep, exercise, diet and supplements.
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How to Manage ADHD Naturally

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When a child is diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), many parents are faced with a difficult dilemma. They want their child to be able to focus in school and at home, but they may be uneasy about the medications the doctor is prescribing. While stimulant medicines can sometimes be very helpful for people with ADHD, they do have side effects that must be weighed. Are there alternatives that would allow parents to manage their children’s ADHD naturally?

How Can You Treat ADHD Naturally?

Dr. James Greenblatt treats both children and adults with ADHD, and he has developed a number of ways to manage ADHD naturally. Learn about nutritional supplements, including magnesium and low-dose lithium, that help some individuals.

Sleep and exercise are critical components of a program to manage ADHD. Time spent outside in nature can be very helpful. Some people also benefit from changes in diet. Dr. Greenblatt explains why.

This Week’s Guest:

Dr. James M. Greenblatt, MD, is an integrative psychiatrist and leading expert in behavioral and medical disorders such as ADHD, OCD and eating disorders as well as depression and anxiety. Dr. Greenblatt currently serves as chief medical officer and vice president of medical services at Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, Massachusetts, and is on the clinical faculty at Tufts Medical School and Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine.

His book, written in collaboration with Bill Gottlieb, is Finally Focused: The Breakthrough Natural Treatment Plan for ADHD That Restores Attention, Minimizes Hyperactivity and Helps Eliminate Drug Side Effects. 





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About the Author
Terry Graedon, PhD, is a medical anthropologist and co-host of The People’s Pharmacy radio show, co-author of The People’s Pharmacy syndicated newspaper columns and numerous books, and co-founder of The People’s Pharmacy website. Terry taught in the Duke University School of Nursing and was an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology. She is a Fellow of the Society of Applied Anthropology. Terry is one of the country's leading authorities on the science behind folk remedies..
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