minerals medication an alternative to combat adhd

Micronutrients over Medication: An alternative to combat ADHD

These days, it is common for medication to be prescribed as a first resort rather than the last. However, exciting new research has highlighted the potential for micronutrients to reduce ADHD symptoms providing a more naturalistic alternative to medication. New Zealand researchers Julia Rucklidge and colleagues administered an 8 week micronutrient treatment to adults with…
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sunshine, lollipops and rainbow of risk, food dyes and child

Sunshine, lollipops and a rainbow of risk: Food dyes and your child

Synthetic food dyes have been shrouded in controversy since their introduction to market over 50 years ago. Given many of these dyes are derived from coal tar or petroleum, it is unsurprising that they can negatively affect our health. As science has advanced with time, many dyes have been removed from market as they posed…
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10 brain foods to make you feel good

10 brain foods to make you feel good

We’ve all heard of the phrase “food for thought”, but what if there really were certain foods that could boost your thinking? Here are 10 brain foods filled with vitamins and minerals to help keep your brain sharp and healthy. (1) Wholegrains The brain requires a steady flow of blood glucose to fuel it. Wholegrain…
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social media is making teenager unhappy

Is social media making your teenager unhappy?

There is a generation of teenagers who have never known life without the internet, – they are being dubbed “iGen”. Adolescence looks very different now for young people born between 1995 and 2012, then it did for generations before. Teens are spending more time talking to their friends online than they are meeting up face-to…
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Autism Sydney

5 Most Common Myths about Autism Debunked

As awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder continues to increase globally, so do the general populations preconceptions on what Autism is, what it looks like and what causes it. Unfortunately, this can lead to the spread of misinformation about the condition, which results in not only a greater difficulty in Autism to be recognised, but also…
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better sleep, better brain maximise your kid's brain

Better sleep, better brain: Maximise your kid’s brain

For many parents, the beginning signs of kids having poor sleep are rather innocuous and almost unnoticeable, until…. Your child may be slow to get out of bed and get ready for the day ahead They may be more irritable and cranky than usual You catch them falling asleep during the day, or they say…
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minerals medication an alternative to combat adhd

Communication issues in people with ADHD

Research findings are showing that people with ADHD have problems with communication in ways that can make them present as very egocentric. These issues can have a major impact upon relationships and quality of life. A research study from the University of Waterloo finds that people with ADHD have a decreased ability to empathise with…
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change your brain, enhance your happiness

Change your brain, enhance your happiness

Neurofeedback and brain modulation has been around for years, and there is a vast body of research that shows that the brains of people with low mood and depression are very different to a happy, well-functioning brain. Neurofeedback provides a means by which individuals can learn to voluntarily control their brain activity, and thereby increase…
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Not getting enough sleep?

Not getting enough sleep? There’s a nap for that.

Smartphones have revolutionized the world in which we live, facilitating instant communication across oceans and continents or merely from the kitchen to upstairs. While this love affair with convenience is inevitably set to continue, there seems to be plenty of love lost for the hours without such stimulation and their importance in maintaining healthy brain…
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Neurofeedback AND post-traumatic stress disorder

Neurofeedback AND post-traumatic stress disorder

Bessel Van Der Kolk has just published a paper in December 2016 which describes a wonderful new study he has conducted into the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He examined 52 individuals with chronic PTSD and found a significant drop in traumatic events. Post-treatment with neurofeedback he found a significantly smaller proportion of the participants met criteria for…
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