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Listen to “New Supplement Strategies: Using Trace Minerals and Plant Extracts to Treat ADHD” with James M. Greenblatt, M.D.

Addressing key nutritional imbalances with an integrative treatment plan has proven effective in treating ADHD, as has using natural, plant-derived compounds called oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs). Tune in to learn more from James M. Greenblatt, M.D.

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Listen to “New Supplement Strategies: Using Trace Minerals and Plant Extracts to Treat ADHD” with James M. Greenblatt, M.D.

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An ever-growing body of scientific evidence confirms ADHD to be a neurologic, brain-based disorder represented by numerous biological abnormalities; in other words, what is observed as atypical behavior is merely the tip of an iceberg that extends down to an individual’s unique biochemical makeup. Certain nutritional abnormalities, which can profoundly impact cognition and behavior, are significantly correlated with ADHD. Health-care practitioners, however, often overlook nutrition, mineral levels, and individual biochemistry when assessing and treating ADHD in both children and adults.

Fortunately, addressing key nutritional imbalances with an integrative treatment plan has proven effective in treating the symptoms of ADHD, as has using natural, plant-derived compounds called oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs). To the ADHD patient, practitioner, or parent, this integrative approach is a beacon of hope, one substantiated by modern science to effectively address the root biologic causes of ADHD.

In this episode, learn:

  • Why an integrative approach to ADHD treatment can succeed where traditional approaches may fail
  • The role of zinc in cognitive and behavioral health, and its utility as a treatment for ADHD
  • The causes and ramifications of magnesium deficiencies in ADHD patients
  • The clinical applications of magnesium supplementation in ADHD
  • How magnesium can minimize stimulant medication side effects
  • How OPCs work and benefit the ADHD patient as part of an integrative treatment protocol
  • The significance and symptomatic repercussions of elevated lead and copper in ADHD

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Listener testimonials:

  • “Thank you for providing this information. It’s very difficult to find local therapists with this specific kind of knowledge related to ADHD. As an adult, I really appreciate his insights and hope I can use this information to improve my life and pass it on to my adult children to help them.”
  •  “Thank you, Dr. Greenblatt, for your balanced integrative approach in speaking to the topic of possible nutritional aspects/deficiencies regarding ADHD.”
  • “I appreciated so much hearing from a neuropsychiatric clinician. I appreciate the studies (proof of effectiveness essentially) and specifics on types and doses.”

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Updated on October 14, 2019

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