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Free Webinar Replay: How Diet, Sleep, Exercise & Behavioral Interventions Can Reduce ADHD Symptoms in Children

In this hour-long webinar-on-demand, learn how food, exercise and sleep can act as natural medicine for ADHD symptoms with Sandy Newmark, M.D.

Medications are an important part of the treatment toolkit for many patients with ADHD. But they don’t work for everyone, may have significant side effects, and simply aren’t an option for some people with comorbid conditions. Each child with ADHD needs a holistic treatment plan — one that targets symptoms while taking into account the whole child and his or her interactions with family, friends, school, and community. An effective plan will include various important interventions, used with or without medication, to help your child succeed.

In this webinar, you will learn about many such interventions and the following:

  1. optimal nutrition for ADHD
  2. how food sensitivities affect ADHD symptoms
  3. nutritional supplements with evidence-based research supporting their use
  4. the value and benefit of exercise
  5. the crucial importance of sleep and how you can improve it
  6. the role of stress in ADHD symptoms
  7. parenting strategies to raise a confident child

Webinar replays include:

  • Slides accompanying the webinar
  • Related resources from ADDitude
  • Free newsletter updates about ADHD

This ADHD Experts webinar was first broadcast live on April 24, 2018. ADDitude thanks our sponsors for supporting our webinars. Sponsorship has no influence on speaker selection or webinar content.

Meet the Expert Speaker:

Dr. Sandy Newmark is the founder of the Center for Pediatric Integrative Medicine in San Francisco and author of ADHD Without Drugs: A Guide to Natural Care of Children with ADHD. He is head of the Pediatric Integrative Neurodevelopment Clinic at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Newmark is a regular contributor to ADDitude magazine and ADDitudeMag.com.

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ADDitude thanks our sponsors for supporting our webinars. Sponsorship has no influence on speaker selection or webinar content.

10 Comments & Reviews

      1. Thank you. I have tried and tried to register, and it just keeps bringing me back to the informational page. I am glad to know I can listen to the recorded webinar.

      2. I am having the same issue. I want to know about essential oils as I have a 5 year old with attention issues and don’t want to medicate him this early in his life. However I want to help him so he doesn’t get labeled as a problem child.

      1. It looks like this webinar is full. Check back on this page a couple hours after the webinar and you can watch the replay.

        ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Trainer & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism

  1. How can I determine if my child has a food sensitivity that may be exaggerating ADHD? She is not officially diagnosed but I intuitively feel that she exhibits symptoms and they are more heightened at different times of the day or following different foods.

    1. We had our child tested for food allergies through a blood test, which confirmed our suspicion that she was very allergic to milk. Highly recommend you go that route and follow-up with an elimination diet. Note that we had a follow-up skin allergy test, which is preferred the doctors we spoke to, and came up negative on all food allergies. From my point of view the blood test measures actual antibodies that develop (somewhere in the body) and circulate in the blood due to an allergic reaction. This is the superior, gold-standard test, in my opinion. Whereas, the skin test is limited to testing one specific organ (the skin) and specifically looks to measure the surficial/visible reaction on the surface of the skin and may not capture sensitivities to other parts of the body.

      Other things to avoid are any heavily processed foods and food colors.

  2. I hear very conflicting information about blood tests for nutritional deficiencies. SpectraCell, for example, is repeatedly reported to be a sham. (We haven’t used them, I am just mentioning what I have read online from legit sources.) All the conflicting info has us confused. Can you recommend simple tests our peditrition can do to help figure out if our child is deficient in some way?

  3. I would also like to learn about essential oils to help with anxiety and focus. It would be helpful to hear exact steps—where to put it, how much to try, etc. So often I read ‘try lavender’’ but then I have no idea how or when or where! Thanks! I’m looking forward to this webinar!

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