10 Simple Hacks for Improving Focus

Posted on May 21, 2020May 21, 2020Categories ADD/ADHDTags   Leave a comment on 10 Simple Hacks for Improving Focus
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Do you struggle with improving focus when working on a project, or working or really at any time in your life? This is a common problem for a lot of us. Improving focus can be even more difficult for those of us with sensory issues or other special challenges. However, I’m learned over the years, a variety of tips that can work to help improve focus.

  1. Put away everything else you are working on. Keep only one browser window/tab open etc. While I often like to keep multiple tabs open to keep track of all the projects I need to work on, sometimes it can also be distracting and it can improve your focus to only have one window open at the same time.
  2. Use essential oils. It can help to just smell a few of these or put them in the diffuser.
  3. Go outside for a few minutes. Sometimes you just need fresh air and it is amazing what going outside can do to improve your focus.
  4. Make sure you are working on only things that are really important to your long term goals. This can be a big one. One common reason you may be struggling with focus is because you are working on things you don’t really value or find to be important.
  5. Take 1 minute to breathe. Just like going outside, sometimes you just need to stop and breathe to gain focus. Yes, it really can be that simple.
  6. Count to 10. Yes, sometimes this can work great too.
  7. Listen to some classical music. There are a lot of research studies that have proven that listening to classical music can improve your ability to focus.
  8. Take a break. Sometimes you just need one.
  9. Avoid trying to work on too many things at once. This is related to number one. Most people even if they think they can multi-task, they really can’t.
  10. Work on something else. Sometimes you just need to change your focus to a different project or task entirely. This doesn’t mean you can’t come back to what you were working on later.

Healing the New Childhood Epidemics Autism, ADHD, Asthma and Allergies: The Groundbreaking Program for the 4-A disorders

Posted on March 1, 2013April 20, 2016Categories ADD/ADHD, Allergy Remedies, Asthma, Autism, BooksTags , , , , 1 Comment on Healing the New Childhood Epidemics Autism, ADHD, Asthma and Allergies: The Groundbreaking Program for the 4-A disorders
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This is one of the best books I’ve read on all four of the A disorders. Written by a medical doctor, this book shares stories of many of the children he has helped heal from allergies, asthma, autism and ADHD. He also talks about many of the reasons why these disorders have skyrocketed in recent years and offers advice about how to help your child or adults to heal as well as how to prevent them from occurring in the first place.

The end of the book includes lists of resources as well as several useful appendixes. One of these which is particularly useful is a recommended adjusted vaccine schedule that offers advice on how to safely vaccinate your children. I’ve read other books that had similar advice but this one is the most detailed and the most common sense approach I’ve read. The main ideas are that you want to avoid giving your child more than one vaccine at the same time, double check to make sure that their is no thermasol in the vaccine, never vaccinate a child who is sick or who has been sick within a week prior to the shots, and give your child some recommended supplements and vitamins before and after. He also does not recommend the Hepatitus vaccine for babies unless the mother has it. Instead you wait until the child is 3-4 or getting ready to start preschool.

Throughout the book are recommended diets, recipes and tips for sticking with the diet, suggestions for natural remedies and other tips to help you heal your child without the side effects of drugs.

Need more detailed help? Check out my Healthy Eating for Children with Autism Online Course

The Autism and ADD Diet Book Review

Posted on February 20, 2012August 19, 2017Categories ADD/ADHD, AutismTags , , 2 Comments on The Autism and ADD Diet Book Review
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The food you eat and don’t eat can have a big impact on autism and adhd. While a diet won’t cure these conditions, it can make a big difference.

In the book The Autism & ADHD Diet: A Step-by-Step Guide to Hope and Healing by Living Gluten Free and Casein Free (GFCF) and Other Interventions the author shares his own experience with his son and gives practical advice on how to make this diet work for you or your child.

1. Eliminate dyes and preservatives. This includes red and yellow dye and common preservatives such as MSG.

2. Understand what gluten free and casein free means.

3. Know where to get these kinds of foods.

4. Understand the results you may get and understand that not every child or person will react in the same way.

5. Make changes in other non-food products such as hair care, cosmetics, supplements and more

6. Find alternatives to popular foods that have gluten or casein in them.

7. Prepare the entire family for the new diet.

There are also recipes and other diets to explore and information about how these can help autism and adhd.

Overall this is a great book for anyone considering the gluten free or the casein free diet.

Buy The Autism & ADHD Diet: A Step-by-Step Guide to Hope and Healing by Living Gluten Free and Casein Free (GFCF) and Other Interventions

Need more detailed help? Check out my Healthy Eating for Children with Autism Online Course

ADD and Lovin’ It with Tina Hale

Posted on December 1, 2011July 8, 2014Categories ADD/ADHDTags , ,   Leave a comment on ADD and Lovin’ It with Tina Hale
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If you are someone you love has ADD, did it ever occur to you that you have special gifts and talents that go right along with it? A few months ago I was privileged to have Tina Hale who has started a business called ADD and Lovin’ It, come and talk to a women’s group I was in charge of.

Watch her fabulous presentation below and then visit her youtube channel.