What if every child with ADHD is actually gifted? As a society, we’ve been struggling to support our kids who have ADHD. And, as it turns out, many of these children are not just hyper-active, but also hyper-intelligent.
Some key discussions in the interview
- How an experience with Parkinson’s disease led Dr. Gray to discover he had ADHD most of his life.
- What symptoms Dr. Gray experienced from childhood to adulthood with ADHD.
- How women and men can express ADHD differently.
- Why common activities today can desensitize you to normal stimulation.
- How there can be different forms of ADHD.
- How dopamine is related to focus and reward.
- What the 4 temperaments of ADHD are.
- How our current school system can drive kids to feel less-smart, less-capable, and less-valued.
- Why the typical school setting is not natural for children.
- How to support the 4 temperaments of ADHD to help kids thrive.
- Why parents can have a hard time relating to one child, but not to another.
- What oxidative stress is and how it’s connected to ADHD.
- Which popular over-the-counter medication suppresses your body’s antioxidant systems.
- Why a fever can actually be helpful, and how to use hot water therapy for fast results.
- Which key nutrients perform better than Adderall for ADHD in clinical studies.
- How exercise plays a crucial role in eliminating ADHD symptoms.
- Why gut health is the precursor to brain health.
- Which foods tend to be the biggest culprits in aggravating ADHD.
Interview by Shawn Stevenson