ADHD Awareness

ADHD Awareness & Resources

Posted: August 27, 2018
By: Ferguson Family Chiropractic

Common symptoms of ADHD and how to get started with natural solutions:


Did you know...Adderall is an amphetamine-based stimulant being prescribed to both children and adults. While approved by the FDA, this 'smart pill' is highly addictive in nature and potentially damaging to the Central Nervous System (CNS) with long-term use. Safer, non-addictive, natural alternatives exist.

Check out this list of 12 Best Natural Adderall Alternatives:


Did you know... Public schools earn financial incentives based on the number of students diagnosed with ADHD? The more diagnosed, the more funding their special education programs receive. A recent study reports, "Using variation in special education funding policies across states, we find that children living in states with financial incentives are about 15 percent more likely to report having ADHD and are about 22 percent more likely to be taking medication for ADHD."

Learn more about the study and its findings here:


Did you know...Research shows children who received head injuries in early childhood (before age 2) are 90 percent more likely to get diagnosed with ADHD before they turned 10.

Head injuries include accidents and falls, but more commonly, the birth process is the biggest contributor. Learn more:


How does diet affect the ADHD brain? Learn about the benefits of clean eating for children with behavioral challenges.


Did you know? Studies have shown a link between acetaminophen use during mom's pregnancy with a possible increased risk of hyperactivity and conduct disorders.

Researchers concluded: "Children exposed to acetaminophen prenatally are at increased risk of multiple behavioral difficulties." As compared to individuals who did not use acetaminophen during their pregnancy, those who took the drug during weeks 18 and 32 had a 31 percent increased risk of hyperactivity and a 42 percent higher relative risk of conduct disorders in their children.

Read the study and Dr. Mercola's analysis here, along with tips for natural pain relief during pregnancy:


According to a 2010 U.S. government survey, 1 in 10 American children now has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)—a 22 percent increase from 2003. The factors that may be causing the rise in ADHD might surprise you.

Learn more:



Did you know...essential oils can help naturally manage the symptoms associated with ADHD?

Vetiver, rosemary, lavender, peppermint, ylang ylang, frankincense, bergamot, eucalyptus, and lemon all have different properties - such as relaxing and calming properties, stimulating blood flow to the brain, improving ability to focus and memory retention.

Learn more:  


Did you know... that movement provides up to 90% of stimulation to the brain? See how one school in Texas saw an improvement in their students' focus and performance with one simple, non-drug change:


Did you know...Dr. John has helped many children (and adults) take a non-drug, holistic approach to ADHD? By addressing diet, other lifestyle factors, and rebalancing the brain and nervous system with Chiropractic care, quality of life CAN return:

Learn more: "Breaking Through ADHD with Chiropractic Care" by J.G. Moellendorf, D.C., N.D., L.C.P.