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Soaring Child: Thriving with ADHD

Our mission is to give hope and answers to parents of children with ADHD who are looking for alternative (natural) and effective means of helping them learn to thrive at home, at school, and in life.

We feature interviews with experts, medical professionals, and parents just like you, who are learning how to reduce ADHD symptoms using food and other natural strategies.

Because children with ADHD deserve to soar, just like every other child.

Mar 21, 2024

If you could only choose three things to focus on to reduce ADHD symptoms naturally, what would they be?

In this week’s episode of the Soaring Child podcast, Dana Kay, holistic health and nutrition practitioner, answered this question. 

If you’re just starting out, she shared 3 beginner strategies. 

If you've been doing this for a while and feel like you've got a grasp on the beginner strategies, she shared some intermediate strategies. 

Finally, if you consider yourself an expert, she shared the top strategies for experts as well. 

These strategies are the pillars that can make a significant difference in the life of a child with ADHD.

So, whether you're just starting out on the journey or you're looking to refine your approach, this episode is for you! 


Links mentioned in the episode: 


Key Takeaways:


[3:18] The Top Areas to Focus on - Beginner Level - Diet, Supplements, Exercise

[14:22] The Top Areas to Focus on -  Intermediate Level - Functional Lab Testing, Targeted Supplementation, Optimizing Detoxification

[24:42] The Top Areas to Focus on - Advanced Level - Dietary Flexibility, Maintenance Supplements


Memorable Moments:

”Diet is the foundation of any plan to reduce ADHD symptoms naturally. The food we consume plays a crucial role in how our bodies and brains function.”

”Supplements should never be considered the be-all and end-all for ADHD support. As I say often, you can’t supplement your way out of a poor diet. BUT, in conjunction with dietary changes, supplements can be very beneficial.”

”Research shows that taking probiotics can help support that gut-brain connection. But, the problem with a lot of probiotics is that the strains don’t survive digestion.”

”Functional lab tests can uncover underlying issues that might be contributing to ADHD symptoms, such as nutrient deficiencies, parasites, leaky gut, food sensitivities, mold, etc.”

”Our bodies are constantly exposed to toxins, and for children with ADHD, reducing this toxic burden is really important.”

”It is impossible to get rid of all toxins from your life, so that’s why it’s important to optimize detoxification.”

”Once you're in the thriving phase, it's important to reassess the supplements your child is taking. Maintenance supplements are about supporting ongoing health and preventing regression.”


Dana Kay Resources:








International Best Selling Book, Thriving with ADHD – 

Free Reduce ADHD Symptoms Naturally Masterclass - 

ADHD Parenting Course –
ADHD Thrive Method 4 Kids Program –