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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.

Apr 25, 2024

One of the most common questions I hear from families is, "How can I get my child, especially a teenager, on board with these changes?" 

If you have ever had that thought, then you definitely want to tune in to this episode. 

Joining the show for  this episode is a special guest, a teenager named Matthew who has been working with his family to successfully reduce his ADHD symptoms so much that he has reduced his medication by 90%. 

Matthew is a 17 year old student who is full of wisdom and insight for both kids on a similar journey and their parents. 

Link Mentioned in the Show: 

  • Dye-Free for ADHD course -  


Key Takeaways:

[4:54] About Matthew

[5:59] What led Matthew & his family to try natural strategies for ADHD

[8:08] Matthew’s doubts

[9:51] The success Matthew has felt since implementing natural strategies to reduce ADHD symptoms

[16:19] How Matthew explains his diet to friends

[17:41] How Matthew’s friends typically respond

[19:31] What Matthew does when going somewhere that unhealthy snacks are offered

[21:09] What motivates Matthew to stick to his dietary restrictions

[22:14] The biggest struggle Matthew has faced

[28:24] Matthew’s advice to other kids


Memorable Moments:

”When my mom found this diet, it pretty much changed my life for the better.”

”This diet has made me decrease the medicine but still be able to focus…I’ve decreased my medicine by 90%…I don’t have low blood sugar anymore.”

”My taste buds have also changed during this diet.”

”My diet has been a positive influence on many people. In fact, my teachers will even come up with their meals and be like, ‘Look what I’m eating. I’m eating all these vegetables….' I’m known as the pepper boy at my school because every day I bring peppers.”

”Everyone knows that I have a diet, and no one judges me for it. In fact, I probably get more compliments than I do weird looks or anything.” 

”I have a community that accepts me.”

”Don’t be sad about what you can’t eat, but learn to enjoy what you can eat.”

”You can still have lots of friends even though you might not eat the same as them. If they’re good friends, they’re not going to leave you just because of what you eat.”

”It’s definitely worth it. 100%”

”Trust that the diet will make you the person that you want to be - for sure - because it made me the person I want to be.”


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