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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.

Dec 21, 2023

This episode is the third and final installment of a 3-part series on ADHD and genetics. In previous episodes, explore the role of genetics in ADHD and the significance of MTHFR in the ADHD and Autism conversation.

Tune in to this episode to learn more about detoxification and oxidative stress and how these things affect ADHD symptoms. 


Key Takeaways:

[2:30] What is detoxification, and why is it important for managing ADHD?

[4:26] What is oxidative stress?

[6:08] Genes that affect detoxification

[6:29] The gene GSTT1

[8:35] The gene GSTM1

[9:42] The gene GSTP1

[11:23] Genes that relate to antioxidation — SOD2 and GPX

[17:01] Strategies you can do to optimize detoxification in the body

[19:21] A word of caution about detoxification

[19:53] The importance of regular bowel movements in detoxification

[21:00] The benefits of detox baths, infrared saunas, milk thistle, essential oils, and skin brushing


Memorable Moments:

”Toxins are pretty much everywhere, and while our bodies are built to handle some level of detoxification, the sheer volume of exposure can be overwhelming, especially for individuals with ADHD who may already have sensitive systems.”

”Detoxification and antioxidation are a really important part of naturally reducing ADHD symptoms.”

”It’s not just about one gene’s results. It’s how they come together for that overall picture in that child’s body.”

”Oxidative stress can exacerbate symptoms by affecting neurotransmitter regulation and neural development.”

”An efficient detox system can help manage ADHD symptoms more effectively.”

”The more you know about your genetic makeup, the better equipped you'll be to navigate the complexities of ADHD.”

”Water is essential for every cellular process in your body, including detoxification.”

”One of the most straightforward ways to help your child detox is to ensure they're having regular bowel movements.”

”[Infrared] Saunas are the finest single additional modality for toxic metal elimination and detoxification.”

”Milk thistle is another natural detoxifier that supports liver, kidney, and gallbladder function.”

”Essential oils can also be a powerful tool for detoxification.”

”The skin is our largest organ and plays a vital role in detoxification.”


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 –