Antioxidant Rich Nutrition for Children with ADHD and Autism.
When I was in herbalism school my ears perked up every time ADHD and Autism was mentioned because I know the struggle parents face when their child is diagnosed. I learned about beautiful herbs like Hawthorne, Reishi, Schisandra, Skullcap, Gotu Kola, Catnip and Lemon Balm, to just name a few!
I also learned the importance of phytonutrient rich nutrition from fruits, vegetables and berries and which provide powerful antioxidants to reduce oxidative stress caused by free radicals in the body.
Free radicals are made every time we breathe oxygen and they damage cells in our body. When we give our body proper nutrition from antioxidants rich fruits and vegetables, we repair and prevent this damage - antioxidants work as scavengers to neutralize free radicals.
There are 11 clinical research studies showing the effectiveness Juice Plus has on increasing antioxidants in the blood stream (from food not isolates!) and decreasing oxidative stress. This results in a major beneficial effect on ADHD and Autism in children.
While Juice Plus is a baby step, it's something was easily do to help children with ADHD and Autism. It's available as gummys or capsules and as Dr. Miles explains in her talk (link below), there are many creative ways she has found to get children with food texture sensitivities to embrace it.
If you'd like to learn more, click the link below to hear Dr. Miles, a pediatrician, explain what ADHD and Autism are its causes and contributors, what can we do to help the symptoms and the part Juice Plus+ can play as a baby step toward improving the lives of children with ADHD and Autism.