TMHS 221: Real Solutions For ADHD And Staying Focused In A Hyper World – With Dr. John Gray

What if every child with ADHD is actually gifted? As a society, we’ve been struggling to support our kids who have ADHD. And, as it turns out, many of these children are not just hyper-active, but also hyper-intelligent.

The great tragedy today is that many of these kid’s amazing gifts are, unfortunately, overlooked or suppressed. ADHD is typically a blanket diagnosis that covers hundreds of different variations in symptoms and experiences. Yet, millions of children are lumped together and given a cookie-cutter treatment, and the results of have been less than impressive.

Some rarely discussed side effects of conventional treatment and/or neglect of ADHD are greater levels of depression and anxiety, higher incidences of drug abuse, and higher rates of suicide. Simply giving a child a drug to help them be more focused in grade school may seem appropriate in the short-term, but neglecting the underlying cause of the ADHD could have devastating consequences in the long-term.

ADHD simply does not “wear off” when a child reaches adulthood. More than half of the kids diagnosed with ADHD transition into what’s known as adult ADHD. The symptoms of adult ADHD are far reaching and more common than you can imagine. This could manifest as struggles in health, work, finances, and relationships. That’s why I could think of no one better than Dr. John Gray to help us understand this better and truly help us to find some solutions.

Dr. Gray is the author of one of the best selling books of all time, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, and several other life-changing books in that guild. John has become wildly successful, and his books have become household names. John has also battled ADHD most of his life, and his story of discovery and reversing his condition will truly blow your mind.

John’s success inspired him to research, teach and write about valuable treatments for ADHD and adult ADHD, without the potentially harmful side effects seen with conventional medicine. This episode can literally save lives. It can also help some of our most gifted souls to live healthy, happy, meaningful lives. I’m excited and honored to share this with you today. So, just click play, take good notes, and enjoy!

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How an experience with Parkinson’s disease led Dr. Gray to discover he had ADHD most of his life.
  • What symptoms Dr. Gray experienced from childhood to adulthood with ADHD.
  • How women and men can express ADHD differently.
  • Why common activities today can desensitize you to normal stimulation.
  • How there can be different forms of ADHD.
  • How dopamine is related to focus and reward.
  • What the 4 temperaments of ADHD are.
  • How our current school system can drive kids to feel less-smart, less-capable, and less-valued.
  • Why the typical school setting is not natural for children.
  • How to support the 4 temperaments of ADHD to help kids thrive.
  • Why parents can have a hard time relating to one child, but not to another.
  • What oxidative stress is and how it’s connected to ADHD.
  • Which popular over-the-counter medication suppresses your body’s antioxidant systems.
  • Why a fever can actually be helpful, and how to use hot water therapy for fast results.
  • Which key nutrients perform better than Adderall for ADHD in clinical studies.
  • How exercise plays a crucial role in eliminating ADHD symptoms.
  • Why gut health is the precursor to brain health.
  • Which foods tend to be the biggest culprits in aggravating ADHD.

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  • MARY
    30 May 2017, 7:59 am

    I am 63 yr female and I have ADD. Just figured this out a couple of years ago. Thank you for your gift of sharing Dr Grey. This was immensely helpful. Please keep up your terrific work. Blessings

    • Shawn
      30 May 2017, 3:15 pm

      Thank you so much for tuning in. I’m glad you found the episode to be helpful.

  • Emily
    1 Aug 2017, 11:52 am

    Overall I enjoyed the show and found the information helpful, especially regarding the temperments. I had a question about Dr. Gray’s assertion that GMOs are put on wheat fields to clean the wheat. I have not heard this and could not find any information on this. I have heard of glyphosate being sprayed on wheat fields right before harvest to speed ripening, and, it does eliminate weeds. The glyphosate does not affect human cells, but interferes with the Shikimate pathway in certain bacteria (the same pathway that kills the plants). That will cause problems for the gut microbiota in humans.

    If GMO pesticides (not pestides produced for gmo crops like glyphosate, but actual genetically-modified pesticides) are sprayed on wheat fields, I would like to read about it. I have not heard of such a thing, and I find that concerning. Can you point me to the sources? Or, at least some appropriate search terms.

    Thank you for these excellent podcasts!

  • brittanee
    16 Dec 2017, 7:54 am

    what was the multivitamin with pcos? also for adult add what was his common solutions. i think i missed it.

  • Angel
    22 Apr 2018, 3:09 pm

    There was so much great info packed into this episode, I listened to it twice this week! I ordered both the Potential and Grapeseed extract for all of us to give a try, especially my daughter. Thanks for the great episodes!

  • Linda Jones
    9 Oct 2018, 12:56 pm

    This programme was just what i needed to hear. I’m glad i’ve found you.