We all know someone who has trouble staying focused in life.
Maybe it’s your partner or your child or your friend — or you. No matter who it is, not being on top of your game can be frustrating and down-right debilitating, keeping us from fulfilling our goals and dreams!
Fortunately, there are natural ways to help you and your loved ones improve focus, memory, and overall brain performance.
In this blog, I am going to explain what condition is causing more and more people to feel anxious and distracted and what natural solutions can help solve the problem.
What Is ADHD?
You probably don’t know it, but someone in your life has been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.
You are probably going to know even more people in the years to come.
ADHD includes a wide range of symptoms, like difficulty in focusing and processing information quickly, fidgeting, impatience, and even anxiety.
Research shows that ADHD is really a hyper disorder. A sensitive child is labeled as hypersensitive. A distracted person is hyper-distracted. You might be active and distracted, so you are hyperactive. All of these conditions can affect anyone — regardless of their age. In fact, they are more prevalent, but less apparent, in adults.
Many women who have ADHD go undiagnosed. Some may feel overwhelmed with worry all the time. That's hyper-responsible.
Many men sit for hours playing video games or search for porn all day. That is hyper addiction.
All of these things have one thing in common: dopamine function.
What Causes ADHD?
Some say bad parenting causes ADHD. Others say it is the genes. But bad parenting or bad genes have been around for thousands of years, and there has never been an epidemic of ADHD like now.
Our genes determine our unique temperament, but something else causes the “hyper” condition we call ADHD. Parenting styles can certainly support or inhibit the health of a child, but styles have not changed that much, and they don’t cause ADHD.
ADHD is a valid condition recognized by the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Surgeon General and countless other medical professionals. Modern brain scans can now detect clear differences in the ADHD brain versus the non-ADHD brain. Even more, there is clear evidence to support a genetic predisposition for the condition in studies of twins — a hallmark of legitimacy.
ADHD is not just laziness or an excuse for poor performance. It is not just in the “head,” but it is literally in the brain. In fact, it is now proven to be a measurable physical impairment of normal brain function.
There are over 100,000 studies that show people with ADHD suffer from inhibited dopamine function.
Dopamine is the brain chemical that increases pleasure. So anything that is considered pleasurable, produces dopamine. Dopamine gives us motivation, holds our interest, keeps us focused. Dopamine is what we want in life. We're hungry for it.
That's why we pick up our phones, look at our messages, check Facebook, eat dessert and then potato chips while binge-watching Netflix.
We are seeking more pleasure and stimulation because we're not getting enough naturally. Theoretically, most people should be able to give up their phone, relax, and experience peace of mind. However, they are too stressed and seek constant stimulation and pleasure to attempt to feel balanced.
This is a phenomenon of our modern life.
Why it happens requires an understanding of how the brain works so then we can correct it without using drugs.
How to Help ADHD
What happens when we look into the sun?
Our pupils constrict.
The same thing happens with high dopamine stimulation.
Stimulation causes the dopamine receptors in our brain to constrict. As the stimulation continues with hours of video games, online porn, desserts, or potato chips, more and more dopamine receptors constrict. Ironically, this only makes us hungry for higher stimulation.
There has to be a balance of high dopamine stimulation with low dopamine stimulation, but most people are unable to “come down” from their high stimulation, so they need extra nutritional support.
There are basic nutrients that have been proven to help people balance out high dopamine function. When taken together, vitamin C and grape seed extract have been shown to be as effective as the most commonly prescribed drugs.
The biggest long-term solution that we can do to help our brains is to actually help our digestion. When we are experiencing high dopamine stimulation, our bodies don't digest efficiently, so we need easy-to-digest proteins that can provide the amino acids necessary to restore normal brain function.
My Super Foods Shakes are full of easy-to-digest proteins — and even extra amino acids.
Bravo Probiotics is also a good choice to help restore the gut and repopulate the healthy bacteria needed to support strong brain cells and normal dopamine function.
By learning to take the right supplements, we can lower our stress levels naturally and begin to enjoy normal interactions without always seeking more and more.
For updated protocols and John's best recommendations to help lessen the symptoms of ADHD, grab your free wellness guide here.
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