Attention Deficit Disorder (also known as ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are terms used to describe patterns of behavior that appear most often in school-aged children. Children with these disorders are inattentive, overly impulsive and, in the case of ADHD, hyperactive. They have difficulty sitting still or attending to one thing for a long period of time, and may seem overactive.
Up to 10% of children in the USA were described as having ADHD. Current estimates suggest that ADHD is present throughout the world in about 1–5% of the population. About five times more boys than girls are diagnosed with ADHD. Medications include two classes of drugs, stimulants and non-stimulants. Drugs for ADHD are divided into first-line medications and second-line medications.

Typical Symptoms of ADD/ADD:
Often does not give close attention to details or makes careless mistakes in schoolwork, work, or other activities.
Often has trouble keeping attention on tasks or play activities
Often does not seem to listen when spoken to directly.
Often does not follow instructions and fails to finish schoolwork, chores, or duties in the workplace (not due to oppositional behavior or failure to understand instructions).
Often has trouble organizing activities.
Often avoids, dislikes, or doesn't want to do things that take a lot of mental effort for a long period (such as schoolwork or homework).
Often loses things needed for tasks and activities (e.g. toys, school assignments, pencils, books, or tools).
Is often easily distracted.
Is often forgetful in daily activities.


Parents are recommended to learn about this disorder in order to first be able to help themselves and then their children. Behavioral strategies are of great help and they include creating routines, getting organized, avoiding distractions, limiting choices, using goals and rewards, ignoring behaviors.
Children with ADHD can be extremely disorganized. Parents should work with them to find specific places for everything and teach kids to use calendars and schedules. Parents are advised to get children into sports to help them build discipline, confidence, and improve their social skills. Physical activity boosts the brain’s dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin levels and all these neurotransmitters affect focus and attention. Some sports may be too challenging and would add frustration. Parents should talk with their children about what activities and exercises most stimulate and satisfy them before signing them up for classes or sports.
It is important to establish close communication with the school in order to develop an educational plan to address the child’s needs. Accommodations in school, such as extended time for tests or more frequent feedback from teachers, are beneficial for these individuals.

When people speak about ADD because there is a natural tendency to focus on what goes wrong, or at least on what has to be somehow controlled. But often once the ADD has been diagnosed, and the child or the adult, with the help of teachers and parents or spouses, friends, and colleagues, has learned how to cope with it, an untapped realm of the brain swims into view.

Often these people are highly imaginative and intuitive. They have a feel for things, a way of seeing right into the heart of matters while others have to reason their way along methodically. This is the person who can not explain how he thought of the solution, or where the idea for the story came from, or why suddenly he produced such a painting, or how he knew the short cut to the answer, but all he can say is he just knew it, he could feel it. This is the man or woman who makes million dollar deals in a catnap and pulls them off the next day. This is the child who, having been reprimanded for blurting something out, is then praised for having blurted out something brilliant. These are the people who learn and know and do and go by touch and feel.

In our best seller book The all in one Guide to ADD & ADHD we indicated that this syndrome should be considered a gift rather tan a curse.
We recommend natural approach using proper nutrition, exercise, biofeedback instead of depending on medications.
Dr. George Grant, I.M.D., Ph.D.

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Dr. George Grant is considered by his peers as Canada‘s Wellness Ambassador & Champion. He is the founder & CEO of Academy of Wellness in 1981. Dr Grant enjoys a stellar academic background as well as a fascinating career in research. He is a scientist, professor, analytical chemist, toxicologist, pharmacologist, microbiologist, nutritionist, biofeedback, stress management & pain specialist, and indoor air quality specialist. Dr Grant is the author of 7 best selling books, former Scientist at University of Saskatchewan‘s Faculty of Pharmacy and Nutrition, Professor at Seneca College in Toronto, and Senior Consultant for Health Canada as well as in private practice.
Dr. George Grant is considered Canada’s Pioneer in Integrative Medicine, Biofeedback and Neutraceuticals. Dr. Grant has over 40 year’s professional career in the academia, government and industry.
He has co authored 7 best selling books, earned 7 university degrees and helped 7 fortune 500 companies and 7 Olympic Athletes along with 5500 clients worldwide.

Prof. Dr. Grant is among International Who’s Who of Professionals. He has 100 published articles, conference presentations, book reviews and 7 bestselling books, including a chapter in 100 ways to improve your life with Mark Victor Hanson, the author of Chicken Soup for the Soul. Dr Grant helped 7 Olympic athletes to remain competitive. Dr. Grant helped thousands of his clients, corporations and non profit organizations worldwide through his passion for wellness and compassion for his clients. He pioneered the research of Beta Endorphins on SIDS at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sask., Saskatoon, Sask. Canada in 1981.
Prof. Dr. Grant completed his doctorate degree from the University of Toronto; doctorate in Integrative and Humanitarian Medicine from the Board of Orthomolecular and Integrative Medicine (BOIM); Masters Degree from Brock University; Masters of Science in Food Chemistry, Microbiology, and Toxicology from the University of Saskatchewan; B.Sc. (Hon.) University of B.C. in Food Science and Nutrition; Bachelor of Technology, B. C. Institute of Technology (BCIT); and B.Sc. (Hon.) in Biochemistry from the University of Alexandria. He is certified as a Biofeedback/Pain Specialist [CBT] from BANHS[Board of Advanced Natural Health Science] and NTCB[Natural Therapies Certification Board].
Prof. Dr. George Grant developed a non-invasive technique called Biocranial Kinesiology along with Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)/Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) to help reduce the pain and stress naturally for his clients with autoimmune conditions like Fibromyalgia, Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and also for clients with neck and back pain as well as sport injuries with breakthrough results. These energetic techniques are combined with a proper lifestyle, deep belly breathing, and full hydration and achieving an alkaline pH of 7.3, which has helped thousands of clients, corporations, non profit organizations worldwide. See Our Lunch & Learn Seminars section for major corporations worldwide.