My 5 Favorite Books about ADHD
Healing the ailments of our children is among my favorite things to read about (I also love historical fiction 🙂 so here are my 5 favorite books about ADHD. There are so many books that I would love to read! My wishlist is quite long and I hope to get through them all one day. Of the many that I have read, here are a few of the ones I love the most.
Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma and Allergies by Kenneth Bock is, I think, my all time favorite book, period. Dr. Kenneth Bock has spent decades healing children with autism, ADHD, asthma and allergies with his integrative approach. It’s from Dr. Bock that I learned a lot about how I would approach these issues with my own children. It’s also from this book that I learned for the first time that ADHD is, in his view, on the autism spectrum. (It makes a lot of sense, read the book!)
Some of the chapter heading are Working the Clues, Brat Girls and Bad Boys, The Root Cause, Nutritional Therapy, Supplementation Therapy and Detoxification. Find out more about Dr. Bock on his site.
Dr. Weston Price can be credited for beginning my really, really real food journey. I have always been into nutrition, but I spent many years as a too-high-carb, junk-food vegetarian. After spending some time as a vegan, I came across Dr. Price’s book, Nutrition and Physical Denegration, seriously, one of the most important books of all times, if you ask me. Suzanne Gross’ Nourishing Traditions Cookbook for Children is special. It includes simple, real food recipes designed for children to make. What does this have to do with ADHD, you ask? While I think that most kids with ADHD should not be consuming gluten, these recipes use traditional methods to prepare grains, such as soaking and fermenting, which, if a person does ok with gluten and other grains, is the way they should be consumed. And it’s good for kids to learn how to cook. 🙂
The Explosive Child by Ross Greene is a gem. It offers ways to work with inflexible, stubborn, frustrated, angry children. Dr. Greene offers practical advice for parents who desperately need it.
Some chapter headings are Kids Do Well if They Can, Plan B, Trouble in Paradise and Family Matters.
The Out of Sync Child by Carol Stock Kranowitz taught me a lot about my kids. Many kids with ADHD have sensory processing disorder, or SPD, and you might find that when you learn about SPD and soothe some of those symptoms, a lot of ADHD symptoms are soothed as well. I actually see SPD as a potential symptom of ADHD.
Chapter headings in this book include Possible Causes of ADHD, The Out-of-Sync Vestibular Sense, Promoting Your Child’s Success at School and A Balanced Sensory Diet.
Nourishing Hope for Autism by Julie Matthews also discusses ADHD and learning anew developmental delays. Julie Matthews is a highly respected autism nutritionist who has helped countless children. It’s a comprehensive reference book that includes information on many types of diets, as well.
Some chapters are called Mercury Toxicity, Food Sensitivity, GI Tract and Digestion and the Holistic Approach: Step by Step.
Almost Autism by Maria Rickert Hong
Nutrition and Physical Denegration by Weston A. Price
Driven to Distraction by Edward Hallowell
The Out of Sync Child has Fun by Carol Stock Kranowitz
What are some of your favorite books, about ADHD or otherwise? I’d love to know. 🙂