ADHD among kids is not some rare illness that just affects an unlucky few. In fact, hyperactivity is one of the most common neurobehavioral disorders in children and affects altogether close to 10% of all children.

ADHD comes with a variety of symptoms such as learning disabilities and attention issues which pharmaceutical companies and many doctors alike manage with drugs like Vyvanse or Ritalin. Unfortunately, these drugs only mask the symptoms but don’t treat the root cause of the problem.

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But what if taking drugs masks the symptom, but doesn’t really go to the source of the problem?

What if we have been looking for answers to the wrong places all along?

What is really causing ADHD?

Hyperactivity is directly linked to common environmental toxins

Environmental toxins represent one of the most powerful and well-researched causes of ADHD, behavioral problems and learning difficulties.

You read that right! Studies have shown that exposure to certain toxins and heavy metals are very likely to cause a person to develop neurological conditions, including ADHD. To make matters worse, we’re talking about toxins which are commonly found in our homes too – think non-stick pots and pans and pesticides for example.

In fact, there are over 80,000 chemicals used in different household products but only 200 of them have been assessed for safety by the EPA. Let those numbers sink in and imagine the toxic load our children and us are exposed to on a daily basis.

Many of these toxins gradually alter brain biology until the point of causing ADHD or other neurobehavioral conditions. The younger the age of exposure, the more permanent and profound the effects. This means that children and babies are at higher risk of developing neurobehavioral disorders and having to live permanently with the condition.

What can YOU do about it

The good news is: when it comes to nasties invading our homes and consequently making their way into our children’s bodies and brains, it’s not all that inevitable.

If we want to give our children a better and safer future, there are ways to protecting them from getting exposed to developmental poisons. A safe and efficient way to help your child is to detoxify your house from toxins that are proven to cause hyperactivity and change brain functions.

By doing so, you don’t just tackle the root cause of the problem but you reap multiple health benefits for the rest of the family as an added bonus. In fact, these chemicals don’t just affect children’s brain biology but the whole household’s health.

How do you detoxify your home?

It is actually easy to remove toxins from your home once you know what and where to look for.

There are quite a few nasties out there that are linked to kids´ hyperactivity and learning difficuties. Here are two kinds that are common: perfluorinated compounds (PCFs) and flame retardants. Children exposed to these chemicals show reduced mental functions such as memory issues, attention deficit and limited verbal skills.

PFCs are found in non-stick and Scotchgard-type-of products. By eliminating those, you will you instantly be miles ahead of the average household.

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And then we have flame retardants, which can be found in several household items. In scientific studies, these chemicals are found in dust samples in ALL houses tested around the world, so they are pretty common. Among others, they are recognized neurotoxins, meaning that they affect brain biology and as a result are linked to aggressive behavior, hyperactivity, defiance and even bullying behavior.

The problem with flame retardants is that they are usually found in much larger quantities and in more places than other household toxins, so knowing how to manage them and planning how to gradually eliminate them from your home is important.

What´s next?

Getting rid of PFCs is a fantastic start. But what if you want to go all the way and detoxify the whole house and learn how to easily manage more complex toxins like flame retardants?

There are several families of toxins that are linked to behavioral conditions and it can quickly feel overwhelming and intimidating when you don’t know what to look for, where to start and how to deal with all of these chemicals.

For this reason, I have designed the SAFE program, an 8-week, thorough step-by-step guide on how to turn your home into a safe living space for your whole family.

This program teaches you exactly how to get rid of most developmental toxins in order make your home a healthy place for your child and yourself. It’s full of meaningful information and hands-on advice to create a toxic-free environment for your loved ones!