QTD: A Holistic Perspective on ADHD

Season 4 Episode 3 of Quiet the Diet Podcast with Michelle Shapiro, RD and Laura Gouge, ND

ADHD: A Holistic Perspective – Exploring the Relationship Between ADHD, Histamines, Cortisol and Anxiety with Leading Naturopathic Physician Dr. Laura Gouge

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In this week’s episode of Quiet the Diet, Michelle sat down with Dr. Laura Gouge, a licensed naturopathic physician and nutritionist to discuss ADHD from a holistic perspective. This conversation might honestly change everything you thought you knew about ADHD and its treatment. We even got into the RCCX genetic theory which illuminates the link between ADHD and various other health conditions and stress responses including Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS).

They discuss:

  • Rethinking the traditional definition and stereotypes around ADHD
  • The impact of sensory stimuli and stress on individuals with ADHD
  • Limitations of conventional allopathic models when it come to ADHD diagnosis and treatment
  • How understanding the RCCX gene theory may affect the way we approach and treat ADHD
  • The connection between histamine, mast cell activation syndrome, POTS, dysautonomia and ADHD
  • The impact of cortisol levels on ADHD
  • Approaches for addressing ADHD symptoms in children
  • The relationship between liver health and ADHD symptoms, and how we can support our liver naturally
  • Effective strategies for introducing new dietary and supplement interventions to minimize adverse reactions
  • Should you cut out coffee if you’re experiencing ADHD symptom?
  • Why certain minerals are pivotal in managing ADHD and how to address possible deficiencies

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