Vanessa Fitzgerald is a Certified Nutrition Consultant and Health Coach. After a multi-year struggle with Adderall addiction, Vanessa shares her story with the tactics she used to break the addiction and enhance her focus naturally.
What you'll learn from this episode:
The difference between ADD and ADHD.
How treating ADHD in childhood can potentially be a recipe for missed career opportunities later in life.
How Adderall dominated Vanessa's life for 13 years, what she did to quit this addiction, and how she maintains her independence from it today.
The diet Vanessa recommends for an Adderall-free lifestyle (and how it relates to what I recommend in Genius Foods).
Tips for parenting a child diagnosed with ADHD and making good food fun.
Ways to improve your own executive functions—including focus and attention—naturally.
Why Adderall and similar compounds can be so counterproductive for nurturing healthy relationships.
And much more!
Resources from this episode:
A Neuroscientist Explains How He Found Out Meth Is Almost Identical to Adderall by Dr. Carl L. Hart, Vice
What Are The Long-Term Effects of Heavy Adderall Use? by Amanda Lautieri, American Addiction Centers
What's the Difference Between ADHD and ADD? by Tricia Kinman, Healthline
Attached: Create Your Perfect Relationship with the Help of the Three Attachment Styles by Amir Levine and Rachel Heller
What Are Ketones? Perfect Keto
3-Step Oligoantigenic Diet, The Dr. Oz Show
Fixing Anxiety and Depression With Food with Drew Ramsey, The Genius Life 26
What Happens If I Use Viagra Recreationally? by Grant Stoddard, Tonic
In Europe, Dyed Foods Get Warning Label, Center for Science in the Public Interest
Why Liver Is a Nutrient-Dense Superfood by Alexandra Rowles, RD, Healthline
Rev up Your Workout with Interval Training, The Mayo Clinic
What is Rhodiola? National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
How to Use Mushrooms for Better Health with Tero Isokauppila, The Genius Life 12
Understanding L-theanine: Sleep Better at Night, Feel Relaxed and Alert During the Day by Michael J. Breus, The Sleep Doctor
Lemon Balm Tea: What Are Its Health Benefits and Uses? by Dr. Mercola
Vitamin B12, RxList
Vitamin D, RxList
Gaba (Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid), RxList
What You Should Know Before Taking Liver Supplements by Stephanie Watson, Healthline
Four Sigmatic (use promo code MAX for 15 percent off!)
10 Proven Benefits of Green Tea by Kris Gunnars, BSc, Healthline
Ultimate Guide to Omega-3 Benefits, Sources, and Supplements by Dr. Mercola
Take it From Someone Who Hates Productivity Hacks—The Pomodoro Technique Actually Works by Kat Boogaard, The Muse
Why Music Affects Your Productivity by Mayo Oshin, Quartz at Work
Modafinil (aka Provigil), RxList
Methylphenidate (aka Concerta), RxList
Armodafinil (aka Nuvigil), RxList
SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor), RxList
Zolpidem Tartrate (aka Ambien), RxList
Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life by Max Lugavere and Paul Grewal M.D.
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