Did You Know That There Are Many Famous People With ADHD Who Have Lead Productive Lives?

Yes, there are famous people with ADHD. Some have long since passed on into history but they have left their mark and we benefit from their contributions to the world and to society. Others are easily recognizable and are to be found in the acting and sports arenas, business world, etc. While there is still a stigma attached to anyone with a mental disorder it is worthwhile letting your child who has been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder know that they actually share the spotlight with some very notable and noteworthy individuals. Some have even gone so far as to suggest that schools display information in the form of posters regarding those celebrities and other famous people who have or had ADHD in a bid to eliminate the stigma associated with the disorder.

There are around ten million adults in the United States living with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD. Given the enormity of this number it really should come as no surprise that a significant number of those who are famous for whatever reason should also be included in that figure. When this disorder is not treated the individual will suffer with poor concentration and will struggle with being organized which can understandably lead to greater problems in the person’s life.

Roughly sixty percent of children in the country who are diagnosed with ADHD will continue to experience the associated symptoms even once they have attained adulthood. Alarmingly many children who are ADHD will remain undiagnosed with a number of them only getting diagnosed once they have reached middle age.

For children diagnosed with this disorder famous people with ADHD can really help them to cope better as they recognize themselves in these celebrities. For example the Olympic swimming champion, Michael Phelps has ADHD and he has been reported as saying that he oftentimes felt stigmatized while he was growing up. This was exacerbated by the fact that he had to collect his meds from the school nurse every day until eventually he convinced his mom to let him go off the medication. He used his competitiveness in the swimming pool to help him focus himself and attributes that with learning to manage his Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. In fact it has been shown that ADHD kids very often benefit from participating in competitive sports.

Other famous people with ADHD include actors and actresses such as: Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Cruise, Will Smith, Dakota Fanning, Robin Williams, Sylvester Stallone, Jim Carrey, and so many more. Of course years ago it was not possible to diagnose ADHD and so there are many people in history who are believed to have had the disorder based upon written documentation that exists. Some famous people in history who are believed to have had Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder include Pablo Picasso, Alexander Graham Bell, Albert Einstein, Walt Disney, Christopher Columbus, Mozart, and Beethoven.

Having Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is no reason to feel ashamed or inferior. In fact if your child has been diagnosed with the disorder it might be a good idea to let them discover just how many well-known and influential people have as well. When it comes to treating the symptoms of this common childhood disorder there are generally two schools of thoughts. One advocates the use of ADHD medication to control the symptoms while the other suggests a more natural approach involving dietary changes and homeopathic remedies. Considering the fact that many of the drugs used in treating the disorder are known to be rather dangerous and with harmful side-effects it is certainly advisable to consider the natural approach as your first course of action. By changing the diet of the ADHD child it has been shown to greatly improve the symptoms, allowing the child to function better and lead a normal and productive lifestyle. Teaching the child relaxation techniques as well as helping them to focus on some activity, such as a sport they enjoy, can greatly benefit them and help them to live life to the full.

Source by V K Rajagopalan

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Colloidal Gold As An Energy Booster

Throughout the history of mankind gold has given rise to all kinds of legends and myths: some associate it with wealth and lust for power, while others see it as an archetypal symbol and a true master healer. If the ancients spoke in terms of worship about this precious mineral, things have changed a lot in our times when we are particularly interested in the practical side of it. If it can help in the treatment of various health conditions, then gold is the right thing for us. Many naturopaths consider this pure metal a great remedy for blood, skin and heart disorders.

First of all, the very working principle of colloidal gold solutions is that of purification by the elimination of blockages at all body levels. Gold acts like a non-toxic energy source that strengthens and amplifies the normal functions of your system; therefore it is successfully used to treat dyslexia, epilepsy and even autism. At the brain level, colloidal gold acts on both lobes, balancing the brain mechanism by neuro-regeneration. The benefit for the nerves is manifold, but mainly, the coordination from brain to organs, via the nervous impulse is dramatically improved. During a treatment with colloidal gold, anger and temper will seem a bad memory.

Besides an incredible level of energy, colloidal gold will also make your spirits brighter. It is considered to bring balance and peace of mind, somehow preventing any form of spiritual “corrosion”. What is the mechanism that lies behind the great healing properties? Gold particles in suspension represent an excellent conductive environment; at the very basis of the nervous and energetic functions of the body, there lies the electron movement between various cells and tissues. Consequently for brain and body stimulation, colloidal gold is an excellent cure due to its electrolytic properties.

Used in combination with its “twin” brother – colloidal silver, colloidal gold represents a natural source of energy and longevity. Studies have pointed out that the boost in energy reported by colloidal gold users ensures the longer functionality of the organs preventing physical and mental decay associated with old age. Results are amazing even in the case of chronic patients who may be facing malnutrition as a consequence of the disease; colloidal gold reduces the general physical wasting and strengthens the body in the fight against external and even internal aggression. Administered daily, colloidal gold improves and prolongs life.

Source by Ben W Taylor

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UV Suits, Surf Suits, Sunsuits – What Are They and How Do They Work?

UV protective swimsuits for children are a relatively new phenomenon, they were introduced into the UK at the end of the 90’s and joined mainstream fashion from around 2002. There is no standard nomenclature in the market for sun protective swimwear.

UV suit is the most common term, but surf suit, sunsuit, skin and the rather horrible “rash suit” are all used interchangeably in the trade. Whatever you call it, this is a swimsuit designed to protect the wearer from sun damage and works in two ways: it covers more skin than a traditional swimsuit, and the fabric used is specifically designed to block out the sun’s damaging rays.

The basic style of the garment doesn’t vary much: most go from elbow to knee, with a high neck and zip up front. This gives good coverage of the areas of a child’s body most prone to burn, but allows freedom of movement and is fairly cool to wear. Styles with long sleeves and legs are available, but many children find these restrictive and hot. The better cut UV suits have panels so the garment fits the body shape and moves well when wet.

The fabric used in a protective garment of this kind should have a UPF rating and the manufacturer should display this on the garment tags. UPF is the fabric’s Ultraviolet Protection Factor. UPF50+ is the highest rating awarded to fabric. A garment with UPF50 will allow one fiftieth of the UVR to pass through, UPF40 will allow one fortieth and so on. This means :

– A UPF50+ garment will block more than 98% of the sun’s rays


– A UPF40+ will block more than 97.5%.

A child wearing a garment with UPF50+ could spend 4 hours (240 minutes) in the sun and receive less than 5 minutes worth of damaging rays on covered areas (240 minures/50 = 4.8 mins). Of course, in the summer care must always be taken to ensure exposed skin is covered with properly applied sunscreen (SPF is a measure of the protection provided by sunscreens) and eyes protected with sunglasses.

The protection on most UPF50 UV suits does not come from a chemical finish to the fabric, but by the incredibly dense knit. Most have a very high lycra content to ensure the garment keeps its shape well when wet and either a ploycotton or nylon base. The nylon/lycra is the faster drying option and is better for children who are in and out of the water constantly without getting changed. The polycottons and blended fabrics have a more natural hand touch, but do take considerably longer to dry and so are better used for paddling rather than swimming as the higher water retention can be chilling.

Fabric testing is done in laboratories on dry, unstretched fabric for consistent results. Europe and Australia use a slightly different spectrum to test fabric so protective garments marketed in both hemispheres should be tested to both standards. The regulations governing testing in Europe is EN13758-1 2002 and in Australia and New Zealand AS/NZ 4399-1996.

A limited range of specialist protective swimwear is available in the High Street, and a wide variety is available all year around from on-line stores which specialise in protective swimwear for children.

Source by Cristina Sanders

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