Our Approach To Reducing ADHD Symptoms Naturally

Our Approach To Reducing ADHD Symptoms Naturally

Recovery is possible with

All Natural Strategies!

Did you know that 54% of American children have been diagnosed with a chronic illness? I am talking about adhd, asthma, anxiety, autism, depression, celiac, crohns etc.

According to Epidemic Answers this figure was 15% of only a couple of decades ago.

What is the cause you ask?? – The food we eat, the drugs we are prescribed, the toxins in our life, HIDDEN pathogens, gut permeability and the list goes on.

Recovery is Possible!

If you or someone you love is suffering from a chronic condition, one or more of the following might be the root cause:

Nutritional deficiencies and food intolerances;
Pharmaceuticals Medication;
Leaky Gut and inflammation;
Environmental toxins;
Dysfunctions in the body’s important systems;
Cultural and lifestyle factors.

As a Certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Practitioner and a mom who has healed her-self and her own child, let me show you that recovery CAN be possible.

My approach uses functional investigation and lab testing to identify HIDDEN stressors, dysfunctions, malfunctions and healing opportunities within the following systems:

Energy Production
Nervous Systems

These H.I.D.D.E.N internal stressors and dysfunctions highly correlate with the most common health complaints.

I will guide your family to health through adopting a self-care mode which is practical, natural and holistic using drugless protocols, dietary changes, therapies, behavioral changes and a bio-med approach which supports the body’s innate healing ability. This specialized and customized healing protocol CAN make recovery possible and combines:

Stress Reduction (including HIDDEN stressors which will be identified through functional testing);

This will allow us to coach up your body’s “vital reserve” and coach down the “metabolic chaos”.

As my mentor Reed Davis says – “We don’t medicate, we educate!”

Does this sound like you?

  • Feel overwhelmed in not knowing where to start? (I can tell you I did!)
  • Want to reduce or avoid pharmaceutical medicine?
  • Want a specialized and customized healing protocol that CAN make recovery possible?
  • Want to save time, money and effort by working with someone who knows the biomedical approach?

Together We Will:

  • Kickstart you or your child’s recovery;
  • Identify the malfunctions, dysfunctions and HIDDEN stressors in you or your child’s life that are interfering with optimal functioning through functional lab tests;
  • Cut through the mountain of information and create a clear direction and path to recovery;
  • Develop specific and individualized recommendations for lab tests and customized protocols while prioritizing them so you can get the most out of your budget;
  • Improve diet, digestion and gut health.


How It All Began

Dana Kay’s search for answers began with countless hours of research and consultations with experts to help her son who was diagnosed with ADHD. She discovered how challenging it was for parents of children with ADHD to find clear and effective natural solutions.

Recognizing this need, Dana founded the ADHD Thrive Institute. Her aim was to fill the gap with practical, holistic strategies to help children manage ADHD without heavy reliance on medication. What started as a personal mission to help her own son has now expanded into a passionate team dedicated to supporting families around the globe. Today, the ADHD Thrive Institute offers comprehensive guidance, helping families embrace natural methods to reduce ADHD symptoms and improve overall health.

Why ADHD Thrive Institute?

Every Child Deserves to Thrive: At the ADHD Thrive Institute, we believe that every child deserves to thrive, including your child. Our holistic approach focuses on addressing the root causes of ADHD symptoms through natural and effective methods that are not just a “bandaid” or “quick-fix” solution, ensuring lasting improvements in your child’s health and well-being.

Every Child is Unique: We provide tailored support to meet the unique needs of each family. We believe that every child is abio-individual meaning what works for one child may not necessarily work another. Our approach includes proven nutrition and lifestyle plans, coupled with functional lab testing to uncover hidden stressors in each child’s body, allowing us to develop customized strategies that truly make a difference.

Expertise and Compassion: Led by Dana Kay, a Board-Certified Health and Nutrition Practitioner, our expert team combines extensive knowledge with genuine care. Your family’s journey to thrive with ADHD is not just a job for us; it’s our mission and passion. We’re dedicated to offering you hope and encouragement as you embrace natural strategies that can make a real difference in your child’s life. You’re not alone on this path, and we’re here to guide you towards a brighter future filled with healthier, happier days.

A Parent’s Testimonial

Anna (Mom of 8 yr old boy)

I know how hard it is to have to talk your child down from multiple meltdowns per day and it is exhausting. I would highly encourage you to reach out to Dana Kay. I am in her nutrition method for kids program and we have been about 2 weeks meltdown free. My super irritable, aggressive, defiant child is so chill most of the time now. It’s amazing. We are currently working to reduce his hyperactivity (which is already greatly reduced I just feel like we need to fine-tune it so he will for sure be successful in a classroom setting next year) but I have no doubt that we will get there. I would be happy to tell you some of the things that worked for us but Dana really knows her stuff!

Jasmine (Mom of 7 yr old boy)

Dana and her advice have proven to be invaluable to my family time and time again. My son has autism, ADHD, SPD, and ODD. She understands my concerns as a parent not wanting to expose my son to harsh chemicals and unnecessary treatments. Dana has educated and taken us through the process of alternative holistic healing via nutrition. My son has come a long way in his healing journey. Dana is extremely passionate and knowledgeable about helping families impacted by neurodevelopmental disorders that I would not hesitate to recommend her to anybody.

Andrea (Mom of 8 yr old boy)

I joined this group about 2-3 months ago in hopes of getting some advice on how to deal with my ADHD/anxiety 8-year-old son. We have established relationships with many doctors, physiologists, psychiatrists, and nutritionists. While they are all knowledgeable in their own way, none of them were getting to the root cause of my son’s issue. They wanted to medicate or give random supplements. We spent a small fortune on medicine and supplements (magnesium, fish oil, zinc, etc.) because people “recommend” them on Facebook Groups. Some worked for a short time. Some did not work at all. Then I found DANA KAY in this group! This changed everything!!! She knew the right lab tests to order. She knew the right supplement and dose. She knew the right dietary action plan. She is not only knowledgeable, but she specifically deals with children and these issues. Thanks a million times for your support!!!

Maggie (Mom of 13 yr old girl)

As of now since we haven’t done our testing yet, we have eliminated gluten completely, dairy, and soy for the most part. This has been for almost a month now. And I have noticed changes in my daughter and so has her teacher at school. I just got a report that she did an amazing on a science test (this is her hardest subject) she had today and I actually forgot to give her meds this morning and was worried that I messed up her chances of getting a good grade because I forgot her meds. And she killed it! I literally cried because I KNOW we’re going to beat this! Thank you DANA KAY for all you do and the work you do for so many!!

Audrey (Mom of 6 yr old boy)

I came to Dana literally in tears because I didn’t know what to do with my
son. I felt like a horrible mother for dreading spending time with him. My son
is a sweet, caring, funny, and very affectionate person but all of that was
buried under anger, moodiness, and negativity caused by inflammatory
foods. However, I knew this but just didn’t know where or how to begin.
Dana’s program has given me my sweet son back. We are still learning and
although there may be occasional mishaps, I feel confident navigating
through them because I have the tools to overcome them.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the signs a child has ADHD?

The main signs of ADHD related to hyperactivity and impulsiveness include an inability to sit still, constant fidgeting, and excessive movement. Affected individuals may struggle with concentrating, talk excessively, act impulsively, interrupt conversations, and have difficulty waiting their turn.

What is the behavior of a child with ADHD?

Children with ADHD consistently exhibit symptoms such as: Inattention—struggling to maintain focus; Hyperactivity—excessive energy or excessive movement and speech; and Impulsivity—acting hastily without consideration or having challenges with self-control.

At what age does ADHD peak?

ADHD symptoms often reach their highest intensity when the child is between seven and eight years old, and typically start to diminish after this peak.

What not to do with a child with ADHD?

When dealing with a child with ADHD, there are several key “don’ts” to keep in mind. First, avoid sweating the small stuff and be open to making compromises with your child. It’s important not to get overwhelmed by their behavior and lash out; remember, their actions are influenced by a disorder. Additionally, maintain a positive attitude and avoid negativity. Finally, ensure that neither your child nor the disorder takes control of the situation. These strategies can help create a supportive environment for managing ADHD effectively.

What are the 5 C's of ADHD parenting?

By presenting options and working together to find solutions, you reduce your frustration and enhance your child’s feeling of competency. This method can be referred to as the 5C’s of neurodiverse parenting, which includes self-Control, Compassion, Collaboration, Consistency, and Celebration.