29 – Importance of Quality Ingredients for ADHD with Autumn Smith
29 - Importance of Quality Ingredients for ADHD with Autumn Smith
Tips to Help You NOT Blame Your Child with ADHD

On this week’s episode of Soaring Child, Autumn Smith shares the importance of quality ingredients and how buying the right foods can help with ADHD.

Autumn, a certified eating psychology coach and expert in holistic nutrition, explains that the quality ingredients critical to a child’s health are whole foods. Always try to buy organic and non-GMO foods, and stay away from sugar, additives, and ingredients you can’t pronounce.

Be sure to buy 100% grass-fed and grass finished beef (preferably regeneratively raised), pasture-raised chicken and pork with no antibiotics, and pasteurized eggs. Greens and superfoods are also important to get those critical micronutrients.

Through a few simple dietary practices like prioritizing protein, stabilizing blood sugar, and minding micronutrients, kids with ADHD can maintain their physical and mental wellness well into adulthood.

 Show Notes

Key Takeaways:

[4:18] Autumn’s digestive problems as a kid

[10:09] The importance of eating whole foods

[12:46] The importance of high-quality ingredients

[15:56] Why you should buy American products

[26:03] Why the health benefits of eating confined animals is less

[28:55] The benefits of collagen and how to get it in your kid’s diet


Memorable Quotes:

“There’s this push away from meat, but it is one of the most bioavailable sources of protein.”

“I always say if you give the body what it needs and take away what it doesn’t, you know it can do amazing things.”

“Since I became a mom, I’ve noticed there’s just this profound relationship between your physical and mental health and what you’re putting in your body.”

“Vegetables, fruits, eating from the rainbow. All of those different colors and those pigments, they’re actually acting in different ways in our body, giving us different benefits, feeding different bugs in our guts.”

Gut health is the most important aspect of our health, right? It drives our brain health, our physical health, and everything.”


How to connect with Autumn Smith:

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Guest Resources:

Autumn Fladmo Smith is the co-founder of Paleovalley and Wild Pastures, holds a Masters in Holistic Nutrition, a Certified Eating Psychology Coach, and a Certified FDN Practitioner. Her passion for health began with her own struggles with IBS and anxiety: despite a career as a professional dancer and celebrity fitness trainer, Autumn’s own health was in shambles. Desperate for a cure, she and her husband Chas stumbled upon the paleo diet in 2011 and within a month of beginning it, her health was completely transformed. Autumn then made it her mission to share the information she had learned with as many people as possible: she is the co-founder of Paleovalley, an organic whole-food supplement and paleo snack food company that prioritizes nutrient density and food quality. In 2018, she took things a step further and launched her second business with her husband: Wild Pastures, a regenerative pasture-based meat delivery service. Wild Pastures makes supporting sustainable agriculture and local, small farms easy for consumers. She lives in Boulder, CO with her husband and their son, Maverick.


Dana Kay Resources: 

Website – https://adhdthriveinstitute.com/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/adhdthriveinstitute

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YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/c/ADHDThriveInstitute

LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/company/74302454/

Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/adhdthriveinstitute/

Tiktok – https://www.tiktok.com/@adhd_thriveinstitute

International Best Selling Book, Thriving with ADHD – https://adhdthriveinstitute.com/book/

Free Reduce ADHD Symptoms Naturally Masterclass – https://bit.ly/3GAbFQl

ADHD Parenting Course – https://info.adhdthriveinstitute.com/parentingadhd

ADHD Thrive Method 4 Kids Program – https://adhdthriveinstitute.com/packages/



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