Eps 379: Holistic ADHD tools for kids with Dana Kay

Episode 379

My guest today is Dana Kay, a board-certified holistic health and nutrition practitioner, best-selling author, and the CEO & founder of the ADHD Thrive Institute.  

Dana shares about her son’s ADHD diagnosis and how it launched her business & book, “Thriving with ADHD.”  Dana talks about her ADHD Thrive Method 4 Kids & reducing inflammation (which is beneficial for everyone, not just those with ADHD).  She touches on the gut-brain connection, antibiotics, & your immune system.  Dana suggests foods families should consider cutting out, time-saving tips for cooking, and how to pace these changes. 

Guest Description 

Dana Kay is a board-certified holistic health and nutrition practitioner, two times International best selling author, and the CEO and founder of the ADHD Thrive Institute. 

As a mother of a child with ADHD, she knows firsthand the struggles that come with parenting a neurodiverse child and the freedom that is possible once parents learn to reduce ADHD symptoms. 

Dana has been featured in Forbes and Authority Magazine and on Medium, Influencive, Thrive Global, and various other online media. She has also been a guest at multiple parenting and ADHD summits and podcasts. 

Her mission is to help families reduce ADHD symptoms naturally so that children with ADHD can thrive at home, at school, and in life.

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Takeaways from the show

  • Pros, cons, & side-effects of ADHD meds 
  • Dana’s “Thriving with ADHD” book & her ADHD Thrive Method 4 Kids
  • Reducing inflammation in the body 
  • The gut-brain connection, antibiotics, & your immune system 
  • ADHD diet suggestions
  • Time-saving cooking tips 
  • Making gradual changes

What does joyful courage mean to you

I love this question!  I think courage is really misunderstood.  Some people think courage means you’re not afraid, but courage is really doing something even when you are afraid.  Making these changes I’m suggesting can be really really scary, but courage is doing it anyway, even though you’re scared because you know joy is just on the other side.  



ADHD Thrive Institute 

Thriving with ADHD Book

ADHD Thrive Method 4 Kids 

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