The ADHD and Autism Nutritional Supplement Handbook: The Cutting-Edge Biomedical Approach to Treating the Underlying Deficiencies and Symptoms of ADHD
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About the Author
Dana Godbout Laake, RDH, MS, LDN, is a licensed nutritionist in Kensington, Maryland. Within her practice, Dana Laake Nutrition, she provides preventive and therapeutic medical nutrition therapy to adults and children. An honors graduate from Temple University (health sciences, dental hygiene), she received her master's degree in nutrition from the University of Maryland. She was recipient of the Temple University 50th Anniversary Outstanding Alumnus award. Ms. Laake has served as a Maryland Legislative assistant on health issues, was coauthor of the legislation that established licensure boards for dietetics and nutrition in both Maryland and Washington, DC, and has served four gubernatorial appointments on two health care regulatory boards (dentistry and dietetics). She has been a partner in three functional medicine practices and provides local and national continuing education courses. In addition to writing and hosting a radio show, Dana is a scientific advisor and content contributor for the Autism Exchange and for the Neurological Health Foundation Healthy Child Guide. She is also coauthor of The ADHD and Autism Nutritional Supplement Handbook.
Pamela J. Compart, MD, is a developmental pediatrician in Columbia, Maryland. She completed a pediatric residency at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC, and fellowship training in Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She combines traditional and complementary medicine approaches to the treatment of ADHD, autism, and other behavioral and developmental disorders. Dietary changes and use of nutritional supplements complement traditional treatments such as appropriate educational placement and speech therapy, occupational therapy, and other therapies. She founded and directed HeartLight Healing Arts, a multi-disciplinary integrated holistic health care practice providing services for children, adults, and families for 15 years. She is currently in solo practice, focusing on her passions of patient care, teaching, and writing. She is also coauthor of The ADHD and Autism Nutritional Supplement Handbook.
"This book provides invaluable information on diet and supplements, as well as nutrient and medication interactions. From years of experience and sound research, these clinicians outline specific supplements that can positively impact your child's health and development. If you read only one guide this year, make it this one."Nancy Hofreuter O'Hara, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P., Center for Integrative Health, Wilton, CT.
"This is a much needed serious yet readable and usable guide to leveraging diet and nutrition to maximize progress for those with ADHD and autism. Critical topics are covered and the reader will be armed, not only with practical advice, but also with genuine understanding and the ability to make much better decisions."Martha Herbert, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, Pediatric Neurologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Affiliate of the Harvard-MIT-MGH Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Director of the TRANSCEND Research Program, Author of The Autism Revolution