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Health Professionals Recommend Micronutrient Treatment for ADHD, Mental Health

Posted on : April 19, 2016 by Hardy Nutritionals® No Comments

Micronutrient treatments are quickly becoming recognized worldwide as an effective alternative treatment for ADHD, including other mental health conditions often accompanying ADHD, such as mood and anxiety disorders.

"It could actually be a game-changer in terms of where we go forward in terms of treating children with ADHD," comments Dr. Julia Rucklidge, Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand in a recent media interview.

Video courtesy of NewsHub, report by Emma Cropper.

Daily Essential Nutrients, featured by NewsHub in their recent report on using micronutrients as an alternative treatment for pediatric ADHD (video above), is a clinical micronutrient supplement made by Hardy Nutritionals®.

A growing number of prominent health professionals independent of Hardy Nutritionals®, including Dr. Charles Popper of Harvard Medical School and Dr. Scott Shannon, past president of the American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA), consider David Hardy, Founder and CEO of Hardy Nutritionals®, to be one of the world's foremost experts in the therapeutic use of essential nutrients and consistently recommend Daily Essential Nutrients to their patients.

Harvard's Dr. Charles Popper, who recently published an 80 page review in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America medical journal entitled Single-Micronutrient and Broad-Spectrum Micronutrient Approaches for Treating Mood Disorders in Youth and Adults, reported, "I have many patients who previously required close medication management on conventional drugs, but who now check in every 3 to 12 months with little symptomatology to report."

Dr. Popper has made multiple presentations across the US educating other health professionals on the use of micronutrients in psychiatry. He will join University of Canterbury's Dr. Julia Rucklidge and University of Calgary's Dr. Bonnie Kaplan in a recently announced three-part course on Nutrition and Mental Health.

These on-demand webinars, which are approved for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians, provide health professionals an introduction to micronutrient treatments in mental health, including a survey of the clinical evidence supporting the effectiveness of this approach. Dr. Popper is expected to present on the biological rationale and mechanisms relevant to micronutrient treatment.

In another CME accredited course (the Psychiatry MasterClass in Denver, Colorado), former American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA) president, Dr. Scott Shannon, will be joined by Dr. Lawrence Cormier, Dr. Janet Settle, and Dr. Will Van Derveer on October 14 - 16, 2016 to educate psychiatrists and integrative health practitioners on topics related to incorporating integrative medicine into psychiatric practices. "Micronutrients & Multi-Ingredient Formulas" will be one of the key topics presented in this course.

Dr. Scott Shannon, the course director for Psychiatry MasterClass, is also the founder of the Wholeness Center, a successful integrative health center. He recently commented, "The products designed by David Hardy have been the backbone of my treatment programs for mood disorders since 2000. I have found nothing else that even comes close. His formulations represent the most important advance in the treatment of mood disorders since John Cade brought our attention to lithium carbonate in 1949. "

Micronutrient Research Presented at the American Psychiatric Association
Micronutrient research was recently presented at the American Psychiatric Association (APA) 2015 annual meeting in Toronto, Canada. The 3 hour symposium on nutritional psychiatry was entitled, "Mineral-Vitamin Combinations as Primary Treatment of Psychiatric Symptoms". Similar micronutrient research will again be presented at the APA in 2016.

Functional Neurologists now Recommending Micronutrients
In December 2015, Dr. Charles Popper and Dr. Bonnie Kaplan spoke to functional neurologists at the Carrick Institute's International Symposium on Clinical Neuroscience in Orlando, FL on using micronutrients to treat mental health and mood-related disorders. The reception was overwhelmingly positive. Hardy Nutritionals® has been invited to the Physical Examination 2016: Modern Clinical Applications seminar held by the Carrick Institute (April 22-24, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia) as well as the International Symposium on Clinical Neuroscience in October 2016. David Hardy will be discussing with the functional neurologists how micronutrient therapy can add significant value to their already effective neurological treatments for traumatic brain injury (TBI), ADHD, Autism, and other brain-related injuries and disorders.

AutismOne Featuring David Hardy as Nutrition Expert at Annual Conference
Hardy Nutritionals® is also pleased to announce that its founder David Hardy is being featured by AutismOne as a nutrition expert at its May 2016 conference in Chicago, Illinois. Hardy will be speaking at the event on how micronutrients can optimize functionality, stabilize mood, and eliminate aggression in autism. Children and adolescents with autism have shown exciting clinical responses to this type of specialized clinical nutrition in published research, emphasizing the absolute necessity of supplying adequate levels of all the essential nutrients to meet individual genetic needs.

Micronutrients for Mood, Mental Health
Unlike average vitamin and mineral supplements, Daily Essential Nutrients is a highly bioavailable clinical formulation, specifically designed to address deficiencies that affect mental and physical well-being. The minerals are specially processed in a natural chelation complex which allows for maximum absorption, and in a growing number of clinical trials, makes a measurable impact on many children and adults with mental health diagnoses.

For more information on Hardy Nutritionals® clinical micronutrient treatment, Daily Essential Nutrients, or any other Hardy Nutritionals® formulations, please visit or call 1(855) 955-1114 to speak with a Hardy Nutritionals® representative. Hardy Nutritionals® is a family-owned and operated company based in Alberta, Canada.

Hardy Nutritionals® multivitamin-mineral products are powered by our proprietary NutraTek™ mineral delivery technology, which combines each mineral with specialized organic molecules—just like nature—to optimize absorption and distribution to body cells. Our flagship supplement, Daily Essential Nutrients, is widely considered to be the most research-backed micronutrient treatment.
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