What Experts Say


I strongly recommend Dr. Newmark's book to all parents, relatives, and friends of children with ADHD, as well as the teachers, doctors, and other professionals who work with them. Before going to the pharmacy, we can use an integrative approach to help these children succeed and fulfill their true potential. Dr. Newmark tells us just how to do that.
— Dr. Andrew Weil

Dr. Newmark has finally crafted the book that I have long been wishing for: a wonderful self-help guide for parents looking for a thoughtful and science-based natural approach to treating ADHD. This integrative/holistic style reduces or eliminates the need for stimulant medications and offers sound advice about diet, sleep, nutrients, herbs and other key modalities. The book radiates a balanced wisdom that comes so rarely from practicing physicians today..
— Scott Shannon, MD Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist; author of Please Don’t Label My Child; editor of Handbook of Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Mental Health

If I had one book to read about ADHD, this is it. It is well-written, practical and filled with the uncommonly good common sense of an experienced and compassionate clinician with fair-minded and rigorous reviews of the state of the science.
— Kathi Kemper, MD, MPH, Director, Center for Integrative Medicine; Professor of Pediatrics, Social Science Health Policy, and Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center

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Dr. Andrew Weil with Dr. Sandy Newmark

Dr. Andrew Weil with Dr. Sandy Newmark

 I strongly recommend this book to all parents, relatives,
and friends of children with ADHD, as well as the teachers,
doctors, and other professionals who work with them.
Before going to the pharmacy, we can use an integrative
approach to help these children succeed and fulfill their
true potential. Dr. Newmark tells us just how to do that.

 —Dr. Andrew Weil, Excerpted from book’s foreword 

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Dr. Newmark has finally crafted the book that I have long been wishing for: a wonderful self-help guide for parents looking for a thoughtful and science-based natural approach to treating ADHD. This integrative/holistic style reduces or eliminates the need for stimulant medications and offers sound advice about diet, sleep, nutrients, herbs and other key modalities. The book radiates a balanced wisdom that comes so rarely from practicing physicians today.
Scott Shannon, MD,
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist; author of Please Don’t Label My Child; editor of Handbook of Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Mental Health  


If I had one book to read about ADHD, this is it. It is well-written, practical and filled with the uncommonly good common sense of an experienced and compassionate clinician with fair-minded and rigorous reviews of the state of the science.
Kathi Kemper, MD, MPH,
Director, Center for Integrative Medicine; Professor of Pediatrics, Social Science Health Policy, and Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center 


Dr.Newmark’s groundbreaking book is a practical and thought-provoking guide to the integrative approach to ADHD, one of our greatest challenges in children’s health. I am delighted to offer this book as a resource to both patients and colleagues.
Larry Rosen, MD,
Chief of Pediatric Integrative Medicine, Hackensack Medical Center; medical advisor to the Deirdre Imus Environmental Center; Vice-Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Complementary and Integrative Medicine 


A pioneer in pediatric integrative medicine, Dr. Newmark has written an incredibly useful guide on ADHD. It should be considered essential reading for parents, teachers, doctors and all others seeking solutions beyond medications for children with ADHD.
Victoria Maizes, MD,
Executive Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona; Associate Professor of Medicine, Family and Community Medicine and Public Health 


Parents are keenly interested in finding non-drug, holistic strategies that support their child’s natural healing systems and that help build healthy brains. This excellent new book artfully blends the best of conventional and complementary options for kids with ADHD. Over years of clinical practice and scientific study, Dr.Newmark has developed a balanced, safe, natural approach that I will wholeheartedly recommend for all of my patients with ADHD.
Timothy Culbert, MD, FAAP,
Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrician; Medical Director of Integrative Medicine Program at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota 


So many children with an abundance of life force and intensity are being diagnosed as ADHD and prescribed medications that all too often backfire and complicate the life of the child and family. This book offers an alternative: optimal health and balance — in ways that support a child’s body, mind, and spirit and in ways that ultimately pave the way to greater family well-being. Dr. Newmark is an amazing physician with an amazing message.
Howard Glasser, MA,
Executive Director of the Children’s Success Foundation; author of Transforming the Difficult Child – The Nurtured Heart Approach and All Children Flourishing – Igniting the Fires of Greatness 


‘ADHD Without Drugs’ unravels the complexities and mysteries of ADHD and presents healthy alternatives to the current mainstream of drugging our children. Dr. Newmark gives excellent insight into the problems of diagnosing ADHD and explains the rationale for a non-drug treatment. Every psychologist, doctor, and family with children needs this book.
Steven Gurgevich, PhD,
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine; Director of The Mind-Body Clinic at the Arizona Center of Integrative Medicine; consultant and faculty, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis 


A true leader in the field of integrative pediatrics, Dr. Newmark has written a highly informative, practical, and inspirational guide for parents navigating the world of conventional and complementary medicine in their quest for optimizing the health of their children. I cannot recommend it more highly.
Tierona Low Dog, MD,
Chair of the United States Pharmacopeia Dietary Supplements and Botanicals Expert Committee; Advisory Council for the National Institutes of Health National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine 


The information presented by Dr.Newmark is critically important for educators and parents who have been led to believe that the only way to respond to a high intensity child is medication. The quick remedy of medicating for the sake of ‘behavior management’ has robbed children of the life force that drives their creativity, enthusiasm, literally their “joie de vivre.” We MUST be determined to find another way to support the growth and development of these youngsters.
Angela R. Smith, CAS, NCC,
elementary school counselor in Hampton, VA;  Virginia Elementary School Counselor of the Year 2008 


Dr. Newmark’s book is the definitive publication on the use of integrative medicine for children with ADHD. I will recommend it unreservedly to patients and colleagues alike.
Kevin Barrows, MD,
Director of Clinical Programs, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, and Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, UCSF School of Medicine 


Dr. Newmark’s immense breadth of knowledge and experience in treating children with attention problems is conveyed in clear, pragmatic language. And he never loses sight of the whole child amidst the confusion of diagnosis and treatment options that typically accompanies this disorder.
David K. Becker, MD, MPH,
Director, Pediatric Integrative Pain Clinic and Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF Department of Pediatrics 

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