Nicky VanValkenburgh

Author of

Train Your Brain, Transform Your Life:

Conquer ADHD in 60 Days, Without Ritalin

This is a “Must Listen” Show for anyone

who would like to overcome the challenges

of ADHD. Nicky explains how she conquered

ADHD with a fascinating method of using

Sound & Light to retrain her brain


Nicky is a motivational writer with 20 years experience writing for news-papers and magazines. She has a Master’s in Journalism from Regent University, and a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Eastern University.Nicky is a contributing writer for Upstate Parent, Low Country Parent and Palmetto Parent magazines, which are published in South Carolina (circ. 250,000). Occassionally, she also writes for the American Chronicle and California Chronicle.

Nicky was born in the Netherlands, and immigrated to America when she was two years old. She grew up speaking Dutch and English at home. She has lived in various parts of Europe (Italy, Belgium, Holland) for eight years.

Nicky currently lives South Carolina with her husband Jim and their two children. In her spare time, Nicky enjoys exercising at the gym, networking with people, attending conferences, listening to motivational speakers, reading books, eating Thai food, drinking herbal tea, and learning all she can about healthy living.

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'Nicky VanValkenburgh – Conquering ADHD in 60 Days Without Medication – July 11, 2011' has 1 comment

  1. July 18, 2011 @ 3:58 pm Evert

    Hey Patrick,

    You talk about taking l-dopa or mucuna to raise your dopamine levels to improve sleep.
    It isn’t strange this doesn’t work, because the Tyrosine – Dopa – Dopamine – Noradrenaline – Adrenaline pathway concerns only stimulatory and activating neurotransmitters.
    This can help for energy and focus, when taken in the morning.

    If you want to improve sleep quality, I would suggest you try tryptophan. In the body this converts to 5-htp, then to serotonin and melatonin.
    Serotonin can help to relax.
    Melatonin induces sleep.

    Most animal proteins contain tryptophan.
    I eat more than 1 gram of protein per pound of bodyweight and take betaine-HCl and protease enzymes with meals, but still experience improvement in sleep quality after I take l-tryptophan 1 hour before bed.

    It’s also possible to take 5-htp as a supplement, which has a stronger, more direct effect, but may lead to tolerance after a while of daily usage.

    Sublingual melatonin is quite effective to induce sleep as well.

    Both with tryptophan and melatonin I notice deeper sleep, more dreams at night and feel more rested in the morning.

    Evert van Tilborg


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