Diet Therapy

Did you know.... Artificial colorings like red 40, yellow 5, yellow 6, blues 1, artificial flavorings, BHA, BHT, and TBHQ are all made from petroleum. In fact petroleum is commonplace in food and many of our everyday products. It is overlooked because the label does not say petroleum. Public interest is growing in this area and it's about time. The effects of petroleum are profound. During the 60's Dr. Feingold began his research linking diet to behavior.
The Feingold Program eliminates these additives:
Artificial (synthetic) coloring (these are red 40, yellow 5 and 6, blue 1, etc.)
Artificial (synthetic) flavoring
Aspartame (Nutrasweet, an artificial sweetener)
Artificial (synthetic) preservatives BHA, BHT, TBHQ

These additives have all been linked to behavior issues including:

Attention Deficits, Hyperactivity (ADD / ADHD)
Autism, PDD, Aspergers
Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Learning Disabilities
Ear Infections
Eczema, Hives (Urticaria)
Eye Muscle Disorders, Strabismus, Nystagmus
Headaches, Migraines
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Sleep Disorders, Nightmares, Night Terrors
Speech Difficulties
Tourette Syndrome
Violence, Aggression

MSG, household chemicals and salicylates are also a concern for us.

This youtube video is a good introduction to the Feingold philosophy and diet awareness.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for stopping by CoachYourMind. This was such a good post... so important. I look forward to catching up.



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