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has anyone had success with their active child by using the feingold diet?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:24 PM on Aug. 17, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Children are supposed to be active. Feingold diet eliminates the artificials, food additives, and common problematic foods that can cause food related behavioral disorders. This diet does work if the person has a sensitivity to any of the foods. It's done by an elimination. Artificial colors & flavors can & do cause hyperness, aggression, & inattentiveness in people.

    If you have the insurance, you can have an allergist test for food sensitivities. Ask for a RAST test food panel for IgE & IgG.
    motherofhope98

    Answer by motherofhope98 at 2:55 PM on Aug. 17, 2009

  • hu? ima have to look this one up.
    florezitta10

    Answer by florezitta10 at 1:26 PM on Aug. 17, 2009

  • Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:30 PM on Aug. 17, 2009

  • Nope.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:43 PM on Aug. 17, 2009

  • kids are supposed to be active.....if you are concerned about their diet. just feed them natural not processed foods
    justgrape723

    Answer by justgrape723 at 3:40 PM on Aug. 17, 2009

  • I have not put my children on the Feingold diet, but I have eliminated all HFCS, CS, and Sorbitol from my son's diet and it has help IMMENSELY!!! The doc tried labeling him as ADHD even after I told him he wasn't. After 5 months of meds that didn't work, the doctor agreed with me. 2 weeks after removing HFCS from his diet and I had a new kid in my house. Good luck!
    Amber115

    Answer by Amber115 at 6:48 PM on Aug. 17, 2009

  • Amber, we have a friend who had a boy who was a behavior problem at school but they got no help when they tried to eliminate HFCS. So, his mom took him out of school and taught him at home. He too was a new boy without the fructose. He is now a very accomplished chemistry student in college. I would definitely try it if my son was hyperactive.
    callmeann

    Answer by callmeann at 9:25 PM on Aug. 18, 2009

  • I even spoke to his school and found out they will accommodate his lunches for him. I am very happy!
    Amber115

    Answer by Amber115 at 10:05 PM on Aug. 18, 2009