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Why Your Child Is Hyperactive: The bestselling book on how ADHD is caused by artificial food flavors and colors Paperback – February 12, 1985
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The results were stunning! Not only was my son extremely cooperative about this diet because he felt better, but I watched as my son was transformed in a matter of weeks from an uncommunitive child into a child where the world was full of wonder. I cried the day he noticed trees in our yard -- he could not see them through the window from inside, he told me. And then there was the day he came inside in wonder because of the individual snowflakes he could see on his coat sleeve.
When I asked him what snow looked like to him before that, he told me falling snow looked like sheets whipping on the line in the wind.
I cried that day as well.
My son discovered television -- he had not been able to concentrate on any programs before -- he began to have friends and to play and to get into mischief. Further, the doctor was amazed at the improvements when Jon was retested. When I told the doctor it wasn't the medication he prescribed for the change, but the Feingold diet, the pediatrician went out and bought a copy.
I continue to tell people about this book and my son. It is easily understood and well written. Further, Dr. Feingold explains his research and findings. It was one of the best finds I ever read and highly recommend it to anyone who is searching for answers and solutions for their child's behavior and learning problems.Read more ›
As a child I was the definition of short tempered and became frustrated at even the simplest tasks. Then, before drugs were mentioned, my mother heard of Feingold's program. Immediately after starting removing all artificial flavors, colors and preservatives from the food I consumed, the world changed. I was then a perfect (normal) child. My parents did have to bribe me though to stay on the program, every week that I did not cheat I got a "Star Wars" action figure on Thursdays.
Here is a simple experiment that I use to demonstrate to people the effects of artifical ingredients: go to the store and by some cheap popsicles. Eat the red one almost immediately the back of your throat will start to burn or become irritated, most of people mentally justify this with the sugar content, that is the effect of the red dye. Don't believe me? Eat the yellow one!
As an adult most of us have bad days for no explainable reason, I believe this is due to our diets of fast artifical food. And thanks to Feingold, I try to minimize my bad days.
This is not just another diet, if you look at it logically you can understand that it is best for your child and yourself more so than drugs.
This is the best program without it I do not believe I would have attained two degrees and a successful life. Now, I am passing it on to my children even before problems arise.
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I've bought a number of copies of this book as gifts. 30 years ago, one of my son's teachers recommended I look into this diet. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Ann S
Dr. Feingold was a compassionate and dedicated researcher who proved decisively that ADHD is caused by an adverse reaction in the brain to chemical additives. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Empress Cindy
Some interesting facts but already know the things it talks about.Published 15 months ago by Pat Jones
I used this book MANY years ago for one of my kids, and HIGHLY recommend to anyone wanting to avoid drugs for your child. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Deb
I did not read this book, but I am a firm believer that there are many environmental factors which contribute to ADHD/ADD diagnosis. Read morePublished on January 3, 2014 by Jean Terdic
My story is not unlike many of the reviews that you have just read. However, my husband I were told by the school psychologist, that our eldest son, at age 6 years old was... Read morePublished on May 16, 2013 by M. Hall
Feingold jumped the fence of scientific journals, which only a select few read, and shared his wonderful discovery with the rest of us. Read morePublished on March 28, 2013 by Nancy Dobson