Category Archives: Sleep Problems

Pelsser 2010: Effects of food on physical and sleep complaints in children with ADHD: a randomised controlled pilot study

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European Journal of Pediatrics, 2010 Sep;169(9): 1129-38. The 27 children in the Pelsser 2009 study were also evaluated for the effect of their diet condition on their sleep problems and other physical complaints.  Such complaints included headaches, bellyaches, unusual thirst, … Continue reading

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Dengate 2002: Controlled trial of cumulative behavioural effects of a common bread preservative

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Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 2002. Aug;38(4):373-6 In Australia, 27 children whose behavior had improved on the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital diet were enrolled in a double-blind placebo-controlled test of the bread preservative calcium propionate (preservative code 282).  More … Continue reading

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Rowe 1994: Synthetic Food Coloring and Behavior: A Dose Response Effect in a Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Repeated-Measures Study

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Journal of Pediatrics, November 1994, Vol. 135, pp.691-8 150 of 200 children [75%] improved on an open trial of a diet free of synthetic food coloring, and deteriorated upon introduction of foods containing synthetic colorings. 34 other “clear” or “suspected” … Continue reading

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Salzman 1976: Allergy testing, psychological assessment and dietary treatment of the hyperactive child syndrome

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Medical Journal of Australia 1976 Aug 14;2(7):248-51 Thirty-one children with behavioural problems and learning difficulties were allergy tested … 15 of them were given the Feingold diet (then called the KP Diet).  Ninety-three per cent (93%) responded with improved behaviour … Continue reading

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