Category Archives: 1981-1985

Wuthrich 1981: Acetylsalicylic acid and food additive intolerance in urticaria, bronchial asthma and rhinopathy

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Schweizerische medizinische Wochenschrift (Swiss medical weekly), 1981. Sep 26; 111(39): 1445-50 Wuthrich wrote that adverse reactions to aspirin, additives such as tartrazine (Yellow 5) and the preservative benzoate are seen all over the world.  It is described as an intolerance … Continue reading

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Egger 1985: Controlled Trial of Oligoantigenic Treatment in the Hyperkinetic Syndrome

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The Lancet, 9;1(8428):540-5. 62 of 76  (81.6%) overactive children improved by at least one grade level on an oligoantigenic (few foods) diet.  Benzoic acid and tartrazine (Yellow 5) were the most common problems, but all children had other sensitivities as … Continue reading

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Menzies 1984: Disturbed children: the role of food and chemical sensitivities

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Nutrition and Health. 1984; 3(1-2): 39-54. Menzies reviews the existing literature and presents a number of case studies of children with idiosyncratic responses to foods and additives. QUOTE:  “Perhaps not enough attention has been paid to the role of biological … Continue reading

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Egger 1983: Is migraine food allergy? A double-blind controlled trial of oligoantigenic diet treatment

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Lancet, 1983. Oct 15;2(8355):865-9 93% of 88 children with severe frequent migraine recovered on an oligoantigenic (few foods) diet.  40 of them were challenged with various foods in a double-blind test, establishing that it was the diet that had helped.  … Continue reading

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Mattes 1983: The Feingold diet: a current reappraisal

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Journal of Learning Disabilities, 1983.  Jun-Jul;16(6):319-23. Mattes gives his opinion that improvement on the Feingold diet is  “based on anecdotal evidence;” he claims that the studies show the diet “is probably not effective, except perhaps in a very small percentage … Continue reading

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Feingold 1982: The role of diet in behaviour

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Ecology of Disease, 1982. 1(2-3):153-65 QUOTE:   The increase in behavioural disorders accompanied by a persistent drop in scholastic performance coupled with the continuing rise in the prevalence of delinquency is undoubtedly one of the most important expressions of the disruption … Continue reading

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Goldenring 1982: Sulfanilic acid: behavioral change related to azo food dyes in developing rats

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Neurobehavioral Toxicology and Teratology, 1982. Jan-Feb;4(1): 43-9. Goldenring studied the effects of giving sulfanilic acid to rat pups.  He chose this chemical because it is formed when azo food dyes are digested.  He gave the sulfanilic acid to normal rat … Continue reading

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Salamy 1982: Physiological changes in hyperactive children following the ingestion of food additives

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International Journal of Neuroscience, 1982. May;16(3-4):241-246 QUOTE:  “… The physiological measures [EEG and heart rate] were obtained prior to and following the ingestion of drinks containing food additives or placebos, which were administered in a double-blind, randomized, crossover procedure. … … Continue reading

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Mattes 1981: Effects of artificial food colorings in children with hyperactive symptoms. A critical review and results of a controlled study

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Archives of General Psychiatry. 1981. June; 38(6): 714-8 Mattes claimed he tried to maximize the behavioral effects of artificial food dyes by (1) studying only children already on the Feingold diet,  (2) trying to exclude placebo responders, and (3) administering … Continue reading

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