Category Archives: < 1981

Feingold 1978: Address to California School Food Service Association, Sacramento, CA

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Although this speech was given in 1978, it could equally apply today.  Tragically, his warning went unheeded, and nothing has changed. Ladies and Gentlemen: I am pleased to be with you today to discuss the importance of the School Food … Continue reading

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Spector 1979: Aspirin and concomitant idiosyncrasies in adult asthmatic patients

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Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology, 1979 Dec;64(6 Pt 1):500-6 In this study, a positive response was defined as a 20% fall in forced expiratory volume in 1 second  (FEV1) for up to 4 hours.  The researchers tested several hundred … Continue reading

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Ishihara 1979: Experimental investigation on the pathogenesis of tartrazine-induced asthma

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Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine, 1979. Nov; 129(3): 303-9. In this study on guinea pigs, the researchers showed that the dye Yellow 5 potentiates asthmatic reactions to other broncho-constrictors. In other words, the dye may not cause an asthma attack … Continue reading

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Goldenring 1980: Effects of continuous gastric infusion of food dyes on developing rat pups.

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Life Sciences. 1980 Nov 17;27(20):1897-904. In this study, some rats were treated with 6-OHDA and some were treated with placebo.  In each of these groups, some were given food dyes and some were given placebo, resulting in 4 groups of … Continue reading

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Neuman 1978: The danger of “yellow dyes” (tartrazine) to allergic subjects

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Clinical Allergy. 1978 Jan;8(1): 65-8. In an Israeli hospital, Neuman et al tested the effect of 50 mg of tartrazine (Yellow 5) on 97 patients with a variety of allergic disorders and 25 with non-allergic rhinitis.  First, all patients were … Continue reading

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Ceserani 1978: Tartrazine and prostaglandin-system

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Prostaglandins and Medicine, 1978 Dec;1(6):499-505 The authors discuss the bronchoconstriction caused by tartrazine (Yellow 5) in people who are aspirin-sensitive, as well as its effect on the prostaglandin system of guinea pig lungs.  They found that the dye inhibits formation … Continue reading

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Lockey 1977: Hypersensitivity to tartrazine (FD&C Yellow No. 5) and other dyes and additives present in foods and pharmaceutical products

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Annals of Allergy, 1977. Mar;38(3): 206-10 In this paper, Lockey describes the battery of tests he had developed to determine sensitivity to food additives and analgesics, which he says can make symptoms of asthma and chronic urticaria (hives) worse. MedLine … Continue reading

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Abrishami 1977: Aspirin intolerance–a review

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Annals of Allergy 1977 Jul;39(1):28-37 This is an early review of the combination of asthma, nasal pathology and intolerance to aspirin as a “unique syndrome”  with a tendency for diabetes as well as a prolongation of bleeding time. Abrishami mentions … Continue reading

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Stenius 1976: Hypersensitivity to acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) and tartrazine in patients with asthma

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Clinical Allergy. 1976 Mar;6(2): 119-29. In this study, Stenius and Lemola used far less of tartrazine (Yellow 5) and aspirin than what a person may normally ingest, and had to overcome chronic medication as well (see NOTES below). Nevertheless, they … Continue reading

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Settipane 1975: Aspirin intolerance. III. Subtypes, familial occurence, and cross-reactivity with tartarazine

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Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 1975. Sep;56(3): 215-21 The authors presented their evidence that in aspirin intolerance there are two mechanisma – one causing bronchospasm (breathing difficulty such as in asthma) and the other causing urticaria (hives). They also … Continue reading

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Swanson 1980: Food Dyes Impair Performance of Hyperactive Children on a Laboratory Learning Test

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Science, March 28, 1980, Vol. 207. pp.1485-7 QUOTE:  “The performance of the hyperactive children on paired-associate learning tests on the day they received the dye blend was impaired relative to their performance after they received the placebo, but the performance … Continue reading

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Weiss 1980: Behavioral responses to artificial food colors

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Science, 1980. March 28;207 (4438): 1487-9. QUOTE:  ”Twenty-two young children, maintained on a diet that excluded certain foods, were challenged intermittently with a blend of seven artificial colors in a double-blind trial. Parents’ observations provided the criteria of response. One … Continue reading

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Brenner 1979: Trace mineral levels in hyperactive children responding to the Feingold diet

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The Journal of Pediatrics. 1979. June; 94(6):944-5 Trying to find a reason why some children respond well to the Feingold Diet and others don’t, Brenner measured copper and zinc levels in the blood of 20 children who had responded well … Continue reading

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Feingold 1979: Dietary management of juvenile delinquency

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International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 1979. Vol 23(1) 73-84. QUOTE:  “This disenchantment with present-day rehabilitation techniques prompted the Ford Foundation in its annual report for 1977 to recommend that the role in delinquency of biochemical and organic … Continue reading

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Lafferman 1979: Erythrosin B inhibits dopamine transport in rat caudate synaptosomes.

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Science. 1979. July 27; 205 (4404): 410-2. Lafferman found that erythrosin B [Red 3] given to rats prevents the uptake of dopamine (the “feel good” neurotransmitter) by nerve cells in the brain called the caudate synaptosomes.  This is consistent with … Continue reading

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Shaywitz 1979: Effects of chronic administration of food colorings on activity levels and cognitive performance in developing rat pups treated with 6-hydroxydopamine

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Neurobehavioral Toxicology, 1979.  Spring;1(1):41-7.  (Today called Neurotoxicology and Teratology) In a study on rat pups, the highest dose of food dyes caused the greatest activity.  Even after a half hour, the pups only calmed down by 7.25% — while the … Continue reading

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Dumbrell 1978: Is the Australian version of the Feingold diet safe?

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Medical Journal of Australia, 1978 Dec 2;2(12):548, 569-70. The Feingold diet, as used in Australia, was found to be nutritionally superior to a “normal” diet, and pronounced safe to use. MedLine

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Fitzsimon 1978: Salicylate sensitivity in children reported to respond to salicylate exclusion

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Medical Journal of Australia, 1978. Dec 2;2(12):570-2 To test for reactions to salicylate, 12 children who had been on the Feingold diet for about a year were challenge-tested with 40 mg of acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) in a double-blind, cross-over trial … Continue reading

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Goyette 1978: Effects of artificial colors on hyperkinetic children: a double-blind challenge study

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Psychopharmacology Bulletin, 1978. April;  14(2):39-40 Goyette performed two studies: Experiment One:  16 children were put on the diet and were much improved according to both parents and teachers.  Then they were challenged with two cookies per day (with or without … Continue reading

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Harley 1978: Hyperkinesis and food additives: testing the Feingold hypothesis

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Pediatrics, 1978. Jun;61(6):818-28 In a double-blind diet study in which all food was provided for a “Feingold Diet” and a “control diet,” parents of 63% of the 36 school-age children and 100% of the 10 preschool children reported improved behavior … Continue reading

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Harper 1978: Nutrient intakes of children on the hyperkinesis diet

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Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 1978 Nov;73(5):515-9 Harper calculated the nutrient intake of 54 children before and on the Feingold diet.   They were as good or better than the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) — in other words, the … Continue reading

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Hindle 1978: The management of hyperkinetic children: a trial of dietary therapy

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New Zealand Medical Journal, 1978. Jul 26;88(616):43-5. QUOTE:  “Ten hyperkinetic children have been treated with the [Feingold] diet, five of whom improved dramatically and are now off all other therapy. Their response to accidental and deliberate challenge supports the hypothesis … Continue reading

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Levy 1978: Hyperkinesis and diet: a double-blind crossover trial with a tartrazine challenge

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Medical Journal of Australia, 1978. Jan 28;1(2):61-4 In this double-blind study of 22 hyperactive children, Levy put them on an elimination diet for four weeks and then challenged them with Yellow 5.  She reported that their improvement in the first … Continue reading

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Rose 1978: The functional relationship between artificial food colors and hyperactivity.

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Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis 1978 Winter; 11(4):439-46 This was a double-blind study on two girls who had been on the Feingold diet for almost a year. Trained observers watched them in school and reported on the frequency of the … Continue reading

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Williams 1978: Relative effects of drugs and diet on hyperactive behaviors: an experimental study

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Pediatrics. 1978 Jun;61(6):811-7. 26 hyperactive children were given a “modified” Feingold diet in which artificial food dyes and flavorings were eliminated, but not preservatives or salicylates.    They were then challenged in four ways: Cookie with 13 mg food dyes + … Continue reading

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Brenner 1977: A study of the efficacy of the Feingold diet on hyperkinetic children. Some favorable personal observations.

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Clinical Pediatrics (Phila) 1977 Jul;16(7):652-6 (Case studies) When 32 hyperactive children Dr. Brenner had been treating medically for years were given the Feingold diet, 11 of them — 34.3% —  “markedly improved.“  Another 2 improved as much but were older, … Continue reading

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Feingold 1977: Food additives in dentistry

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Journal of the American Society for Preventive Dentistry, 1977 Jan-Feb;7(1):13-5. QUOTE:   “The presence of food additives in products used in dental procedures may have serious consequences for many patients. Hyperactivity and learning disabilities as well as buccal, gingival and … Continue reading

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Feingold 1977: Hyperkinesis and Learning Disabilities Linked to the Ingestion of Artificial Food Colors and Flavors

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Speech to American Academy of Pediatrics, New York Hilton Hotel, November 8, 1977. QUOTE:  ”Recognizing that any compound under the appropriate conditions can induce adverse reactions, including behavioral disturbances, it becomes necessary to evaluate each compound or class of compounds … Continue reading

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Conners 1976: Food additives and hyperkinesis: a controlled double-blind experiment

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Pediatrics,  1976 Aug;58(2):154-66. In a double-blind crossover study, 15 children were given a control diet and the “K-P” (Feingold) diet eliminating artificial flavors, colors, and natural salicylates. QUOTE:  “Both parents and teachers reported fewer hyperkinetic symptoms on the K-P diet … Continue reading

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Cook 1976:The Feingold dietary treatment of the hyperkinetic syndrome

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Medical Journal of Australia. 1976 Jul 17;2(3):85-8, 90. In Australia, 15 children were given the Feingold diet.  Parents of 13 of them (87%) reported improvement in their children’s behaviour and a relapse upon eating off-diet items. MedLine

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Feingold 1976: Hyperkinesis and Learning Disabilities Linked to the Ingestion of Artificial Food Colors and Flavors

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Journal of Learning Disabilities, 1976. Vol.9(9) pp.19-27 Dr. Feingold reviews the historical background of hyperkinesis (hyperactivity) and learning disabilities, and discusses the food additives.   He explains the importance of artificial food dyes and flavors. MedLine || Full Text

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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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Spring 1976: Food Additives and Hyperkinesia: A Critical Evaluation of the Evidence

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Journal of Learning Disabilities, November 1976 vol.9 no.9 p.560-569 Spring reviewed the few studies available at that time and concluded that there was no “epidemic” of hyperactivity in the 1970s because a particular WISC reading score average was higher in … Continue reading

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Feingold 1975: Hyperkinesis and learning disabilities linked to artificial food flavors and colors

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The American Journal of Nursing, 1975 May;75(5):797-803. QUOTE:  “… It is important to recognize that this entire behavioral pattern is beyond the child’s voluntary control. He does not choose to be a failure nor does he want to be bad. … Continue reading

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