Category Archives: 1986-1990

What About Colostrum?

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All mammals nurse their young, feeding them milk produced in their mammary glands. Before the “true” milk itself is produced, however, another fluid called colostrum is provided. It is rich in nutrients as well as various growth factors; it is … Continue reading

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Pure Facts Excerpts and Archive

Newsletter of the Feingold Association of the United States Read more … Want more? See the ARCHIVES beginning 1981 How can parents help their ADHD child? In the controversy over whether or not to use medication, some important issues are … Continue reading

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Pollock 1990: Effect of artificial food colours on childhood behaviour

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Archives of Disease in Childhood, 1990.  Jan;65(1):74-7, Heart and Lung Institute, Brompton Hospital, London. Pollock did a double-blind placebo-controlled challenge study on 19 children who had improved previously on an additive-free diet.   He didn’t use any additives but food dyes, … Continue reading

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Sarantinos 1990: Synthetic Food Colouring and Behavioural Change in Children with Attention Deficit Disorder: A Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled, Repeated Measures Study

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Proceedings of the Nutrition Society of Australia, 1990 pg. 233. Sarantinos studied 13 children,  4-14 years old, who had been at least 6 weeks on a diet free of synthetic food dyes as part of their treatment for ADHD.  The … Continue reading

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Ward 1990: The influence of the chemical additive tartrazine on the zinc status of hyperactive children: A double-blind placebo-controlled study

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Journal of Nutritional Medicine; 1 (1). 1990. 51-58. Ward first studied the zinc status in various tissues (blood, hair, saliva, etc) in 20 hyperactive boys compared to 20 non-hyperactive boys.  Then, in a double-blind placebo-controlled study of 10 hyperactive boys … Continue reading

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Egger 1989: Oligoantigenic diet treatment of children with epilepsy and migraine

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Journal of Pediatrics, 1989. Jan;114(1):51-8. Egger put 45 children with epilepsy and recurrent headaches, abdominal symptoms, or hyperactivity on an oligoantigenic (few foods) diet.   36 of them — 80% — improved. QUOTE:  “Headaches, abdominal pains, and hyperkinetic behavior ceased … Continue reading

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Kaplan 1989: Overall Nutrient Intake of Preschool Hyperactive and Normal Boys

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Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, April 1989, Vol. 17(2), pp.127-32. Kaplan compared food diaries of children with and without ADHD and concluded that it was idiosyncratic sensitivities to components in the diet rather than a different overall diet. MedLine || … Continue reading

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Rowe 1988: Synthetic Food Colourings and “Hyperactivity”: a Double-Blind Crossover Study

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Australian Paediatric Journal, April 1988, Vol. 24 (2), pp. 143-7 Of 220 children referred for suspected hyperactivity, 55 were put on a 6-week trial of the Feingold Diet.    40 of them — 72.7% — exhibited improved behavior, and 26 of … Continue reading

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Burlton-Bennett 1987: A Single Subject Evaluation of the K-P Diet for Hyperkinesis

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Journal of Learning Disabilities, 1987 Jun-Jul;20(6):331-5, 346. A single subject ABAB (on-off-on-off) design was used to test the effectiveness of the Feingold (K-P) diet in the treatment of a 6-year-old hyperkinetic male who seemed to  be diet-responsive.  His behavior was … Continue reading

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David 1987: Reactions to dietary tartrazine

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Archives of Disease in Childhood, 1987. Feb;62(2):119-22. In a double-blind study, David challenged 24 of his patients who had been using diet for ADHD with benzoic acid (a preservative) and a large dose of coloring — 250 mg of Yellow … Continue reading

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Gross 1987: The effect of diets rich in and free from additives on the behavior of children with hyperkinetic and learning disorders

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Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 1987. Jan;26(1):53-5. Gross carried out a diet study in a summer camp which is a great way to totally control the diet and get solid results in a study. NOTE:  … Continue reading

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Schoenthaler 1986: The Impact of a Low Food Additive and Sucrose Diet on Academic Performance in 803 New York City Public Schools

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International Journal for Biosocial Research, 1986, 8(2); 185-195. Over 4 years, 803 New York City schools changed their breakfast and lunch programs.  They lowered sucrose, synthetic food color/flavors, and two preservatives (BHA and BHT). For each change, there was an … Continue reading

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