Healthline Media claims to be “creating a stronger healthier world” by providing “clear, credible, evidence-based health and wellness information that’s distinguished by its compassion for the human experience.”
One of its most recent articles, dated September 29, 2020, is failing miserably. You can read the article by clicking on the title below:
Does the Feingold Diet Work for ADHD?
Author contact: Katey Davidson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Editor contact: Erin Petersen, Editorial Director, email@example.com
Jane Hersey, National Director of the Feingold Association, has written a kindly reply, titled “Newest Feingold article has many boo-boos”
I have written a longer, more detailed and less kindly reply, titled “Response to a dietitian’s article in HealthLine”
Feel free to offer your own comments and corrections to this article – and if you copy me at shula@TalkingAboutTheScience.com I will add yours below (please be polite).
Susan Parker Leigh asked me to forward this reply to the authors:
I raised two daughters using the Feingold diet. They both had excellent health and were not nutritionally deprived in any way. They also didn’t beg for candy in the checkout line. It would have been worth the extra work for that “benefit” alone. I have a lot of friends who are RDs that just don’t seem to understand sensitivities or even want to discuss the possibilities.
Please pass on my comments to the people who wrote this article. I have personally followed this program for myself for over forty years due to my own unique sensitivities. There are a few items on the no-no list that I can eat and a few acceptable items that I can’t tolerate. So many people are now doing a Paleo diet that there are many more commercial products available than there were when I started the health food journey. I’d advise that the main problem is that it needs to be done 100% at least at the start and that the older the child the longer it must be implemented before consistent results are seen. It takes a certain amount of psychological finesse to help children be compliant without feeling that they are being deprived.
Wow, that was an awful article! More than a few inaccuracies. Healthline articles look so credible, but I haven’t found them to be trustworthy AT ALL. On many subjects. It’s a shame they wrote about Feingold at all. Maybe they need to hire some new writers, actual experts.