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

salzman1976Medical 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 in the areas of overactivity, distractability, impulsiveness and excitability. Sleep and bedwetting problems were resolved partially or completely.

QUOTE:  “This study demonstrates that the aforementioned elimination diet significantly affects behaviour.”

NOTE: Many people who don’t “test positive” on allergy tests still respond well to the diet.  Sensitivity to additives is not usually an allergy.

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