Tag Archives: ADD

Artificial Color Warning Label: No Go

Dr. Ben Feingold, pediatrician and allergist, first linked artificial colors to hyperactivity (ADHD) in 1970s. His book Why Your Child is Hyperactive details an additive free diet, which helps kids who are diagnosed what was then called hyperactivity, now referred to as ADHD and ADD. The diet takes some effort, especially in the initial stages. […]

The Picky Eater and ADD/ADHD

I’m often asked by moms how to begin to improve their families’ diets. Just the other day, the question came up again. This time it was from a mom with a six-and-a-half year old daughter with ADHD. Having a child with ADD/ADHD, who is a picky eater, initially takes more work. You may have a child self-limiting the kinds of […]

Picky Eating & Autism Spectrum Disorder

Three-year-old Danny regularly eats only a few foods. To make matters worse, he has great difficulty even touching most foods, especially food covered with a sauce. His mom began the Baby Bite Steps, outlined in my book, Baby Bites: Transforming a Picky Eater into a Healthy Eater. After only a few weeks with the Baby […]

What’s Breakfast Without Bacon (Nitrates)?

It turns out—more healthy! All cured meats, including breakfast sausage, bacon, luncheon meats, and hot dogs, contain nitrites and nitrates. They’re added to processed meats to prevent botulism and enhance the taste and color of the meat. Without nitrates processed meats would be brown, just like cooked hamburger. Once inside the body, they can form […]

A ‘S.A.D.’ Diet

Thirty years ago, I was like most moms, I didn’t have clue as to what was in the food I was purchasing. Our family ate the Standard American Diet, which is S.A.D. My journey to whole foods began when Jenny, my third daughter, was diagnosed as hyperactive. Her pediatrician wanted to write a prescription at […]