Tag Archives: ADHD

Gray Popsicles & Other Strange Notions

Gray Food The recent publicity about the Food and Drug Administration hearings on food dye and ADHD has created great awareness of the harm those chemicals can cause. But it has also spawned some odd notions. Food additive industry supporters warn that without petroleum-based neon dyes, our food will be gray! We can expect this […]

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. […]

Ho, Ho, Ho: It’s Red & Green Season

You may want to think twice before purchasing that bright red Santa or green Christmas tree cookie. Yikes, experts are now saying that Yellow 5, Red 40 and Blue 1 really cause kids to bounce off the walls! Say what? Thirty-three years ago, my 4-year-old daughter’s pediatrician told me I was imagining that artificial colors […]

Pesticides Linked to ADHD in Kids

Does your child have difficulty in a classroom setting? Is he/she constantly on the move? Does he/she have a short attention span? The food you are purchasing could be the problem. Today, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects 4.5 million U.S. children. About 2.5 million kids take medication for the condition, according to the Centers for […]

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 […]

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 […]