feingold program improves tantrums, meltdowns and aggression

We asked our members what types of improvements they noticed when starting their families on the Feingold Program.  Below are posts from moms on how the feingold program improves tantrums, meltdowns, and aggression in the first few weeks of doing the Feingold Diet.   Cat – Stopped chewing his clothes in the first 2 days. After one week (spring break) of following the program, my then kindergartner had the best week! Usually his behavior chart (I can’t stand those things) was all yellow and orange, with some green days of following the program, my then kindergartner had the best week! Usually his behavior chart (I can’t stand those things) was all yellow and orange, with some green days and a few reds, one week in-ONE WEEK- and it was blue, green, blue, blue, green. Most “normal” kids don’t have weeks like that. 4 years in and I’d never change a thing. Feingold for Life!!! Alanie – While we saw changes at home, it was when we got a good report from the preschool teacher at parent/teacher conferences after 2 months on Feingold. She wasn’t ready to attribute the changes to our change in diet, but I knew it was 100% Feingold!! Deni – After a week into phase 1 we went to families for dinner and she ate an apple. Within 15-20 minutes she was bouncing on their couch.😲 Lisa – He fell asleep in less than 10 minutes instead of one hour. Janet – I was able to take my boy for a hair-cut. Tangie – Tantrums were GONE. Also, we didn’t tell his teachers of the diet...

how diet can affect handwriting

Sensitivities to artificial chemical additives can be difficult to explain to those who have not seen (or understood) the effects first hand. Generally speaking, people will understand what it means to have an allergy to nuts, fish, chocolate, etc. They expect to see hives, swollen tongues, difficulty breathing … all to varying degrees. It is easy to make the connection because there is an almost immediate correlation between ingesting the food and seeing physical symptoms clearly associated with allergies. It becomes a bit more difficult to explain sensitivities to artificial chemical additives. Symptoms are not always clear cut such as hives. When a child is sensitive to things like artificial chemical additives, and is exposed to them, he can have different reactions, depending on where he is most vulnerable. Something like a food dye can affect the skin, leading to hives. Or it could be the lungs, resulting in an asthmatic attack. If the brain is affected, a child might behave badly or have trouble thinking and remembering. It may be an artificial flavoring or preservative, or even a healthy food that is high in “salicylates” that is responsible for the reaction. It could be one of the artificial fragrances so widely used in non-food product. Dr. Feingold used to explain that the muscles and nerves are especially sensitive to additives that are made from petroleum, and we see this in examples of handwriting. One child might have good control of his fine muscles, but not his gross muscles; this means that he could have good handwriting, but is unable to do well in sports. For another child it...