Symptoms Helped by The Feingold Diet

People who are likely to respond to the Feingold Program typically have one or more of these symptoms. While the symptoms are not necessarily abnormal, a chemically-sensitive person will display more of them more frequently and to more of an extreme than the average person.

COGNITIVE AND PERCEPTUAL DISTURBANCES
  • Auditory processing problems
  • Visual processing problems
  • Difficulty in comprehension
  • Difficulty in reasoning (math problems or word meanings)
COMPULSIVE ACTIONS
  • Compulsively repeats an activity
  • Excessive touching
  • Chews clothing, other objects
  • Scratches or picks at skin
EMOTIONAL CONCERNS
  • Gets upset too easily
  • Irritable, impatient
  • Anxious
  • Depressed
  • Mood swings
  • Suicidal thoughts
SHORT ATTENTION SPAN
  • Distractible
  • Difficulty following directions
  • Unable to listen to an entire story
  • Fails to complete projects
  • Doesn’t seem to hear you
NEURO-MUSCULAR INVOLVEMENT
  • Accident-prone
  • Poor muscle coordination
  • Poor eye-hand coordination
  • Difficulty writing or drawing
  • Dyslexia (reading problems)
  • Speech difficulties or delays
  • Eye muscle disorder (nystagmus, strabismus)
  • Tics
  • Seizures (with migraine or hyperactivity)
  • Overreacts to touch, pain, sound, lights
PHYSICAL CONCERNS
  • Ear infections
  • Asthma
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Bedwetting (enuresis)
  • Daytime wetting
  • Stomachaches
  • Hives or rashes (urticaria)
  • Eczema, very dry skin
  • Leg aches
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Congestion
IMPULSIVE ACTIONS
  • Unpredictable behavior
  • Destructive, aggressive
  • Unresponsive to discipline
  • Poor self-control
  • Disruptive, interrupts often
  • Inappropriate noises
  • Excessive or loud talking
  • Unaware of danger
SLEEP DISTURBANCES
  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Restless sleep
  • Nightmares, night terrors

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