Friday, March 28, 2008

More Proof That Food Additives Negatively Affect A Child’s Behavior

Many years ago Dr. Ben Feingold wrote a book called The Feingold Diet about getting children off of chemicals and preservatives in their foods as a way to get a hyperactive child back to being a normal child. A new study published in Lancet validates the power of the Feingold diet.

In this study a team from the University of Southhampton, England had three-year-olds and eight-year-olds on a diet free from additives. After a period of time the researchers then gave each child either a drink with artificial coloring and sodium benzoate, a preservative, or a placebo drink of fruit juice every day for six weeks. Both drinks tasted the same.

The children were observed in the classroom by their teachers and were analyzed by their parents. The kids who drank the color/preservative had hyperactivity levels that were almost double what the kids drinking the fruit juice had. Some of the kids were even more hyperactive than others. So…if you have a hyperactive kid, the first thing you need to do is to get the child off of preservatives, additives and food coloring.

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