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I read about the Feingold diet in the late 1970s. Out of desperation we tried it for our 4 year old son. We thought it only fair to include the whole family rather than excluding him with our meals. We also had 2 daughters 6 and 9. The results were better than we ever could have imagined. Our household was much calmer and happier as were all our children. The girls realized how much better their brother was and even at 4 years old, he did too. He used to say, Mommy, I dont like to be all wound up. It was also easier to go grocery shopping with the children. (I still have my list although it has seen better days.)