Just one year after the Feingold Association of the U.S. was formed in 1976, two women founded our sister organization in Great Britain, called the Hyperactive Children’s Support Group. Sally Bunday has been the guiding light in the fine work of the volunteer organization.

The hidden costs of poor lunches.

Fruitfast Stage One and Two juices have been researched and are acceptable on the Feingold Diet.

This year about half of the Girl Scout cookies contain artificial flavors, but six versions claim to be free of such additives.

A new study, published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, has found that the long-tern use of medication to treat ADHD in both children and adults increases the risk for heart disease.

ADHD Drug Fraud

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has brought a lawsuit against Pfizer for manipulating test results of the drug Quillivant XR.  In 2018 the Food and Drug Administration notified Pfizer that the Schedule 2 drug had been adulterated as early as 2012, but the company continued to sell it to the Texas Medicaid program.  The suit claims that Pfizer knew the drug was both ineffective and unsafe, but with a large number of Texas children on Medicaid, Quillivant was highly profitable.

There's new pressure on the Food and Drug Administration to take action on thesynthetic food coloring, red No. 3, after California passed a law to ban it last week.

These comments are submitted on behalf of the Feingold Association of the United States in support of the petition for regulatory action on synthetic food dyes (P-22-001) submitted by the Center for Science in the Public Interest and nine petitioners. (April 24, 2023)

by Deborah Lehner | Mar 31, 2023

Fluoride is a developmental neurotoxin that affects short-term and working memory and contributes to rising rates of attention-deficit hyperactive disorder and lower IQs in children, yet many U.S. water systems still add it to drinking water. 

by Deborah Lehner | Mar 31, 2023

You may no longer be able to “taste the rainbow” in California. One of the state’s lawmakers is proposing a ban on additives used in several candies — including Skittles, Sour Patch Kids, Pez and jelly beans — as they are linked to cancer and organ damage and can be...

Artificial Food Coloring….Good or Bad?

by Deborah Lehner | Mar 31, 2023 

ADHD, artificial colors, behavior, Food Dyes, natural color, natural colored, petroleum, synthetic dyes

by Deborah Lehner | Feb 6, 2023

Arthritis is the number one cause of disability in the United States, affectingabout half of the population age 50 and older. The focus of non-surgicaltreatment isn’t on preventing or reversing the symptoms, but on dealing withthe pain it brings....

by Deborah Lehner | Feb 6, 2023

What could be more appealing on a cold winter morning than a bowl of hot oatmeal? But hidden in that steaming bowl is an unpleasant surprise. It’s a little-known agricultural chemical called chlormequat. Animal studies show that chlormequat harms the unborn and causes...

Simple Feingold Short-cut Cooking for Busy Families If you love Sweet & Sour dishes but don’t want to have to deal with the down side of most  recipes and carry-out dishes, this is for you.  Most sweet & sour recipes have...

by Denise Catanese | Jun 20, 2022

For 4-year-old Noah and his exhausted mom, Kelly, the nightly struggle began early in the evening and continued for the two hours it generally took to get him settled down. When he finally got to sleep, Noah was plagued by nightmares.  He would wake up so frightened...

by Denise Catanese | Jun 20, 2022

William and James lived in Ohio in the late 19th century. William manufactured soap. and James’ business was in candles. Both were frustrated by the rising cost of the main ingredient in their products – animal fat. This led to a search for a cheaper alternative, and...

by Denise Catanese | Jun 20, 2022

From First Grade Failure to ADHD Success What does the future hold for a child with a speech impediment, learning disability and hyperactivity? Marilee Rigg was told that her son’s future looked bleak. In fact, the doctor who evaluated three-year-old Bryan warned her...

by Denise Catanese | Apr 25, 2022

What you need to know about sugar substitutes? It turns out that those cute little blue, yellow and pink* packets aren’t very cute, but the good news is that consumers today have several safe choices. Aspartame (Equal®, NutraSweet®) is a synthetic sweetener with a...

by Denise Catanese | Apr 19, 2022

The synthetic sweetener, aspartame, may well be the world’s most controversial food additive. Here is a listing of some of the most common problems attributed to it: “Aspartame, an artificial sweetener, has been linked to behavioral and cognitive problems. Possible...

by Denise Catanese | Apr 3, 2022

Did you know that the FDA allows orange growers to dye oranges that aren’t perfectly orange? Here’s your answer from the FDA: “Historically it has been the policy of the Food and Drug Administration to allow the artificial coloring the skins of mature oranges.

by Denise Catanese | Nov 30, 2021

Scientists have known for decades that the dye yellow #5 is harmful, but this new study is shocking confirmation of just how bad it is. When an animal consumes the dye her unborn offspring are at risk of serious damage, including death.

by Denise Catanese | Nov 30, 2021

What if there was no Feingold Diet? Dr. Feingold’s protocol for treating the growing number of children with behavior problems was simple, safe, and affordable.  Although he received harsh criticism from members of the food, chemical and pharmaceutical industries,...

by Denise Catanese | Nov 24, 2021

While artificial food colorings haven’t been shown to cause ADHD, a link between food dyes and hyperactivity has long been suspected.

by Deborah Lehner | Oct 28, 2021

 Fall is in the air.    If your area isn’t getting cooler, these awesome pumpkin bars will fill your house with the scents of Fall, even if you’re  still in air conditioning!!!

by Denise Catanese | Oct 25, 2021

Some baby foods have been found to contain toxic levels of heavy metals, according to a new congressional report.

by Denise Catanese | Oct 25, 2021

The very long list includes most of the additives the Feingold Association eliminates, as well as others many of us choose to avoid.  So far, so good.  But a close look at the listing raises some questions.

by Denise Catanese | Sep 12, 2021

You should be able to identify symptoms which have either disappeared or diminished. Here are some examples that have been reported:   You may notice that he stays seated at the table throughout an entire meal. She might show signs of affection or allow you to...

Better than soda

by Denise Catanese | Sep 12, 2021

Better choice – If you take real fruit juice and sparkling water, you can make a delicious healthy drink. Using tap water to make a fruit-ade, is even less expensive.

Combine about 1/3 juice and 2/3 water and add lots of ice. If you are on Stage Two, you can buy a large container of real grape juice at a discount store, and it will make enough soda to feed a small army. Even if you buy organic juice, it is still a bargain compared to soda.

by Denise Catanese | Sep 12, 2021

If you follow the Feingold Program for a number of weeks and do not see a significant improvement, DON’T GIVE UP.   You may have overlooked something when you first started the Program.  Re-read your Feingold materials and review your diet diary and double-check your...

by Denise Catanese | Sep 12, 2021

Great Tip on Cleaning Fruits and Veggies Fortunately, you can drastically reduce your exposure to pesticides and bacteria found on produce with a thorough vinegar and water wash. Vinegar and water wash kills 98% of bacteria and removes pesticides.

It’s the most germ filled time of the year! Well, that may not be entirely accurate, but it flows nicely to the tune of “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”; and germs are plentiful this time of year, so we took a little poetic license.

by Denise Catanese | Sep 12, 2021

“I’m SO proud of my DS this week…so many things to brag about!  Do you mind?  I hope not. He initiated kisses. He once hated kisses and didn’t want me to kiss him.  Of course, I would kiss him anyway and he would wipe them away.  This week he asked for them.

by Denise Catanese | Sep 12, 2021

Two food dyes – tartrazine and erythrosine, better known as Yellow 5 and Red 3 – were found to cause kidney damage in test animals. A coalition of seven scientists from universities and medical centers in Nigeria published their results in the journal Toxicology...

by Deborah Lehner | Aug 14, 2021

“Packed with love, not additives” A nearly unlimited variety of delicious, nourishing foods can travel inside a lunchbox. If there are snacks in the cafeteria or vending machines, the dietitian may be willing to include natural options...

While essential oils can benefit people, there are many who just can't tolerate them. Many of our members are very sensitive to natural scents (essential oils), so we don't include them in our Foodlist...

by Denise Catanese | Jun 27, 2021

 Sanitizers that are alcohol-based can emit vapors that are harmful to breathe in, cautions the Food and Drug Administration. Fortunately, it isn’t hard to make your own version, minus the alcohol.

by Denise Catanese | Jun 23, 2021

Foods containing synthetic food dyes make children vulnerable to hyperactivity and other behavioral problems, according to a new report by California state scientists. 

by Denise Catanese | Jun 23, 2021

Food Dyes and Autism A meta-analysis (review of studies) published last year found that synthetic food dyes are a factor in the dramatic increase in autism.

Scientists have figured out a way to convert plastic waste into vanilla flavoring with genetically engineered bacteria...

Once leaded paint and gasoline were eliminated, it appeared that consumers, especially children and the unborn, would be safe from this toxic material. But now not only lead, but also arsenic, have been found in brands of vinegars sold in popular grocery stores. 

by Denise Catanese | May 23, 2021

It’s no surprise to those of us on the Feingold Diet that another study confirms TBHQ is really bad stuff.  The researchers found that the preservative is toxic to the immune system and that children are at greatest risk.

by Denise Catanese | May 23, 2021

One less pesticide After fifty years a widely-used pesticide will soon be removed.   Chlorpyrifos is a poison developed by Nazis to be used in chemical warfare.

by Denise Catanese | May 23, 2021

Those of us who have kids with Asperger’s have reason to be encouraged.  In his recent stint as the host of Saturday Night Live, Elon Musk described himself...

by Jane Hersey | May 5, 2021

General Mills, which owns the Annie’s Homegrown brand, is the object of a class action lawsuit for failing to disclose the presence of a chemical called “phthalates” in it’s organic Mac & Cheese mix...

by Jane Hersey | Apr 25, 2021

It’s been several years in the making, and now a comprehensive report from California confirms that synthetic food dyes cause damage to children...

by Jane Hersey | Apr 21, 2021 

 TBHQ damages the immune system There isn't much research on TBHQ so it's good to see this...

by Jane Hersey | Apr 21, 2021

You already know that synthetic food dye can trigger learning and behavior problems; and you may be aware that some people can experience hives, asthmatic attacks, and even anaphylactic shock from yellow #5 (also known as...

by Jane Hersey | Apr 14, 2021

It’s difficult to create a natural blue coloring, but a team of scientists from around the U.S. and the world have done just that...

by Deborah Lehner | Apr 14, 2021

By any measure in publishing, and if you ask my 10-year old grandson, Dav Pilkey is a rock star.  The children’s author created his characters Captain Underpants...

by Jane Hersey | Mar 5, 2021

Monsanto/Bayer’s toxic herbicide, Roundup, and genetically-modified corn will be banned, and imports will be phased out, announced Mexico’s president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrado.

by Cindy Harrell | Mar 1, 2021

 HELP!!    What caused this reaction ?  When you experience this, and you will at some point, here are a few places that you might not have thought to look...

by Denise Catanese | Mar 1, 2021

Fast Food Guide Change Please delete these McDonald's menu items from your 2021 Fast Food Guide...

by Denise Catanese | Feb 7, 2021

You can continue to use the child's favorite foods, but in natural versions.  Synthetic food additives rob the body of important nutrients, including zinc, which is linked to our sense of taste and smell...

by Denise Catanese | Feb 7, 2021

CSPI Says Reversal Means M&Ms, Skittles, and Other Products Will Still Contain Dyes Linked to Behavioral Problems ...

by Cindy Harrell | Feb 7, 2021

Vanillin (imitation vanilla flavor) can be manufactured from the waste product of paper pulp mills...

by Cindy Harrell | Jan 22, 2021

This all natural, sweet-tasting liquid can form crystals, however.  To get your honey to return to its beautiful self, just boil a little water in a sauce pan ...

by Denise Catanese | Jan 17, 2021

It's hard to understand why something as innocent as a piece of fruit or a bag of candy can result in sleep problems, some of which can be extreme...

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