View Full Version : Anyone using additive free diet?


parentofadhd
11-10-15, 02:27 AM
My daughter (7yo) has mild ADHD and we have been using an additive free diet to keep things under control or manageable. She is a different child when additive free and I'm interested to hear from others who are doing the same.

ccom5100
11-19-15, 12:06 AM
We've been following the Feingold program since my grandson was 3 1/2 years old. He is now 16. Feingold avoids all petro-chemical additives (artificial colors, artificial flavors, artificial sweeteners, and certain preservatives). We also avoid nitrates and HFCS. It definitely makes a difference, both behaviorally and healthwise. He has a great immune system and doesn't get sick aside from occasional sniffles that don't last more than a couple of days. We managed to avoid meds until middle school, plus his med dosage is much lower than normal for his age because of our additive-free diet.