Feingold helped my family in more ways than words can describe. Changing our food (removing artificial ingredients improved my child's emotional and physical health. My son had serious asthma attacks and has not had a single one in the years since we removed artificial flavors, colors, and preservatives. Joining the Feingold family gave me access to the information and support I needed to help my family.
In 1985, our 3 year old daughter was so wild and uncontrollable, I had difficulty finding any daycare for her and her sisters. The pediatrition recommended Ritalin at 4 if her behavior continued in that vein. We started Feingold instead. For 3 wks, every day was worse than the previous one. We all were on the plan so my daughter would not feel separate and alone. The rest of us felt GREAT. We marked each day on the calendar with a big X, counting the days to improvement. Day 20, our 3 year old terror dervish was replaced with a smiling, amenable calm little girl. The detox was complete and the poisonous build up of artificial colors and flavors had left her body. What a difference! Since that day, with only a few exceptions, we've been on the plan. At 36 now, married and a mom herself, she uses the Feingold lifestyle as a life basic. She definitely would have never made it through her teens if we had never found the Feingold plan. I became a Doctor of Natural Medicine to help spread the word.
My child had been diagnosed with a developmental delays from the age of 2.
She had intense OT,PT, and Speech therapy. She got much better with her Occupational, and Physical abilities.
But her speech had Plateaued, she also struggled understanding others language.
Once we started the FG program it took 2 or 3 months and I saw a huge improvement in her receptive and expressive language.
This is us at TRADER JOES A HUGE SUPPORTER OF FG program.
At 2.5 years our daughter was on her way into autism. Psychomotor seizures, slow growth, tantrums, Dr. Jeckyl , Mr. Hyde personality and the list goes on. My mom read an article about Dr. Ben Feingold and his success with removing artificial flavors, colors and some natural fruits and vegetables containing salicylates from your child's diet. Just a few days on the diet and we had a very different child. She still needed other educational strategies but by 3rd grade she was in the gifted program. She is now 43 has a Bachelors and Masters degree and is a very successful and enriching teacher.
The Feingold Members receive a very complete list of all foods by brand that are suggested for success. Why not give it a try. I bless Dr Feingold every day.
When my adopted child were in kindergarten I noticed patterns of extreme behaviors that were seemingly unexplainable. I learned of Feingold and immediately started logging the food my children were eating and any extreme behaviors I or their teachers noticed. The patterns were immediately recognizable. Bright colors, TBHQ, BHT, BHA and Sodium Benzoate were the culprits. By bringing Feingold principals into our life my children have been able to achieve successes we once thought unattainable. They are 18 now and eating naturally is an ingrained way of life. Feingold saved us.
Feingold was a life safer for our family. My son was a completely different child after starting this diet. I have learned so much from this group and I wish all parents knew how bad synthetic ingredients are for their families. We have been members since 2008.
Amazing help for our family in the treatment of ADHD. I would recommend this as a great resource for families.
My Grandson was diagnosed with ASD and SPD when he was nearly three. Right after that, we found the Feingold Diet through the Feingold Association of the US. With their guidance and research, and all the helpful printed material they provide, we were able to get my Grandson on a clean diet, that truly helps his behavior and coping skills!! He has now been on the diet for over 5 years. You can tell every time he eats something not approved because he feels terrible, and his behavior changes drastically for the worse!! Feingold has really been a blessing to us!!!
The American Academy of Pediatrics has finally come to recognize the short term as well as sometimes long-term negative impact on our children, of artificial flavors and colors in our foods as well as many chemical and petroleum-based additives. This is something Dr. Feingold and the Feingold Association has been promoting for well over 40 years.
I have a nephew who is now 36 years old who was raised on the Feingold Diet after his mother discovered The Feingold Association while trying to find causes and reasons for her son's out-of-control behavior. The Feingold Diet helped him return to being the pleasant child he had been as a baby, once we were able to discover his intolerance to all these artificial and chemical additives.
I also have a grandson with ASD and SPD who benefits immensely from the Feingold Diet. He was so out-of-control at times that his Pediatrician wanted to diagnose him with ADHD and put him on medication before we started him on the diet, and we were able to relieve so many of those negative reactive symptoms.
I would highly recommend the Feingold Association of the US to everyone!! They have researched hundreds of products, foods as well as personal care and household products to be able to recommend what is and is not acceptable to sensitive individuals. These chemicals and additives affect all of us at different levels but the different reactions are especially obvious in children.
The Feingold Association is always there for us with so much support!!
I had reached my breaking point with my son. I couldn’t stand to be in the same house as him because of his moods and it felt horrible. I was hesitant to try something that cost money not knowing if I could do it & if it would work, but I was desperate. I gave it a 1-month all-in trial. That was 19 months ago! Feingold saved my family and I want to yell it from the mountaintops! The Facebook members-only support group has been as valuable as the foodlist. I want to see Feingold stick around another 40+ years!
The feingold association has been life changing for my family. We have followed it for over 5 years. The volunteers/staff are awesome. The other members online are like family. Following the feingold diet has changed my son's behavior and health for the better so much. We are forever grateful to them.
At 4 years old, our son was easily upset, hyperactive, and occasionally aggressive. The week he almost got kicked out of preschool for hitting another child so hard he left a welt on her back, we were beside ourselves trying to figure out what to do. We didn't want to medicate, but were concerned he wasn't going to be able to function in school or social situations in a safe way. We had heard of the Feingold Diet, but weren't sure it was valid. After some research, we found that it was supported in good studies around the world.
We decided to try it before joining the Feingold Association. We figured to stick with completely unprocessed, raw foods to try it out. On the 2nd day of the diet, our son stopped wetting his bed at night. On the 4th day, he had a light of happiness in his eye that we hadn't seen for a very long time. He also was calmer, more focused, and not aggressive in any way. The 5th day, his preschool gave him ice cream and chocolate sauce with artificial flavors and colors. He was screaming at us and physically aggressive. It took 2 more days on the diet to get him back on track. We joined the Feingold Association on the 6th day. The cost was minimal compared to the benefits we received.
Our son is now 15 years old, an A student, and an extremely polite and considerate young man. The last ten years we have seen repeatedly what happens when we broke his diet. We regretted it every time. FAUS has made our lives so much better, calmer, and happier than they might have been. And all we had to do was eat real food. We are grateful to this amazing organization for helping us keep our wonderful son healthy and happy.
This diet has done a miracle for our son! Who would have thought that berries and grapes could cause behavior issues. It's true!
Feingold has been life changing for my family. I found out about this organization almost 6 years ago. It took me nearly 2 years to make the change in my children’s diets to fit the Feingold program and I wish I wouldn’t have waited so long! My son’s sensory disorder attributes have diminished or disappeared. He’s still an active boy but much more controlled than prior. I love the community that Feingold is. So many helpful families who are struggling and succeeding along with me; I’ve never felt alone or lost on this journey!
The Feingold Association has changed our lives. When my son was in preschool I was getting phone calls everyday about his behavior. He was rude, angry, defiant, and at times acted out physically toward the teachers. I wondered what had happened to my sweet boy and was afraid we were looking at having to medicate him, at such a young age!! Then I discovered Feingold. We began changing our diet and following Feingold, within a month we were seeing improvements in his behavior. Now, a year and a half later, he is starting first grade in a high-ability classroom after a very successful kindergarten year. Friends and family have commented on what a different and more pleasant child he is. He wouldn't be where he is today without the direction and support of the Feingold Association. It's members are amazing. I will be forever thankful for the Feingold Association.
I have benefited greatly from the hard work done by the Feingold Association to provide clear and complete information on what is in the foods we eat. I began using the Feingold diet in the 7th grade, and in the decades since can unequivocally say that is and has been a major contributor to my success in school and professionally.
As a result I was able to get into my selective entrance high school (Thomas Jefferson High School For Science and Technology), pursue my dreams as an adult of opening an IT business, and now flying as an airline pilot for United Express.
Following the Feingold diet improved my motivation, happiness, focus, and enabled me to enjoy a rich social life.
Thank you Feingold Association for all that you have done,
Ben J. Fornshell
I have been a member since the founding of the Feingold Association of the United States. They offer great materials and support to be successful on the Feingold diet. They are experienced and have been reliable throughout all these years.
The Feingold diet put in place by Dr. Benjamin Feingold saved our son's life and that of our family. Our son wanted very much to try it at age 10 and the diet helped relieve him of his hyperactivity and impulsiveness; he became calm and could focus at school. The Feingold Association helps with recipes, ideas and product research.
Whoever would think I was ruining our baby son's life by giving him his daily vitamin drops! His screaming, tantrums, lack of sleep, horrible eczema, etc. were caused by his extreme sensitivity to the synthetic colors needlessly added to those drops. The brilliant work of Dr. Feingold led to our realization and solution to our extreme problems with not only him but our two daughters who were born after him. All 3 are productive adults now and loving parents. FAUS helps families around the world to live a normal, healthy, fulfilling life by expertly giving them the information, food lists, research and personal help they need to resolve the numerous living and learning problems caused by these chemicals and natural salicylates found in our every day foods. They are an enormously effective organization.
I discovered Feingold at a time of total frustration - medicines weren’t improving my daughter’s behavior. Her impulsiveness was out of control. After we started Feingold, her impulsivive, aggressive behavior decreased. I learned that if I avoided store aisles with artificially scented candles and cleaner, that ahe could make it through the store with appropriate behavior. I learned what foods and personal products to use and what to avoid. I introduced Feingold program to my family 5 years ago and so much healing has taken place in that time.