If I had not discovered the Feingold Diet, our family life would have still been in shambles from my son’s irrational behavior. Little did we know his behavior was caused by the food he was eating. After we began the diet, my son became amazingly calm and happy after about four days on the diet. We were in disbelief of the transformation. Five years later, we still follow the diet for our son and will never stop. It has saved our family and especially my son. We are thankful for the Feingold Diet and all the people who volunteer their time, because they have witnessed the same transformation with a loved one.
We were introduced to the Feingold Association two years ago and our lives have been changed! We have seen such a wonderful change in how our family feels and reacts (especially our middle child that has the most sensitivities). The support and knowledge from the foundation has impressed me beyond measure! The fact that it is a foundation/nonprofit is one of the reasons we trusted the information we were learning about the program. The people involved truly care about spreading the word and making a difference! We love and are so grateful for The Feingold Association!!
The Feingold Association was formed in 1976 and since then, has been generating public awareness linking food additives and behavior, learning and health problems. It has dedicated forty plus years to helping kids, one family at a time.
Feingold has changed our life in a way no other person or program could. Doctors had no answers for our daughter’s behavior, insomnia, day wetting, nightmares, adhd, ODD, and nuclear explosion tantrums. Since starting Feingold, we have reduced or completely eliminated these symptoms. It’s is truly phenomenal!!! The actual non-profit is always willing to help and support our lifestyle. They investigate and provide current information!
We have been a Feingold Family for over 13 years. The materials and support have helped us tremendously.
The Feingold Association is a life-saving company. I found out about you long before there was an internet! I was seeking help for my baby who was diagnosed with hyperactivity and the doctors wanted me to put him on a drug called ritalin. He was barely even one year old! I went to the library to get info on the drug and hoped for an alternative. I was blessed to find the Feingold Assoc. in Philadelphia! I called them and they promptly sent me a packet of info!
At the time I got involved with them a few wonderful counselors kept in touch with me on the telephone and taught me all about diet and food additives & preservatives in food etc. Through the wealth of information and kind teachings and encouragement from your Philly team my son started to thrive and became relaxed, rested and happy! Ten thousand pounds of stress left my heart!
A little side story: It was when my boy was in 2nd grade and I daily walked to the school to meet him, usually we met at the halfway point. Let me tell you, I discovered that I could ID exactly what my son consumed as he walked toward me! By his walk I could tell whether he ate candy not on his diet, or if he had eaten lunch meat with nitrates in it or even if he was given jello or something full of colors and additives! I told all my friends and family about the Feingold Family and I still do! Many of my friends gained a true life, free from the deceptions of the food industry's choices to gain money at the expense of human health and welfare ! If it were not for the Feingold teams I would never have been made aware of the horrors packaged in much of our processed food. I was diagnosed with issues when I was young too, but after putting myself as well as my son on the alert regarding food, I've never again suffered dyslexia , hyperactivity and I too have a positive and relaxed life :)
Today, I am thrilled to have a computer and surely hope more and more people discover the solutions to life inhibiting troubles through your steadfast and true research and assistance!
By providing a lot of helpful information, based both on research and experience, the Feingold Association has helped literally countless families since the mid-1970's, including ours. Knowing about the effects of certain chemicals in our food supply, both artificial and natural, has enabled us to help not only our ADHD son, but also our eating habits and health. The amount of material provided, both printed and online, is remarkable! I've been involved as a parent and volunteer almost from the beginning, when parents formed groups in their area, which spread as word of the program's success became known, becoming eventually the national organization. It retains a personal touch, though, as members want to help those searching for answers to the all-too-prevalent conditions of hyperactivity and learning disabilities. There is help!
Even though I was doubtful that the Feingold program would really make a difference in our lives, I decided to try it. We needed a change. To say that it has changed our lives sounds hypey, but it is so very true. The help, the support, and the knowledge that the folks at the Feingold Organization have given to us has made our lives so much better. I fully support their mission!
Feingold has taught me so much about the detrimental additives and colorings added to our foods. With this information, i’ve been able to improve the health and well-being of our family. Aside from helping my ADHD child, I know we are all healthier because of Feingold.
Feingold was a life changer for us. After spending serious time and money on doctors and allergists to no real avail simply eliminating petroleum derivatives [Feingold diet] changed our son's life around. Surprisingly life greatly improved for us parents too. Here are just a few of the things that either disappeared or were profoundly improved: ear infections, migraines, allergies, asthma, irritability toward others and social interactions, inability to think clearly and concentrate without making mistakes, depression, incontinence.
I would never have thought, before the Feingold lifestyle was suggested by my child's Montessori school director (seven years ago!), that certain foods (even organic foods) could wreck as much havoc as food dye and preservatives do with some people! My family is so grateful for not only the knowledge base, constant vigilance in food ingredient testing, and regular updating of the data, but also for the assistance provided by the Feingold Association and all the Feingold-Associated families who are involved and supportive of each other! The beauty of the group is both in the knowledge base (which is HUGE!) and in the families who have been living a Feingold lifestyle for years. Those other moms and dads already have an understanding of what new families are struggling because we've all been there! What a great community this has been for my family.
Feingold saved my family. Before my youngest daughter was even born, in the womb, I knew she was going to be my "wild child". She was a wonderful infant (although she never really slept well!) But, she cried. She cried... All. The. Time. Then, as she got a little older, the emotional behavior got out of control. Rage out of the blue, breakdowns over the simplest tasks. We never knew what would set her off. I remembered my mother's friend had her child on Feingold in the 80's and I checked it out. When I started reading "Why Can't My Child Behave" I wept. My little one had almost every behavior on the check list. We have been a Feingold family for 3 years. We have learned so much about food, the food industry, parenting and well being. At 8 weeks on the program, my husband took my 8 year old daughter in his arms and said, "I've been waiting 8 years to meet you. I KNEW you were in there."
My brother was on it in elementary school. It was a life changer for him.
When my boys started have out bursts and being difficult to control I realized the medicines wouldn’t work alone. Feingold changed our world. I can now see an active smart boy where before he was a wild child with no self control or reasoning.
We have been a Feingold Family for over 6 years now. When we began, our kiddo raged for up to 2 hours at a time, 6-8 times per day. As a first grader, he was unable to participate in academic activities like spelling tests. After 2 weeks (and before learning about how other products affected him) he took his first spelling test with 2 dictation sentences and scored 100%. Removing petrochemicals, and some problematic fruits/vegetables was pivotal in regaining harmony in our home. After keeping strict food journals, we were able to pinpoint other food triggers with the help of experienced Feingold members who are always ready to pitch in and help others. The rages subsided to less than 1 per month in about 8 months after beginning the diet. All of our family members have experienced some benefit from eating the Feingold way. We are so grateful to have found this supportive, creative, and knowledgeable community.
I was never one of those hippy-dippy all natural crunchy people. When my sweet 6 year old daughter began having these sort of meltdowns, pseudo-violent fits, believing that "everyone hates me", I feared she was mentally ill. I hit the internet to search for clues, and every single time the symptoms sounded like hers, the person would post "then we eliminated food dyes and everything was fine". "We started Feingold, and what a difference!" After enough of these mentions, I looked up Feingold. It seemed reasonable, and could really do no harm, as it was just eating less chemically foods. Eureka! Not only did the fits cease, but her attention at school improved greatly. Older daughter's depression was linked to the food too! The Feingold organization and people make it as easy as possible and offer great support. Incredible organization helping families like mine feel better and do better through changing their food.
This Organization changed my family's life about 16 years ago.
This diet program is for children with ADHD and many other disabilities. By tailoring the diet you see a major difference in abilities both physically and mentally.
Thank you Feingold for being my #1 Organization for almost 2 decades.