STRONG Results for a Dietary Treatment for ADHD

The idea that some children’s ADHD symptoms are caused by dietary factors has been around for many years. In fact, the possibility that diet exerts a significant influence on ADHD symptoms was proposed over 3 decades ago by Dr. Ben Feingold, a pediatrician who suggested that eliminating a variety of artificial food colors (AFCs), naturally occurring salicylates (salicylates are chemicals that occur naturally in many fruits and vegetables), artificial flavors, and particular preservatives could substantially reduce ADHD symptoms in many children. Continue reading