Cynthia - posted on 08/06/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )
I was wondering if anyone else has changed their children's diet to see if it does anything? That was the first thing that was suggested to me by our behavior specialist. she suggested that we remove all food dyes, as well as add Omega 3 fatty acids to my son's diet. I didn't notice any change with the Omega 3s, but removing the food dyes have made a night and day difference in my son's impulse control. Still needs a lot of work, but at least we can go into Wal Mart now without him taking everything off the shelves! I can actually tell when he has had some food dyes because he will start "spazzing" out again. He literally becomes the Tazmanian Devil when he eats something with food dyes in it. The ones he reacts to are red #40 and yellow #5. I have also heard that sodium benzoate can have an effect on kids like ours, but I haven't removed this from our diets yet.
Has anyone else tried this? Has it worked for your children, or have you noticed no change? I have a feeling this is why the Feingold diet has such huge success, because it removes all additives from the kids' diets.