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What is the Feingold diet and is it effective?

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The Feingold Diet cuts out artificial colorings, flavorings, and preservatives to curb hyperactivity. While most scientific studies have disproved Feingold's theory, some parents who have tried it say they noticed an improvement in their child's behavior. But some experts don’t think it’s the changes in what the children eat that makes a difference. It may be that parents treat their child differently when they’re on the special diet.

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National Resource Center on ADHD: "Complementary and Alternative Treatments: Neurofeedback (EEG Biofeedback) and ADHD.

National Institute of Mental Health: "Behavioral Interventions Effective for Preschoolers with ADHD."

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "St. John's Wort Shows No Impact on the Symptoms of ADHD."

ParentsMedGuide.org: "Do Alternative Treatments for ADHD, such as Special Diets or Herbal Supplements, Really Work?"

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 7, 2019

SOURCES:

National Resource Center on ADHD: "Complementary and Alternative Treatments: Neurofeedback (EEG Biofeedback) and ADHD.

National Institute of Mental Health: "Behavioral Interventions Effective for Preschoolers with ADHD."

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "St. John's Wort Shows No Impact on the Symptoms of ADHD."

ParentsMedGuide.org: "Do Alternative Treatments for ADHD, such as Special Diets or Herbal Supplements, Really Work?"

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 7, 2019

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