Thursday, March 31, 2011

Lunch Box Chronicles: Day One-Hundred and Nineteen: ADHD and Hyperactivity in Kids. Help us Spread the Word!

Great news!  The FDA has just announced that it is considering banning certain food dyes (specifically Red 40 and Yellow 5), because of a possible connection between the consumption of these additives and hyperactivity in children.

Of course, this isn't news to us.

We've been talking/writing/blogging about this issue for years ever since our son began experiencing health and behavioral problems when he was 3 or 4 years old.

Those of you who have followed our son's story know that he is now a healthy, thriving 13-year old. But that wasn't always the case. When he was younger, his health and behavioral issues were so severe that doctors suggested he had everything from ADHD to Asperger's Syndrome.

And every diagnosis came with a drug solution.  HOGWASH!

We weren't buying it. Instead, we started paying close attention to the relationship between what he ate, and how he behaved. It took us several years to figure it all out, but by eliminating artificial colors, flavors and sweeteners, along with removing industrial wheat from his diet (and adding in spelt), we were able to completely turn his health and behavior around.

No drugs. Just good - and real - food.

So we couldn't be happier to hear that the FDA is finally catching up with Spelt Right on the issue of synthetic food additives and their negative effects on our kids.

This is such an important issue - Please help us spread the word!

Also, check out some of our past articles on the relationship between synthetic food additives and hyperactivity in kids.

Down East Article on Spelt Right and Its Mission

So, here is picture of the kid, now 13, additive free for 6 years, always
 drug free, all natural diet, and one of the sweetest brightest folks I know.  
He is an incredible chef.  Last night's dinner was made completely 
by Spencer.  Marinated beef tips with a reduction sauce, sauteed tofu, 
tons of garlic, fresh veggies, special homemade sauces, all in a stir fry. 
 Diet change has been worth every moment.


  1. Great news, now if we could get them to do something about hfcs.

  2. HFCS and hydrogenated oils and artificial preservatives. The truth is we can't rely on the government to do these things. We need to become an educated populous and take the matters into our own hands. If we stop buying the junk, industry should stop making it.