The Feingold Diet is a form of elimination diet where foods containing certain harmful additives are removed and replaced with similar foods that are free of those additives. When starting the diet, certain foods and non-food items containing an aspirin-like chemical called salicylate are also eliminated, and later tested for tolerance.
First, the diet is used as a diagnostic tool to determine if any of the eliminated items are triggering some or all of the problems you are seeing. When successful, it is continued as a treatment, and can also be combined with any other necessary medical treatments.
Which foods and additives are eliminated on the Feingold Diet?
Which foods and additives are eliminated on the Feingold Diet?Artificial food coloring (petrochemical dyes)
Artificial flavors and fragrances
Foods and products containing salicylate
Products containing several other additives are marked in the Feingold Association's Foodlist book http://www.feingold.org/BLUEBOOK.pdf because many of their members need to or want to avoid them. Sugar is not removed as most members tolerate sugar in moderation, although corn syrup is a problem for some! You can use IQed as part of the Feingold Diet. For more information about the Feingold Association visit http://feingold.org
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