Numerous studies show that certain synthetic food additives can have serious learning, behavior, and/or health effects for sensitive people. Many of our children have difficulty processing phenol and salicylate compounds.
The Feingold Program (also known as the Feingold Diet) is a test to determine if certain foods or food additives are triggering particular symptoms. It is basically the way people used to eat before "hyperactivity" and "ADHD" became household words, and before asthma and chronic ear infections became so very common. A reasonable trial of this diet is 4 weeks.
More information on this diet is available at www.Feingold.org