Friday, April 25, 2014

One Mom's Experience With Tourette Syndrome, Tics, and the Feingold Diet

Today's post is a guest post from Marlene. Marlene stumbled upon the Feingold Diet while looking for ways to help her son with his tics. On Facebook, she has been posting 100 days of happiness. Below you will find two of those postings. 

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Not Quite Ready to Start the Feingold Diet Yet?

30 Simple Changes Anyone Can Make

I wanted to give some examples that anyone, regardless of if they choose to do the Feingold Diet or not can make. I’ve listed some brand names below. Ingredients can change at any time, so please be mindful of that. If you’re a Feingold member, please refer to your current shopping guide. This post is for those of you who are not yet ready to start Feingold for whatever reason, but would like to make better choices in food by avoiding dyes, artificial flavors, and preservatives as much as possible. 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Supplements for Feingold Kids Who Can't Swallow Pills

I get asked about supplements a lot and specifically, "What is the best multivitamin to use on the Feingold Diet?" We don't use a multivitamin here for a few reasons. For one, most multivitamins for young kids (meaning ones that cannot swallow pills), are often the fruity gummy varieties, which are Feingold stage two. We try to stay away from stage two as much as possible so these don't work for us.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Food Allergies and the Church Nursery

I had a good laugh today when I picked up my 3-year old from the nursery after my Bible study. I was told that the child care director said to tell me that I was no longer "allowed" to send in potato chips for my daughter for snack because the other kids wanted them. I could only bring in fruit or veggies or crackers. Now I might have been a little more open to this, had the director come to me and asked, "Is there any way you could send something other than potato chips for your daughter? It caused a little bit of a stir in class today." 

Saturday, August 24, 2013

How to Dehydrate On the Feingold Diet

I LOVE my dehydrator! I have an Excalibur 9-tray dehydrator. I bought it directly from the manufacturer for about $279 or so. I would also suggest buying a few tray liners along with your dehydrator. I have 7. I bought the Excalibur brand. You will need them if you make beef jerky or fruit leathers. I also use them for kale chips and bananas because it makes clean up easier. 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Vaccine Exemption Letter

With school starting soon, I've been getting requests for the vaccine exemption letter we use. I have this posted within a long post I did on "Why We Don't Vaccinate". But, some people have had trouble finding it so I thought I'd post it separately. This one is specific to Illinois so if you live in another state, please check with your state's requirements first. In Illinois, you have to use the word "spiritual" or "personal religious beliefs" at least three times in your letter. Of course, IL could change their policy at any time, so please check the IL Vaccine Awareness Coalition web site. In IL you can also get a letter of medical exemption written by your doctor. Good luck with that. Some doctors will sign one if your child has some autoimmune disease or something.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

30 Days of Feingold Dinners (Week 2)

Our second week of dinners. These are dinners from 30 days straight in May. I've just now gotten around to putting the post together. Please see the previous post (Week 1) for details on what diets we do, etc. Thanks!