Thursday, July 28, 2011

Our Feingold Anniversary and a Giveaway!


In 2005 our youngest son suffered from debilitating migraines, a constant allergy nose and eczema that itched terribly.  After numerous visits to our pediatrician and tests that included allergy panels and even an mri I noticed that there was a connection to food coloring and his headaches, then yellow 5 and migraines.

The Feingold Association came to our rescue.  They provided information and a foodlist of researched products free of artificial dyes, flavors and related preservatives.  Armed with the foodlist I was able to shop safely. In the member's support board I found a group of dedicated parents who were so helpful and supportive. We were able to pinpoint what items he was intolerant to using a simple elimination diet.  No more migraines, no runny noses and no eczema!

I renew our membership each year and happily volunteer my time to this great organization. When I renewed this month I purchased a copy of Jane Hersey's booklet Healthier Food for Busy People.  It's a simple, straightforward list of 20 food rules and explanations to follow to make better choices for your family. I'll even through in a copy of Michael Pollan's Food Rules because I think they compliment each other.

If you'd like it, leave me a comment below. We'll draw a winner next week and drop it in the mail.

13 comments:

practicingjoy said...

Happy anniversary! You've been a great asset in our journey. I'm glad you son has been helped so much over the years.

chacha said...

Thanks so much Leah. I love that your posts are helping newbies on their journey now. =D

I also love your blogs - especially Mining the Word! It's a gift.

You're really correct in saying "over the years". While we saw some great results initially, it did take us some time to really figure it all out. We were our own science projects for a while. =D

practicingjoy said...

I'm glad to hear you're enjoying Mining the Word. It's not getting much traffic, but knowing it is helping someone is all I needed to know. :)

Marilyn said...

LOVE your blog, Kath, and--happy anniversary!!! Many more happy, healthy Feingold years to you and your family!

Tina BC said...

Congrats on your anniversary! We are just finishing up out second week. I love your blog (and Practicing Joy.. I've been reading through yours, too!!). Thanks for your helpful hints and encouragement. Soli Deo Gloria! -tina

Jessica said...

We are going on 7 weeks on the Feingold Diet. The results have been AMAZING! We are looking forward to my daughter starting school this year to see how it helps in the classroom. I love how helpful the Feingold community is!

chacha said...

Thanks for the sweet words Marilyn & Tina!

Jessica, just saw your blog and love the concept. Wish I would have documented our journey from the beginning.

kathynj said...

Happy anniversary!

I've been a member of Feingold for a while, but I just can't seem to stick with it. I know it would greatly help my adhd son who also has eczema and sensory processing disorder. We follow the diet 50%, and I am slowly getting my husband (who comes from a long line of undiagnosed adhd in his family) to see how food affects behavior and the way we feel.

Sandi said...

I have bookmarked your blog so I can look back at it for recipes and ideas that are GF and FG! It has helped me through my struggles in the last year of trying to stay GF (due to allergies) and being FG for my children.
Thank you for the work you put towards your blog and I look forward to referring back to it weekly!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your anniversary!!
Emily Jordan

Kirsten said...

We are 2 months in on the Feingold diet. Still working on new meal ideas and fine tuning. I do appreciate those who take the time to blog as I find them a great source of encouragement.

chacha said...

It's exciting to see what FG is doing for you and your families. =D

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