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Does anyone have a good online resource that outlines which foods are more likely to spark tantrums/behaviour issues? I did a quick search online, and found only things like food dyes, artificial sweetners, etc. (duh), which aren't in our diets at all. Thanks for any help.
 

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Check out the Feingold site. Many kids are sensitive to salycilates. Aspirin is one, but apples also contain a lot of them too. My DS was seriously whacko when under the influence.
 

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Thank you, I checked out his site, but, the only things listed were:<br><br>
Artificial (synthetic) coloring<br>
Artificial (synthetic) flavoring<br>
Aspartame (Nutrasweet, an artificial sweetener)<br>
Artificial (synthetic) preservatives BHA, BHT, TBHQ<br><br>
NONE of which have ever been in our family's diets.<br><br>
YOu mentioned salycilates, and I see that the overview mentions this too, but it doesn't go into details, other than to say asprin. It looks like I would have to purchase a book? Do you or anyone know where I can find a list of these foods without investing $$$? I just REALLY don't like these types of things where you'd have to give money in order to get "cures".<br><br>
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I got the book cheap on amazon, just because I was curious. Apples I remember, I'll go see if it had a list<br><br>
Nope, couldn't find the list but I did find this online<br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">During the initial weeks of the Program, certain foods containing salicylates are removed and may later be reintroduced and tested for tolerance, one at a time. Most of the problematic salicylate-rich foods are common temperate-zone fruits, as well as a few vegetables, spices, and one tree nut. During this early period, foods like pears, cashews and bananas are used instead of foods like apples, almonds and grapes.</td>
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<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feingold_diet" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feingold_diet</a>
 

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We are a Feingold family, my son cannot eat apples as they send him into an out-of-control flurry. I am posting from my phone right now so can't copy and paste links but Mothering has several articles online about which fruits and veggies are listed as triggers as part if the FG plan. If you go to the main mothering.com (not the forums) and do a search for "feingold" you will find a lot of solid information. HTH. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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