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Pure Facts Newsletter: May 1981

Pure Facts Newsletter: May 1981

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Published by Shula Edelkind
Feingold Association Newsletter -
Allergy Skin Test Not Accurate With Food Sensitiviities - Lucky Charms - Dietary effects on nervous system - Camps - Book Review: The Complete Food Handbook by Doyle & Redding
Feingold Association Newsletter -
Allergy Skin Test Not Accurate With Food Sensitiviities - Lucky Charms - Dietary effects on nervous system - Camps - Book Review: The Complete Food Handbook by Doyle & Redding

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Newsletterof theFeingold Association of theUnited States
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FEINGOLD
Vol.5No.3
Hay,1981
Latta Foresees
AllergySkin Test Not Accurate With FoodSubtlenfluences
SensitivitiesDr.FeingoldCautionsFrom Feingolders
Tim Latta,FAUS reasurertrrs ,s frrc lrrird i'r a sq os ol ar,tctas by.nd about the ollicots ofFUS.ftissefras s ,a otto.l lo srrow ta da€s ,rdlhedtrcclionol thosomosl dh'ctlyrcs'ponalbloot theptogreasotFIUS,
My child's eaction o eatingaValentine basketlulofheartssaying"l loveyou"wasa newbeginningormyamilyandme.A crashreadingolwhy YoulChildls Hyperactivefollowingthat eventtiveyearsagochanged our lives iniust36hours.Being married to agreatleaderandorganizerwhocouldnot resist sharinghisnew lifechangingexperience, foundmyself cooking and loldingclothesmoreottenwhiletheFeingold AssociationoftheNorthwestgrewfrom a smallcommunitygroupo an organiz-ationthathas served approxi-mately5,000 amiliesn the fourNorthwest tates.My"futurevision"s limlled,butwhatI see or FAUS snot agiantorcenfluencingAmerica
cont.onpage
Manyparentshaveaskedabout alleryytesting todeter-minetheit chlld's sensitivity tocertain foods and additives.PureFacts tras asked Dr. Fein-goldtorespondto thissubject.His commentsarc aslollows:Sincethereactiontofoodadditives s apharmacologicmechanismand not immun-ologic,as in atrueallergy,hereare no specific skin tests foridentificationof the offenders.
BREATH EWLIFEANDHEALTHNTOYOURCHOOL'SLUNCHPROGRAMWITH NFOFROM HEJUNEEDITION FPUREFACIS.
InroadsBeing MadeTo ProvideDietarvEffectsOn Nervous
System
Theeffectofdietarylementson the nervous ystem s beingrecognizeds a criticalconceptintoxicologymucho thecreditofDr. Feingold'sresearch,saysThomas. Sobotka,eurobehav-ioraloxicologyeamleader orFDA'sBureaufFoods.AttheAnnualWinterMeetingof the Toxicity Forum,Sobotkanotedthat many experimental
cont. onpage2
Somepractitionersoresortoskinesting,ublingualestingand variousblood studies, butunlortunately, oneof theseisdependable.We are actuallyatthelevelof empiricism,whichnecessitates linical rial for id-entif cationof offenders.Skln estsfortruly allergicorimmunologicconditions arereasonablyeliable orpollend-entilication whenproperlyoertormed.kin tests tor envir-onmentalnhalant actors,part-
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ConsumersUnion
ApplaudsLuckyCharms!
ConsumersUnion recentlycameoutwith a sortofBestofthe Worst report on cereal intheir February issueofConsumerReports.Withquestionableudgementtheypronounceduchmodernmarvels s LuckyCharms41%sugar)CraklinBran30%sugar)and Honey Nut Cheerios33%sugar),"bestinnutritionalvalue"becausea cage fullothungry rats devouredhemlock,stock,sugarand BHTyetseem-edo thrive.ForshameCU! MayheBlueBirdofNutritlon eaveanoffer-ing nyourcerealbowl.Andmayyoucomeup with a betterwayojudgenutrltionalalue.
 
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or theworld withmediasplashes,heavy nlluence inCongress,r dramatic esearch.Rather,we will betherevolu-tionaryfighters,poppingupfrombehindhesmall cottagedoors, keeping ndustriesoftbalance nd ooking or a belterwaytosell theirproducts,andinfluencingthe medicalcommunitywiththeresultsofchanged ives.Let mequotefrom a recentletter rom a medical chooloro-fessor:"Mypatients'parentsask me manyquestionsaboulthe Feingold iet,and tsadvan-tages andvalues.Inordertobetter informmypatentswould ikeohear romyou."Hedidnottake ime owritebecause e wantedoreadmoredocumentation; hewrotebecause he is seeing liveschangendwantsoknowwhy.I hoDe hat FAUSwill nevertorget its roots,thatis,thelocals.FAUSs an organizationbrought nto beinginorder tohelp he localsshareDr. Fein-gold'sife-changingiscovery.FAUS'strengths notts ownmighi,but he maturityndorg"anizationof the localgroups.Outof thatstrength ill comearespect for Dr. Feingold'smessage spresentedyFAUS.Anotherhope s that Feingoldoarentswho hold influenlialpositionsn their companiesandtheir communitieswillbegin o exercise hat influenceon behalfof theircomoanies'employees.What happensoemployees'productionhirtyminutes aflerthey have hadtheircoffeeanddonut?Whataboutslressman-agementvianutrition?Feingoldersanbe subtleleaders nmany environmentalareaswhilebeingopenand art-iculateonthe issues ofgoodnutrilion ndoodadditives.Tim LattaTreasurer, AUS
All6.gy, conl nued lrcmpage1
icuarly foranimal danders(usuallyabeled shairs)arede-pendablefproperlyperformedwith rel ableextracts.Foodallergytestsarequitecontroversial. he d fcut esand confusionarisefromtheabsenceofprecisenowledgeregarding he immunologicalresponse nvolved. his has notyetbeen clarified and mustawaitmany moreyearsot meti-culousandexoensiveesearch. After almost ortyyearsnthepracticeofallergyhaveaban-donedskin estingor foodaller-gy.lam awarehat referencesappear intheliteraturesupporting kin testsforfoodallergy; owever,heeading ll-ergistsof thecountryare aban-don ngtheprocedure.Theyagreehatorhepresent,denti-ficationmustrelyuponempiri-calclinicalrials.Thererea limited umberffoodsfor whichskin tests maybe reasonablyeliable, s forex-ample,ggwhile,caslorbean,fish andshelltish.owever,orsuchindividualshepatient'shistorywill revealhe sensitivitysothat testing s not necessary.Aclually,or ndividuals hoareknown reactorso egg white,castorbean, ishor shellfish,skintestingscontraindcated,since theprocedureould be@'threatenng reaction-BenF.Feingold, .D.ChiefEmeritus, eDartmentofAllergyKaiser-PermanenteedicalCenter
INAOA9S,continuedlrcnpage1
laboratoriesarestudyingtheneurobehavioralffectsof syn-thetic dyes andother dietarychemicalsand whiletheFeingoldypothesiss diff cultto test, studiesareurningupevidencen tavorof the hypo-thesis.Hedoes notehat no conclu-sion canbe madeat this timebut that at leastitisbeinostudiederiously.
DearEditor:
Just receivedmycopy ofPureFactsand wentthrough he floor when I read nthe section RoanokeWantsYou To Try'.arecipe orSquashPreserves.n ittheyput'72gallonof sugar. WOW. This isone ingredientyou peoplehave alwaysbeen against and frommy readingsontheFeingoldDiet it isone of the worstfoods for humanconsumption.Youhaveadvocatedthe eliminationof thisproductand nowyou printa recipehatis overflowing withthisproduct-asignilicant cause forhyperactive ndivi.ouats.SeymourMirhowitzNorristown,PAIhave rcceivedother conmentson thisrccipe and wouldliketopointout thattheFeingoldAssociationdoes not advccatethe eliminationol sugaL but doesrecognizethat too much sugatcanttigger hypetactivebehaviot. Eachpercon'atolercnce nust be detemined.Thesquashpreservesrccipe did have ahaltgallonol sugar butthatwasaddedto agallonofsquash. Moslpresetverccipescallforequal amountsof sugalandfruit.Sothesugatconlent inthistecipeisabout halfthattound inother recipes.Therccipe was lotan abundantsupply(makingapptoximately16 hallpints).Therccipe wassubmitted bytheRoanokechapler asananst/yeto lhelim-itedvatietyolprcseryesandjelliesavailabletoits membersattet salicylatesarc eliminated.
PUNEIGTS
EditorHelen DuganWorthBusiness Manager:Carol PorvaznikPurc Facts ispublishedmonthly, excepttora combinedJuly/ August ssue,ytheFeingold Association of theUnited States,Inc.Subscription ates:$12perannum ntheU.S.,Canadaand Mexico:$15else-
Additionalontributionsratefllyaccepted.Allcorrespo.denca,ubscriptions,e-newalsand changeof addressngtitica-
tions should be sento: Purc Facts,2087GTucson Ave.,AndrewsAFB, Maryland20335.Portions of the newsletter may bereprintedprovidedPurgFacts is sightedas the originalsource.To find the location of the nearestFeingold Chapler o. obtaingeneralinformation about FAUS, write to:Feingold Assgciationofthe unitedStates,Inc.,DrawerA-G,Holtsville,N.Y.11742@1980 by the Feingold Association oflheUnited States,Inc. All rights reserved.
 
CAMPSCAMPSCAMPSCAMPS
The following camps have beenresearched nd found to bedietarily safelor Feingoldkids(anyexceptionsrenoted).We hope hisisthebeginning lan extensiveist of safecamps-campshichyouasFeingoldarentswill bring o ourattention hroughoureferrals.While heollowingcampshavenotbeenpersonallyisitedbytheeditor,esearchndicates hat thefood serveds in accordanceith theFeingold iet.We eave pprovalfndividualamps nd urther crutinyp o eachamily.
SUMMITCAMP PROGRAM
{Honesdale.A)Mayer .Slisking,irector339NorthBroadwayUpperNyak,N.Y. 0960
8-weekprogram(June26-Aug.20)COST:2,300GES:.18ORIENTATION:meeting theneedsof childrenandyoungadults with specialneedsthrough therapeutic recre-ation.ACTIVITIES:ports,academicremedialeducation,pre-vocationalducation, rtsandcrafts,naturest udy,dramatics, usic.DIET: anatural foodscuisineeliminating ny refinedsugar,chemicalDreservatives rfoodcoloring.Note:theyalsohave atravelprogramlhat would notbesuitableorourkids.
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CAMPNORTHWOOD
(Remsen,.Y.)Jim& KristvRein,irectors10West66thSt.NewYork,N.Y. 0023
7-weekrogramJuly1-Aug. 8)COST:$2,400AGES:7-16ORIENTATION:earedo child-renwithlearningisabilitiesandhoseclassified s under-achievers--activitiesearedtoward developmentfacad-emic, social andphysicalskills and apositiveself'image.ACTIVITIES:ports,drama, ilm.making,ance, ailing, nimalcare.DIET: nopreservatives,ugar,syntheticcolors withthe ex-ceptionof breakfastwhichn-cludes commercialwholegraincereals.Directorsnotethey accomodate nydiet andhave workedwell withFein-goldkids.
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WORLDCOMMUNITYGROUP
c/oDebbieriedmanr MiraBehrensRt.4Box265Bedford,Va.24523
2 3-weeksessionsJune27-Aug.9)COST:600persession AGES:8-15ORIENTATION:programofrecreation,eadershiprainingand nterculturalxperience.ACTIVITIES:nternationalrafts,photography,rganicgarden-ing, non-competitiyeames,carpentry,waterfrontprogram,meditationnd self-awareness xercises.DIET: acto-vegetarian,ll natur-al.Founderasbeenworkingwith hyperactivechildrenthrougha nut itionalapproachorenyears.
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GOTACHPOSITIVETRAINING CAMP
7051PooleonesRoadFrederick, d.21701
81 weeksessionsJuly6-Aug.29)COST: 250DersessionAGES:5-19ORENTATION:Dr. NicolaTauraso,ounderand directorofGotach(Gotakecharge)Centeror Health, holistichealthacility,uideshildrento becomepositivethinkersusing hephilosophyutlinedin his book,AwakenTheGeniusn Your ChildThroughPostiveAttitudeT ain ng.AcTlVlTlES: meditation,classes,swimming,horse-backid ng,gardening,aturetrailing.
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NORTHSHOREDAYSCHOOL
Barbararundige,irectorCrescentBeachRoadGlenCove,.Y.11542
4, 6 or 8-week essionJune23-Aug14)COST:$545-$797-$910GES:9-13ORIENTATION:ivescampersan opportunity odepart romtheregular schedule of ayoungerch ld andconcentratedaily ona tewactivities.ACTIVITIES:ports, art, drama,fieldtrips,picnicsand cook-outs.DIET: director is aFeingoldmotherwhosays,AFeingoldchild can eat herewith noproblem."
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Y.M.C.A. AMP
27Sudden t.Watonville,A95076
1 weekAug.17-21)COST:75est.)AGES:-13ORIENTATIONACTIVITIES:generalamping.DIET: triclyeingold.
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CAMP LATIEZE
(Manton,CA)Ruth Frazier. lrector1931N. Bechelli n.Redding,CA 96002
1 weekJune14-20)COST:$125 GES:7-14ORIENTATION:pecialed./hyp-eractivecampersas well asgenerarampers.ACTIVITIES:eneralamping.DIET:trictlyFeingold.
HINT:PREPAREORNEXTYEAR.AKETIMETHISSUMMEROVISITCAMPSN ACTION

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