What are synthetic dyes? Synthetic dyes (colors) were originally made from coal tar oil. Today, they’re made from petroleum (crude oil), just like gasoline. Petroleum is also used to make artificial flavorings, preservatives, plastic, medicine, pesticides and fragrances.
Widely used in foods and drugs For decades allergists have reported serious physical effects in some patients, including asthma and hives Has been shown to trigger behavior problems in children. (Lancet, Mar. 9, 1985; Journal of Pediatrics, Nov. 1994)
Shown to cause cancerous thyroid tumors in animals Prohibited from being used in the wax coating on cheese, but allowed in foods and beverages Can also be used as a pesticide: sprayed on manure piles to kill fly eggs (maggots). (Source: US Environmental Protection Agency)
Suspected of causing cancerous tumors in test animals. As a result, Canada banned it. Considered safe in the U.S. (Source: US Environmental Protection Agency)
Approved despite controversy surrounding their safety. (Source: Center for Science in the Public Interest)
Not permitted in foods Allowed in drugs and cosmetics Can also be used as an herbicide to kill marijuana plants HERBICIDE
Dyes that are banned from foods are allowed to be used in medicines. If a dye is too dangerous to be used in food, why does the FDA allow it to be added to medicines for children?
Artificial vanilla flavor Most are petroleum-based Used to be made from the waste product of pulp mills Vanillin bottling plants were often built next to pulp mills for convenience Some people think they’re allergic to chocolate because they get a headache or other unpleasant effect when they eat it. It could be the fake vanilla, not the chocolate.
Cancer Tumors Cell death Enlarged liver Decreased sleep Learning deficits Increased aggression See research at www.feingold.org
You wouldn’t drink gasoline but petroleum is in the foods you eat every day. Petroleum is for cars
Physicians and researchers have reported many reactions including: Headaches Seizures / Brain tumors Nerve damage Reduced IQ after pre-natal exposure Muscle damage Blindness Diabetes... and so much more...
Instead of: Kool Aid Jell-O Cheetos Sunny Delight Mellow Yellow M&Ms Hershey bar Froot Loops Hawaiian Punch Choose this: Juice, water, sugar Unflavored + fruit juice Fritos or natural Cheetos Orange juice 7-UP (not diet) Sundrops Ghirardelli bar Crispix Minute Maid Fruit Punch
Some parents have found that their child’s autistic symptoms have responded to the Feingold Program. These additives, as well as natural salicylates, appear to “use up” an essential enzyme that is needed in both the brain and the digestive system, and interfere with the body’s ability to create more of it.
Other families have needed to go further and remove dairy or wheat, or all gluten and casein. There are many ways to treat children with autism, and the Feingold Association helps families locate additional resources but we believe that getting rid of unwanted additives is the easiest first step.
Ingredients: White Fudge Coating (Sugar, Palm Kernel Oil, Reduced Mineral Whey Powder [Milk], Artificial Color, Soy Lecithin [an emulsifier], Palm Oil, Salt, Artificial Flavor), Enriched Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacon, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate [Vitamin B1], Riboflavin [Vitamin B2], Folic Acid), Sugar, Palm Oil, Corn Starch, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Calcium Carbonate, Salt, Baking Powder (leavening), Natural and Artificial Flavor, Eggs, Soy Lecithin (an emulsifier), FD&C Red #3, FD&C Red #40, Confectioner's Glaze, FD&C Yellow #5, FD&C Blue #1, FD&C Yellow #6, FD&C Blue #2, Carnauba Wax. Made in a Bakery that uses Peanuts & Tree Nuts.