Submission on the role of diet as a treatment for ADHD for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians 2007.
Archives for September 2011
Is the diet right yet? examines the unfolding knowledge as different early researchers investigated diet and ADHD, including detail from different diet orientations. Later work is provided in Are You Food Sensitive?
Presentation at Nutrition Society of Australia, Brisbane, August 2004 * Joan Breakey, Dietitian, 303 Wivenhoe Somerset Rd, Fernvale Qld 4306 Since Feingold hypothesised that chemicals in food caused hyperactivity in 1973 th1s issue has been controversial. Well planned research in the 1980’s did show some children reacted but the mechanism is complex. As well as […]
A report on a trial of the low additive, low salicylate diet in the treatment of behavioural and learning problems in children(Breakey, Hill, Reilly and Connell) was published in the Australian Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics in 1991.
Dietary management of hyperkinesis and behavioural problems was published in the journal Australian Family Physician in 1978. It was presented at the Post Congress Paediatric Seminar of the International Congress of Dietetics in May, 1977 to report on Joan’s clinical experiences with the Australian version of the Feingold diet.
ABSTRACT A review of the literature on diet and hyperactivity [more correctly termed Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – ADHD] showed that dietary factors do not cause hyperactivity, so additives do not need to be banned. But they do effect some children. The suspect diet substances being investigated have broadened, as have the problems diet affects. […]
Transcript from Ockham’s Razor broadcast Sunday 11 November 2001 with Robyn Williams Summary: Dietitian Joan Breakey talks about developments since Dr. Ben Feingold, in 1973, first linked diet and hyperactivity. Transcript: Robyn Williams: One of the biggest controversies of the 1970s was about hyperactivity in children, their diet and the advice of American scientist Dr […]