Hooray! It is great to hear an epidemiologist speak in defense of observational science. See: /theconversation.com/in-defence-of-observational-science-randomised-experiments-arent-the-only-way-to-the-truth-49807 This is particularly important where food is concerned as it is so difficult to reduce complex food issues down to a simple randomized controlled study. The effect of diet on hyperactivity is a very good example particularly as what looked […]
Following are some important aspects of the developing of thinking over time:- 1975 I began work using the Feingold diet Realised that the diet itself needed investigation I collected data on what families reacted to and tolerated. 1976 Reported in letter to Medical Journal of Australia 1976, 2:248 Collated world-wide research on what others were […]
This poster was presented at the International Congress of Dietetics in September 2012. Click here to view the poster.
1977 Breakey J Study of diet and hyperactivity ICD Post Congress Paediatric Seminar Breakey J Hyperkinesis and its implications for the food industry. AIFST Annual Convention Brisbane Breakey J A manual for the additive free low salicylate diet. Brisbane 1978 Breakey J Dietary management of hyperkinesis and behavioural problems. Aust Family Physician 1978;7:720 4 Breakey […]
This short review has summarised the most important research, particularly that from 1985 to 1995, on the relationship between diet and behaviour. Relevant studies particularly those using double-blind placebo controlled food challenge methodology were selected, and presented within a historical context. Summary tables of the early development of concepts and later pertinent studies are provided. […]
Submission on the role of diet as a treatment for ADHD for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians 2007.
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?