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. […]
Joan Breakey M AppSc BSc DNFS Cert Diet TTTC. APD [Accredited Practicing Dietitian] My experience of work in the area of Diet and ADHD now spans 35 years. Work began in 1975 in Queensland, after Feingold’s Hypothesis in the US First group closely followed – 75 families – reported in Australian Family Physician 1978. I […]
Joan Breakey1 1Private practice, Fernvale 4306 Australia DAA Conference Proceedings 2006 There is a population group whose genetic make-up predisposes them to adverse reactions to particular substances in food. They emerged from patients whose dermatological complaints were due to salicylates and related compounds [such as additives] in the diet, then from hyperactive children reacting to […]
J Breakey, K Fergusson 2001 Outline of problem investigated The aim of the study was to provide detail on food tolerance in young children investigated for suspected food sensitivity. Rather than conducting a single case study it was thought that information on all young children seen in a 12 month period would provide a more […]