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Diets for Better Health and Disease Prevention

Proper nutrition is a critical part of health, and is even more important when you or are loved one are suffering from a food allergy, disease or illness. There are many diets, and not all will be appropriate.* Some are only intended for specific situations. Organic food, grown without pesticides, decreases dietary exposures to these toxic chemicals. Organic foods, free of pesticides, can also be a help. Here are links to a few specific diets as well as to some of the latest thinking on the relationship between diet and health.

* Always consult a physician before starting a diet for you or your child.

Galland, Leo. "Nutritional Therapy for Crohn's Disease." Fourth Annual Sympoium on Alternative Therapies (new York), Mar 3, 1999.


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The Gluten-Free, Casein-Free Diet 
A free resource for any parent who needs support implementing the GFCF Diet and provides lists of products and other relevant information to help parents learn about the GFCF dietary intervention.

The Feingold Diet

Did you know that synthetic food additives in the ice cream, cookie, and potato chips you select could have a direct effect on a child’s behavior, health, and ability to learn?

There are numerous scientific studies supporting diet therapy. The Feingold Program seeks to eliminate food additives:

  • Artificial (synthetic) coloring
  • Artificial (synthetic) flavoring
  • Aspartame (an artificial sweetener)
  • Artificial (synthetic) preservatives BHA, BHT, TBHQ

The Feingold Program itself is a test to determine if certain foods or food additives are triggering particular symptoms. It is basically the way people used to eat before "hyperactivity" became a household word, and before asthma and chronic ear infections became so very common.

Visit the site to learn more about this approach, about improving school nutrition, and more.

Specific Carbohydrate Diet 
There are specific carbohydrates which are trouble makers in the digestive system, especially to those people suffering from Crohn's Disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and celiac disease. The purpose of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet is to eliminate these carbohydrates. In a study on patients with Crohn's disease. this diet was shown to produce a controlled remission in some patients.(1)

1Galland, Leo. "Nutritional Therapy for Crohn's Disease." Fourth Annual Sympoium on Alternative Therapies New York. Mar 3, 1999.

For more information and other research on this diet, click here.

Kenneth A. Bock, MD, FAAFP, FACN, CNS
Dr. Kenneth Bock is co-founder and co-director of the Rhinebeck Health Center in Rhinebeck, N.Y., and The Center for Progressive Medicine in Albany, N.Y.. He is also the author of "Healing the New Childhood Epedemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma and Allergies: The Ground Breaking Program for the 4-A Disorders"

Joel Fuhrman, M.D.
Dr. Joel Furhman is the author of Disease-Proof Your Child, and Eat To Live: The Revolutionary Plan for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss as well as other nutritional books.

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