Dyes and Behavioral Issues

Anyone notice their kid eats something and shortly afterward becoming an emotional reactive mess? For years I never put two and two together when our "bigs" were little. Thinking all of that was just a marketing scheme, if it was as bad as people claimed, the FDA would step in and remove it right? Oh how wrong I was.


Our shady agency has a "safe until proven harmful" way. The deeper the pockets one has, the harder to fight it.


So where does that leave us?

Educating ourselves which can be a long tedious and many times overwhelming thing to do too! For years I thought one kiddo had ADHD, turns out it was the not so food ingredients leading to the unwanted behavior. As we slowly shifted away, so did that behavioral issues!


We've found Organic Yum Earth brand on Amazon has snacks the entire fam likes, especially the lollipops, click here for the ones we like! We typically snag the variety pack buying in bulk, it lasts around12 months depending on how much the rest of the family digs in.


The ones our fam enjoys:

  • Fruit Chews (think Starburst)

  • Licorice

  • Giggles

  • Gummy Fruits

More and more stores are beginning to carry this brand so you might be able to find some at your local it's still hit or miss in the metro area.


Want to read and dig in more? Check out these studies below!


Foods and additives are common causes of attention deficit hyperactive disorder in children. Read the study here


Synthetic food coloring and behavior: a dose response effect in a double-blind, placebo-controlled, repeated-measures study. Read here.


Read about the Toxicology of food dyes here


DIET AND NUTRITION: The Artificial Food Dye Blues - read about here


There are many more once you go down the rabbit hole.


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