Feingold Diet

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Latest Edit: Hector 2014-03-13 (EDT)

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See Also Clinical Nutrition

The Feingold diet is a food elimination program developed by Ben F. Feingold, MD to treat hyperactivity. The Feingold Diet is one of the diets used by naturopathic doctors.


The Fingegold diet involves:[1]

  1. Eliminating those foods with food additives such as petroleum-based preservatives and artificial colours (FD&C and D&C colors), all synthetic flavours, and synthetic preservatives (BHA, BHT and TBHQ) and aspartame.
  2. Eliminating salicylate containing foods such as: almonds, apples, blackberries, cherries, cloves, grapes, nectarines, oranges, plums, strawberries, teas, tomatoes
  3. Avoiding aspirin containing compounds, synthetic toothpastes, perfumes.


  • The Feingold diet is sometimes recommended in the treatment of ADD/ADHD.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Prousky Jonathan (2008) Principles and Practices of Naturopathic Clinical Nutrition CCNM Press.