I feel compelled to write to you, as with your help I have now got an adorable 4
year old boy whom I now love very much. This was not the case just six months ago...He
has gone from being an aggressive, spiteful child with more tantrums in a day than
I care to remember, to a very loving, affectionate, bright and intelligent little
boy - all because of his diet.
Following the advice given in the booklet, we have eliminated the 'culprits' from
his diet - mainly 'colours', chocolate, orange and many preservatives. We have occasional
'blips' as we call them, but these are usually caused by M. having foodstuffs that
he shouldn't have, through no fault of his own. He now knows what he can and can't
have and willingly goes without.
If only I had asked for your help earlier on, I would have avoided the hate and the
unrest in the family. I had to have a course of antidepressants and finally gave
up my job as a midwife. Life suddenly looks very rosy.
I hope you continue your good work. If only people would recognise that this is a
major problem and that hyperactive children can really be helped.
The letter from the mother of a hyperactive child reproduced above is just one of
many heart-felt, and at times, harrowing contributions published in a new, 90-page
bookto mark the 30th anniversary of the HACSG, 1977 to 2007. Parents of ADHD/Hyperactive
children write describing their lives with a hyperactive child and the results that
have followed - sometimes almost immediately - from following the diet recommended
by the group. "Anecdotal" evidence that shows that in many cases, the nutritional
approach to hyperactivity can and does work, in many cases quite dramatically.
Introduction by Sally Bunday,MBE, Founder & Secretary of the HACSG with a Preface
by Professor Neil Ward,BSc., MSc(HONS), PhD. Senior Lecturer in Analytical Chemistry,
University of Surrey.