Comments on: Artificial Food Dyes, Behavior and My Son http://www.storytimestandouts.com/2012/07/03/news-commentary-early-literacy/artificial-food-dyes-behavior/ Raising Children Who Love to Read Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:51:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.6 By: Debbi http://www.storytimestandouts.com/2012/07/03/news-commentary-early-literacy/artificial-food-dyes-behavior/#comment-46590 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:45:14 +0000 http://www.storytimestandouts.com/?p=12663#comment-46590 Thank you for a great article. We learned a week ago that our son is sensitive to yellow food dye, dairy, almonds, and lettuce. On top of that i am diabetic so we are dealing with food insanity. Reading your article made me wonder if we should just remove all artificial dye.

Dont even know what to eat anymore.

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By: Carolyn - Storytime Standouts http://www.storytimestandouts.com/2012/07/03/news-commentary-early-literacy/artificial-food-dyes-behavior/#comment-4193 Wed, 11 Jul 2012 18:46:18 +0000 http://www.storytimestandouts.com/?p=12663#comment-4193 Thank you Stephen.

We believe,before too long, McCain’s will be seen as a leader in a revolution of sorts. We think eventually consumers will look back on these days and wonder how we could have been so foolish as to eat coal tar!

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By: Stephen @ The McCain Team http://www.storytimestandouts.com/2012/07/03/news-commentary-early-literacy/artificial-food-dyes-behavior/#comment-4190 Wed, 11 Jul 2012 13:11:06 +0000 http://www.storytimestandouts.com/?p=12663#comment-4190 Hi Carolyn,

Thanks so much for the mention in the article above! We’re so proud to be part of the “Good News” front of this important and all too common issue. Stories like yours are the reason we’ve worked so hard to remove all artificial colours and flavours from our products, replacing them with ingredients like you would find in your own kitchen.

Thanks again!

-Stephen (The McCain Team)

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By: Carolyn - Storytime Standouts http://www.storytimestandouts.com/2012/07/03/news-commentary-early-literacy/artificial-food-dyes-behavior/#comment-4140 Fri, 06 Jul 2012 17:42:55 +0000 http://www.storytimestandouts.com/?p=12663#comment-4140 It is really unfortunate about Annatto because it is considered “natural.” I like your mention of super smart bodies – I will remember that! Thank you for commenting.

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By: Rebecca at "Die, Food Dye!" http://www.storytimestandouts.com/2012/07/03/news-commentary-early-literacy/artificial-food-dyes-behavior/#comment-4132 Fri, 06 Jul 2012 06:19:02 +0000 http://www.storytimestandouts.com/?p=12663#comment-4132 I want them banned, too. I posted up my interview on my blog with a dye-sensitive 16-year old boy last month, your son may relate to him. My daughter and I are both affected by annatto, too, which I only figured out a few months ago. I too ask restaurant servers and managers for ingredients all the time. And I do believe that kids who react to food dyes have super SMART bodies that may also react to other stuff, especially dairy (I heard that the added vitamins in milks are preserved with petrochemical preservatives). Our daughter had a scary, severe reaction to milk as a baby, but we suspect her symptoms transformed after age three, to behavioral and concentration problems. We also have reactions to fake flavorings like “vanillin”, and to preservatives like TBHQ. It is such a relief to figure this stuff out. Last summer was hell, this summer is very different!

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By: Carolyn - Storytime Standouts http://www.storytimestandouts.com/2012/07/03/news-commentary-early-literacy/artificial-food-dyes-behavior/#comment-4117 Wed, 04 Jul 2012 20:16:51 +0000 http://www.storytimestandouts.com/?p=12663#comment-4117 Thanks so much for your comment. I enjoyed visiting your site and reading about your experiences.

Yesterday, I noticed an article in our local newspaper regarding the increase in teen anger. To quote the first paragraph, “Intermittent explosive disorder – a controversial mental illness marked by outbursts of uncontrollable rage – is so common among adolescents it affects one in 12 teens, a large new study found.” – Battle Brews Over Teen Anger by Sharon Kirkey, Postmedia News.

I believe firmly that some of these teens are sensitive to dyes, just as your son and my son are.We are poisoning our youth – so many of the foods they are drawn to are the ones with color: cereals, falvored and colored milks, some medicine, some yoghurt, ice cream, french fries, candy, cookies, salad dressing, Gatorade, most Powerade, toothpaste, some soft drinks, Jello gelatin and puddings, some chips (i.e. Doritos), Kraft dinner. When you read this list, does it not seem that these are the very foods that children and teens consume most?

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By: Martha http://www.storytimestandouts.com/2012/07/03/news-commentary-early-literacy/artificial-food-dyes-behavior/#comment-4115 Wed, 04 Jul 2012 14:56:11 +0000 http://www.storytimestandouts.com/?p=12663#comment-4115 Hi Carolyn, After struggling with similar issues with our son and his reactions to artificial dyes we created a sight for information gathering and sharing at http://www.whydye.org/ about the status of artificial dyes in the foods we consume and feed to our children.

Thank you,
Martha
http://www.WhyDye.org

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