Benjamin F. Feingold, M.D.

References: Feingold


Allergist Benjamin Feingold, M.D., was one of the first physicians to speak out against food additives.  His special interests were the effect of food chemicals on children's behavior and the role of nutrition in treating learning disabilities. The chemical food processing industry, and its pseudo-scientific spokespersons, still are trying to negate all Feingold's research.  It will never happen, though, for Feingold Associations of informed parents (and forward-thinking doctors) are to be found worldwide.

Children’s learning and behavior problems often begin in our grocery cart. Says the Feingold Association: “Numerous studies show that certain synthetic food additives can have serious learning, behavior, and/or health effects for sensitive people.” Learn what to do at and  Be sure to sign up for their free email newsletter.

Feingold BF. Why Your Child is Hyperactive. NY: Random House, 1985. ISBN: 0394734262

Feingold BF. Feingold Cookbook for Hyperactive Children. NY: Random House, 1979. ISBN: 0394736648 (No known electronic link).

Feingold BF. Introduction to clinical allergy. Charles C. Thomas Publisher, Springfield, Illinois, 1973. ISBN 0-398-02797-8 LOC 72-93211.

Feingold BF. The role of diet in behavior. Ecol Dis. 1982;1(2-3):153-65. (No known electronic link).

Feingold BF. Feingold diet. Aust Fam Physician. 1980 Jan;9(1):60-1. (No known electronic link).

Feingold BF. Dietary management of nystagmus. J Neural Transm.  1979;45(2):107-15. Abstract available at PubMed

Feingold BF. Behavioral disturbances linked to the ingestion of food additives. Del Med J. 1977 Feb;49(2):89-94.  (No known electronic link).

Feingold BF. Food additives in dentistry. J Am Soc Prev Dent. 1977 Jan-Feb; 7(1):13-5.  (No known electronic link).

Feingold BF. Adverse reactions to food additives with special reference to hyperkinesis and learning difficulty (H-LD).  pp. 215-45. Monograph. 1976 Oct 20. (No known electronic link).

Feingold BF. Hyperkinesis and learning disabilities linked to artificial food flavors and colors. Am J Nurs. 1975 May;75(5):797-803 (No known electronic link).

Feingold BF. Food additives in clinical medicine. Int J Dermatol. 1975 Mar;14(2):112-4.  (No known electronic link).

Feingold BF. Letter: Biting insects survey: a statistical report. Ann Allergy. 1974 Aug;33(2):128-9.  (No known electronic link).

Feingold BF. Recognition of food additives as a cause of symptoms of allergy. Ann Allergy. 1968 Jun;26(6):309-13. (No known electronic link).

Freeman EH, Gorman FJ, Singer MT, Affelder MT, Feingold BF. Personality variables and allergic skin reactivity. A cross-validation study. Psychosom Med. 1967 Jun-Aug;29(4):312-22. (No known electronic link). 

Michaeli D, Benjamini E, Miner RC, Feingold BF. In vitro studies on the role of collagen in the induction of hypersensitivity to flea bites. J Immunol. 1966 Sep;97(3):402-6. (No known electronic link). 

Feingold BF, Singer MT, Freeman EH, Deskins A. Psychological variables in allergic disease: a critical appraisal of methodology. J Allergy. 1966 Sep;38(3):143-55. Review.  (No known electronic link). 


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