•     When I was little I was told to take antihistamines every day for the rest of my life for a persistent itchy throat, but after months of failsafe I have finally worked out that even minute amounts of salicylates are the problem. - WA

•     The possibility of missing out on the wonderful information I receive through your newsletter is just unthinkable - it has saved my life ... not just my sanity! – by email

•     Logan Farm Guilt Free (oven) Fries are such a great item ... my take-away ... LOL - Vic •     I have just read your book "Fed Up" after it was recommended by my son's childcareteacher - I was in tears after reading the first page of your first chapter, as it was like looking in to a mirror.- SA

•     The closest restaurant to our hotel in LA was a Denny’s, but we had to stop eating there when I developed a rash all over my body half an hour after our meal – and they actually provide children with artificial colour sachets to change the colour of their lemonade … WHAT THE ??? - Failsafer visiting the USA

•     Discovering the failsafe diet has changed our lives: we have read Fed Up and the Failsafe Cookbook, most, if not all, of the newsletters, and we are on the Failsafe USA list and Failsafe 3 - we have had our mistakes and struggles, but we have had so much success with our very difficult 4 year old son that we continually strive to get it right. - USA

•     Thank you for coming to our town and pointing us in the right direction - we now have a dairy-free happy child who has not seen a doctor in about month except the paediatrician - it was the best he had ever seen her, even her speech has improved. – NSW

•     First let me tell you how impressed and grateful I am: I work with children with autism, ADD and learning difficulties and the best way to tell people about the effects of what their children eat is to lend them one of your books. – WA

•     We're on day 2 of the elimination diet today, and all is going well - your Failsafe Cookbook is fantastic with bits of info all through which seem to answer questions as they come into your mind.   – NZ

•     Our son is such a fussy eater that we didn’t give him enough salicylates during the salicylate challenge – we concluded he could tolerate moderate to high salicylates and it has taken us months to recognise that he is noticeably better on low salicylates - Vic

•     My dreadful rash has almost cleared up as long as I avoid ‘the 600 numbers’ [flavour
enhancers 621, 627, 631 and 635] - I have found that one of the worst things if I happen
to be dining out is soup. - SA

•     Our yellow colouring (102) challenge was like going back to the dark ages – my daughter was moody, angry, cried for nothing eg. being told to move, stop screaming etc, she was aggressive, confrontational, "raaahed" at me and her sister, spat and threw things at us, cut off her 2 year old sister’s hair and woke next morning still in a bad mood. - WA

•     My 18 month old son is generally a quiet little guy, until the last two afternoons when I gave him chicken in a biscuit – both days his behaviour changed after about half an hour, he was running around the house yelling loudly, his breathing was very intense and he was a totally different child - I am amazed that it is legal to use additives that can do this to children.- by email

•     We gave our 5 year old failsafe daughter a mandarin as a treat – there were no behavioural changes, but the next day she was unable do read properly and all her numbers were written back to front – it really makes you appreciate what some of these kids go through on a daily basis. - NSW

•     Our three and a half year old son is a lovely child with a few difficulties when on failsafe food but before diet, he had enough symptoms to class him as autistic: little or no eye contact, spent hours alone fixated with various objects ie string, sand, wouldn't accept hugs or show affection, constant tantrums, his development regressed a lot from about 18 months or 2 years with regard to loss of speech, and for quite a while he said only one word repetitively, as well as severe reflux, diarrhoea, eczema and sleep disturbance. - Qld

•     I didn't even think that my son's behaviour and symptoms could be caused by food. Now I've been eliminating, I can see why. Most of his reactions (eg to colours) are delayed by at least a day, if not two.- by email.

•     I have often thought that my children’s academic success [three teenagers] has something to do with the fact that they just don't consume the same amount of daily junk compared to the average kid. – Vic

•     Our Beagle dog’s seizures are related to ribonucleotides (flavour enhancer 635). – SA

•     My four year old autistic son’s pain threshold seems to have decreased on the diet – he used to be barely aware of pain if he injured himself, but now responds as any "normal" child would. - NSW

•     I just wish I had done this YEARS ago! It is a delight to see my two kids cooperating and playing nicely with each other as long as they are eating properly! – by email