[368] One liners (March 2005)

My husband has severe and crippling arthritis - the failsafe diet has given him relief and mobility. – by email, NZ

For nearly two years I was being pushed to medicate my child, then I went to a dietitian and got the elimination diet and we found the answer - by email

Regarding flavour enhancer 635, I have had three reactions to this substance, it is in Lays Flamin’ Hot Chips and Flamin’ Hot Munchies, it caused me within minutes to break out in a rash on my face, neck, and anywhere else I had touched on my body. It went away the next day but really scared me this time. – by email

It'll be nice to talk to someone who doesn't think I am being a rigid wowser bent on making my children’s life difficult! – by email, about meeting another failsafer

We could not believe the change in my 11 year old son’s mood as a result of the diet – he was suffering from frequent feelings of depression, accompanied by episodes of weeping and rage at the same time and an anti-depressant was a disaster. After six months, depression is a thing of the past. – by email

My dad sent me Fed up with ADHD from Australia and I have read it again and again. With the exception of the sleeping difficulties it was like reading a biography of my 8 year old son – by email, UK

Until I read your excellent book Fed Up with Asthma I had no idea food additives could trigger asthma, even as a sufferer all my life. The guidance of my invaluable local GP and your exceptional book have helped me to bring my asthma under control. – by email When we went to see a paediatrician 18 months ago she wanted to give us two types of drugs for both kids. If she had mentioned diet I wouldn't have been calling you people with such desperation now. – by email

On two occasions I have been admitted to hospital with breathlessness and suspected symptoms of heart attack - on both occasions, after extensive tests, no abnormalities were found.  I was quite surprised to read in your book the instance of the doctor who had a similar experience. – failsafer, by email

My 7 year old has gotten two merit awards in two weeks and I have nothing but praise about her from her teachers. She has been following the diet since December and although she still needs the Ritalin I find she is much better than last year. - email

I have osteo-arthritis which is much less painful if I adhere to the diet – if I inadvertently eat something that upsets me, I become overwhelmingly weary, my arthritis flares up and I can get bloating and irritable bowel symptoms. l often say in jest, " I cheat! I pay!" – by email

I have had unexplained nausea for years now, foggy brain so bad that I would forget what I was saying, and felt really tired all the time, sometimes needing two sleeps a day. After one month on the diet all this has gone, I expected it to improve on the diet but never thought it would stop completely. – by email

Thanks to your work and for your ongoing support, life at our house has improved enormously. – by email

As for convincing my family that diet is important, we would show them the eczema the day it looked the worst, and they would be convinced! – by email, Sydney

My cousin is 4 weeks into the failsafe diet and is reporting great effects for herself and two daughters (one with ASD) – by email.

My husband said that your book has helped us more than any doctor ever has. – by email