An E-book: Sheri’s Guide to the Feingold Diet

So I’m working on an e-book about the Feingold Diet.  When I started my blog 3 years ago, I started it because I wanted to share with other moms what I had learned about the Feingold Diet because I was so excited that I had finally figured out my child!  I couldn’t contain my enthusiasm.  We later moved beyond Feingold to the GFCF diet and biomed to treat autism and I thought I was going to leave the Feingold Diet behind. 

But, I’m continually brought back to the basics of Feingold and I’m continually hearing from other moms who are desperately seeking answers for their child, and looking into the Feingold Diet.  So, I decided to return to focusing on the Feingold Diet this year to help other moms and be an encouragement to them.  I know how hard it was when I was in that same position, not knowing which way to go, and feeling very overwhelmed and alone.

We’ve been doing the diet for about 8 years now and we have a lot of stories we can share to help other families who are just starting out or who are looking for more information about the diet.  I’ve touched on a lot of things already in my blog, but I wanted to put together something that flowed a little better, was all-inclusive, and answers the main questions that newbies would have about the diet. 

I also wanted something that could be passed along to friends and relatives to spread the word about the Feingold Diet and food additives.  The more awareness we bring to artificial ingredients and the harmful effects it has on our kids the better.  When moms start demanding better ingredients, the food manufacturers will have to listen because it will start to affect their bottom line.

When my son was little, I had no idea that red dyes were harmful or could cause him to become hyperactive.  Had I known, I would have pulled them much sooner.  It’s gotten much better since then, but I think more still needs to be done to convince people to get these out of our kids’ foods.  In the meantime, we can all make better choices with the foods that are available, and we can spread the word to other moms, one at a time. 

So, I’ve started working on an e-book that describes how the Feingold Diet works, and how our family has dealt with different aspects of the diet.  I’ve tried to answer some of the main questions that newbies might have, but I’d love to get some more feedback on that.  Below is a copy of my table of contents so far.  I’d love to hear any comments on what you would love to see included in this book or what you feel could be left out.  My goal was to make this book an easy read, that is informative but not too overwhelming. I want it to read like a conversation between two moms.  

I remember when I first got my Feingold materials, I was completely overwhelmed.  I didn’t know where to start first.  There were so many reading materials.   I just wanted to know where the Quick Start Guide was. 

I also want to give people an idea of what the diet is all about before they make the decision to purchase the program.   This diet may not be the answer for everyone but I hope it is relevant for anyone who just wants to make better food choices, which should be all of us.  Knowledge is power.

At first I was going to include just about everything Feingold I could think of.  But, then I decided maybe I should break it up so that it’s not too much information all at once.  So, below are the Table of Contents for the first main book, and then below that are ideas for other possible e-books.  But, I did want to include the main ideas and themes in the first book, so please let me know your thoughts on what you’d like to see in the first one, which might include chapters from subsequent books. 

And if you have any ideas on a better title, I’m all ears!    

Thanks so much!  Hope to have this out on Kindle in August, 2014. See link below.   

This is a rough draft and may get changed quite a bit still.  I’m half way through writing the 4th chapter now. 

All Natural Mom’s Guide

to the Feingold Diet

A Natural Approach to ADHD and Other Related Disorders

by Sheri Davis

Table of Contents

Introduction:  What is the Feingold Diet?

Chapter 1:  Help! Why We Started the Feingold Diet

·       A Star Is Born

·       Off to Preschool

·       Trying to Cope

·       Frustration Sets In

·       Searching for Answers

Chapter 2:  How We Started the Diet & Changes We Saw

·       Changes I Noticed

·       Did We Start Out Doing the Diet 100%?

·       Hyper Sensitivity to Light Disappeared

·       What About Detox?

·       Watch Out for Corn Syrup

·       Improvements in School

·       A Science Project

Chapter 3:  How We Implemented the Diet In Our Home

·       Daddy’s Food

·       What I Told My Son

·       An Infraction

·       Did I Put All My Kids on the Diet?

·       The Once a Year Candy

·       Do I Do the Diet?

·       Does My Husband Do the Diet?

·       How to Deal with Older Kids on the Diet

Chapter 4:  What’s the Deal With Salycilates?

·       What in the World Are Salicylates?

·       How My Kids React to Salicylates

·       Tourette’s Syndrome

·       Understanding Stage 1 and Stage 2

Chapter 5:  How Do I Read Labels?

·       Truth In Labeling?

·       Contacting a Food Manufacturer

·       Corn Syrup Is Evil and Other Names For It

·       MSG, Nitrates, and Benzoates

·       Where Do I Get All This Food?

·       Is a Feingold Membership Worth the $83?

Chapter 6:  Is It Hard?

·       Ways to Save Time in the Kitchen

Chapter 7:  Letters to Teachers & Class Parties

Chapter 8:  Recipes To Help You Get Started

Other Possible E-Books:

Sheri’s Guide to Partying, Feingold Style!

Creative Tips and Recipes to Celebrate Each Holiday and Occasion, Without All the Dyes!

Chapter 1: Birthday Parties

Chapter 2: Christmas Fun

Chapter 3: Valentine’s Day Treats

Chapter 4: Easter Egg Hunts and the Easter Bunny

Chapter 5: Summer Fun

Chapter 6:  A Day at the Zoo and Amusement Parks 

Chapter 7:  Back to School – Ideas for Filling Lunchboxes

Chapter 8:  Halloween:  The Great Pumpkin

Chapter 9:  Thanksgiving:  A Feast to Enjoy

Chapter 10:  Here Comes the Bride:  A Wedding to Remember

Chapter 11:  How to Deal With Unsupportive Relatives

Another Possible E-Book:

Beyond The Feingold Diet:  Sheri's Guide to Alternative Options for ADHD and Other Behavioral Issues

Chapter 1:  Supplements for ADHD

Chapter 2:  The Yeast Beast (How to Tackle Yeast Overgrowth)

Chapter 3:  Allergy Testing

Chapter 4:  The GFCF Diet

Chapter 5:  Enzymes

Chapter 6:  Biomed

Chapter 7:  Other Diets

Chapter 8:  Other Options – Homeopathy, NAET, etc.

Another Possible E-Book:  (would come up with a better title)

A Feingold Vacation: Sheri’s Guide to Vacationing, Feingold Style

Chapter 1:  Your Traveling Essentials

Chapter 2:  A Road Trip for the Day

Chapter 3: A One Night Stay

Chapter 4:  A Weekend Away

Chapter 5:  A Week’s Stay

Chapter 6: A Trip to Disney World

Chapter 7:  A Disney Cruise

Would love to hear any thoughts!  This book is for all you stressed out mamas. Let me know how I can help and encourage you as you seek out what is best for your children. 

God bless! 

Sheri Davis

Matthew 6:25-26  “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?  Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not much more valuable than they?”

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