Sometimes something that is bad has a purpose of showing you something good. Let me explain.
About 20 years ago my now 22-year-old son, Joseph, was 18 months old. He developed night terrors. I thought perhaps he had an ear infection and that is why he would wake up screaming after being asleep for a while. So I brought him to the pediatrician.
To my surprise he did not have an ear infection but was diagnosed with night terrors. “Night terrors,” I said. “What the heck is that and how do I get them to stop?” Much to my surprise I got no answer other than, “Oh he’ll out grow it.” What???
I couldn’t believe that this pediatrician was telling me that there was nothing that could be done and that he would just outgrow it. I was enraged. How can you think that this is normal or ok for my baby? But they did. They offered no suggestions, recommends or support.
Bothered by this diagnosis with no cure I begin praying about what to do. A few nights later it was the worse night we had. I was up every 45 minutes because my baby was screaming and no sooner did I get him back down was he up screaming again. The next day was Sunday and we were at Church. My daughter and I went up for prayer to get wisdom on what to do. As God would have it, we prayed with a Pastor who had gone through the same thing with his daughter. He prayed with us. That evening we had another difficult night. I decided to call his wife the next day to find out what she did.
It was then that I was introduced to Dr. Feingold and the Feingold Institute Feingold Institute . I placed a call and spoke to a woman who was like an angel to me. She told me about Dr. Feingold and all the research he has done and all the children he has treated and then introduced me to the Feingold Diet.
Dr. Feingold believed that ADD, ADHD, Hyperactivity, Night Terrors and those with behavioral problems were because of additives, preservatives and food coloring in food. I said to her, “Yes, but my son is 18 months old and all he eats is Beechnut Baby Food. How can there be a problem?” She asked me to go to the cabinet and get some of the jars. I obeyed. I had applesauce, carrots, green beans and beef stew. “That’s it,” she said, “Beef stew.” “Beef stew, how can that be a problem?” “Read me the ingredients,” she said. I began. It had its typical carrots, peas, beef and then I got to the culprit … egg noodles. Egg noodles were the culprit. How could that be?
Well here is the point of this message today and the information I wanted to impart to you. What this lovely lady explained to me was that the FDA only required Beechnut (or any food manufacturer for that matter) to list the ingredients that they put in their food. They do not require Beechnut to list the ingredients inside the ingredients. So inside the egg noodles was Yellow Dye #5. Imagine that. The manufacturer of the egg noodles that Beechnut uses puts Petroleum in their product. Yup, you got that right. Food coloring is made from the gas you put in your car or heat your house. The crazy thing is food manufactures think it’s ok to put in our food.
Needless to say we went on the Feingold Diet and my son healed from Night Terrors. Oh and BTW when I sent a list of “approved meds” to his pediatrician for him to put in my son’s file, I received a call from him saying there really was no scientific evidence this diet works. Well from this mama it worked. Proof was in the pudding Doc!!!
So what’s the answer? Know the ingredients that are in your food. Learn that food manufacturers have changed the name on a number of ingredients such as MSG and call it something different. Know that you have to understand what is in processed foods and try to avoid them as much as possible. Eat food as close to how God created it as often as possible.
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