I am a stay at home mom with three young boys. I thought parenting was going to be a breeze, until my children were old enough to consume the unhealthy American diet of everything containing red dye 40. Unknowingly, I spent two years trying to figure out the most turbulent behavior of my middle child, and the over-sensitive depressed and anxious nature of my oldest. After becoming educated by an occupational therapist, I learned that some parents find that eliminating artificial colors - namely red dye 40- has made significant difference in their child's unruly behavior. After eliminating all of these dyes, I saw a change in their behavior and found the peace and joy of parenting that I longed for. I became their biggest advocate by creating a blog - www.reddyefree.blogspot.com - which has been seen by people all of the U.S. and some other countries. If I can help one more child or parent than all will be worth it.
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