Hello Everyone

In Failsafe Newsletter 94, just out:


When our daughter was diagnosed with ADHD in the 1990s, most people had never heard of it, didn't believe it existed, and experts estimated about 2-3% of children were affected. According to a new report, ADHD is now affecting more people and costing Australia more than $20 billion a year, so why was diet virtually ignored? See what our readers say in the newsletter, like this "We did diet for explosive ADHD symptoms. It made a massive difference" and this "We had huge results after first 2 weeks (of diet). Concentration, focus, calmness". See ADHD blog too.

After Dr Velencia Soutter's sad and unexpected death in September, Network members have written tributes like this "Dr Soutter led our family on quite a journey at RPA, starting in 2007. An amazing doctor, a huge loss to the field" and "She was the one who pinpointed the issues for my daughter and we will be forever grateful". See more in newsletter.

Living as we do on Australia's mid-north coast means our home has been enveloped in a thick cloud of bushfire smoke for months. To minimise health risks from breathing smoke, we each use a Wein personal air supply when outside and will shortly stock the Wein Vortex VI-3500 Room Ionic Air Purifier. More in newsletter.

Reader stories in this newsletter range from one-liners such as "My 3yo self harmed, hair pulling, biting her own fingers, kicking, screaming prior to a change in diet. Two weeks after changing her diet we had a different child ..." to diet-induced pulsatile tinnitus and a fascinating facebook thread about "What are the symptoms that make people go  failsafe?" (answers include migraines, dizziness, nausea, dry eyes, swollen glands, arthritis, asthma, clogged ears, foggy headed feeling and fatigue .... and many more).

Cooks' corner includes a recipe for pasta sauce that you can use to safely eat 2 min noodles (the ones from our shopping list with no flavour enhancers, that is!)