Effects of a ketogenic diet on ADHD-like behavior in dogs with idiopathic epilepsy
Dogs with idiopathic epilepsy may exhibit behaviors that resemble ADHD symptoms seen in humans and rodent models of epilepsy. A ketogenic diet may be able to improve some of these behaviors, along with potentially anxiolytic effects.
Synthetic food coloring and behavior: a dose response effect in a double-blind, placebo-controlled, repeated-measures study.
Behavioral changes in irritability, restlessness, and sleep disturbance are associated with the ingestion of tartrazine (synthetic food coloring) in some children. A dose response effect was observed in children who were identified as "reactors".
Dietary sensitivities and ADHD symptoms: thirty-five years of research
Evidence suggests that a subgroup of ADHD patients improve on an artificial food color-free diet. Studies suggested that some children in addition to being sensitive to AFCs are also sensitive to common nonsalicylate foods (milk, chocolate, soy, eggs, wheat, corn, legumes) as well as salicylate-containing grapes, tomatoes, and orange.