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Is your child one of the sweetest kids you have ever known? Is his heart as big as he is…and the only problem is that he seems to have some anger issues and brat-like tendencies?

Do you find yourself thinking, “If you only knew him like I know him…”—but all most people see are the tantrums, demands, and emotional outbursts?

Those behaviors were once considered nothing more than various forms of normal childhood antics, especially in toddlers. Guiding children through the stages of development of self-control was just part of good parenting.

So, how did we come to a place where we have an epidemic of children who fail to gain control of their emotions and who can’t focus on their school work?

For years now, many have said that ADD and ADHD were junk diagnoses—just poor parenting—and the golden calf of pharmaceutical companies. Parents have been caught in the middle, their children labeled, medicated, and misunderstood.

Now there could be yet another answer. There is clear evidence that there is more to this story than bad kids, poor parenting, and greedy pharmaceutical companies. If the child I just described is your child, I have really good news. You could be right. There could be an unseen villain in his life—one that has been introduced in the most sinister way: in his favorite foods and snacks. The really bad actor is called Red Dye 40.

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