Jane Sheppard, Owner, Editor, and Publisher of the website Healthy Child, wrote the following in an email to on Oct. 1, 2007, which addressed her article "(ADHD) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - What's Happening to Our Children?" featured on her website:

“Many kids who are considered to have behavior or attention problems may actually be suffering from food or environmental allergies, which can cause ‘abnormal’ learning patterns and the inability to focus. Some of the signs to look for in detecting allergies are red cheeks, red ears, eye circles, puffy eyes, eye wrinkles, bloated belly, rubbing nose and mottled tongue. It takes some detective work to find the specific cause or causes of a child’s problem. Pasteurized cow’s milk can be one of the biggest culprits of allergies in children, and may be one of the contributing factors in behavioral issues of some children. Even though a milk allergy may be just one of the many contributing factors of a child’s behavior, it may be prudent to remove all pasteurized milk products for at least a month to see if there is improvement.”

Oct. 1, 2007