Food Chemical Intolerance & The RPAH Elimination / FAILSAFE Diet

If you suspect that you are sensitive to food, there's a good chance that your intuition is right.


Food chemical intolerance can present in a number of ways:

  • Skin - rashes, eczema, hives
  • Airways - sinus, nasal polyps
  • Gastro-intestinal - mouth ulcers, IBS-like symptoms
  • Nervous system - headaches, migraines, hyperactivity

Natural chemicals that are present in many 'healthy' foods can sometimes be as a big of a problem as artificial food additives.

These chemicals are called salicylates, amines and glutamates.

Are you confused because sometimes you react to certain foods and sometimes you don't?

That's because food intolerance is dose-dependent. This means that you will only get symptoms if you eat beyond your own tipping point, known as your threshold.

To uncover which chemicals you are sensitive to, and in what amounts, the RPAH Elimination / FAILSAFE Diet is a medical elimination diet to diagnose food chemical intolerance.

My qualifications and experience as a Food Intolerance Dietitian

  1. I am an experienced Food Intolerance Dietitian. Food Intolerance management accounts for over half of my private practice and my household is on a medically restricted diet due to my husband and daughter having food intolerances.

  2. I am a recognised FAILSAFE Dietitian on the Food Intolerance Network. There are only three FAILSAFE dietitians including myself listed in Wollongong and surrounds.

  3. I have completed observation of implementing the RPAH Elimination Diet at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, who are the founders of the diet.

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