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Eczema, asthma, irritable bowel syndrome, headaches and migraines, hives and skin rashes are just some of the conditions that can be attributed to food chemical intolerance. Behavioural problems like ADHD, autism and chronic fatigue syndrome can also improve with dietary manipulation.
Identifying problem foods can be very difficult because it is not an immune response; rather food chemicals can irritate nerve endings in different parts of the body just like certain drugs can cause side-effects in sensitive people. Some people are born with a sensitive constitution and react more readily to food chemicals than others. The problem food chemicals can be natural (salicylates, amines and glutamates) or food additives added to commercial food.
Our Accredited Practising Dietitians have extensive experience in using elimination diets to help you work out your trigger while maintaining a balanced diet.
If you want to proceed with The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Elimination Diet and Challenge Protocol have a look at How to Investigate Food Intolerance:
- Appointments remain flexible throughout the process
- Initial Consultation – assessment and introduction to the Elimination Diet
- Review Consultations – opportunity for questions, nutritional adequacy, Challenge Protocol, monitoring progress, challenge results and Liberalization Protocol.
The Allergy Unit, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Food Intolerance Handbook is available from our online shop for ALLERGY APPOINTMENT clients. It is used for the investigation and management of people with suspected food intolerance. Dietary elimination and challenge testing is a complex process and should be done with medical and dietetic supervision.