RPAH Elimination Diet / Failsafe Diet

Food intolerances can be triggered by a variety of natural food chemicals &/or additives which can cause reactions by irritating nerve endings.  Symptoms may include any of the following:

  • Hives or rash
  • Diarrhoea, constipation, nausea, bloating &/or abdominal pain
  • Headaches & migraines
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle aches & pains
  • Moodiness
  • Difficulty concentrating

Some children (& adults) with an intolerance to certains foods & /or additives may become restless or irritable or have difficulty concentrating.  Behavioural problems such as ADHD may become worse.  Babies might become irritable or experience reflux, diarrhoea &/or nappy rash.  

Unlike allergies, there are no skin tests or blood tests that can help diagnose intolerances.  The only reliable way to determine which food chemicals may be contributing to the symptoms is by following the RPAH Elimination Diet / Failsafe Diet, waiting until symptoms subside & then reintroducing possible trigger substances in specific amounts according to a systematic ‘challenge’ protocol.

The dietitians at Coffs Coast Nutrition can help to support you &/or your family while you are trialing the elimination diet & carrying out the ‘challenges’.  Without the help of an Accredited Practicing Dietitian it can be very easy to make mistakes when following the Elimination Diet / Failsafe diet which may mean that you do not obtain the expected benefits from the diet. Feel free to contact us on (02) 6652 7529 or email reception@coffscoastnutrition.com.au to arrange an appointment.

It is absolutely crucial that the ‘challenges’ are carried out accurately, & it is recommended that this is done with the help of an Accredited Practising Dietitian. At Coffs Coast Nutrition we can also help to ensure that your diet & that of your family is nutritionally balanced.  Consultations can be carried out in person, or via phone or email.