RPAH elimination diet

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The Royal Prince Albert Hospital diet or RPAH elimination diet, also known as the FAILSAFE diet, is an elimination diet to help identify food chemical sensitivities or intolerance symptoms.[1]

The RPAH diet is not for long term use; once the elimination has reduced and stabilized symptoms for 5 days, which typically takes 2 to 6 weeks, the person should begin food challenges to see which foods they react to.[1]

Food sensitivity groups[edit | edit source]

The RPAH elimination diet focuses on:

  • Salicylates
  • Amines
  • Glutamates
  • Additives, including artificial and natural colors, preservatives, antioxidants, and flavor enhancers
  • Gluten
  • Common allergens, including egg, dairy, soybean, nuts, fish, seafood, sesame, kiwi fruit, wheat, lupin
  • Nutritional supplements including vitamins and minerals are restricted to only those listed[1]

Notable studies[edit | edit source]

  • 1992, The role of food intolerance in chronic fatigue syndrome - (Full text)

Learn more[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Swain, Anne; Soutter, Velencia; Loblay, Robert (2013). "RPAH Elimination Diet Handbook with Food & Shopping Guide" (PDF). ISBN 9780980616408.

The information provided at this site is not intended to diagnose or treat any illness.
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