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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.
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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.
This handbook 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.
Breath testing is a useful addition to the low-FODMAP diet application. In most areas of food intolerance, diagnosis is not possible. Breath testing provides a reliable measure of absorption of a test sugar by assessment of breath hydrogen levels. A significant rise in breath hydrogen following ingestion of the test sugar (e.g. fructose) demonstrates poor absorption with subsequent fermentation by intestinal microflora. In the presence of IBS, this may well contribute to symptoms, with restriction of the sugar useful in the management of gastrointestinal symptoms. Negative breath tests demonstrating complete absorption of the sugar suggests that the patient can continue to consume this sugar without impacting on their symptoms. Routinely, the breath tests that are offered to detect for FODMAP intolerances are fructose, lactose and sorbitol. It is vital to remember that, regardless of breath test results, there are three other FODMAP carbohydrates that need to be considered as potential triggers. Fructans and GOS are not breath tested as they are always malabsorbed. They are always fermented and should be considered as triggers in all patients with IBS. Mannitol is rarely offered as a breath test because it is not found widely in the diet and can be investigated as a trigger through simple dietary elimination and rechallenge.
Most of the evidence for the use of the elimination diet is in conditions affecting the nose (rhinitis) [Juhlin, 1981], respiratory tract (asthma) [Slepian et al. 1985], skin (eczema and urticaria) [Juhlin, 1981] and behaviour [attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)] [Wender, 1986]. Evidence for the use of the elimination diet and prevalence of food chemical sensitivities in gastrointestinal conditions is scarce.
Before beginning the elimination diet I have always had food sensitivities after digesting my stomach lining 5 years ago. Prior to that I had a stomach of iron. After digesting my stomach lining I have avoided most dairy products, all yeast products, all products with durum wheat, pork, potato and any processed foods with the exceptions of staples such as gluten free pasta, flour, etc. I avoided these products due to constantly being sick and these products showing up time and time again as irritants on food intolerance tests that I had done over the years. I found that my stomach was mainly good when I avoided these foods, and I would only have symptoms (diarrhea, flatulance, abdominal pain) once every couple weeks or less.
After reading the elimination diet book and getting tired of avoiding so many foods as a way of life, I thought that the elimination diet would be the answer to solve my problems. Right before beginning the diet I went to the doctor and had blood tests, breath tests and a stool test done to check that there was no underlying cause of my symptoms. This is something I have had done several times over the years so there was no surprise when I was told that I was healthy as a horse.
I am now afraid that this diet has done more damage than ever to my stomach and if I try to reintroduce foods I will react even worse. I am at a complete loss and am devastated at the experience that I have had on this diet. If anyone has any suggestions to offer as to why my elimination diet experience has gone so wrong or what might be causing my issues then I would be happy to listen.
I have kept a detailed food diet throughout. Prior to the elimination diet I was eating more white carbs such as gluten-free pasta and sourdough bread. I have mainly increased my vegetable and fruit intake on the elimination diet. I was not taking any supplements beforehand.
Seeing a dietitian is always key to assisting you with the direction of elimination you need to follow. Specialist dietitians are also very experienced in identifying common patterns in your symptoms and food intake. They can use this information to guide the direction to take with diet.
Do you feel this diet could be the answer you have been looking for? This link will give you an easy helping hand and show you where to start. For some, just cutting down on certain foods and numbers will show a huge change. For others doing what is called an elimination diet will help to rule out what the main triggers are. 041b061a72