The RPAH Elimination Diet developed as the careful approach eliminating all foods where there was evidence for the presence of the suspect food chemicals. The Diet Detective Approach is less strict. I developed it beginning in 1975 when there was little useful analysis data, and additive labelling did not exist. I found the best way […]
Dietary treatment for Eosinophilic Oesophagitis (EO) was shown to be relevant when a fully hydrolysed formula produced improvement in around 90% of cases. With that realization of an allergy mechanism the six-food elimination diet (SFED) was used. This produced an efficacy of 70%. The shift to the SFED still implies that many foods are suspect, […]
Hooray! It is great to hear an epidemiologist speak in defense of observational science. See: /theconversation.com/in-defence-of-observational-science-randomised-experiments-arent-the-only-way-to-the-truth-49807 This is particularly important where food is concerned as it is so difficult to reduce complex food issues down to a simple randomized controlled study. The effect of diet on hyperactivity is a very good example particularly as what looked […]
To the Editor: I am concerned that the recent articles on salicylate diets, 17 June, may be seen as a current position statement on the usefulness of a low chemical elimination diet. An elderly psychiatrist colleague said in 1976, “In 20 years time many parents will not be giving their children red cordial but scientists […]
Talk given to the Institute of Australasian Psychiatrists. Nov, 2000 Joan Breakey Dietitian / Nutritionist. Diet and mood We are all familiar with people feeling like picking a fight, dancing on the table, or crying into a drink ,as being due to alcohol. What I propose is that there is an equally wide […]
Following are some important aspects of the developing of thinking over time:- 1975 I began work using the Feingold diet Realised that the diet itself needed investigation I collected data on what families reacted to and tolerated. 1976 Reported in letter to Medical Journal of Australia 1976, 2:248 Collated world-wide research on what others were […]
This poster was presented at the International Congress of Dietetics in September 2012. Click here to view the poster.