Have you wondered about which food chemicals cause most reactions? The following reactions were found in my detailed study of 113 families which I followed up very carefully over 18 months for my Masters Degree. My work had followed up a study of 500 families published in the Australian Journal of Dietetics.Of 100 people who react to artificial colours and flavours:87% still reacted to flavoured but uncoloured lollies87% reacted to chocolate (even though cocoa was allowed in the Feingold Diet, … [Read more...]
New book! Your Diet for Your IBS
I am writing to let you know about my latest book Your Diet for Your IBS. It is now there to help you if you have IBS, and you can share it with all your contacts who may have IBS or know people who do. Most people who put up with various discomforts with their IBS often wonder if diet has a role. Often they try to juggle changing foods with little support. Their symptoms are real. They are often not taken seriously. Now there is a step-by-step book to help. I have written this book with my … [Read more...]
A self-paced Food Sensitivity Course for you
You can download the materials and progress at your own pace. Stage One Course - Free!Reader friendly, but you still learn much. Visit my articles page and read any of the over one hundred articles that interest you. This one is for free from your computer or mobile device - you learn just what you are interested in. Set aside some time each week to become familiar with what is known about food sensitivity. Read about topics such as: Food Sensitivity Exists, Is food … [Read more...]
Mood: the role of diet
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 range of mood changes which result from a different group of substances in food - in a particular, that is, susceptible, subgroup of the population. Furthermore, just as it is possible for alcohol use to interact with depression or any other psychiatric disorder, it is also possible for food sensitivity to interact … [Read more...]
Is food chemical sensitivity disappearing into history?
If you think your food chemical symptoms seem to be less well understood or accepted than they were in the past, you are probably right! Many health professionals feel that if food sensitivity has not been clearly proved by now it deserves to disappear into history. It should not disappear! These two conflicting ideas: that symptoms one group know are related to their diet, and scientists who want the symptoms and diet to be neat and easily researched, need to be resolved. Forty years ago … [Read more...]
A book about coeliac disease that is just right for you.
If you know a coeliac you should know about the new book: Coeliac Disease & the Gluten Free Diet. It is written by Dr Kim Faulkner-Hogg, a highly respected dietitian who has specialised in this area for most of her long career. This book is not too long. It covers all you want to know if you are wondering if you or a family member has coeliac disease, with the important info on genetics and diagnosis, and why using the diet strictly is a good idea. And it is not too short. It manages to … [Read more...]
Is review of low chemical diet evidence useful?
Review of a report by Skypala et al on Sensitivity to food chemicals (view the report here) Sensitivity to food additives, vaso-active amines and salicylates: a review of the evidence. Skypala IJ, Williams M, Reeves L, Meyer R, Venter C. Clin Transl Allergy; 2015;5:34. The team of reviewers comment on the additives: benzoates, sulphite, MSG, as well as the natural food chemicals: amines and salicylate. They did not investigate additive colour and flavour which are the additives usually … [Read more...]