Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
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Food Intolerance Information and Resources

Original Simplified Elimination Diet introduction

Original Salicylates, Amines and Glutamate introduction

RPAH Elimination Diet Handbook with food and shopping guide

The RPAH Elimination Diet Handbook with food and shopping guide replaces the booklets, "The Simplified Elimination Diet" (introduction from this booklet) and "Salicylates, Amines and Glutamate" (introduction from this booklet). This handbook is intended to be used for the investigation and management of people with suspected food intolerance.

This handbook is available for interested Accredited Practising Dietitians and medical practitioners to purchase for their patients. It is also available to members of the public. However dietary elimination and challenge testing is a complex process which should be done under medical and dietetic supervision.

Please note that some minor updates were made to the handbook in 2011 and for those who purchased the handbook prior to this the updates are listed here.

The handbook can be purchased at AU$22.00 (plus postage). Bulk and international orders are also available.

The Elimination Diet Handbook includes the following sections with a few selected images of pages shown below:

  • Introduction
  • Elimination diet - A step-by-step guide
  • Food charts & shopping guide
  • Gluten-free foods
  • Gluten-containing foods
  • Dairy foods
  • Soy
  • Good nutrition
  • Menu planning
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Toiletries & personal care products
  • Medications
  • Personal & home environment
  • Index

Below are some examples of pages from the RPAH Elimination Diet Handbook:

A page from the introduction to food intolerance Elimination Diet Handbook page 9

Elimination Diet Handbook Page 29 An example Dietitian Recommendations sheet

Suggestions for making a food and symptom diary Elimination Diet Handbook page 30

Elimination Diet Handbook page 34 One of many food chemical charts (in this case for fruits) showing foods in Low, Moderate, High and Very High categories

An accompanying shopping guide to the page shown above (in this case for fruits) Elimination Diet Handbook page 35

Elimination Diet Handbook page 103 One of the example menu plans showing suggested foods/recipes for each meal of the day for 7 days

One of the pages giving suggestions on avoiding certain environmental chemicals Elimination Diet Handbook page 125

RPAH Elimination Diet Handbook with food and shopping guide