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Food Intolerance Information and Resources

Original Simplified Elimination Diet introduction

Original Salicylates, Amines and Glutamate introduction

Diagnostic Elimination Diet Handbook Volume 1

The Diagnostic Elimination Diet Handbook Volume 1 has been released in 2019 and is an updated edition of the "RPAH Elimination Diet Handbook with food & shopping guide". 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.

The handbook can be purchased at AU$30.00 which includes a copy of the Food Challenge Instruction Booklet (plus postage). Bulk and international orders are also available.

The Diagnostic Elimination Diet Handbook Volume 1 includes the following sections with a few selected images of pages shown below:

  • Introduction
  • Diagnostic elimination diet
  • Food chemical charts
  • Gluten-containing foods
  • Dairy foods
  • Soy
  • Good nutrition
  • Menu planning
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Toiletries & personal care products
  • Medications
  • Home environment
  • Food index
  • Elimination diet shopping list

Below are some examples of pages from the Diagnostic Elimination Diet Handbook Volume 1:

A page from the introduction to food intolerance
Diagnostic Elimination Diet Handbook Volume 1 Dose effects
Diagnostic Elimination Diet Handbook Volume 1 Diet plan
An example Dietitian Recommendations sheet
Suggestions for making a food and symptom diary
Diagnostic Elimination Diet Handbook Volume 1 Food and symptom diary
Diagnostic Elimination Diet Handbook Volume 1 Food chemical chart
One of many food chemical charts (in this case for fruits) showing foods in Low, Moderate, High and Very High categories
Accompanying guidelines/hints/nutrition/cooking tips/recipes to the page shown above (in this case for fruits)
Diagnostic Elimination Diet Handbook Volume 1 Allowed fruits
Diagnostic Elimination Diet Handbook Volume 1 Meal suggestions
One of the example meal suggestion pages showing suggested breakfast options
One of the pages giving suggestions for the personal and home environment
Diagnostic Elimination Diet Handbook Volume 1 Home environment