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The Food Intolerance Network provides information and support for people worldwide using a low-chemical elimination diet free of additives, low in salicylates, amines and flavour enhancers (FAILSAFE) for health, behaviour and learning problems.


Wearable air purifiers for fragrance sensitivity - do they really work?

Sleepless babies and diet

Now targeting: Update on petition - Reject a new way of hiding MSG in foods now has 11,251 signatures

Research: It’s official: diet FIRST for anxiety and depression – but is it the right diet?; 10% of five-year-olds show signs of developing mental illness; ASCIA guidelines on infant feeding and allergy prevention

In brief: Diet for gout: why common flavour enhancers and dietary salicylates are overlooked triggers; Confused about coconuts?; USA consumer win

Your questions: I can taste a faint licorice flavour in Herron paracetamol. Is it still failsafe?

Success stories: [1460] – [1465]

Failsafe shopping list: new products, warnings

Factsheets: over 100 science-based information sheets on symptoms and additives

Support community: Failsafers talking to each other

Cook's corner: access over 1000 recipes to make it easy

Thanks and admin:



Just a brief newsletter this time as Howard and I have recently returned from another long hard trek in Nepal.

The main news is that there is a new personal air purifier available that might help many food intolerant people because sensitivity to smells and perfumes often occurs with food intolerance.

My blog post on sleepless babies and diet has proved extraordinarily popular, so a summary and links are given here for those needing updated information.

For those with a sweet tooth, see an interesting idea in the Shopping List, just in time for Christmas! Don't forget our factsheet on Christmas and food intolerance

And as always, thanks to everyone for support and sharing so freely given in the Food Intolerance Network, which currently has 13,700 members.

 - Sue Dengate



Wearable air purifiers for fragrance sensitivity - do they really work?

Some failsafers - especially those with asthma or rhinitis - suffer from fragrance sensitivity.

"I'm sensitive to all smells ... I try to avoid prolonged exposure to indoor environments where I cannot control the smell, e.g. shopping centres or air conditioned office buildings with no external opening windows. Once a smell enters the air conditioning, it goes all throughout the building" - Sam [1462]

"I have had some serious breathing problems from some perfumes, perfumed room ‘fresheners’, particularly carpet cleaners and perfumed washing powder" - Suzanne [1463]

My own fragrance sensitivity suddenly intensified last year in a small plane when a passenger near me used strong smelling body lotion. Thankfully, after four months like a prisoner in my own home - unless using nasal screens - I recovered to where I can lead a normal life again, although I still need to have protection in smelly environments.

First Defence nasal screens were my lifesaver during my MCS nightmare, but they are not invisible so I was excited to try another option: a small plastic wearable device called the Wein Air Supply. The brainchild of Stan Weinberg from Wein Products in Los Angeles, Stan says he developed the wearable ionic personal air purifier "to protect people from airborne hazards anywhere they went, not just in fixed locations".

The Wein Air Supply (AS180i, the 2017 version)


I've had my Wein Air Supply for five months now, and I love it.

This product claims to protect against

•    perfumes
•    odours
•    smoke including cigarette smoke but would work for bushfires
•    moulds
•    pollen
•    allergens such as cats
•    dust
•    germs - includes airborne viruses such as colds and flu

You can use the Wein Air Supply at home, travelling, outdoors, on planes, in city streets, in cafés and even trekking. It is discreet, silent and effective.

See more, including a full list of scientific references, in Sue’s detailed blog post and see how to buy most cheaply at https://fedup.com.au/order-books/product/show/10/wein-air-supply-as180i

You might also want to sign a petition in the UK calling for a ban the use of air fresheners in public places https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/ban-air-fresheners-from-public-spaces

Sleepless babies and diet


“My baby was waking at least five times every night … I gave her some paracetamol and took her into a warm bath with me. Afterwards, I lay her on my bed while I dressed. When I turned around she was lying motionless on the bed, eyes closed.

Panicking, we called the duty doctor.  ‘This child is asleep,’ he said, perplexed. Howard and I looked at each other. In ten months she had never fallen asleep without such a huge effort that the possibility hadn’t crossed our minds …” – from Fed Up with Food Intolerance: a personal story (ebook) by Sue Dengate

The excerpt above, from my first book, is about the problems we had getting our first child to sleep until we discovered the RPAH elimination diet. Since then I have spent my time writing about food intolerance and supporting others so they don’t have to go through the same experience.

Reports from our new Babies story collection suggest that the RPAH Elimination Diet (additive free, low in salicylates & amines) for babies and/or breastfeeding mothers can make a huge difference for some families.

•  The science says that aspirin – the prototype of the salicylates – can pass into breastmilk
•  People who are affected by salicylates in aspirin may also be affected by similar drugs (such as Nurofen/Ibuprofen), salicylates in foods, and some food additives including artificial colours and preservatives.
•  Sleep disturbance was found to be one of the main effects of artificial colours by Australian researchers Drs Katherine and Kenneth Rowe. (Anyone who is affected by artificial colours may also be affected by other additives and/or natural food chemicals such as salicylates.) Sleep disturbance can include difficulty falling asleep, frequent night waking, night terrors, restless legs.
•  Disturbed sleep can also be caused by pain due to gut problems or itchy skin

See what you can do, food chemicals to avoid and lots of reports from happy readers in Sue’s blog post


Update on our petition: 11,251 people have signed the Network petition about a new "processing aid" enzyme that increases MSG and glutamates inside your food without showing anything on the label. While several other enzymes have sailed through the FSANZ approval process and disappeared from labels as "processing aids", the MSG enzyme approval has been delayed and delayed. Our official submission was made to FSANZ in September https://fedup.com.au/news/blog/7000-signatures-on-glutaminase-petition-presented-to-fsanz

No decision by FSANZ yet which is good news that our pressure may be working.

changeorgglutaminase The rash in this photo is a reaction to a dietitian-supervised MSG challenge [1398]

Reject a new way of hiding MSG in foods - permission is being sought for protein glutaminase as a "processing aid"

Please sign our new petition urging Government to reject it.

There are two things wrong about this enzyme:

•    It considerably increases the level of free glutamates in your food. This makes your food more flavour enhanced or, to put it another way, increases the MSG which many consumers seek to avoid.
•    It will never be shown on the ingredients label because it will be classified as a “processing aid”, part of an international food industry trend to hide the additives which many seek to avoid.

If this enzyme is approved and hidden, there will be many more used to manufacture currently regulated food preservatives inside your food so that they are not listed on the label. You will have no idea that there are propionate or benzoate preservatives hidden in the food. You will have no idea that the free glutamates have been vastly increased then boosted further with hidden ribonucleotides. And the label may legally say “No MSG” or “No added MSG” or "No preservatives".

Please jump in and sign the petition now.


It’s official: diet FIRST for anxiety and depression – but is it the right diet?

Professor Felice Jacka, head of the Food and Mood Centre at Deakin University and a Black Dog Institute external fellow, recommends diet first for treating anxiety and depression:

“… we know that we can change diet and exercise and very quickly, according to the evidence, have an impact on mental health …”

Updated clinical recommendations for the treatment of mood disorders by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists now include diet. Jacka FN et al,  A randomised controlled trial of dietary improvement for adults with major depression (the 'SMILES' trial). BMC Med. 2017;15(1):23 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5282719/ 

Read more in Sue’s blog post

10% of five-year-olds show signs of developing mental illness

Professor Melissa Green and colleagues found that one in 10 five-year-olds in NSW show early warning signs of developing mental illness later in life, according to a new study that provides a ready-made blueprint for detecting at-risk children. While the study did a great job of identifying the at-risk children – including “disrespectful and aggressive/hyperactive behaviour” - and recommended “targeted early intervention strategies”, there appears to be no multi-disciplinary approach which includes a scientific dietary perspective. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0004867417740208?journalCode=anpa. See ODD factsheet, for instance, for links to how well diet can help.

ASCIA guidelines on infant feeding and allergy prevention

You might have missed the key recommendations in the recently updated guidelines from the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy

•    When your infant is ready, at around 6 months, but not before 4 months, start to introduce a variety of solid foods, starting with iron rich foods, while continuing breastfeeding.
•    All infants should be given allergenic solid foods including peanut butter, cooked egg, dairy and wheat products in the first year of life. This includes infants at high risk of allergy.
•    Hydrolysed (partially and extensively) infant formula are not recommended for prevention of allergic disease.


Diet for gout: why common flavour enhancers and dietary salicylates are overlooked triggers

Gout is the most common inflammatory arthritis and is increasing.  In the United States, gout prevalence has approximately doubled over the last 20 years. A study in May 2017 found that risk for gout is increased by the Western diet.

I receive many reports from failsafers that their partner’s gout has improved dramatically when the family embarks on the RPAH elimination diet to change their children’s behaviour – but they don’t know why:

“My husband’s gout has improved since our family went failsafe. He’s not really on the diet but eats a lot of our failsafe food” - Michelle

Four causes of gout are a high purine diet, side effects of medication, ribonucleotide food additives (“MSG boosters”) and dietary salicylates. See more in Sue’s detailed blog post.

Confused about coconuts?

Coconuts are not failsafe because they contain salicylates and amines (fresh coconut is MODERATE, coconut oil is HIGH, desiccated or shredded is VERY HIGH).

Five claims about coconut oil debunked by dietitian Rosemary Stanton. Coconut oil does NOT

•    help you lose weight
•    reduce heart disease risk
•    kill bacteria and viruses
•    repair your hair
•    whiten your teeth
USA consumer win 

Hailed as a big win for consumers, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission recently voted to ban an entire class of flame retardants in children's products, furniture, mattresses, and electronics cases. These are the chemicals that caused Howard and me to develop fragrance sensitivity back in the late-1990s when we bought a new mattress and a new computer.

Since then we have been recommending IKEA’s furniture products for their lack of smell. So I was interested to see IKEA’s approach of avoiding potentially harmful chemicals confirmed on the following website:  http://www.sixclasses.org/ and read more about the ban: https://earthjustice.org/news/press/2017/u-s-consumer-product-safety-commission-to-protect-consumers-firefighters-from-hazardous-flame-retardant


Q: I can taste a faint licorice flavour in Herron paracetamol. Is it still failsafe?

A: Herron were very helpful when I contacted them for you. They advise that there has been no change to the product formulation of Herron Gold Paracetamol Tablets and Tabsules since 2009.   These products do currently contain a very small amount of liquorice flavouring extracted from natural liquorice root in the coating, but this is being phased out permanently. The new liquorice-free Herron Gold Paracetamol Tabsules will be available in bottles of 20’s starting end of October, with larger pharmacy only packs, also in bottles, arriving later in December.  The colouring in the coating is a blend of iron oxides, all failsafe. The products remain yeast, dairy, lactose, gluten, wheat, soy and preservative. Note that the Tablet (not Tabsule) product currently contains a small amount of vanillin in addition to the liquorice root.


You can scroll through the full text of all stories: for every story we report, there are probably another 10 that cover similar issues. And these are just the ones we get to hear about. Names have been changed to protect privacy.
Success story collections: organised by symptom or by additive keywords are proving the most popular downloads from the website. They'll be added to as time permits.

All stories are now given in full in newsletters because people tell us that they are so useful and positive!

[1465] One-liners (November 2017)

I was on the Fodmap and it wasn't working and now I going low Salicylate foods and I'm improving a lot - Karen USA

I have been suffering for 10 years with migraines/headaches, etc., seen numerous physicians and not one was able to figure out why. My constant research brought me to you and your diet has saved my life. I can't say thank you enough – Cheryl

Our 9yo reached baseline after 4 weeks on the strict diet. He became calm and compliant and our home was no longer a war zone. He responded to sals on day 3 of the challenge and has taken 3 weeks to return to baseline – Peter

I don't have eczema but I do have a range of ailments that doctors have tried to tell me for years weren't related to food. Amazing that all the ailments have disappeared during the strict phase of my elimination diet. I don’t trust any doctor that rules out food from the conversation – Ali

[1464] Diet for sleep and anxiety issues- facebook thread (September 2017)

Anyone done the diet for sleep and anxiety issues? My nephew who is seven is having issues falling asleep and staying asleep. My poor brother and his wife are like zombies. Just wondered if diet made a difference for anyone and if it did what the culprits were? - Heather

I didn't do the diet for insomnia but it has cured my insomnia which I had had for over a decade - Sharyn

Same here - Rachael

My daughter's main symptom when she was younger was sleep issues, not anxiety though. It definitely helped her a lot - Kristy

Through the elimination diet Miss 7's anxiety (quite crippling) has completely disappeared. Now working through the food challenges to discover the culprits. Her sleep is vastly improved - Alison

For me, sleep issues are a1 dairy, colours and sulphites. For my son, it's chocolate and benzoates. Amine reduction improves DP's sleep. And actually, DP sleeps better when he has wheat, but gets major mood issues, so he's very careful to avoid it - Stephanie

The DD we started the diet for had primarily issues surrounding anxiety. When she's FS the anxiety is almost non-existent. Comes back for her with too many sals, amines results in aggression and glutamates pure nonsense and irrational. The specifics for everyone are different but yes, huge difference and a great sleeper after diet started too once we got through the elimination and withdrawal - Kerryn

My boy's poor sleep definitely improved once we figured out his salicylate intolerance - Chanel

Absolutely there was an improvement. Went low salicylate for my son. Falls asleep faster and night terrors and sleep walking have completely stopped - Ali

Removing high sals, Amines and glutamates has stopped Miss 4.3yo insomnia - Amy

My DS took on average 2- 2 1/2 hrs to go to sleep! We had to take it in turns ???? and he frequently woke up with nightmares. (We did this from dot to 8yrs). After starting elimination diet, that went down to 1/2 hour to go to sleep which was fine as I loved reading to him within a couple of weeks and rarely woke up during the night - Teresa

Yes sleep was why I started the diet, for my breastfed son. Salicylates, glutamates, antioxidants and artificial colours make my son's sleep bad. Currently he's not sleeping well because I've pushed salicylates liberalisation too far ???? - Melissa

Sensitive Sleep Solutions is my sleep consultancy for children. I would highly recommend trialling this diet if her parents have addressed other sleep and health related issues. Low Sal diet was the start of the solution to my son’s sleep issues. Years down the track I now have another failsafe family member who has found relief from a lifetime of insomnia/anxiety/depression - Lisa

Amines make it difficult for my 11yo to get to and stay asleep - Kim

I was diagnosed with mild sleep apnea. The docs couldn't figure out why with only a mild case I was so lethargic ALL the time. I started the elimination diet and found out gluten and soy are the major culprits to my lethargy. Only 2 store bought soy coffees will be enough to make me tired for a couple of days – Carmen

Amines intolerance! Rashes, aggro, broken sleep were all our signs too. Use to wake 10-20 times a night till 17 months. We cut out all amines and gluten dairy (use goats milk) and sleeps 12 hrs solid no rashes and happy. But give him a banana and you'll know it!! (gets so cranky) – Natalie

[1463] Perfumes "a nightmare" (September 2017)

My other big issue is with some perfumes, perfumed room 'fresheners', particularly carpet cleaners and perfumed washing powder.  I have had some serious breathing problems from these. At work at one point they changed to a dreadful 'rose' perfumed air freshener, which affected me immediately, firstly my lips felt like they were burning and then swelled up, one eye swelled and breathing became difficult. No-one else in the office could smell it, the cleaning company denied changing products and it ended with everyone thinking it was 'all in my head'. Generally household cleaners don't bother me. I find my life can be an absolute nightmare - Suzanne

[1462] "I'm sensitive to all smells" (September 2017)

I'm sensitive to all smells. My father is a handyman. He is always using all sorts of industrial solvents, glues, paints etc. Lately, he is painting the boat under the house. However, he must shut all the doors and windows of the house before opening any paint tin. I tolerate smells better outside due to large amount of air. I tolerate smells much less in an enclosed environment (such as the house). I try to avoid prolonged exposure to indoor environments where I cannot control the smell, e.g. shopping centres or air conditioned office buildings with no external opening windows. Once a smell enters the air conditioning, it goes all throughout the building - Sam

[1461] Salicylate sensitivity triggered by medication? - "a truckload" of berries and other high salicylate foods (September 2017)

Wow i am so happy that I came across your website. I recently broke out in dermatitis on my face due to food intolerance to egg & lactose (which I had been eating most days since reintroducing back into my diet 9 months ago). I thought I was coping well, then 2 weeks later the dermatitis turned into a staph infection because of a nose bleed ... I was put onto antibiotics & steroids which did clear my face up - for not even a week - because unfortunately a few days completing the meds i ate a couple of protein balls (cashews, dates, pea protein & coconut) I then started to welt up again within about an hour & for the next week my face continued to puff up in red angry rash, swollen cheeks. Some days I'd wake up swollen other times would get redder/swollen as the day went on. I was sure there was something else causing this reaction other than what I already knew because I had not been eating any eggs/dairy but a truck load of berries, apples, oranges chia pudding sprinkled with coconut, almonds, pumpkin seeds & dates. I got onto google & came across salicylate sensitivity which I 100% believe was triggered by the medication I was put on.

I thought I was eating a healthy balanced diet but most foods in the moderate to high salicylate tier (broccoli, zucchini, sweet potato, pumpkin & smoothie bowls) are my faves. It could just be a coincidence but thought I'd share my experience with you. I'm now on day 3 of my elimination diet & my skin has improved & while i'm chilling in bed as I write this my face isn't the usual angry red it has been the past few weeks. I also am no longer feeling clammy/anxious like I have been over the past couple of weeks.

Update day 4: my skin is even better today.

Update 2 months later: I'm still following the diet eating low/negligible foods in salicylates (8 weeks) & also amines (6 weeks). Skin is looking great. Face is back to normal. I'm seeing a dietitian soon, I found her on your website so I'm hoping to be able to reintroduce some foods or at least start challenges. I have joined your fb page and have found it really helpful along with your book Fed Up. I just can't thank you enough - Michelle

[1460] Salicylates in medication: so many doctors do not take salicylates seriously (August 2017)

I was diagnosed with salicylate allergy about 8 years ago. I am usually very careful and try to avoid food with high to very high salicylate levels and eat some of the ones where the level is low. My biggest problem is the way many medications affect me and I put it down to salicylates. I leave aspirin and other anti-inflammatories alone. I am an asthmatic so have left those alone for many years. I have found that many medications affect me, including the majority of blood pressure medications. I take one now that only gives me a slight reaction if I take it with an anti-histamine. I’ve also had allergic reactions, i.e. rashes and breathing problems from vitamin tablets, antibiotics, lots of tablets. Someone told me that salicylates are often used in tablet compounds, not sure if this is true. Very often MIMS does not mention that a medication contains salicylates. I have contacted drug companies to ask them if a particular drug contains salicylates and they have told me they are present, but this is not mentioned anywhere, labelling, MIMS. Sometimes a pharmacist can tell me.  It is an absolute minefield. So many doctors do not take it seriously, they tend to brush it away. When I’ve requested a different antibiotic they still will prescribe the one that affects my breathing.  Fortunately my local pharmacist can often give me a genetic version of the drug, containing no salicylates.  I’m getting to a stage where I’m terrified to take anything. I used to take Blackmores 1000mg garlic tablets, they were fine and didn’t affect me in any way. Recently they stopped producing those and replaced them with a 10,000mg version. 1st time I took one, severe reaction, affecting my breathing, swelling of the throat, etc. I used to think it was all asthma, but then the asthma medication didn’t give relief. Since diagnosis of my allergy my ‘asthma’ is very much improved. Now when I wheeze at night, usually after eating in a restaurant, I take an anti-histamine and I’m fine, in the past I used my puffers and they didn’t work.
(Sue's comment: We agree. It is harder than ever to find medication that won't kill you since the TGA introduced pathetic labelling requirements for pharmaceuticals: now only active ingredients and preservatives have to be listed. Obviously they are protecting industry not consumers. We recommend medication guidelines in the RPAH allergy clinic publication "RPAH Elimination Diet Handbook" supplements and medications sections, pages 107-119, available from dietitians and the RPAH clinic. They say: Avoid aspirin and non-essential medications, avoid colours, flavours and/or preservatives (especially in syrups and mixtures); avoid herbal products and topical products (skin creams) with menthol, essential oils, aromas. They list some suitable medications that can be used by people who are sensitive to salicylates, e.g. Clopidogrel for blood thinning; alternatives for pain relief, antihistamines, asthma medication, supplements and many more. http://www.slhd.nsw.gov.au/rpa/allergy/resources/foodintol/handbook.html)

Also see story [1386] Life-threatening reaction to anti-inflammatory drugs plus blackberries: "A&E seemed totally unaware of the salicylate link" (March 2016)

Don’t forget, you can search for stories/symptoms or scroll through all current stories


"My mother has a sweet tooth. For her birthday, I ordered her many different lollies which I think are failsafe (or near to failsafe). The attached document has links to online stores selling the lollies. I have checked the ingredients with the manufacturers in most of the lollies. However, let me know if you find some errors. Note: the lollies do contain flavour. Hence not to be eaten in unlimited quantities."  - thanks very much to Sam https://www.fedup.com.au/images/stories/lollylist2017.pdf

Allergy Train, a store and community run by dietitian Jenny Trezise in Melbourne, caters specifically for people with food intolerance at www.allergytrain.com.au. Allergy Train can now ship internationally to many different countries based on the weight of the parcel. Covers USA, Canada, New Zealand and the UK so far, enquire for others. 


Factsheets provide science-based access to information on added and natural chemicals, on symptoms and support. See full list of over 100 factsheets and remember that you can use the search function to search all factsheets (Information>Factsheets>Search all factsheets)


Thanks for your continuing support of each other!

A video-graphic introduction to food intolerance from one of our Network members (2 mins): Food intolerances, what are they? Thanks to Steph Aromataris www.stepharomataris.com


Diet not working as well as you'd hoped? One tiny mistake can make a huge difference. For fine-tuning, see the Checklist of common mistakes. Readers tell us this list is very useful. You can also ask for our Salicylate, Amine and Glutamate mistakes sheets This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Online support: Sue Dengate facebook group (13,700 members, open forum meaning the public can see your posts). If you want to use an email support group, join at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All other Yahoo groups have been closed because facebook has become the support choice of members.

Closed failsafe group https://www.facebook.com/groups/352777968116759/ 
USA facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/284241571702972/
The UK facebook group may have ceased? https://www.facebook.com/groups/380347182034474/
NZ facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1011400158967643/
twitter-bird-blue-on-whitetweet as @failsafers (note the plural).

Food Intolerance Network hit 10 million visitors in June 2017. Interest in food intolerance and in eating food without additives continues to grow.

Local contacts: can generally answer some questions about failsafe eating - many have brochures and a copy of the DVD to lend out. They can also advise on supportive dietitians locally.

Dietitians: for failsafe-friendly dietitians, see the regularly updated
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A member asked on the UK failsafe group some time ago whether there was feedback about the following UK dietitians. Since the failsafe UK group seems to have disappeared, can anyone here help please? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Note that Vivienne Pither does Skype consults for UK.
Merseyside - http://www.nutritionist-resource.org.uk/nutritionists/anne-wright
Manchester - http://www.blossom-consulting.co.uk/
Wirral - http://www.amdietetics.com/individual-wellbeing/

DVD "Fed Up with Children’s Behaviour” has
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All Failsafe Newsletters can be searched and printed. There is a wealth of research, issue discussion, recipes, personal reports and recipes now available in one place. But some of the links are out of date and you must always check current products rather than relying on historical information.

Success story collections: These are the most popular downloads from the website,
organised by symptom and by additive.

The Food Intolerance Network strongly supports the peer-reviewed publication of evidence regarding the effects of salicylates on health, behaviour and learning and acknowledges that more research needs to be published, particularly using dietary salicylates. However the very foundation of science is observation and these observations over many years show an astonishing and convincing range of real symptoms. We hope that they may assist in stimulating further research publication.

Reintroduction guidelines: for people who are extra sensitive, the new RPAH reintroduction guidelines recommend much smaller servings of salicylate and amine containing foods than previously, see reader comment below. Available on request from
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Thank you so much for the new RPAH reintroduction recommendations. I now understand why when I tried to ascertain my tolerance levels and did as my dietician recommended (try 1/2 a cup of salicylates) that my symptoms returned very quickly. ½ a cup is 100 times ¼ of a teaspoon, and given my scent problems I’m probably highly sensitive. Now I can try again. - failsafer, NZ


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Disclaimer: the information given is not intended as medical advice. Always consult with your doctor for possible underlying illness. Before beginning dietary investigation, consult a dietician with an interest in food intolerance. Information is drawn from the scientific literature, web research, group members and personal enquiry; while all care is taken, information is not warranted as accurate and the Food Intolerance Network and Sue Dengate cannot be held liable for any errors or omissions.

© Sue Dengate 2017 (text) PO Box 718 WOOLGOOLGA NSW 2456, Australia but material can be reproduced with acknowledgement. Thanks to the many members who have written, phoned and contributed to this newsletter and particularly to Teresa and Tracy for their help with facebook and story collections. Further reading and viewing: Fed Up and The Failsafe Cookbook by Sue Dengate (Random House Australia), Fed Up with Children’s Behaviour (DVD) by Sue Dengate.