|Food Intolerances and The Ketogenic Diet|
Matthew (5) and Jessica (9)
|Jessica and Matthew have been eating "failsafe" food since January 2000
To read about the effects of food on them click on their photo.
Since February 2001, Jessica has been using "failsafe" foods with the ketogenic diet.
Matthew (5) and Jessica (9)
|If you feel that your child may have difficulties with certain types of foods, the links on this page will assist you.|
You would think that eliminating foods while a child is on the ketogenic diet would not be possible.
A few parents have found that this has been necessary to enable their child to be seizure free.
"FAILSAFE eating may be useful if you or your children are bothered by * mood swings * PMT * short fuse * oppositional defiance * ADHD * foggy brain * learning difficulties * anxiety * depression * panic attacks * stomach aches * bloating * reflux * irritable bowel * 'sneaky poos' * food cravings * difficulty falling asleep * night waking * headaches * migraine * asthma * stuffy or runny nose * frequent ear infections * tinnitus * arthritis * eczema * or * restless legs." (or seizures)
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|The "FAILSAFE Discussion Group shares recipes, support and information about the effects of food on behaviour, health and learning in both children and adults who are using the low chemical elimination diet recommended by the Australian Royal Prince Alfred Hospital - free of additives, low in salicylates, amines and flavour enhancers"|
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|Sue Dengate's website provides an enormous amount of relevant and up to date information in relation to food intolerances in children. She began her research into this because she found not only her children were affected by food, but also her husband and herself. She does not specifically detail the impact of food to epilepsy, but she does provide a wide range of information on intolerances in general and also what is found in the foods we eat.|
"Harmful Food Additives are those that have been shown in scientific studies over many years to affect health, behaviour and learning. Typical effects include itchy skin rash, irritable bowel, asthma, tinnitus, 'restless legs', headache, migraine, lethargy, irritability, restlessness, sleep disturbance, anxiety, depression, impairment of memory and concentration and hyperactivity. These symptoms are not yet considered in the food regulatory system, which concentrates on immediate medical responses and ignores delayed, additive, dose-related and cumulative effects. Of the many hundreds of additives used in food, the following 50 are known to be harmful." (Click on "Food Additives" to see the list)
Click here for some meal ideas using "Failsafe Foods"
|Allergy Dietitian - The Food Allergy and Food Intolerance Information Site.|
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Page last updated October 7, 2001
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