The Failsafe Diet Explained

An introduction to the failsafe diet for ADHD, with diet charts

Food Intolerance Symptoms

Below is a list of symptoms that can be caused by intolerance to salicylates, amines, glutamates and additives.

A few notes:

Some of these symptoms can be caused by other, unrelated factors. They are not always caused by this set of food chemicals, or even always by food. Sometimes some of these symptoms can be caused by nutritional deficiencies, infections, allergies, other substances in food, or can be caused by physical or emotional stressors. Sometimes they can be caused by an underlying illness, like jaundice, anaemia, thyroid disorders, liver or kidney disease or damage, or by genetics.

It is rare that someone with food intolerances experiences ALL of these symptoms. The symptoms should be assessed as a whole and used as guidance to determine if there might be a problem and how great the problem is. The more symptoms, and the stronger the symptoms, the more important food chemicals may be to the health problems of the individual. On this basis the individual should assess whether they should embark on the elimination diet trial.