The following is an op-ed piece on the Failsafe Diet. This link is http://fedup.com.au/images/stories/foodbrochure1.pdf to a brochure (downloadable and printable) from the Fed Up website.
What is the FailSafe Diet?
Due to the massive use of additives and preservatives in today’s food, people are looking for alternative food sources. These additives have flooded the market in our everyday grocery items and sadly the majority of people have no idea what they are actually consuming or if or how it is affecting them. Almost everyday you are hearing about some recall on food, or some outbreak of some type of foodborne illness, largely due to additives in the food providing a very suitable environment for disease to spring up and spread. For some people, having good intentions about the food they eat and the food they buy for their families is not enough. These people want the best. I recently read about a Australian mother who refused to continue to feed her kids things that made her sick.
The Failsafe Diet is all about avoiding artificial colors, flavor enhancers, preservatives, synthetic antioxidants, and cutting down to low salicylates, glutamates and amines. Sounds daunting when you hear it like that, but speaking from experience it isn’t, you just need to take a deep breath and take it one step at a time so you don’t get overwhelmed. It’s worth the change to experience a positive more peaceful household that you never imagined possible! All these things can affect behavior, tantrums, learning difficulties, sleep patterns, bed wetting, rashes, anxiety, asthma and so many other conditions that affect children and adults alike.
Look up Failsafe Diet support groups on Facebook (anything and everything can be found on Facebook). There is the RPAH Elimination Diet Handbook, plus author Sue Dengate with her offerings Fed Up and the Failsafe Cookbook.
Again, here’s the link from earlier: http://fedup.com.au/images/stories/foodbrochure1.pdf
In closing, if you want something akin to the Paleo Diet, give the Failsafe Diet a try. Not only will you get clean eating, you will get rid of additives, pesticides, colors and steroids.