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Has anyone tried the FAILSAFE diet?

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Created October 19, 2011 at 6:10 PM

If so, what were your results? I am going to try it for a month or two too see if it helps me get rid of my rosacea. The diet is very limited and I would have to eliminate most vegetables and fruit as well as important sources of fat from olive oil and coconut products. I don't do too well on large amounts of animal fat so most of my calories are going to be coming from potatoes, goat milk and gasp well prepared lentils. I will still be consuming meat, eggs and organs daily but in much smaller quantities because as an athlete I do better on a higher carb diet.

Vegetable sensitivities are often overlooked on a paleo diet as a major contributor to many ailments, and since the typical elimination of some food stuffs like dairy and legumes didn't do much for my skin, and an increased consumption of coconut products actually made my face redder I though maybe it was time to try something new.

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on April 10, 2012
at 12:54 AM

It didn't really do much, and it was way too restrictive. He should give it a shot though, you never know, salicylates are a trigger for many people.

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on April 09, 2012
at 11:30 PM

You sigh, I sigh, we all sigh for bread and pie!

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on October 21, 2011
at 06:25 PM

I am anxiously awaiting for his post on it.

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on October 21, 2011
at 12:47 PM

thanks. Very interesting. I have personally had bad reactions to miso (glutamates?) and powdered gelatin (glutamates or perhaps sulphites according to your chart). Both produced a whopping migraine.

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on October 20, 2011
at 06:57 PM

http://failsafediet.wordpress.com/the-rpah-elimination-diet-failsafe/

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on October 20, 2011
at 12:08 PM

God damn, I must ignore my job now and watch Futurama.

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on October 20, 2011
at 02:34 AM

Have you tried supplementing with vit A?

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on October 19, 2011
at 11:03 PM

french bread *sigh*

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on October 19, 2011
at 09:22 PM

and DRINK SLURM.....sooooo awesome

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on October 19, 2011
at 09:21 PM

Everyone who just referenced Futurama just gained my unwavering respect.

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on October 19, 2011
at 06:50 PM

Yes! A ripped Fry will be fighting a nuke-powered Bender in a post-apoc world and at the end it will say "Try the DEFCON 1 diet...also, DRINK SLURM!"

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on October 19, 2011
at 06:45 PM

Sounds like an episode of Futurama, lol.

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on October 19, 2011
at 06:35 PM

I'd sell it with a ripped dude in a bunker engaged in fisticuffs with a nuclear-powered robot. Somehow it's a metaphor for something.

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on October 19, 2011
at 06:30 PM

I would love to try DEFCON 1.

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on October 19, 2011
at 06:27 PM

I think that most ironic one was last chance diet....

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on October 19, 2011
at 06:27 PM

LOL..............

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on October 19, 2011
at 06:26 PM

I love these epic diet names...Bulletproof...Failsafe...I'm waiting for the DEFCON 1 diet.

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96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on October 19, 2011
at 06:30 PM

I must be a very contrary person; as soon as you give me a list of forbidden foods, they become the ones I crave. Primal is the closest I've come to not craving anything, but even then I have days when I sigh for doughnuts. :-))

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on October 19, 2011
at 11:03 PM

french bread *sigh*

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on April 09, 2012
at 11:30 PM

You sigh, I sigh, we all sigh for bread and pie!

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on October 20, 2011
at 02:32 AM

I tried the Failsafe diet and it did help my skin, mood, sleep and migraines, but what I really needed to do was get rid of the gluten. That nailed the migraines and everything else is much improved. It also improved my ability to handle the food chemicals that the FAILSAFE diet addresses. I tolerate sals much better, but not perfectly, now. I have no problem with amines at all. Bring on the aged meats!

The FAILSAFE diet has been around for quite awhile and is especially big in Australia. There's a Yahoo group that is very helpful.

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on December 05, 2012
at 05:57 AM

I've been doing failsafe diet for myself and my children for 15 years. Only recently I've found out about paleo and fat and carbs.

At first the failsafe diet is wonderful and I could trace almost any ailment to something we ate! But I now realise that our list of intolerances just gets bigger and bigger and there is little left to eat. It is a very anti-social diet, too.

My conclusion is that we are all malnourished and maybe our food intolerances will go away when we protect our selves with fat and cut out carbs.

But I think the major contributing factor to our ill health is our sugar intake. Going through withdrawals now - not pretty.

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on April 09, 2012
at 08:18 PM

Rob--how did Failsafe work for you? I'm thinking of putting my husband on it. He's got asthma that's literally triggered by eating. Does better on paleo, but still got an attack after eating a salad with chicken, lime juice, and olive oil today. The only thing I can think it could be is the salicylates in the veggies and the spices I used on the chicken.

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

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on April 10, 2012
at 12:54 AM

It didn't really do much, and it was way too restrictive. He should give it a shot though, you never know, salicylates are a trigger for many people.

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on October 21, 2011
at 12:52 PM

BTW, although he has not done a post on it yet, Paul Jaminet at http://perfecthealthdiet.com/ has talked about Rosacea a lot. If you haven't looked his comments yet, you might find something useful.

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

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on October 21, 2011
at 06:25 PM

I am anxiously awaiting for his post on it.

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on October 20, 2011
at 12:31 PM

I'll be curious as to your results. Did you find a list anywhere of what you can eat? I would be particularly interested in what fruits and vegetables are allowed/disallowed.

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on October 20, 2011
at 06:57 PM

http://failsafediet.wordpress.com/the-rpah-elimination-diet-failsafe/

Bad3a78e228c67a7513c28f17c36b3cf

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on October 21, 2011
at 12:47 PM

thanks. Very interesting. I have personally had bad reactions to miso (glutamates?) and powdered gelatin (glutamates or perhaps sulphites according to your chart). Both produced a whopping migraine.

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on October 20, 2011
at 11:40 AM

Doesn't excite me, but then I don't have those problems, so I don't feel the need to go on it. I'd be concerned with the higher amounts of starch adding on the weight. But if you have problems, 30 days or so should help you identify if this diet will help resolve. Just make sure you track how things go, and be ready to stop if things start going south fast.

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