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Anybody can have food intolerances from breast feeding babies to kids  through to adults, young and older. Foods can cause so many different symptoms depending on your particular sensitivity.


A thorough nutritional assessment can help expose what food intolerance issues may be causing your individual symptoms and importantly how to replace lost nutrients from any food group eliminated.

JOIN THE COMMUNITY: BRAND NEW Dietitian led Facebook group: Amines, Salicylates and Glutamates: The Food Intolerance Dietitian for great information and community support.

Who I Help



I chose to specialise my Dietitian practice in Food Intolerance and Food Allergies because this I love  how changing a diet can reduce distressing symptoms such as gut or IBS symptoms or eczema and rashes, mood changes, behavioural issues in children and even sleep issues in babies. That a food change can help manage such issues is quite amazing. 

Food intolerance is a complicated area that requires a thorough knowledge of what  foods are made up of and how to manipulate these foods to reduce different components in the diet, be it FODMAPs such as fructose and lactose, or fibre or food proteins such as cow's milk protein or even some naturally occurring food chemicals such as salicylates and amines.

The end result is that  you get to learn so much more about which different foods may affect you, your child and/or your baby and empowered with this knowledge how to make food decisions for your health and your family's health.


symptoms tend to be confined just to the gut: bloating, tummy cramping, constipation and/or diarrhoea and excess gas Fatigue and reflux can occur also occur as secondary symptoms. Any other non gut symptoms that seem to be triggered by food for example skin rashes are not FODMAP symptoms. 

Symptoms typically occur 4 - 24  hours post eating the high FODMAP food. Sometimes lactose intolerance symptoms can occur within 30 minutes on an empty stomach, especially if the lactose containing food is a drink, for example milk. Faster reactions tend not to be FODMAP reactions.

FOOD CHEMICAL symptoms in kids and adults can cause a wide variety of symptoms. Sometimes foods appear to be tolerated, other times not. Symptoms can change over a lifetime for example a new symptom can seem to spring out of nowhere while other symptoms can seem to disappear.

Common symptoms experienced individually or in combination:

  • Gut or IBS (Irritable Bowel) symptoms: bloating, gut pain, excessive wind, constipation, diarrhoea 

  • Chronic mouth ulcers

  • Headaches and migraines

  • Skin reactions such as hives or rashes or eczema

  • Extreme fatigue, run down, flu-like aches and pains

  • Feel like you have been 'hit by a bus'

  • Sinus congestion or polyps

  • Brain 'fogginess'

  • Irritability, ADHD, mood changes, anger, oppositional defiance

  • Bladder issues 

Food Chemical sensitivity is a complex sensitivity that requires expert guidance.

Join my FACEBOOK group dedicated to people with suspected or diagnosed histamine (or amine), salicylate, glutamate and additive sensitivity: Amines, Salicylates and Glutamates: The Food Intolerance Dietitian


Food Issues Often Occur Together

Food issues dos not always fit into neat little boxes (unfortunately). You may have any combination- or may have only one type of issue. Every body is different. 


A  Food Intolerance Dietitian iSpecialist can look at all potential food intolerances and target the most likely issue in play for you. A limited number of Dietitians work in this space- so getting the right help is important.


Expert guidance is really important to replace lost nutrients when eliminating any foods, especially if a food group is excluded such as wheat or dairy. 


If  you are ready to start your food journey for better health- jump on board! 


Tel: 0412 586 836 (working hours)


Frances Walker

Specialist Food Intolerance Dietitian

APD Clinical Dietitian 30 years experience

Monash University FODMAP trained

Professional Certificate- Medical Nutrition Therapy in Food Allergy and Intolerance

Qualified Educator (Dip.Ed)

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