Vivienne Pither - Dietitian

NOURISHING THE BODY AND THE MIND FROM PRECONCEPTION ONWARDS 

 

INTRODUCING VIVIENNE PITHER

Vivienne is a mother of three beautiful children who all suffer from various food intolerances with varying reactions, a consequence of genetics on both sides of the family! (see My Story). Through combining her passion for health, experiences as a mother and her career as a dietitian she offers invaluable knowledge and experience to help families discover the foods that are affecting them, resulting in calmer households and happier families. She treats both children and adults, with many adults presenting with food intolerance symptoms that have changed over time, from the child with eczema and asthma to the adult with migraines, anxiety and chronic fatigue. 

She offers consultations in her office in Bundall for local residents, or for Australian residents who don't live nearby, she provides Skype and FaceTime consultations. For the elderly who can't leave their home or the mother with a newborn and kids, she is also happy to conduct home visits at an additional charge. Once you have seen Vivienne, she provides ongoing support via email  between visits to answer any questions and ensure that you are on the right track. 


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HOW I CAN HELP YOU

Is your baby or child food sensitive?

Helping kids with food-induced ADHD, OCD tendencies, tic disorders (Tourette Syndrome), autism, anxiety, depression, ODD, eczema and asthma.

Helping babies with colic, reflux, projectile vomiting, weight gain, fussy eating.

Are you food sensitive?

Helping adults with symptoms such as IBS, Coeliac Disease, chronic fatigue, Fibromyalgia and food-induced anxiety and depression.













Are you eating the right food for both of you? Nutritional Epigenetics links food and environmental chemicals to developmental disorders in children. Brie and camembert aren't the only foods to be avoided. One consultation is all you will need to ensure you are eating the right foods and getting all of your essential nutrients for both you and your baby.












Is your baby colicky, restless, writhing in pain, have loose stools, rashes (including nappy rash) and generally unsettled? 

Food chemicals from the mother's diet pass into the breast milk and can cause food intolerant symptoms in the sensitive baby.




FOOD INTOLERANCES
The links below will lead you to the world of food intolerance at The Food Intolerance Network and RPAH allergy unit with all of the latest information and research to support the RPAH elimination diet

SYMPTOMS OF FOOD INTOLERANCE

  • ADHD
  • Hyperactivity
  • Silliness
  • Tantrums
  • Silly noises
  • Aggression
  • Oppositional defiance (ODD)
  • Uninhibitedness
  • Tics, Tic disorders, Tourette Syndrome
  • Stuttering
  • Asthma
  • Eczema
  • Autism and Asperger
  • Constipation
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Rhinitis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • General hypersensitivity (sound, smell, touch)
  • Bed wetting
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Leg pains
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Dark circles around eyes, poor weight gain 

ADDITIVES TO AVOID

COLOURS

102,104,110,122,123,124,127,129,132,133,142,143, 151,155

Natural colour 160b (annatto)

PRESERVATIVES

Sorbates

Cheese, dips, drinks

200-203

Benzoates

Soft drinks, cordial, medicine

210-213

Sulphites

Dried fruit, juice, processed meat, cordial

220-228

Nitrates, nitrites

Cured and processed 'deli' meats (ham, bacon, hotdogs, frankfurts)

249-252

Propionates

Bread and bakery goods

280-283

SYNTHETIC ANTIOXIDANTS

Found in oils (vegetable oil) and fats, baked goods, muesli, snack bars,

biscuits, peanut butter

Gallates 310-312

TBHQ, BHA, BHT 319-321

FLAVOUR ENHANCERS

Glutamates including MSG 620-625

Ribonucleotides 627, 631, 635

Hydrolysed Vegetable Protein (HVP)

ARTIFICIAL FLAVOURS

All - they don't have numbers


It is recommended that a child first trial an elimination diet before they begin medication for ADHD.

What is FOOD-INDUCED ADHD?

Some children have FOOD-INDUCED ADHD and may react to both additives in food and also to natural chemicals such as amines, glutamates and salicylates found in 'healthy' food. When these kids start on an elimination diet, in most circumstances behaviour improves almost immediately. (See a recently published article on FOOD-INDUCED ADHD and why GPs and paediatricians should first recommend a trial of the elimination diet before offering medication).


FOOD-INDUCED ADHD AND MEDICATION

Some children have FOOD-INDUCED ADHD that also requires medication, often if they still have a debilitating degree of inattention during class and they struggle to do and finish their work. In these sensitive children, even if they are medicated, if they eat the affecting foods, it may interfere with the ability of the medication to work effectively.


NON FOOD-INDUCED ADHD

If you do not see any improvement in behaviour with a trial of the elimination diet, your child does not have food-induced ADHD and you may need to consult your GP or paediatrician for other therapies. 


CONTACT VIVIENNE 

T: 0414 748 234

E: failsafedietitian@hotmail.com