Refsum’s Diet

How does the Westminster Refsum’s Diet work?


The diet works in two ways:


  1. It restricts the intake of foods which are rich in phytanic acid and the foods which the body can convert to phytanic acid to a level that the body can process.

  2. It supports general metabolism so that the body does not release phytanic acid from body stores in amounts that are greater than the body can process.

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Refsum Diet


On July 24, 2020, Eleanor Baldwin & Sarah Firman the dietitians at  Guy's & St. Thomas Hospital in London  presented on the Refsum Disease Diet.


Watch the recorded video or click here to review the PowerPoint slides.  Click here to review the documented Q&A.

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