Information for patients, their families and helpers
Diet: The phytanic acid calculator
The information given in this section about diet for adult Refsum's disease patients, and the advice as to which foods to eat, is all you need to start making sensible decisions about how to reduce the impact of adult Refsum's disease.
Further advice on diet is also available from specialist centres.
If however you would like to look into the question further for yourself, and are interested in calculating the levels of phytanic acid in your own diet, you could use the phytanic acid calculator developed for the clinicians' section of this website.
Page last updated 26 June 2006