FOOD INTOLERANCE TESTING
Are the foods you are eating making you feel ill?
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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FOOD INTOLERANCE AND FOOD ALLERGY
There is a lot of confusion about the terms food intolerance and food allergy, and the differences between them. Many people speak about food allergy when their symptoms can sometimes indicate food intolerance instead.
According to the leading medical charity Allergy UK, as many as 45%* of the population suffer from food intolerance which, whilst not life threatening can make all aspects of life very uncomfortable for sufferers.
Food allergy is different from food intolerance in that it is a rapid response by the body's immune system to a particular food. In this type of reaction, the body's immune system mistakes a food for an 'invader' often resulting in a rapid allergic reaction within minutes such as a rash, wheezing and itching.
The most common food allergies among adults are fish, shellfish and nuts – including peanuts, walnuts, hazelnuts and brazil nuts. Children often have allergies to milk and eggs as well as to peanuts, other nuts and fish.
Children can sometimes grow out of a milk allergy by the age of three but an allergy is usually a lifelong affliction that can only be controlled by removing this item you’re your diet.
Food Intolerance Testing
We understand that food intolerance can be difficult to live with. People with food intolerance issues tend to have problems digesting two or three primary foods, along with a small number of secondary foods and simply restricting or eliminating these foods from your diet may be all it takes to make a big improvement to your health and wellbeing. Our Food Intolerance Testing Service can help you find out which food (or foods) your body is intolerant to.
The most common symptoms of food intolerance include bloating, diarrhoea, constipation, abdominal pain, skin irritation and tiredness. But it's possible not to notice the symptoms for hours or even days, and they can be constant if you eat the food that's affecting you often.
What is involved
Over 200 foods, dust and pollens can be tested. The consultation can take up to 2 hours but the results are instant and you can see what your sensitivities are for yourself. The technique uses the biochemical responses in the body to a food with the client lying on a couch fully clothed. It is safe, non intrusive and suitable for all ages including children.
Kinesiology is probably best known for its role in environmental sensitivity and food intolerance testing. Here the practitioner assesses the body’s sensitivity to particular foods, airborne allergens and chemicals by monitoring muscle response when test vials of allergens or samples are placed against acupuncture points.
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