Could food intolerances be part of your health problems?
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Is your choice of foods at the root of your health problems?
Are you experiencing a lack of vitality, do you have chronic health problems, or just generally not feeling on top form? It could be that the food you are eating is not right for your body type.
Over two thousand years ago the Chinese observed that some people responded badly to certain foods causing deterioration in physical and mental health.
The quality of the food we eat has deteriorated with the influence of “convenience”, processed and Fast Foods.
We are also not taking time to eat in a slow and relaxed manner and we’re more likely to be eating on-the-run.
This has lead to the strain on our body’s digestive system being increased dramatically.
The effects of making poor choices in our nutrition is demonstrated almost every night on popular television and newspaper and magazine articles.
While less than 2% of the population suffer from classical food allergies, some researchers estimated that up to 80% of the population can suffer from food intolerances.
It can affect anyone at any age, but since symptoms often occur some time after the food has been eaten it can be difficult to find the problem food without being tested for intolerances.
For example, the milk or bread eaten on one day with no reaction, could lead to symptoms three days later.
Some food intolerances are caused by an enzyme deficiency or chemical sensitivity, while others are an immune response caused by food specific IgG antibodies.
What is the difference between a food allergy and a food intolerance?
Food Intolerances are reactions to food that may cause unpleasant symptoms and is associated with a host of chronic conditions.
They are usually caused by your body being unable to digest certain types of foods, or some ingredient in the food.
Food intolerance is unlikely to be life threatening unlike allergies, which in some individuals can cause anaphylaxis.
Typical allergy symptoms tend to be immediate and can take the form of swelling of lips or throat, skin rash or hives, vomiting or breathing problems.
If you have a food intolerance, you usually can eat small amounts of problem foods without a reaction.
By contrast, if you have a true food allergy, even a tiny amount of the food may trigger a serious allergic reaction.
Frequent early symptoms of food intolerances:
- Tiredness and Fatigue
- Weight Problems
- IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
- Skin Problems
- Sinus Problems
Our food intolerance test:
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) (Blood Test)
All that is needed is a small pinprick of blood that we send to a leading European laboratory in England for testing. We can then let you know what foods you are reacting to, and just as importantly, which foods you should be free to eat.
The choice of foods for testing was selected with the help of some of the UK’s leading nutritional therapists. The focus is on the most common foods found to cause client reactions.
The UK Laboratory detects food intolerances by measuring IgG antibody reactions using the ELISA method, a globally established technique for laboratory analysis that is over 40 years old and universally accepted as reliable and trustworthy.
The analysis is based upon testing for IgG antibodies, and the assertion that a positive result indicates a trigger food that causes an inflammatory response leading to a symptom.
To arrange your test, just contact us by phone, email or whatsapp to book an appointment, and you can either come to our treatment rooms in Gran Alacant, or, we will come to you to take the blood sample.
The sample will be sent to the laboratory where it will be tested. You will receive your results, normally, within 14 working days by email.
Once you have received your results you will have 30 days email or skype support to answer any questions you may have.
Grains: Barley, Brown Rice, Gluten, Oats, Wheat, White Rice.
Fruit: Apple, Apricot, Banana, Blackberry, Blueberry, Cantaloupe Melon, Cherry, Cranberry, Grape – Red, Grape – White, Grapefruit, Honeydew Melon, Lemon, Lime, Mango, Olive, Orange, Peach, Pear, Pineapple, Raisins, Raspberry, Strawberry, Sultana, Watermelon.
Vegetables: Avocado, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, Chick Pea, Cucumber, Garden Pea, Lettuce, Mushroom, Onion, Peppers, Spring Onion, Spinach, Sweet Potato, Sweetcorn, Tomato, Turnip, White Potato.
Nuts and Seeds: Almonds, Brazil Nut, Cashew Nut, Hazel Nut, Peanut, Pistachio, Walnut, Coconut, Flax Seed, Sesame Seed, Sunflower Seed.
Beans: Cocoa Bean, Green Bean, Haricot Bean, Kidney Bean, Lentils, Soy Bean.
Dairy and Eggs: Casein (Cow), Egg White, Egg Yolk, Goat Milk, Sheep Milk, Whey (Cow), Whole Egg, Whole Milk (Cow).
Herbs, Spices and Oils: Cinnamon, Garlic, Ginger, Paprika, Vanilla, Coconut Oil, Corn Oil, Olive Oil, Flaxseed Oil, Peanut Oil, Sesame Oil, Sunflower Oil.
Drinks: Almond Milk, Black Tea, Cacao, Cashew Milk, Coconut Milk, Coffee, Green Tea, Hazelnut Milk, Hemp Milk, Oat Milk, Rice Milk, Soya Milk, White Tea.
Meat and Fish: Beef, Chicken, Duck, Lamb, Pork, Turkey, Cod, Crab, Crayfish, Haddock, Lobster, Mackerel, Prawns, Salmon, Sardine, Shrimp, Trout, Tuna.
Others: Baker’s Yeast, Balsamic Vinegar, Brewer’s Yeast, Citric Acid, Hemp, Hops, Malt Vinegar, Mustard, Vanilla Essence, Wheatgrass.
Protein Supplements: Casein Protein Isolate, Hemp Protein Isolate, Pea Protein Isolate, Rice Protein Isolate, Soy Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Isolate.