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Allergy Testing

The Consultation

What is involved?

You will be first asked to complete a basic question sheet which will then be discussed. During the testing process you will be asked many questions relating to your symptoms, current diet and eating habits, any medication or supplements you may be taking as well as when you felt your symptoms first started.

The test itself is non-invasive and pain free and was originally devised by a German doctor in the 1960's. The equipment used is a bio-electronic analyser which measures the body's electrical resistance to certain substances. If a person is intolerant to a specific substance, the body's electrical resistance will drop, which is recognised by the machine. It is then possible to determine the severity of the intolerance.

At the end of the test you will be given a print out of what intolerances you may have, along with a detailed food alternative list which is helpful if any major food groups show as an intolerance. If an intolerance/allergy is found to be present, small dietary changes may need to be implemented for symptom improvement to occur and these will be discussed and advised on in detail at your consultation. A small information pack will also be provided for you which details some of the main points discussed.


quote-l Food allergy and food intolerances are responsible for many chronic and misdiagnosed ailments and unexplained health problems quote-r

(Brostoff and Gamlin)
symptoms of Food intolerance

Many symptoms can be a possible sign of food intolerance.
Some of the common signs and symptoms are:

•   Abdominal bloating and/or pain

•   IBS type symptoms

•   Migraine/headaches

•   Skin symptoms e.g. Eczema, rashes

•   Lethargy/low energy

•   Inability to lose weight

•   Sinus problems

Food Intolerance - How common is it?
The exact prevalence of food intolerance is difficult to determine as many people will not always associate their symptoms as being caused by something they are eating and may therefore never be told they have a food intolerance. However according to the National Institutes for Health and the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network, 30 million people in the USA have a food intolerance. This number is five times higher than those suffering from a food allergy so we know that food intolerance is a BIG problem which affects the quality of daily living for those affected. Some research has shown that food intolerance is most prevalent in children but that this is often 'grown out of' as they get older. Regardless of your age if you think your symptoms could be worsened or caused by something you are eating a simple test could at least rule this theory in or out and could make living a whole lot easier!!!