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Allergy & Food Sensitivity

Many people today find that they suffer from an allergy or intolerance to foods, additives or substances in their environment. This may be because our diet has changed significantly in the last few decades with more foods available and increased amounts of chemicals being used in their production and storage.

A simple salad sandwich might include wheat, yeast, sugar, vegetable oil, salt, soya, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, emulsifiers, preservatives, colourings and stabilisers and that’s without looking at different types of bread, adding any relish or including the bag of crisps, chocolate bar and fizzy drink that you might have at the same time!

The number of ingredients included in even simple snacks and meals makes it difficult for people to work out what may be affecting them. Also, as it can take up to 2-3 days for symptoms to show, there will be many complex meals taken in the intervening period. This is why many people find that allergy/food sensitivity testing a more thorough, precise approach to looking at what may be affecting them.

allergiesWe use the Vega machine to assess reactions to substances suspected of causing health disturbances. Vega testing involves you holding an electrode connected to the machine whilst test substances are placed in the machine. Your reaction to the test substance is assessed by using a stylus on an acupuncture point on the toe. There is no requirement for blood tests or needles and the process is in no way intrusive or uncomfortable.


Vega Test

 
Test for 100 different foods, all vitamins and all minerals to see if you have any deficiency. £49.00

It may be recommended that substances found to be problematic during the test be eliminated from the diet for a time in order to allow the body time to recover. Once symptoms have subsided, the food can be gradually reintroduced whilst monitoring tolerance levels. A follow-up test is recommended after 90 days to ascertain whether the sensitivity has subsided enough for the product to be reintroduced.

After following this regime I have found that many people are successfully able to reintroduce the identified foods back into their diet and they report better energy levels, sleep quality, skin condition and weight loss as well as improvements in their original symptoms.

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