Allergies & Food Intolerances
Food intolerance's, unlike an allergy do not involve an acute immune response.
Food intolerance's occur when a person is exposed to a reactive or hard to digest foods over a long period of time. The reaction is generally not dangerous or life threatening unlike some allergy responses, however an intolerance may severely impact the quality of life.
Removing the identified food intolerance from the diet is the first part of treatment along with addressing poor gut function and disrupted gut integrity.
Symptoms of possible food Intolerance's
- Post Nasal Drip
- Poor immunity
In mild cases, your practitioner may suggest a food challenge which is a great way to challenge particular foods suspected to be problematic in your diet. Food Challenges are a great non invasive way to investigate possible food intolerance's in in both adults and children.
We offer functional pathology tests which may include the following;
- IgG Blood Food panel - 96 foods
- IgG Food detective - 48 foods (less invasive finger prick)
- CDSA - Stool Analysis and digestive health
- 500 item hair test - food and household item test (non invasive)