Are the foods you eat making you sick?
An adverse food reaction is any symptom following the intake of food. The symptom may be any perceptible change in how we feel and/or function.
A food allergy is an immune reaction to food proteins. Allergic symptoms are the direct result of antibodies produced by our immune system against each specific allergen.
Unbalanced or inadequate diets, stress, genetic predisposition, infections and inflammation, chemicals, drugs, environmental pollutants and toxins are all possible contributing factors in the development of allergies. Research has shown that these factors may weaken both digestion as well as the protective defences in our intestinal tract and lungs allowing for allergens to more easily confront our overwhelmed immune system.
Possible disorders associated with food allergy and intolerance:
- Skin - Dermatitis, itchy skin
- Digestive System - Coeliac disease, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, diarrhoea
- Respiratory System - Hayfever, asthma and chronic cough
- Urinary System – Incontinence (especially at night)
- Cognitive & psychological - Behavioural disorders, migraines, autism, chronic fatigue and epilepsy
- Head & neck - chronic ear infections,
- Muscles & joints - Fibromyalgia and Rheumatoid Arthritis
What can I do?
A simple blood test performed in the clinic or collection centre can identify elevated antibodies.
96 foods covering all food groups including Dairy, Fish, Meat/Fowl, vegetables, grains/legumes/nuts and other items such as honey and yeast. Vegetarian and Asian Food panels are also available.