The problem of allergies go far beyond the rashes, swelling and sneezing with which we have all become familiar and, over the past few years I have witnessed a notable increase in allergy related conditions. The symptoms are often masked and it is not uncommon to find that the foods we crave are the ones we are most intolerant to.
An allergy is an abnormal or excessive reaction of the body's defence systems to a substance such as a food, house dust mite, insect stings, pollens etc. The body reacts with varying degrees of severity ranging from rashes, swellings and asthmatic wheezing to those which send the body into potentially fatal anaphylactic shock.
An intolerance is a reaction to a substance that causes symptoms, but may be less easily identified because it does not cause a classic allergic response. Food intolerance can have a profound effect on health and well-being and is often implicated in chronic conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Candida, Arthritis, Migraine, M.E. and general fatigue, ADHD (Hyperactivity) and Depression etc.
By identifying allergy and intolerance our physical, mental, and emotional well-being can be improved.
Allergy and intolerance testing involves muscle testing using Applied Kinesiology, which is a gentle and non-invasive technique. The body's response to a wide range of food and other substances can be measured and any allergy or intolerance can be identified. This method of testing is effective with old and young alike and one thing that is so great about it is that you will be made immediately aware of the substances you are sensitive to.
When an intolerance is identified the options for treatment are total elimination, which I will often reccommend, or in some cases the use of homeopathic desensitisation remedies, which are taken daily for one week in liquid form.