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Allergies

allergiesAllergy is a hypersensitivity of the immune system to an allergen. The allergens could be airborne or ingested as food or touch.  An allergen is any substance that causes your body’s immune system to overreact and produce antibodies against it such as dust, grass, pollen, milk, eggs, wheat, soya, seafood, fruit , nuts, mould, etc.

No doubt, a severe food allergy is scary. But it’s also relatively rare.  A much more common scenario is an adult with a low-grade food allergy to, say, gluten.  His symptoms are vague (bloating, constipation, weight gain) and his exposure is frequent (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). Over years, the hidden allergy affects the immune system. The result of an overworked immune system can promote anything from weight gain to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) to arthritis to mood swings , to autoimmune disease. Unchecked autoimmune diseases mean the gut is in a constant state of inflammation, a breeding ground for chronic illness.

Food Sensitivities and Inflammation
Inflammation is one of the biggest drivers of weight gain and disease. Up to 30 percent of people may have non-celiac gluten intolerance. The difference between people with celiac disease, the body attacks the small intestine but in people with non-celiac gluten intolerance, the immune system attacks the gluten. When the lining of the gut is inflamed, the body is even more prone to food reactions, so the problem spirals out of control.

How to Identify Food Allergies/Sensitivities
One way is to get a blood test. Blood testing for IgG food sensitivities (you can have it at this centre) can help you to identify the incriminating foods. While these tests do have limitations and need to be interpreted in the context of the rest of your health, they can be useful guides to what’s bothering YOU in particular.

Another way to find out about your food sensitivities (which is much easier and non painful ) is through our latest computerised screening.  This is a computerized electrodermal testing high tech system that reveals nutritional deficiencies, organ stress, allergies, hormonal imbalance and other problems. This device non-invasively, screens for energetic imbalances that reflect imbalances in your physiology, and/or the presence of toxicity or sensitivity.  It’s based on quantum physics.