FOOD ALLERGY AND FOOD INTOLERANCE

What is a food allergy?

A food allergy is an immune system response. It is caused when the body mistakes an ingredient in food - usually a protein - as harmful and creates a defense system (antibodies) to fight it. An allergic reaction occurs when the antibodies are battling an "invading" food protein. The most common food allergies are shellfish, nuts, fish, eggs, peanuts and milk.

 

What are the symptoms of a food allergy?

Symptoms of a food allergy can range from mild to severe, and the amount of food necessary to trigger a reaction varies from person to person. Symptoms of a food allergy may include:

Rash or hives, Nausea, Cramping stomach pain, Diarrheoa , Itchy skin, Shortness of breath, Chest pain. Swelling of the airways to the lungs.

Anaphylaxis is a very serious and potentially fatal allergic reaction that involves a sudden drop in blood pressure, loss of consciousness and body system failure.

 

What is food intolerance?

Food intolerance is a digestive system response rather than an immune system response. It occurs when something in food irritates a person's digestive system or when a person is unable to properly digest, or break down, the food. Intolerance to lactose, which is found in milk and other dairy products, is the most common food intolerance.

 

What are the symptoms of food intolerance?

Symptoms of food intolerance include:

Nausea, Stomach pain ,Gas, cramps or bloating ,Vomiting, Heartburn, Diarreoh  Headaches ,Irritability or nervousnessAllergy and intolerance testing .

An allergy test can help you find out what foods ,additives or other substances you are intolerant to . it can help you lead a healthier life and improve any symptons that you suffer from that may have aggravated by eating or been exposed to certain things.

Cuta intolerance and allergy testing is a non- invasive , painfree  intolernace test that was originally devised by a German physician in the 19th Century . The equipment used is a bio- electronic analyser which measures the body's electrical  resistance to certain substances. If a person is intolerant to a specific substance, the body's electrical  resistance will be recognised by the machine . the therapist is then able to read from the machine display and determine to what extent a person is intolerant or allergic to a specific substance.

The whole test takes approximately between 30 minutes -45 minutes which includes advice on diet and symptom improvement and food alternatve advice .

FOOD TEST LIST

Meat products , Duck , Lamb, Chicken , Veal, Turkey , Beef , Pork , Pork fat ,

Dairy products, Egg white , Yolk, Cow Milk, Butter, Buttermik, Cheese, Kefir, Curd, Curdled milk, Yogurt , Margarine.

Seafood, Eel, Troat , Carp, Salmon , Halibut , Herring , Cod, Sardine, Plaice, Sole, Tuna, Lobster, Shrimp, Oyster, Mussel.

Fruit , Pineapple, Apple, Banana, Pear, Strawberry , Grapefruit , Red Current , Morella, Cherry , Manderine, Peach , Gooseberry , Grapes, Lemon  Plums.

Nuts , Mixed nuts , Hazelnuts, Walnuts, Cocoa,

Vegetables , Cauliflower, Beans, Peas, Potato, Garlic, Carrott, Paprika, Parsley, Celery , Asparagus, Mushroom , Spinach,Tomato , White Cabbage,  Onions,

Cereals, Barley flour , Oat flour, Corn flour, Rice, Rye four, Soybean flour, Wheat flour, Yeast .

Addictives , Beer, Glutamate, Coffee, Lactose, Mustard , Tobacco,  Tea , Red Wine, White wine, Sugar,

Herbs andSpices,  Anise, Basil Cayenne pepper, Chilli, Curry , Majoram , Nutmeg, Cloves, Pepper, Peppermint , Rosemary , Sage, Thyme, Juniper, Cinnamon.

Others, Chocolate, Marzipan , Cocoa Butter, Olive Oil, Corn Oil .

Curing procedure

In homeopathy natural curing procedure is available for food allergy and food intolerance.