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Allergy (Intolerance) Testing - (only available in Leighton Buzzard and Aylesbury)

What is an allergy and why do I get it?

If you have ever wondered why, even though you try to take care of your health - eating sensibly, exercising regularly, drinking enough fresh water and getting enough rest, you still don't always feel 100%, it may be that an allergy or intolerance to something you are eating, drinking or coming into contact with in your everyday life could be to blame!

Back in the mid 1970's, no-one really considered allergy to be a cause of ill health, unless it was something that responded to the use of antihistamines, such as hay fever, or that was obvious and produced life threatening symptoms, such as peanut allergy (called "true" or Type 1 Allergy), for which adrenalin is administered.

I can't test for this type of allergy, but you would normally know what items cause you a problem, as the symptoms generally occur quite quickly after contact with the offending substance.

Nowdays, it is recognised that many forms of allergic response come from a different type of immune system malfunction. These are called intolerances or sensitivities.

Intolerances don't always present symptoms immediately, often taking up to 72 hours to show themselves. Some even work like an addiction, where the body craves more and more of the substance and symptoms get worse if it is withdrawn and better when it is eaten, drunk or come into contact with again. This effect can lead you to think that the food you really like and eat frequently is good for you, and that it must be something else that is causing your problems.

These are known as "masked" or "hidden" allergies. For this reason, it can be very difficult to diagnose your own sensitivities by using an elimination diet. Of course, it may not even be a food that is your problem, as often the offending substances are food additives, colourants, chemicals (either in foods or the environment), car exhaust fumes, pollens, dusts, metals.......the list goes on.

What can I do about it?

Sometimes it can be relatively easy to avoid a food entirely for three months. Often, though, this is not possible, particularly where you are dealing with airborne substances such as diesel fumes, or something which is found in many foods and is therefore almost impossible to avoid completely. When dealing with children, especially, taking away their favourite food for 90 days can lead to severe domestic upheaval!

For these situations, patients will be offered suggestions on lifestyle and dietary changes and, if they wish, specialised isopathic remedies which are formulated by The British Institute for Allergy and Environmental Therapy and which may help alleviate the problem.

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It is not possible to make any claims for how this type of testing may help, as the results cannot be scientifically proven. However, over the last 13 years I have seen hundreds of clients, many of whom continue to recommend their family, friends and colleagues to me and to use these therapies to help to keep them in balanced health.

**As more than 90 conditions are known to have their basis in intolerance or sensitivity, many symptoms may be helped, but if your symptoms remain or you feel you need medical intervention, you are advised to consult your GP**

How is therapy carried out?

I use the IHT BioScan testing system. The Bioscan is one of the very latest computerised Electro Dermal Screening systems (used to measure Galvanic Skin Response) and is licensed by the FDA in America and carries the CE mark.

How It Works

You hold a brass rod in one hand and a small brass probe is then applied to your hand or foot to create an electrical circuit. A tiny, unnoticeable electrical current, which changes with each item tested, is then applied and changes in electrical conductivity in your body are measured. The MSAS records the information and prints it out in an easy to read coloured chart format, showing what items your body is likely to have a problem with, for you to take home after your test. The test is painless and non invasive. No needles are used and everyone can be tested, although I do not test during pregnancy or if you are Epileptic or have a heart pacemaker. Children are fascinated by the procedure, but do have to sit still for a few minutes at a time.

It is the same technology, similar to that which is used in our hospitals in EEG tests, which I use to perform the BioScan Advanced Nutritional Screening test Click here for more information.


For appointments: -

The Belmore Centre, Aylesbury call - 01296 612361 Click for directions
Nature's Harvest Therapy Room, Leighton Buzzard call - 01525 371378


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