Food intolerance and Food allergies
They can have a major impact on your health & cause weight gain
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What is the difference between a Food Allergy and Food Intolerance?
Food allergies are quite rare, affecting about 2% of the adult population. During an allergic reaction, the body’s immune system believes it is being invaded and produces IgE (Immunoglobulin E) antibodies to fight off the food or drink ingredient it mistakenly considers to be harmful.
The body’s inflammatory response in this circumstance can vary from mild to severe and can affect one or more systems in the body, such as the digestive system, respiratory system or the skin. In extreme cases, the immune system triggers a response throughout the whole body, resulting in a systemic reaction (anaphylaxis) which is potentially fatal.
The most common foods that cause allergic reactions are:
- groundnuts (peanuts)
- nuts from trees (Brazil nuts, walnuts, almonds, and hazelnuts)
Food Intolerance Tests Available for Adults and Children 2yrs + ( For pricing , please contact direct as there are various tests .e.g. A different test is required for Vegetarian) https://ame4change.co.uk/contact-us/
A food intolerance test and the results can be conducted on the same day, and will take 1Hour to conduct.
The number of people who believe they have a food intolerance has risen dramatically in the past few years, estimated up to 45% of the population now believing they are affected in some way, and most people have 3/4 intolerances if not more, which can make it difficult for you ro eliminate yourself.
Food intolerance is not usually life-threatening but can make you feel extremely unwell and is caused by sensitivities to certain foods. The symptoms of food intolerance can be delayed for many hours or even days and for this reason it is often difficult to identify the problem foods.
Food intolerance may produce a variety of symptoms that go undetected for many years and can cause the following symptoms;
- Bloating after eating
- Poor skin health – eczema, urticaria
- Upset digestive system including IBS ( irritable bowel syndrome)
- Lack of energy – fatigue
- Cause issues psychologically
- Aching joints
It can also be a reason for a permanent cough, and can assist with Fybromyalgia, Reflux, Blood Pressure, Weight Mgt, Diabetes, Colitis and a number of other diseases as the body works more efficiently when food intolerances are removed.
“I have had a chronic cough for 7 years which has effected my life both at work and my home life. After numerous investigations through the doctors ENT they found nothing. A friend recommended Anna to me to test for any food intolerances.
After one week of finding out I was highly intolerant to Dairy and Yeast and a few others, my cough had disappeared at present. I feel like a different person already. I have dramatically changed my eating and I will never look back. I feel like me again. Thank-you Anna I cant thank you enough. For more testimonials visit the testimonials page.
The most common foods that cause intolerance are:
- citrus fruit
- grains containing gluten
- milk (lactose)
- processed meats
Some tests may be recommended once you have completed the initial consultation process to determine any food intolerances or allergies you may not be aware of are having an impact on your health.
You may also be advised to take a course of prebiotics and probiotics or vitamin supplements please contact me direct for advice on what is beneficial for you on the contact details provided.
It is a very simple process and dependant on the test, some results may be available on the same day.
The Benefits of addressing the route causes of any inbalances to improve your health, will aid the body to work in harmony to create optimal well being.
Other tests available are : Vitamin D deficiency, Gluten, Coeliac, Candida.
For further information AME4Change offers the opportunity for a FREE 30 minute Appointment to answer your questions and to explore whether Holistic Nutritional Therapy, and CBT is the right route for you. Request a call back