Food Sensitivity Testing
I eat well, so why don’t I feel well? How can Food Sensitivity Tests help?
This is a question we hear a lot at MY REMEDY.
Do you suffer from abdominal pains and indigestion, bloating, constipation or chronic fatigue? How about skin problems, allergies, sinus problems, low immunity, migraines, fatigue or chronic diarrhoea?
We see a lot of people in clinic with food sensitivities and their attendant health issues – bloating, irritable bowel, eczema, lethargy or rhinitis to name but a few.
The term food allergy brings to mind the image of the worst-case scenario of anaphylactic shock after exposure to peanuts. There is no doubt that a severe food allergy is a very serious matter but true allergies are relatively rare.
A much more common scenario is someone with a low-grade food allergy or sensitivity who neverpinpoints the cause of his gut discomfort or itchy skin. The connection is never made between his symptoms and what he is eating. Of course, over the years this continual inflammation takes a toll on the immune system and gut health.
People usually have a lot of interest in the Food Sensitivity Test we have at MY REMEDY and usually there’s a lot of questions such as:
- What is it?
- How can it help me?
- How much is it?
- Why would I want to have one?
We offer a comprehensive test, complete with a personalised 40 page report and guidance from a naturopath, when the results come back.
A Food Sensitivity Test is a fantastic tool for anyone who has ever wondered if what you eat affects your health. It is particularly helpful if you have a chronic health issue that just won’t go away and suspect that food or environmental factors are at the root of your health issues.
Hair testing is a very simple and non-invasive way to find out which foods and environmental substances are affecting your health. The test requires a small amount of hair cut from the nape of the neck and we do this for you in clinic.
We use the very reputable Hamilton Hair Analysis Laboratories for our tests and the results will come back with a score out of 10 for each substance. Testing is by an EAV machine which measures changes in electromagnetic energy when the hair sample is exposed to the tested substances. We can also send any foods or supplements you would like tested down with your sample at no extra cost.
The test looks at the body’s response to well over 200 foods and environmental factors including dairy products, egg, grains, soy, fruits, vegetables, nuts, meats, fish, shellfish, sugars, yeasts, drinks, additives, pollens, grasses, animal hair and fibre, dust, chemicals, candida, giardia, gluten free grains, seeds and legumes and many more.
Many times people feel confused when confirmed by a list of sensitivity results – a common question is “But what can I eat??”
We won’t leave you alone pondering this! We will support you every step of the way as we work through the results!