Allergies & Food Sensitivities
Food Allergy : Occurs when the immune system react to a harmless food.
Food Intolerance: when the body has a chemical reaction to eating a particular food or drink.
The symptoms of mild to moderate food allergy or intolerance may sometimes be similar;
But food intolerance does not involve the immune system and does not cause severe allergic reactions like Anaphylaxis.
Do you suspect a food intolerance? If yes, Symptoms you might experience:
Gastro intestinal: stomach pain, bloating, gas/flatulence, diarrhea, IBS,
General: headaches , palpitations, tremor, sweating.
If these intolerances are not properly managed, these symptoms can adversely affect your general
Health and wellbeing.
Symptoms of Food Allergies :
Skin : Itching , burning , swelling around the mouth, skin rash ( Eczema) Hives ( Urticaria )
Respiratory : Wheezing, Asthma, Hay fever.
Most common food intolerances are :
- Dairy products, including milk, cheese, and yoghurt
- Eggs particular egg whites
- Histamine overload from particular high histamine food intake
- Food additives
- Wheat -gluten
- Salicylates ( strawberries, tomatoes )
Prevention of Allergies in children .
Prenatal Health from both parents : the better the parents immune system the higher the chance of a healthy baby. The microbiome in the gut and mouth have proven to be exceptional beneficial
Postnatal: Breastfeeding dug the first four to six month protects against the development of allergies in early child hood.
Introducing the right food at around 6 month. Starting with fresh green vegetables ( such as spinach, pumpkin , carrots ) steamed and cooked and some fruits such as grated apple and banana.
We offer a wide variety of food intolerance testing Please go to our preferred testing laboratory and see what there is …… but always best if you make an appointment with https://vmknaturopath.com/
and we are sorting it out what is the best test for you or your child and we also help you to translate the results and give advice how to go from here. Long distance consults are not a problem.