Allergy, Intolerance and Sensitivity Testing

Allergy, Intolerance and Sensitivity Testing

With so much confusion around food allergies, food intolerance and food sensitivities we are here to help clear some things up for you with allergy testing using Kinesiology.

So what is the difference between a food allergy and a food intolerance?

An allergy is when the body reacts to the protein on a substance ingested, inhaled or contacted.  Symptoms of an allergy include; wheezing, rashes, runny nose and most seriously anaphylaxis.  Coeliac disease is a little different, this is when your own body attacks the lining of the bowel after ingesting the protein gluten and this is an autoimmune response.

A food intolerance or food sensitivity may not show up in allergy testing as there may not be an immune response but you cannot ignore those “blah” feelings you get; mild headaches, full-blown migraines, gut symptoms and irritability when you consume certain foods.

Common food intolerances include lactose, amines (found in fruit and vegies, cheese and chocolate), glutamates (found in tomatoes, soy sauce and mushrooms), salicylates (some fruits and veggies), sulfites (preservatives) or fermentable oligo- di- and mono-saccharides and polyols (FODMAPS) found in certain and grains, fruits, veggies, dairy, legumes and of course gluten.

For the month of June we are offering a full examination consultation focusing on your gut health, immunity, allergy test and food intolerance testing using Applied Kinesiology.  The goal here would be to show you which exact foods you are CURRENTLY sensitive to.

We will then ask you to remove those items from your diet for a specific amount of time to allow your gut to heal and may provide you with additional nutritional support which may include; pre/pro-biotics, anti-bacterial oils or herbs, liver cleanses, digestive enzymes etc.  Sometimes food sensitivities are associated with stress which can also be tested.

The best way to test for a true intolerance is the elimination diet in order to heal the gut and then reintroduce the specific food to gauge response.

With our system we can provide you with the exact foods for you to eliminate (not just eliminating ALL FOODS as the traditional Elimination Diet offers). More importantly, you are healing the gut so that you are able to happily eat those foods that you were once sensitive to. Note that some foods may still factor as intolerant after this process.

Below you will find a list of food sensitivities that we will test for you. Please feel free to add any more specific foods that are problematic for you if needed.  Your visit will be 20 minutes long and with a fee of just $65 (this includes your usual adjustment as well).

Please do not underestimate the damage food can cause – imagine if we could SEE the damage to our bowels! Make the most of this great offer as it expires on June 30th (this testing can also be done thereafter but for a slightly higher fee).

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Dangers of D.I.Y Detox…

Detox Safely with Coastal Chiropractic and Wellbeing Gold CoastAlthough our bodies are designed to process and remove toxins, we can have a toxin burden where pathways of the body become compromised.  This build up of toxins is due to dietary allergens such as gluten, food additives, dairy and eggs, bacteria, parasites or due to fungal overgrowth and of course toxins in our environment found around our home, at work, air pollution, pesticides in our food as well as lifestyle choices can all contribute to this toxic load overworking our systems and throwing them out of balance.

With a thorough examination here at Coastal Chiropractic and Wellbeing, we can see which body systems are the top priority for detoxification.  This includes the gut, liver and looking for traces of  heavy metals that are stored in our brains and in our body.  Heavy metal overload is common among plumbers, welders, miners, renovators, people who have a lot of fish in their diet or have mercury fillings.

A “Healing Crisis” or more commonly known as feeling like absolute crap while in detox is a sign that you are not detoxifying healthfully. This unhealthy process shows that you may just be “recycling” the toxins from the liver back into an unhealthy gut then back to the liver.  This process creates a danger not only to how we feel now but also to our long-term health, putting unnecessary stress and strain on our vital organs.

This is why it is ESSENTIAL to detoxify with the help of a practitioner who specializes in this field.  Here at Coastal Chiropractic and Wellbeing not only do we take the guess work out of the detoxification process we can SAFELY find a detox program especially designed for your body and your unique health requirements.  We will delve deeply into your everyday lifestyle and help you make healthy and well-informed lifestyle choices to prevent future damage – and you will be surprised to know that the detoxification process doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to give up anything!!  We look at the big picture to help detoxify you, your family and your environment. We are here to give you direction and support and structure to ultimately change your health looking ahead to the future!

Detox Questionaire

Check out our Detox Questionnaire from our friends at Metagenics if your total is below 40 = low priority, between 40-70 =medium priority, above 70 = high priority.

Detoxification can help with learning disabilities, pain, depression, diabetes, weight management,  food sensitivities, headaches and fatigue, also with most syndromes such as chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and PMR, hormonal disturbances, polycystic ovaries breast lumps, menopause, fertility, constipation and irritable bowel syndrome.

 “When ‘I’ is replaced by ‘WE’ – ILLness becomes WELLness!”

Call us here at Coastal Chiropractic and Wellbeing on the Gold Coast,  make an appointment  and lets talk detox!  Ph 5520 2555.