A food allergy happens almost immediately, usually within one hour. This reaction is very evident.
A food intolerance is less evident and is a delayed reaction. For example, if somebody has a food intolerance to cheese and eats cheese the reaction could be the cause of his/her eczema two days later. Other examples of food intolerances can be irritable bowel, asthma, eczema, arthritis, sinusitis, obesity, and migraine.
Food intolerance causes illness when the digestive system is no longer able to process offending foods as they pass down the digestive tract. This results in a build up of toxins.
Nutritionists at Health and Herbs know that food intolerances can impact your everyday life and cause illness. Because of this Health and Herbs offers the Fitzwilliam food intolerence test, which is a blood test that measures the IgG antibody levels associated with specific foods.
The team at Health and Herbs are determined to find out what the cause of your illness is. Chronic diseases are often complex.
Because not all health issues come from food intolerances, Health and Herbs also offers Genova Diagnostics testing. It offers more than 100 types of testing including tests for candida, adrenal stress, thyroid tests, hormonal, and Helicobacter pylori.
Nutritional therapists at Health and Herbs will determine which test will benefit you most. Most of the test kits can be used in your own home, but some kits requiring a blood sample will need the assistance of Health and Herbs’ registered nurse.
Genova Diagnostics laboratory tests are available only through licensed healthcare professionals.
For more information call 091 583260 or visit www.healthandherbs.ie.