What is the difference between food allergy and food intolerance and how do you know if you have either or both? Food/chemical/environmental allergy occurs in response to exposure to a substance which the immune system perceives as a threat. The immune system responds with an over reaction in an attempt to detoxify the offending substance to protect the body. Symptoms tend to be instant and can vary from mild discomfort to anaphylactic and life threatening. Intolerance on the other hand occurs in response to the accumulation of toxins and indigestible food substances which settle in layers on the small intestine wall and accumulate in the organs and tissues of the body. Symptoms tend to be chronic, ongoing and recurring. Intolerance affects a larger number of people than allergy.
The good news is food intolerance is treatable. The causes will vary from person to person. The Mayo Food Allergy and Intolerance Testing Centre Claremorris are proud to offer allergy /intolerance testing by a qualified practitioner. The test is non-invasive (no needles ) using highly specialised equipment includes a full organ screening, vitamin and mineral deficiency test, an environmental and chemical toxicity test and a test for 150 foods.
The test is an in-depth investigation into the root cause of your individual issues. The test takes 90 minutes and costs €80 or €70 for under 16s. Results are given on the day along with an easy to follow individual treatment, care and management plan with excellent follow up and aftercare support. Contact Sylvia Burns (formerly of Priority Wholefoods ) on 087 285 8112.