Allergy or intolerance?
There are important differences between allergy and intolerance.
Symptoms of an allergic response usually happen quickly after eating or exposure to a food or substance, and may be life threatening.
You are advised to contact your GP if you believe you have an allergy to any food or substance.
The symptoms of food intolerance usually occur several hours after eating the food. You need to eat a larger amount of food to trigger an intolerance than an allergy, and intolerance is not life threatening. www.nhs.uk/conditions/food-allergy/
Some of your symptoms of food intolerance may be;
You may or may not have some idea of the food or food groups that cause you a problem, so it is really useful to keep a food diary for at least a week before your appointment
Testing for intolerance
Intolerance testing can help identify which foods are causing problems, as well as testing for sensitivity to environmental allergens such as pollens and chemicals.
Once problematic substances have been identified, we will discuss whether they need to be avoided, or whether particular combinations of foods may need to be changed or avoided.
I will usually give a homeopathic remedy to help with the symptoms you are experiencing. It is useful that you keep a food diary for a month and note any changes, until the next appointment, when we will review.
Contact me to discuss and for more information
Always check with your GP or other health professional if you have any concerns about your health
First appointment - 1 hour - fees include remedies prescribed during consultation
children between 2-14 years - £65.00
First consultation to be paid in advance by bank transfer, at the time of booking
Follow up appointment - fees include remedies prescribed during consultation
children (under 14) - £45.00
Payment is by card or cash at the end of each appointment
Should you need to cancel or change your appointment with less than 24 hours notice, there is a cancellation fee of £25