At North East Natural Health Centre we see a lot of health issues arising from allergies and food sensitivities. Our bio-compatible screening techniques produce a report that will identify which foods or environmental toxins you are reacting to. Our Naturopath's will then work with you to design a program aimed at both reducing the food and training the immune system to be less reactive.
The purpose of avoiding a specific food is to reduce the irritation and sensitivity of your digestive and immune system to allow these to rebuild and repair. Your Naturopath will advise you when to re- introduce the food once your digestive system is stronger, or whether you need to find alternatives long term.
Food sensitivities are the underlying culprit in many disease states, especially affecting the bowels, skin and respiratory systems. Food intolerance can make you feel tired, lethargic, mucousy or constipated. Common conditions include: irritable bowel, bloating, eczema and behavioral reactions.
* If you are from out of town and can not attend an appointment in person, you may be eligible for a phone consult, that includes an allergy test. Please contact us for more information. Frequently asked questions
What do you test for?
We can test for foods, molds and pollens, but you can also bring in anything from home that you feel you may be reacting to, such as makeup, creams, soaps or pet hair.
How long will it take to get my results?
The test is done in house, so you will receive your results at the day of your appointment along with an action plan to get you started.
Is this an allergy test and can you test for anaphylaxic reactions?
This is NOT an allergy test and will not pick up anaphylactic reactions. We are looking for food sensitivities or intolerance, which have a delayed reaction time on the body, often causing bloating, fatigue, skin rashes and behavioral changes.
Can the test be done on children and babies.
Yes. We often test children and babies and the test is very simple for them. For babies who are only on breast milk, we can also work with the mothers to reduce the incidence of reactions from the foods they are eating.
How long will I have to avoid the foods for?
You will be given a test result sheet, which will indicate all the foods you are sensitive and reacting to. These will be categorized as high, medium or low reactions.
Every person is put on an individual plan, but generally you can avoid the foods for 1-6 months. At the same time your naturopath will work on correcting your digestive health and balancing your immune system, so that you are less reactive to these foods in the future. Depending on your body, you may be able to eat all the foods again after a break, or some of the foods may be best avoided long term. Either way, your naturopath will work with you to make the transition as easy as possible.
To make an appointment for food intolerance testing with our practitioners call 03 5722 9216