Food and chemical sensitivities

Food and chemical sensitivities are an over-reaction by the  body's immune system to a particular substance. Allergy UK estimates that 1 in 3 of the UK population are affected by allergies or sensitivities at some point in their lives. The numbers affected are rising year by year.

Symptoms of food sensitivities

Typical symptoms may include:

  • Headaches/migraines
  • Tiredness/drop in energy levels
  • Brain fog/difficulty in concentrating
  • Anxiety/depression
  • Aching muscles/joints
  • Rashes/skin problems/eczema
  • Shortness of breath/severe wheezing/coughing/ashthma
  • Digestive issues including nausea, diahorrea, IBS, bloating
  • Sneezing , runny nose, sinus problems, itchy eyes and ears.

How can Transform Your Health help?

There are a number of different ways in which food sensitivities can be tested for, all of which need to be confirmed by an elimination diet. Transform Your Health can offer a number of options including IgE and IgG allergy testing via blood tests or on-the-spot food intolerance testing using kinesiology (muscle testing).

Once food or chemical sensitivities are known Transform Your Health can support you with advice on foods to avoid/substitute foods, sources of foods/chemical-free toiletries and household products and recipe ideas.

Often food or chemical sensitivities are indicative of an underlying issue within the body, often to do with the digestive system or the liver. Further tests may be recommended if it is felt that there are underlying issues that need to be investigated.