Food Allergy, Intolerance or Sensitivity?
Physical reactions to certain foods are common, but most are caused by a food intolerance rather than a food allergy. A food intolerance can cause some of the same signs and symptoms as a food allergy, so people often confuse the two.
A true food allergy causes an immune response that affects many organs in the body. It can cause a variety of symptoms. In some cases, an allergic food reaction may be severe or life-threatening. In contrast, food intolerance symptoms are generally less severe and are often limited to digestion issues.
If you have a food intolerance, you may be able to eat small amounts of food without problems. You can also prevent a reaction. For example, if you have lactose intolerance, you may drink lactose-free milk or take lactase enzyme pills (Lactaid) to help the digestion.
Reasons for food intolerance include:
- Absence of an enzyme needed to completely digest a food. Lactose intolerance is a common example.
- Irritable bowel syndrome. This chronic condition can cause bloating, constipation and diarrhea.
- Sensitivity to food additives. For example, sulfites used to preserve dried fruit, preserves and wine can trigger asthma attacks in sensitive people.
- Recurrent stress or psychological factors. Sometimes just the thought of a food can make you sick. The reason is not fully understood.
- Celiac Disease. Celiac disease has certain properties of a true food allergy because it involves the immune system. However, the symptoms are most gastrointestinal, and people with celiac disease are not at risk of anaphylaxis. This chronic digestive condition is triggered by eating gluten, a protein found in wheat and other grains.
FOOD INTOLERANCE TESTS
All you need to carry out a food test is a small sample of hair, approximately 10 strands and at least 1cm in length and no more than 3 cms (1/2 inch – 1 inch max). If there is no hair available, finger nail clippings are acceptable; also coloured or dyed hair is acceptable as it makes no difference to the testing.
HOW IT WORKS
Bio Resonance, is based on receiving the information from a living organism that gives out energy. The term energy is used to describe the various subtle frequencies or vibrations that each one of us emits constantly. It is believed by practitioners who specialise in this area of natural medicine that the body is able to communicate by way of acting like a receiver and transmitter. These subtle vibrations are not seen and act like other forms of energy such as micro waves, radio waves etc. This vibrational energy changes all the time depending on what other forces are around such as bacteria, toxins, fumes, chemicals, magnetic geographic zones or electrical smog. Everything impacts on a living organism, some of it is good depending on what is in the vicinity but some of it has a negative impact and in some cases can cause disease and illness.
It is therefore important to understand that this type of therapy specialises in these vibrational frequencies. It is also important to understand that the hair sample or nail clippings only act to provide the unique identity of the person being tested.
In other words the hair sample provides a fingerprint of the individual. This together with personal information provided on the health form (such as, date of birth, place of birth, address, etc), will enable the medical scanning device to deliver a final set of results for the individual.
Bioresonance – Technology in Practice:
Bioresonance has long been associated with sports professionals aiding rapid recovery from serious injuries, whilst supporting a balance of optimum health and sports performance.
Before setting up their own business around bio-resonance technology, four members of the Swedish Cross Country Skiing team (Mathias and Thobias Fredriksson, Anders Södergren, and Björn Lindrely) discovered bioresonance technology offered a safer and non-intrusive means to optimise and enhance individuals’ physical and mental performance. During preparations for major championships, the team calls on the same technology to aid fast recovery of injuries sustained.