Allergies and Intolerance
Food sensitivities can augment a wide range of symptoms. Identifying, limiting or eliminating the foods or other substances that cause problems for you can be a positive step towards enhancing your health.
The word 'allergy' is a medical term for describing an exagerrated reaction by the immune system to a specific substance. A small percentage of the population present with true allergies, whereas an intolerance or sensitivity to a substance is far more common. In such cases, symptoms can be delayed or build up over a period of time because of constant exposure. For example, having a wheat intolerance and eating bread or pasta every day. Symptoms such as bloating and lethargy or sluggishness can be sign of intolerance, at least in part.
Food sensitivity testing
Kinesiology can help to identify which substances result in a stress response in the body, as well as which of those it might be best to avoid or cut down on. Sensitivity testing can be used for a wide range of substances as well as common foods, drinks, and food additives. For example, pollutants, personal care products, common household or industrial chemicals, pesticides, pollens, dust, moulds, heavy metals and more can be checked. You can also bring in your own products for testing with kinesiology.
An holistic approach
During a session, kinesiology may naturally flag up a food sensitivity which may be contributing to symptoms. For dedicated sensitivity testing sessions I take an holistic approach. Sometimes a food intolerance may not be the primary cause of symptoms and cutting out the offending food may help a little, but not resolve the problem. An underlying imbalance may need to be addressed first. Kinesiology uses non-invasive techniques to bring your body back into balance as a whole. This can then help you become more resilient and less reactive towards those substances or things which may have resulted in symptoms beforehand.
Symptoms of allergy and intolerance
Allergies, intolerance and sensitivity can be connected with a diversity of symptoms:
An holistic approach
Symptoms such as these can also be augmented by food intolerances, allergies or sensitivites, whilst these may not the primary cause. The avoidance or reduction of those substances which are a source of stress to the body may then not completely relieve symptoms until the underlying source is addressed. Kinesiology testing for food sensitivity may reveal that other factors also need to be looked at and resolved in order for any benefits from changes to diet to be integrated and sustained.
In either case, knowing how your body responds to food, drink and environmental substances can help to clarify how best to manage this important aspect of your own health and well being.
Kinesiology testing in the area of diet and nutrition in effect 'asks the body' what it needs to help it restore balance. Kinesiology can help to rebalance the body's response to a food or provide guidance on what aspects of diet may benefit from change. Kinesiology may also indicate whether other stress factors are affecting your digestion or health as well as ways to restore balance.
Long-term intolerance to foods or poor diet combined with a sluggish digestive system can lead to problems in nutritional uptake and contribute to symptoms of ill health. There may be deficiencies or imbalances of nutrients through lack of absorption, assimilation or ineffective elimination. Supplementation may sometimes be helpful, but it is also possible that a system has just become unable to process nutrients properly and needs 'resetting' to help restore effective function.
The ideal diet
Are you eating healthily or would you like to do better for yourself? If you are confused with the conflicting reports on the 'right 'diet you read or hear about on the media, you're not the only one. Whilst there may be lots of good advice in regards to healthy eating, some of it may not be helpful to you as an individual. There is no such thing as a healthy diet that suits everybody the same. Just as a person's genetic make-up varies, so do their personal requirements for food. Each one of us is biologically individual. This is why some 'diets' may work for one person, but not for another.
'The ideal diet for a person consists of the right food in the right amounts at the right time and in the right way.' What's yours?
Consult an expert
Nutritional needs vary over time, affected by changes in health, lifestyle and circumstance e.g. age, stress, illness, excercise, medication, pregnancy. It may be overwhelming when you try and work out every possibility for change.
Kinesiology makes it easy to check in with your own nutritional expert: YOU.