More often than not people are unaware that the foods they eat are causing their adverse reactions. This is common because the symptoms associated with food sensitivities occur hours, even days after the offending food has been eaten. This is known as an IgG allergy immune response where the hypersensitivity reaction is delayed.
Conditions and symptoms associated with IgG food allergies include abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, IBS, nausea, reflux, sinusitis, fatigue, headaches, migraines, mood swings, depression, anxiety, behaviour problems especially seen in children, autoimmune disease and skin conditions.
Over time, the immune response that occurs from food sensitivities start to reduce the integrity of the gut lining causing damage and hence, may be the underlying cause of the symptoms mentioned above.
The IgG allergy test involves a finger prick blood sample which analyses 96 different foods as well as testing for the presence of Candida albicans. Treatment involves identifying and eliminating food allergens while we work to strengthen and heal the gut wall.
Each test is an additional cost and will be discussed within your consult.
Your initial consultation is structured around your current health, factors that have influenced your health and where you would like to see your health in the future. Your initial consult includes; an extensive look into your personal and family medical history, a comprehensive dietary analysis and a look into lifestyle factors. As part of this consult we do comprehensive diagnostic testing and analyse any blood reports. We then take time in researching and planning an individual treatment program specific to your health needs. Additional testing and referrals will also be discussed.
Your extended consultation is aimed at giving you more time with the naturopath if required. This appointment is ideal if it has been awhile since your last visit or if you have a new health concern. With extra time, this allows us to work through your treatment plan and to continue working through your health goals. Within this time, we will review any new pathology results, order additional testing if required and update your treatment plan. If you are unsure whether you need an extended or return consult please call and we can discuss with you.
Our return consultation is a great way for us to check in with you, to ensure you are making positive headway with your treatment plan, to go over any concerns or questions you may have which will enable you to reach your health targets as smoothly as possible. Within this consult we will go over your treatment plan, dietary requirements, nutritional and/or herbal medicines prescribed and revise if needed. This appointment is also for analysing new blood pathology or other tests that may have been requested.
An acute consultation is designed for acute condition such as coughs, colds, sore throats, infections, viruses, thrush, etc. This is not a full consultation therefore focuses only on presenting symptoms to help you through this acute stage. Within this consult you may be prescribed a herbal tonic and/or nutritional medicines to help improve your symptoms. If it has been awhile since you last saw a naturopath, you may consider booking in for a more comprehensive consultation once you are feeling better to discuss ways of improving your health to reduce the likelihood of recurrent illnesses.