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Food Allergy / Food Intolerance

Histamine Containing and Releasing Foods

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Histamine is a compound found in all cells of the body and is a natural component of many foods. It is an important component of the immune and neurologic systems and is involved in the process of inflammation. Histamine causes a variety of symptoms depending on where it is released and what receptors it binds to. Some food contain histamine and some foods causes histamine to be released and may need to be addressed in your diet. Seek professional help with this one. Book a consult

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Food Allergy and Food Intolerance Explained

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Recently there has been a lot of media attention on the rapid increase in food allergy and everyone nowadays is gluten free, lactose free, vegan, late soy dandies. Unfortunately many undertrained nutritional therapists are (deservedly) getting a bad rap for restricting people’s diets to the point that patients are becoming underweight or even worse, developing an eating disorder known as orthorexia. Much of this occurs because of incorrectly diagnosed food allergy and intolerance. The only way to diagnose food allergy or intolerance is to conduct a low reactive diet and oral food challenge. This is the Gold Standard Test

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E-Numbers - What they Mean

E numbers

Many food additives including all artificial colours, flavours, and preservatives have adverse reactions including anything from causing hyperactivity to airway restriction, to promoting genetic mutation and cancer. Many studies indicate that certain food colorings and preservatives may increase hyperactive behavior in some children. We simply are what we eat and when it comes to our children if we love them we don't feed them junk. Please use the following list to help identify exactly what you are eating.