Pain can be the result of a food or airborne sensitivity, whether it is the physical pain from a joint, arthritis and migraines or the pain from asthma, eczema, sinusitis or hayfever or digestive problems such as irritable bowel. Sometimes the discomfort is minimal, but when the body’s reaction is such that it stops you living life to the full, it is time to identify the allergen.
During the Alternative Health Check the vega machine can identify your sensitivities and will also measure the energies in your body to find out which organs may be struggling. A diet is then recommended and some nutritional or homeopathic remedies may be suggested to balance the body energies and help obtain optimal health.
Around 45% of the UK may suffer adverse reactions to what they eat at some time. Could you be one of them?
“It must have been something I ate” – how many times have you found yourself uttering those words when you’re not feeling your best?
But while this is usually just a throwaway line used to describe a spot of sickness or tiredness, there could be a lot more truth in it than you realise.
Because up to 45 per cent of the UK population is thought to suffer from food intolerance at some time, meaning your diet – however healthy it may be – could potentially cause you problems.
The human body is a wonderful thing, launching its immune system into battle when faced with a nasty virus or harmful bacteria.
However, by regularly eating food that you’re intolerant to, you could be subjecting it to stress and discomfort on a daily basis.
The reactions caused by your body being unable to deal with a particular type of food can have a host of repercussions.
From a general lethargic feeling to sickness and headaches, the impact of food intolerance can take many forms – check our article on food intolerance symptoms for further details.
Additionally, it has been linked to possible ADHD, causing hyperactivity among children; autism and special needs, dyspraxia, dyslexia, dysphasia and moderate learning difficulties.
Food allergy and food intolerance – they’re often confused for one another and neither is too pleasant, yet they are dramatically different.
With an allergy you will quickly become aware you’ve eaten something. It can take less than an hour for an allergic reaction to take hold, with nasty effects from skin rashes to vomiting and diarrhoea appearing.
Food intolerance, on the other hand, is not so easy to identify. In fact, it can take days to make itself known.
And very few of us would ever stop to think that the cause of the discomfort or distress we’re suffering on a Friday could actually be our breakfast from a few days ago.
As a result, food intolerance is thought to affect up to 45 per cent of the population at some time – with most completely oblivious to it.
This is why the Alternative Health Check at The Wyndham Centre is considered one of the best ways to discover which parts of your diet are causing your body discomfort.