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Allergy and Food Intolerance 


Our genetic uniqueness means that some of us will have a reaction to certain things in our food or environment. Toxicity is mainly attributed to chemicals and metals, which tend to "poison" our enzyme systems. Both these have to be identified and removed, then the minerals they replace such as sodium, potassium, calcium and so on, restored so that the enzymes are able to function properly once again.

An allergy on the other hand is an immune reaction which causes our defence mechanism, or immune system, to release chemicals called immunoglobulins. The type of immunoglobulin depends on the severity of the reaction, the most severe of which is an anaphylactic shock where there is complete breakdown with serious consequences and even death. The allergen in all cases of reaction, however slight, must be identified and avoided. It is not always easy or straight-forward to avoid some allergens, especially if they are environmental such as grass, flower or tree pollen or the house dust mite.

Another type of reaction, not as violent as an allergy but could never-the-less lead to serious consequences, is food intolerance. ImageAll foods have surface markers called lectins which identify them. These lectins could react with our own cell surface markers giving rise to an inflammatory reaction. This inflammation is not all that obvious with some individuals, giving rise to weight gain, digestive problems such as bloating, flatulence or heart burn, lethargy and tiredness and generally a feeling of unwellness. Once the offending foods are identified, they are removed from the diet for a while until the system goes back on track, then it may be introduced very gradually but should never again become a normal part of the every day diet.

Of all the problems encountered at Integral Health, compliance to food restrictions tends to be the most common. This may be due to the release of neurotoxic substances much like drug dependency or the fact that most of the culprit foods are the most commonly consumed. Milk and wheat seem to head the list followed closely by corn and sugar. But once these foods are removed from the diet, the improvement in general health is quite dramatic encouraging further compliance.

Click here to download your Integral Health Hair Test form and attach three to four strands of your hair from anywhere on the body.  We must have the root on at least one of the hairs, that is the white or black bulb on the end of the hair.   Simply Cellotape the hairs in the space provided on the Integral Health Hair Test form and send it to us at: Integral Health, Suite 215, 14 Chertsey Road, Woking, GU21 5AH along with payment of £130(retest £95) made out to 'Integral Health' or click Hair Test Payment for other methods of payment. 

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