What does the Food Sensitivity Test Involve?
A lot of people calls us for help with allergies, intolerances or sensitivities.
There are three testing options to consider. (Please note that Allergy testing is done as a scratch test looking for an instant IgE reaction at the GP or Specialist)
1. Finger Prick Food Sensitivity Testing. This IgG blood delayed reaction test looks for immune antibodies to particular food. It measures the degree of reaction from mild, medium to severe. After avoidance of the offending foods it can be retested in 1 year to see improvements. Not recommended for young children.
2. Our in-house Biomeridian Testing. This is non-invasive and suitable for all age groups including babies. It uses painless pressure-point testing to determine which food is weakening or causing stress to the system at the moment. It looks at the more subtle reactions to food. With avoidance of the problem causing food and chemicals we can retest to check improvements within 6 – 8 weeks. We also advise treatment of the gut to reduce inflammation and improve digestion during that time.
3. 500 Food & Household Item Test: This is also non invasive and uses a hair sample which is sent to a lab. It checks common Australian food groups, bathroom, laundry and kitchen products as well as supermarket cereals, health food shop items and alcohol.
Unfortunately there is no test to assess individual reactions to naturally occurring chemical components in food like Histamines, Salycilates, Amines. Or absorption problems from naturally occurring components in foods that can be mistaken for a food sensitivity issue. We determine whether these are a problem by taking a thorough case history.
I’m sick of weight loss programs that don’t work. What do you that’s different and going to last?
Can we claim a Health Fund Rebate?
BUPA and some other funds give an extra rebate for our Shake it Fat Loss Program.
Medicare doesn’t cover any Naturopathic consultations.
Will I have to keep taking supplements for ever?
What’s a Wellness Assessment?
- Liver detoxification
- Toxicity levels
- Degeneration and Weakness
- Enzyme function
- Leaky gut
Once we know this we can understand better why you feel the way you do.
Can children be treated for eczema?
“Michelle was also a saviour in getting rid of my 5 years old daughter’s eczema. Again, by discovering the foods that stressed her immune system and eliminating those foods from her diet, the eczema vanished! I cannot thank Michelle enough for improving our health.” Maria
Can you treat children with learning and mood problems or with diagnosed ADD/ADHD and Autism Spectrum?
A lot can be done with the diet and there are usually gut issues to be resolved. Detoxification can be impaired so ways to improve that are addressed. Specialist testing will be discussed and then organised at the first appointment.
If needed Michelle refers to a BioMedical Paediatrician in Sydney. He also refers patients back to Michelle for Naturopathic care.