Allergy Therapy


Allergies are becoming more and more common and their symptoms can be extremely diverse. Often the same reason for allergic reaction may result in totally different symptoms. At the Penarth Natural Health Services, Allergy Therapy is combined with Nutrition Therapy to get an insight, as clear as possible to the origin of symptoms. Then, it seems to be most beneficial to provide a detailed and individual interpretation of testing for every patient.

There are many “reasons” for developing allergies or sensitivities. They could be “inherited” and the predisposition to be affected runs in families. For example, children from the “allergic” family background may develop allergies at the very early stages of life.
Other factors include the lifestyle and the ways in which food is “manufactured”. Production and processing of foods on an industrial scale, combined with intensive farming results in foods that are poor in nutrients. Consumption of convenient, ready made meals, rich in sugar, salt and chemical additives, puts tremendous
pressure on the immune system.

Alcohol, smoking, overuse of stimulants such as coffee or caffeine and sugar laden soft drinks and relying on addictive “quick energy fixes” provided by sugary, highly processed snacks – increases the loss of vitamins and minerals which are vital for the functioning of the immune system.
In addition to that, people’s health is also continuously challenged not only by busy, modern lifestyles but also by bacteria, viruses, chemicals in foods, water, air or unavoidable exhaust fumes.

Inflammation is very strongly connected to allergies. The most common symptoms of allergies are:
• digestive problems, often diagnosed by the medical practitioner as irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, diverticulitis, colitis.
• skin problems such as eczema, acne, dermatitis, psoriasis etc..
• chronic fatigue syndrome or ME.
• Candida albicans – yeast and fungal overgrowth.
• asthma, shortness of breath.
• headaches, migraines.
• arthritis and other inflammatory joint problems.
• weight problems, eating disorders and addictions are often linked to allergies and also to severe fluctuations of blood glucose levels, named recently as “SyndromeX” which creates a vicious circle, difficulties in recognizing the offending foods and craving for foods which inadvertently reinforce the dependence.
• anxiety, depression, hyperactivity have very strong connections to allergies and nutrition.
• blood pressure and other cardiovascular diseases can be helped by detection of food sensitivities and nutritional changes.

Allergy/Nutrition Therapy can be of a great assistance with infertility, preconceptual care, pregnancy and be of a benefit to cancer, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease sufferers.

In addition to a detailed nutritional assessment, Allergy Therapy includes the detection of foods and chemical allergies. This is done by the painless, non-invasive muscle testing technique called Applied Kinesiology.
Barbara Wardas, Dip.ION
has been in practice for number of years.
She is a Nutritional Consultant, trained at the
Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London
and is a member of
The Federation of Nutritional Therapy Practitioners

The Federation
of Nutritional Therapy
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