For the Food Sensitivity test, a pin prick of blood from you is used to analyse 59 different foods. The test takes 1 hour and is conducted within your consultation. During that time, the practitioner will explain what food sensitivities and intestinal permeability are and how you can help improve your digestion in the future.
After the test, they will go through the results with you and explain the alternatives you can have and how you can avoid any potential nutrient deficiencies.
They may also recommend certain supplements that will help restore your gut integrity and improve your digestion.
Philippa Parish qualified as a registered Nutritional Therapist in 2005 and has worked in private practise supporting a broad spectrum of health issues throughout that time, with a special interest in digestion and its impact on the development of chronic, inflammatory conditions. She is also a qualified Neurolinguistic Practitioner, Personal Trainer and has a degree in Food Science from the University of Reading.
Her aim is to encourage her clients to understand how their health has an impact on their life, including the effect of past and current lifestyle choices. Your health plan with be personalised for you, using the whole spectrum of her knowledge and experience.
Food Sensitivity Testing
Health is not just about eating the right foods for you. It also needs efficient digestion and absorption of those foods, so they can nourish every cell of your body.
80% of your immune system is contained within your digestive system as it protects you from the “foreign” matter (including food) that passes through your gut.
It is the protein in a sensitive food that will produce an immune response if it is not completely digested into its basic components (amino acids). Food sensitivities can also be encouraged by other factors, including, stress, food additives, environmental toxins, pathogenic micro-organisms, medication (including anti-biotics), blood sugar issues and hormonal imbalances.
Hence, the majority of your immune is system focused on your gut issues, leaving less to protect the rest of your body. This may result in increased systemic inflammation and a reduced capacity of your body to fight off infections and a greater risk of developing autoimmune conditions, such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, Hashimoto’s disease, type 1 Diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis.
IgG mediated food sensitivities are not life-threatening and can produce symptoms such as, IBS, bloating, nausea, skin conditions, fatigue, headaches, constipation, diarrhoea, mood changes and joint pain anywhere between 2-72 hours after eating that particular food.
IgG Food Sensitivity Testing gives you the results of 59 test foods in 1 hour. It uses a pin prick of blood and is conducted during your consultation. As well as knowing which foods to avoid, you will also be given advice on how to improve your digestion and restore your gut health.
An elimination diet can also be used to identify the offending foods. This involves eliminating foods you suspect from your diet for a month and then gradually re-introducing them back into the diet, one at a time, while monitoring any reactions.
- July 1981 – BSc (Hons) Food Science 2:1 (University of Reading ).
- July 2005 – Nutritional Therapist’s Diploma Course from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition, London.
- May 2107- AFMCP Graduate
- December 2016 – Food Safety and Hygiene for Catering Level 2
- June 2015 – NLP Practitioner
- October 2015 – Kettlebell Instructor
- July 2014 – Level 3 Personal Trainer
- August 2013 – Level 2 Fitness Instructor and Circuits Instructor
- March 2009 – Certificate in Working with People with Cancer (Penny Brohn Centre)
- July 2007 – Systematic Kinesiology level VI
- July 2006- Foundation Practitioner in Systematic Kinesiology
- BANT (British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine).
- CNHC (Complementary and natural Healthcare Council) Registered Practitioner.
- Associate Member of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition.
- Member of INLPTA (International Neuro-Linguistic Programming Trainers Association Limited)
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