Rachael Lake
BIAET. BCMA. NAET.

Allergy Therapist, NAET® Practitioner and Nutritional Adviser. Birmingham, Solihull & Wolverhampton

Food Intolerance & Environmental Allergies

The identification and treatment of allergic disorders

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The British Institute for Allergy link

 

There are few food allergens that cause antigen/antibody reactions – shellfish and peanuts are perhaps the best known, indeed some food intolerance sufferers have no classical allergies and for this reason may never suspect that their arthritis, migraine or panic attacks are caused by an unusual reaction to common foods. People allergic to the same food may have entirely different symptoms, just as people with the same symptoms may be allergic to quite different foods.

Symptoms of food intolerance can be surprisingly varied. Catarrh, digestive and stomach trouble, backache, swollen glands, depression, anxiety attacks and phobias, palpitations, irritability, headaches, mouth ulcers, aching joints and muscles, childhood hyperactivity are all possible, as well as more serious conditions. Because onset of symptoms are often delayed, they seem to bear no relationship to diet at all, so it is not-surprising that many allergic people have had a variety of tests, diagnoses and treatments, and are often told they are suffering from stress, hypochondria or ‘nerves’.

Many food ‘allergies’ are masked, that is they seem to be more like addictions as the sufferer may have withdrawal symptoms if the food is not eaten, but there are a number of symptoms that commonly point to food intolerance – persistent tiredness, not helped by rest; over- or underweight or fluctuating weight; occasional palpitations after food; occasional excessive sweating, unrelated to exercises; occasional swelling or bloating of hands, face, ankles or abdomen.

Elimination diet is a very common method of identifying food allergies. During a period of fasting, an allergic person usually suffers ‘withdrawal’ symptoms and feels unwell, but by the fifth day, many will feel much better (though some symptoms, like arthritis, take much longer to improve). Then foods are tried, one at a time and because tolerance has been lost even a tiny amount may bring on a rapid return of symptoms.

This can be quite a lengthy process, so it is fortunate that nowadays your therapist can use the ‘muscle testing’ method to identify foods to eliminate or to balance.

The advice I offer is not intended to replace the advice or treatment offered by your G.P., but as an adjunct to this.

 

List of Foods and Environmental Allergens Tested

 

Meat & Poultry

Notes

Mammals: Rabit, venison, bacon, pork, ham, lard

 

Pheasant: Chicken, eggs, pheasant

 

Turkey: Turkey

 

Duck: Duck, goose,
eggs

 

Ovine: Goat, lamb, mutton

 

Bovine: Beef

 

 

Fish & Shellfish

Notes       

Cod, haddock, herring, kipper, mackerel, place, sardines, tuna, sole, herring, anchovy

 

Salmon, trout

 

Crab, lobster, mussels, prawns/shrimp, squid, oyster, scallop

 

 

Dairy/milk products

Notes

Milk, cows, cheese, mould ripened

 

Milk, goats, cheese

 

Milk, sheeps, cheese

 

Whey

 

Casinate

 

Cream

 

Buffalo mozzarella

 

 

 

Plant families

Other

Amaryllis familiy

 

Agave, tequila

 

Banana family

 

banana, plantain

 

Birch family

 

filbert, hazelnut, wintergreen

 

Buckwheat family

 

buckwheat, rhubarb, sorrel

 

*Carrot family

 

Angelica, anise, caraway, carrot, celeriac, celery,
chervil, coriander, dill, fennel, parsley, parsnip

 

*Cashew family

 

cashew, mango, pistachio

 

Citrus family

 

citron, grapefruit, kumquat, lemon, lime, orange,
tangelo, tangerine

 

Cola nut family

 

chocolate (cocoa), cola (kola) nut, cocoa butter,

 

Composite family

 

Burdock root, chamomile, chicory, dandelion, endive,
globe artichoke, sagebrush, wormwood/absinthe, artichoke, camomile, chicory,
dandelion, endive, escarole, Jerusalem artichoke, lettuce, salsify,
safflower, sunflower seed/oil, tansy, tarragon, echinacea, romaine

 

Fungi

 

mushroom, truffle, yeast (baker’s, brewer’s,
distiller’s, margarine, lactose-fermenting, lager, beer), nutritional yeast,
citric acid (food add, Aspergillus niger), cheeses, inhalant moulds. MSG
E261, Hydrolysed vegetable protein, vinegar, alcoholic beverages

 

Ginger family

 

cardamon, East Indian arrowroot, ginger, turmeric

 

Goosefoot family

 

Beetroot, lamb’s quarters, spinach, Swiss chard,
quinoa, sugar beet, tampala

 

Gourd (melon) family

 

Cantaloupe, casaba, citron melon, cucumber, gherkin,
honeydew melon, pumpkin, butternut squash, watermelon, courgette/zucchini

 

Grape family

 

champagne, grape, raisin, vinegar (wine), wine
(grape), brandy, cream of tartar/tartaric acid, muscadine grape

 

Grass (cereal) family

 

Bamboo shoots, barley, barley grass, corn (maize,
sweet corn, corn syrup, popcorn, cornflour), hominy grits, maltose, malt
(germinated grain), millet, oat, rice, rye, sorghum, sugar cane, wheat, wheat
grass (bran, germ) lemon grass, citronella, sorghum, spelt, molasses, teff,
bulgar, gluten, wild rice.

 

Heath family

 

black huckleberry, blueberry, cranberry,
wintergreen, sloes

 

Laurel family

 

avocado, bay leaf, cinnamon

 

Lily family

 

Aloe vera, asparagus, chives, garlic, leek, onion,
sarsaparilla, shallot

 

Mallow family

 

Cottonseed oil, okra

 

Mint Family

 

Lemon balm, basil, catnip, lavender, marjoram, mint,
oregano, peppermint, rosemary, sage, savory, spearmint, thyme, bergamot, chia
seed, thyme, hyssop, horehound.

 

Morning glory family

 

sweet potato, yam

 

Mulberry family

 

breadfruit, breadnut, fig, hops, hemp

 

Mustard family

 

broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower,
collards, garden cress, horseradish, kale, kohlrabi, mustard green, mustard
seed, radish, rutabaga, turnip, watercress, swede

 

Myrtle family

 

allspice, cloves, guava,  eucalyptus

 

*Nightshade family

 

Peppers, bell, green, red, yellow, cayenne pepper,
chili (paprika) (red pepper), pimento, eggplant/aubergine, ground cherry,
potato (white), strawberry *tomato, tobacco, tomato, tree tomato, belladonna,
goji berries.

 

Nutmeg family

 

mace, nutmeg

 

Olive family

 

jasmine, olive

 

Palm family

 

cabbage palm, coconut, coconut oil, date, sago

 

Papaya family

 

papain, papaya

 

Pea (legume) family

 

acacia, black-eyed pea, broad bean, carob bean,
carob syrup, chickpea (garbanzo), kidney, navy, string or green, lentil, liquorice,
lima bean, mesquite, pea, *peanut, tamarind, alfalfa sprout, baked beans,
mung, fenugreek, acacia gum, peanut oil, red clover, *soya bean, lecithin,
soy oil, soy milk, kudzu. 

 

Pine family

 

juniper, pine nut

 

Pomegranate family

 

Pomegranate, grenadine

 

*Rose family – Apple

 

apple (cider vinegar), crab apple, pear, quince,
pectin,

 

*Rose Family – stone fruit

 

almond, apricot, cherry, peach/nectarine, plum, sloe hazlenut

 

Rose family – Berries

 

blackberry, boysenberry, dewberry, loganberry, red/black raspberry, strawberry

 

Saxifrage family

 

currant, gooseberry

 

Spurge family

 

Cassava , tapioca, castor bean, castor oil

 

Walnut family

 

black walnut, butternut, English walnut, hickory
nut, pecan

 

Plant Foods without Relatives:

 

maple syrup

 

Brazil nut, macadamia, water chestnut

 

coffee, tea

 

vanilla, black pepper, saffron, capers, flaxseed, annatto, sesame seed/tahini, poppy seed

 

lychee, passion, fruit, pineapple, Barbados cherry elderberry,*Kiwi, olive

 

 

*Connection to pollens

 

Deficiencies/Toxicity

Notes

Vitamin a/carotene

 

Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12, B15, B17, PABA, Choline, Inositol

 

Vitamin C

 

Vitamin D

 

Vitamin E

 

Vitamin F

 

Vitamin K

 

Vitamin P

 

Minerals:

 

Boron

 

Calcium

 

Chromium

 

Copper

 

Cobalt

 

Iodine

 

Flouride

 

Iron

 

Magnesium

 

Molybdenum

 

Phosphorus

 

Potassium

 

Selenium

 

Silicon

 

Sodium

 

Sulphur

 

Vandium

 

Zinc

 

Heavy metals

 

Other Nutrients:

 

Omega 3: fish oils, flax seed

 

Omega 6: sunflower, sesame, evening primrose, starflower

 

Omega 9: avocado oil, almond, cashew, rapeseed, mustard seed, animal fat, olive oil.

 

Saturated fat

 

Amino Acids

 

Antioxidants

 

Pre/probiotics

 

Hydration/water

 

 

Environmental

Notes

Alcohol Mix

 

Animal

 

– Hair/Dander

 

– Pets

 

Artificial sweeteners

 

Bacteria

 

– Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth

 

– Intestinal

 

– Oral

 

– Other

 

– Gut bacteria dysbiosis

 

Baking soda/Powder

 

Chemical Mix

 

Crude oil

 

Dental Materials

 

Dust/mites

 

Fabrics

 

Flower Mix

 

Food colours

 

Food Preservatives

 

Food Additives

 

Food Phenols

 

Formaldehyde

 

Fungal infection/Candida

 

Gelatin

 

Gum Mix

 

Hair products mix

 

Heat/Cold/Humidity/Wind

 

Heavy Metals

 

Hormone Distruptors

 

Ink mix

 

Insect Mix

 

Latex

 

Metals

 

Mould mix

 

Parasite mix

 

Perfume mix

 

Personal care items

 

Pesticide mix

 

Plastics

 

Pollens – tree

 

Pollens – grass

 

Pollens – flowers

 

Pollens – weed

 

Other

 

Radiation

 

– Electromagnetic

 

– Static

 

– UV

 

– Geopathic

 

– Technopathic

 

– Other

 

Salicylates

 

Smoke/Nicotine

 

Vaccination mix

 

Vaccination ingredients

 

Viral infections

 

– Dormant

 

– Active

 

Wood mix