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When looking at allergies we must first ascertain the source – in my opinion this is easier said than done.  There are many groups of allergies with different degrees of risk.  High risk allergy sufferers have an immediate reaction to peanuts and nuts, shellfish and fish. The allergy attack can be very quick. In the case of dairy, eggs, soy, lactose, salicylates and glutencan be a lot slower and not as clear. Usually we always go to the food chain that we have eaten in the last 6 hours but when allergies and inconsistencies appear in and on the body at different times we really need to be more specific to determine the cause for overall long term health. This is when you really need to do investigative work to get through all the symptoms to reach the culprit.

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Well done as you have made the first step to get healthier for you and your family.

First of all print off your Food Diary Chart and your Goals. These are both very important and will keep you on track.  I suggest that you buy one of those cheap pin boards 400mm by 600mm that you can display and have everything in one place.

Start by filling out your Goals sheet.  This is very important to your overall plan.  Your goals can change as your circumstances change but above all remain focused and committed.

When a client presents themselves for the first time to address their sensitivities and/or allergies we list every thing using the self-help printable guide at the bottom of this page. By first writing down all that you have ingested that day and previous days helps you build a diary and picture of what is going on.  The second and next important factor is to list all of the products that you use on and in your body.  These products will include toothpaste, soaps, deodorant, shampoos, conditioners, face creams and beauty products, skin lotions, nail polish and hairsprays. The list is endless and we have not even looked at the products that we clean our home, use in the bathroom and kitchen or at our work environment. We include these later as our immediate task is to solve any food allergies and sensitivities first then move on to all products that you use on your body in your home and then outside the home.

As you write your list of all foods and drinks you must make sure that you have included your daily routines of cleaning your teeth and face washing products and makeup. Many of your food products unfortunately contain gluten and wheat to bind and emulsify them together; and food additives, colourings and flavourings are also on the hit list of foods that causes many allergies.   Many of our personal products now include a concoction of chemicals and by-products that are labelled in such a way that it is very hard to determine what they actually are. But reading the manufacturer’s label does not necessarily make the process easier.

Many allergies start from an insensitivity or an over abuse of antibiotics or other drugs that has built up over time causing the immune system to be compromised.

By going through this process of elimination is the only way of truly finding out what food, drinks or products are ultimately causing great strain to your body.