"There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them." ~ Denis Waitley~
What conditions can be supported by having Intolerance testing?
The list is endless ! Eliminating problem foods and introducing foods your body requires can help aid and support many aiments. Ailments previously helped using this method includes;
- Acid Reflux
- Adrenal Fatigue
- Chronic Fatigue
- Cold Sores
- Depression (Including Post Natal)
- Digestive Issues
- Fluid Retention
- Heart Burn
- Joint Pain/Stiffness
- Mood Swings
- Mouth Ulcers
- Nail Biting
- Pain Relief
- Urine Infections
- Weight Issues
How much does a consultation cost?
Option A) FOOD INTOLERANCE TESTING for Hundreds of different substances including Food, E Numbers, Pollens & Chemicals etc is £60 (1 hour)
PLUS you will be furnished with some professional suggestions on how to change your diet to accommodate any potential irritants that have shown up in your test
Option B) NUTRITIONAL CONSULTATION to discuss your current diet and the best foods and supplements to support you at this time in your life. The conversation will cover all food groups, focusing in on the foods that would most benefit your current health picture. Suggestions will also be given to ensure that you are taking the most suitable supplements to help you at this current time, and to ensure you are not wasting money on unnecessary supplements. Naturopathic techniques may also be discussed.
£60 (1 hour)
Option C) HORMONAL IMBALANCE CONSULTATION
No matter whether you are being troubled by MENOPAUSE, PMT, PCOS, ENDOMETRIOSIS, INFERTILITY, THYROID ISSUES, FIBROMYLAGIA, CHRONIC FATIGUE, ADRENAL FATIGUE OR SKIN CONDITIONS hormones can play a HUGE part and can be supported via diet and the correct supplements that suit your own particular needs
£60 (1 hour)
Option D) TESTING FOR PARASITES OR CANDIDA
Testing for parasites, worms, and candida. Dietary recommendations will also be given and the most effective supplements recommended, if necessary
£60 (1 hour)
Option E) NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCY CONSULTATIONS to discuss and assess your current diet and test to see if there are any vitamins or minerals which you may be lacking
£60 (1 hour)
Combine Options “A” AND “B” in the same 1 hour consultation, for the combined total price of £100 .... saving you £20 and two trips to the clinic! (If these two consultations are not combined, and two appointments are required, the full price of £60 per appointment will be charged)
All patients booking a 'COMBINED CONSULTATION' will ALSO receive a TAILORED, PERSONALISED, HAND WRITTEN, HEALTH PLAN , explaining in great detail the suggested changes you could make to help support you.
NB: Plans are hand written and TAILORED to the individual. It is not a “one plan suits all” document. Irene spends a minimum of ONE HOUR on each patient, depending on how much support the person needs, to compile their own UNIQUE health plans. Plans will be with clients within 7 days
NB: As the case taking information in both consultations "A" and "B" are cross referred, a double consultation can be carried out satisfactorily within 1 hour
Babies & Children Under Age 5 - Must be accompanied by the child's mother and one other person. The mother acts as a 'surrogate' for muscle testing. This means the food substances will be gently placed, within little boxes, onto the baby/child's tummy, whilst the child is resting on the mothers knee, then The Mother's Muscles are tested. Under age 5 the baby or child is too young to have their muscles tested and in kinesiology it is understood that the baby is energetically connected to the mother until the age of 5, hence the testing is carried out in this way. Another person is requested to come along to occupy the baby/child whilst the case history is being taken and during the testing process. We have successfully tested numerous babies/children in this way
Food Intolerance Testing OR Nutritional Verbal Consultations are £40 for children under the age of 5. If there are Food Intolerances present, and if you are not sure what to feed your child, a Tailored Health Plan can be written for the child, together with an accompanying letter for playgroup, nursery or school all for just £20 extra
Follow Up Appointments
YOU decide what time you may need for a follow up appointment. General follow up appointments to discuss 1) What has worked for you 2) What Changes need to still be made etc. can usually be accomplished in 30 mins, which is £30. If however you wish 45 mins it's £45 or 1 hour is £60 ..... OR LONGER ...
Please just request the follow up time you need, to say all you have to say, at the time of booking !
How is this test carried out?
Food intolerance testing is carried out using Kinesiology or (Muscle Testing). Kinesiology is based on the principals of acupuncture but without the needles and used in some of the most prestigious clinics in Europe as the preferred method of testing for irritants.
Do I need to prepare for the test?
Just make sure you are hydrated by having drunk water before attending the consultation. Remove any jewellery. Bring along anything you feel may be an irritant to you, to the consultation, in a sealed bag or container, and this too can also be tested
NB:* It is not advisable to have Food Intolerance Testing done when you are feeling under the weather, have an infection, or when you are too weak to be muscle tested, OR when you have sore arms, shoulders or legs so please rearrange your appointment if you come down with a bug or avoid the test till you feel stronger
** Please come to your appointment 10 minutes earlier, to complete the Food Intolerance/Nutritional Questionnaire and please always ensure you have put enough money in the parking meter, as sometimes appointments can run over
Can children and babies be tested?
Absolutely! Mothers can act as surrogates for babies and small children. It is helpful if the Mother is able to bring along an accompanying adult, to mind the baby, before and after the consultation, so that Mum is free to take in any supporting information
What can I expect from the consultation?
All Consultations begin with a case history to establish what is ailing the patient.
Once the case history has been established, supportive verbal solutions will be given during the Nutritional Consutlation.
Food Intolerance Testing will will be carried out by testing the strength of the patient’s muscles (limbs). A gentle touching of your arms, wrist etc is used to define your tolerance to each substance
Will I receive a detailed health plan?
As a professionally qualified Naturopathic Nutritionist, Irene will offer you professional, verbal, advice and recommendations to replace any problem foods at both the Food Intolerance Consultation AND The Nutritional Consultation.
Full, Personalised, Tailored and Unique Nutritional Plans, are Hand Written and included for those who book a 'Combined Consultation.'
Nutritional Consultations and Food Intolerance Testing are £60 for each of those consultations, but combining both consultations, and being furnished with A FULL HAND WRITTEN PLAN, is £100 offering a saving of £20, and is an extremely competitive price for all combined services included.
More Information on Food Intolerance testing
Eliminating certain “irritating” or “intolerant” foodstuffs from the diet and replacing those problem foods with foods the body likes, wants and needs can offer considerable benefits to our health. A FULL Food Intolerance Test incorporates testing for Numerous Foods, E Numbers, Chemicals, Pollens, etc. These irritants are removed from the diet and nutritionally beneficial replacements are recommended. Food Intolerances are an ever increasing problem in today’s society.
Kinesiology, when used properly, can be incredible effective in deciphering intolerances and is the preferred therapy used to test for allergies in some of the most prestigious private clinics in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. It is a version of Energy Medicine. Just like the Acupuncturist who assesses energy stagnation and uses little needles to unblock meridians or MRI scanners in hospitals that monitor energy in certain areas of the body, Kinesiology works by testing to see what food stuff makes your muscles weak or strong.
Kinesiology can identify imbalances within the body by monitoring your ability to hold a specific muscle against light pressure. Each muscle is related to an organ via an energy pathway known as a meridian.
The treatment involves gentle pressure to specific muscles in order to find signs of weakness. This can be followed by a series of correction techniques which balance the energy within the body.