Any of these may be recommended, depending upon what is discerned during the consultation.
FOOD ALLERGY/INTOLERANCE – Two different tests are available.
1. Masked (Hidden) Allergens and Intolerances
This method is perfect for children (and anyone who is not needle-inclined), as it only requires a small amount of hair to be taken, which is then sent to New Zealand for analysis. This is an excellent way of identifying masked (hidden) allergens, which are not obvious to us, but have a negative impact upon our wellbeing.
Masked allergens are often foods, but may also include other substances such as washing powders, chemicals or fumes. They don’t evoke an anaphylactic response, but are implicated in many health issues – physical, mental and emotional – and can hold us back from enjoying the best possible level of wellbeing or healing.
2. ELISA Testing
This method allows for either 96 or 184 items to be tested. ELISA measures IgE and IgG antibodies which are detected in your blood, allowing us to find out which foods have an allergic influence in your body. For this test blood droplets will be taken from your fingers.
TOXIC METAL AND NUTRITIONAL ELEMENTS TESTING
This proven test, which assays the mineral composition of the hair, is an effective way of identifying the long-term effects of diet, environment, stress and toxic metal exposure. Nutritional imbalances and toxic metals are implicated in a number of health problems – poor memory, eczema, allergic rhinitis, allergies, low energy levels, infertility, cancer, poor growth in infants/children, frequent infections, neurodegenerative diseases, ADD and autism.
For women planning a pregnancy, it is crucial that their nutritional mineral profile is healthy and that they don’t have worrying levels of any toxic metals. For example, mercury, which has a detrimental effect upon our central nervous systems, is known to pass through the placental barrier to the developing baby.
Jennifer also recommends this test for those who have lived for some time in polluted environments, and where standard medical tests fail to identify any usual cause for health problems.
A small amount of hair (0.25g) will be collected from the scalp and is sent to the U.S. for analysis where the status of 37 minerals (8 toxic metals, 15 nutritive minerals and 15 trace elements) is determined.
Depending upon the results, treatment involves nutritional and supplemental regimes to rectify any problems.