At Care Cure we test for allergies, intolerance and sensitivities for up to 110 food items, food additives, drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) coloring and preservatives. In addition to this our allergy test includes environmental (breathe in) allergens, such as dust mites, pollen and animal hair, cosmetics and detergents. The test will also make recommendations for supplements that you may benefit from.
Some of the items we test for include:
Grains; corn, rice.
Vegetables; alfalfa, artichoke, arugula, asparagus,aubergine, egg plant, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, chilli peppers, cucumber, courgette, garlic,kale,lettuce,leek,onion,okra, potato, pumpkin, radish, rhubarb, sweet potato, spinach, tomato,turnip, watercress.
Gluten; wheat, barley, rye,oat
Fruits; apple,banana, blackberry, blueberry, blackcurrent,cranberry,coconut, dragon fruit, fig,guava,gooseberry,grape,kumquat,lychee, mango, mulberry, papaya,passion fruit, pomegranate,persimmon,redcurrent,raspberry,star fruit,quince.
Legumes; Beans, lentil, soy, soymilk, fermented soya, pea
Citrus Fruit Mix; grapefruit, lemon, lime,orange, tangerine.
Meat; beef, lamb, pork
Oils; canola oil, cottonseed oil, corn oil, grape seed oil, margarine, olive oil, palm oil,safflower oil, sunflower oil,
Dairy; cheese, milk, yoghurt
Herbs and Spices; anise seed, basil, bay, chive, curry, camomile, clove, dill, ginger, oregano, rosemary, saffron,sage, thyme.
Egg/Poultry; eggs, chicken, duck, turkey
Beverages: Alcohol ; cider, champagne, vodka, wine. Caffeine; cola, black tea, energy drinks, coffee
De-caffintaed drinks; herbal tea, de-caff coffee.
Food Additives; colourings mix, flavourings, preservatives-mix
Nuts mix; almond, brazil nut, hazel nut,walnut, pistachio, sesame.
Sweetners; sugar (white/brown) fructose, sorbitol.
Food Additives; Articicial Sweetners; acesulfame-K, aspartame, saccharin, sucralose
Colourings mix; allura red, sunset yellow, salicylate, tartrazine. Flavourings; MSG Preservatives mix; nitrates, sulphates, benzoates.
Aeroallergens; Animal dander (animal hair), Dust mite, Feather, Mould Spores, Pollens, Traffic fume, Tobacco
Others: Cosmetics, Chlorine, Detergents / soaps, Perfume/ Fragrance, Solvents, Synthetic fabrics, Solanine, Pesticides
Recommended Supplements; B-complex, vitamen B1, Vitamen B5, Vitamen B6, Vitamen B12, Vitamen D, Vitamen E, Vitamen C, Vitamen A, Folic acid, zinc, chromium, calcium,iron, multivitamens, probiotics, omega 3
The allergy test is conducted by obtaining a strand of your hair and completing a basic form outlining potential symptoms. These are then sent to our labs for DNA analysis. It usually takes about 10-14 days to receive the results back. You will receive a breakdown of certain items that are being accepted or rejected by your body ranging from sensitive to moderate to allergic.
The test usually takes about 10 minutes. Once the test results are complete we offer a FREE consultation with one of our practitioners regarding the results, diet information, beneficial supplements and a full list of alternative food substitutes and where to purchase them.
While true allergies are relatively rare, a food intolerance can affect up to one in five adults at some point in their lives.
With an allergy the immune system perceives a normally harmless substance as a threat and responds immediately by delivering a surge of histamine. This can result in swelling of the lips and tongue, wheezing, difficulty breathing and in serious cases, anaphylactic shock.
A food intolerance or food sensitivity occurs when someone has difficulty digesting certain types of food. The response from the body is delayed which means symptoms may not appear for hours or days after consuming the item. An intolerance can cause a number of complaints including itchy skin and rashes, nausea, bloating, IBS and migraine. Some people can be intolerant to a number of food types making the culprit of a particular symptom difficult to identify.