Allergy and food intolerance naturopathy

We know how scary it can be if your little one has ever had a reaction to food. Our food intolerance naturopaths specialise in identifying allergies, soothing their symptoms and helping families manage the pathway forward.

Understanding food intolerances and allergies

Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference between a food allergy and a food intolerance – the symptoms can be very similar when they’re mild to moderate. However, as food intolerances don’t involve IgE mediated immune responses, they don’t show up on allergy tests. Just because a child has been cleared of having an allergy, it doesn’t mean that they don’t have a food intolerance. 

Naturopaths can easily identify the cause when symptoms appear quickly, but food intolerance reactions are usually delayed and can depend on the amount of food consumed. These factors can make pinpointing the cause quite tricky, especially if your child has multiple intolerances.

Our food intolerance naturopaths will identify causes through:

  • Exposure, diet, and a symptom diary to keep a record of any patterns
  • Removing any suspected food or environmental triggers for two weeks, then reintroducing them one at a time every three days (to monitor for any delayed symptoms)
  • Food intolerance and/or allergy testing

How we treat allergies and food intolerances naturopathically

The simplest way to treat an allergy or intolerance is to remove it from your child’s diet or environment. After their body has had time to rest and recover, we can begin the process of reintroduction (if it’s safe). Building tolerance is most effective when the cause of the reaction is reintroduced in small amounts, and very gradually increased.

When a child has an intolerance or an allergy, one of the biggest concerns is the possibility of the reaction getting worse. As children grow, symptoms can worsen over time – particularly with allergies, where reactions can become more serious with each exposure. 

With this in mind, it’s important to work towards increasing tolerance with the help of an allergy and food intolerance naturopath where it’s safe to do so. We’ll provide effective symptom relief and support the underlying body systems, tissues and organs involved in the reactive process. 

We want to do everything we can to relieve the respiratory, skin and digestive side effects that can result from allergies and intolerances. Our naturopaths reduce the symptoms of reactivity and address the underlying causes with tummy and immune support, specific probiotic therapy, and herbal and nutritional medicine.

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