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What to Expect at the Consultation?

Prior to your consultation you will be asked to complete a Nutritional Questionnaire this will form the initial part of your consultation. The information you include on the questionnaire and give me through further questioning, will allow me to build a full case history about you. 

I will then conduct the Food Sensitivity testing using kinesiology. You will leave the consultation with a list of foods and environmental allergens to avoid, together with information to help you formulate meals, I will also use kinesiology to identify imbalances within the body, recommending a supplement protocol to help support the body back into balance.  Any supplements recommended are an optional additional cost and of which a small commission is made.

An initial consultation will take 2 hours and a follow up consultation 4 weeks later, 11/2 hours

 

Food Sensitivity Testing

The Difference between Allergy and Sensitivity

An allergy is seen as an adverse reaction to a substance that is not necessarily harmful but for various reasons the individual is unable to tolerate it. At the initial exposure to the substance, referred to as an antigen, the immune system creates an anti-body to it and on subsequent contact with the antigen this creates a reaction in the body. Reactions may include swollen lips or eyes, severe rash, vomiting and in severe cases difficulty breathing. Allergies are usually identified via a blood test through your GP. Examples of allergic conditions are: Asthma, eczema and hay fever etc.

There are substances that may cause a reaction within the body that are considered a sensitivity. So the reaction may not be as severe but still causes the individual discomfort and results in health issues such as gut problems, catarrh, sinus issues, migraine, fatigue to name a few. There are several reasons why someone may become allergic; some people may have a genetic pre-disposition to a substance, with others it may be a gradual decline in health and their immune system can become overloaded. If we are exposed to the same substance over a long period of time this may contribute to the body reacting to that substance. Food sensitivity is more difficult to identify.

Muscle Testing

There are various ways to test for a sensitivity and the method I use is muscle testing also known as kinesiology. Kinesiology was created by an American chiropractor called George Goodheart in the mid 1960's. He discovered a link between muscles and the meridians of the body used in acupuncture. Meridians are energy pathways for organs and glands in the body.

First of all I establish a strong/positive response by isolating and putting pressure on one or more muscles.  Once I have established a strong/positive response I then place a selection of food and environmental substances on the abdomen of the client.  If the muscle response stays strong it indicates that the food/substance is ‘ok’ for the client.  If the muscle response is weak it suggests that the food/environmental substance has a negative effect on the client.  

It is based on the theory that foods and substances are:
Biogenic - give energy
Biocidic - take energy
Biostatic - maintains status quo.

Cancellations

If you need to cancel your appointment you are required to give 48 hours notice. Cancellations with less than 48 hours notice will result in a charge of £25.

Catrina Crute Nutritional Therapist | 07777 607 810 | Email:enquiries@catrinacrute.co.uk