Allergies and Intolerances
Published: March 27, 2012 Last Updated: February 22, 2022
Allergies and intolerances are the hot topics of the moment. There was an interesting article in the Courier Mail on 3rd November 2011 by Jane Fynes-Clinton. It began by pointing out that Australian children have the highest incidence of food allergies in the world and that Queensland has the highest rate of shellfish allergy on the whole planet.
What is an allergy?
An allergy is an abnormally heightened sensitivity to a substance (allergen) that is brought into contact with the body. Allergens contact the body either by ingestion in the intestine, the lungs or absorption through the skin.
There is such an incredible number of allergens that they are almost unlimited, they may be:-
- from pollen and moulds
- smoke and pollution - and the list goes on.
Allergy testing in Brisbane
We believe that broad-spectrum food allergy/food intolerance testing can indicate a lot of things about your children and for that matter you. These tests are done in pathology laboratories, and results are referred back to our clinic.
If you think that allergies might be a concern for you or a family member, come in and speak with one of our practitioners today. Jean-Paul and Tina have years of experience in allergy testing and would be happy to discuss this with you.